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Old­er Adult Services

Ken­neth Young Cen­ter pro­vides com­pre­hen­sive in-home assess­ments and ser­vices to old­er adults in Elk Grove and Schaum­burg town­ships. We also pro­vide infor­ma­tion, assis­tance, and refer­rals to adults with disabilities. 

We help old­er adults and care­givers deter­mine their spe­cif­ic needs and the ser­vices avail­able to meet them. Our goal is to con­nect old­er adults to ser­vices that allow them to con­tin­ue to live as inde­pen­dent­ly as possible.

Sup­port Groups and Edu­ca­tion­al Programs

Ken­neth Young Center’s Old­er Adult Ser­vices Depart­ment is com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing ample resources to help old­er adults, care­tak­ers, fam­i­lies, and loved ones through dif­fi­cult and con­fus­ing transitions. 

Our Care­giv­er Resource Cen­ter pro­vides infor­ma­tion, edu­ca­tion, and resources to the fam­i­ly care­givers. A fam­i­ly care­giv­er encoun­ters a vari­ety of issues includ­ing health con­di­tions, changes in behav­ior, and rela­tion­ship issues, in addi­tion to the caregiver’s emo­tion­al response to these chal­lenges. The care­giv­er pro­gram offers a wide array of ser­vices and resources to empow­er the care­giv­er in cop­ing with their spe­cif­ic situation.

Edu­ca­tion­al pro­grams help fam­i­lies under­stand and learn cop­ing skills to man­age con­di­tions like Alzheimer’s, demen­tia, Parkinson’s, and more.

The process starts with a care­giv­er assess­ment and includes indi­vid­ual coun­selling, edu­ca­tion­al pro­grams, and a care­giv­er sup­port group. A plan of care indi­cates the needs of the fam­i­ly and encour­ages plan­ning for the future. The Care­giv­er Spe­cial­ist sup­ports the fam­i­ly every step of the way as the sit­u­a­tion changes and offers ways to pro­mote self-care. 

To learn more about this pro­gram, please call 847.524.8800 x168.

Please see our list of cur­rent­ly avail­able pro­grams:
Rel­a­tives Rais­ing Chil­dren Sup­port Group

Senior rel­a­tives rais­ing chil­dren have a unique need for sup­port. In this group, grand­par­ents or fam­i­ly mem­bers give and get sup­port from oth­ers with sim­i­lar expe­ri­ences, share ideas and expe­ri­ences about rais­ing chil­dren, and get infor­ma­tion about resources avail­able to them.

This sup­port group meets the first Mon­day of every month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Ken­neth Young Center’s Elk Grove Vil­lage office.

View more infor­ma­tion about our Rel­a­tives Rais­ing Chil­dren.

If you are plan­ning on attend­ing this group, please call 847.524.8800 x168.

Care­giv­er Sup­port Group

Car­ing for a fam­i­ly mem­ber who needs assis­tance due to changes in their health or oth­er life-chang­ing events can be over­whelm­ing for the fam­i­lies. Cop­ing with rela­tion­ship issues and con­di­tions like mem­o­ry impair­ment may become espe­cial­ly chal­leng­ing for the fam­i­lies. In this care­giv­er sup­port group, you will meet oth­er care­givers, exchange ideas, learn about avail­able resources, receive sup­port, and feel empowered.

This sup­port group meets the third Wednes­day of every month from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Ken­neth Young Center’s Elk Grove Vil­lage office.

View more infor­ma­tion about our Care­giv­er Sup­port Group.

For more infor­ma­tion or to reg­is­ter, please call 8475248800 x168.

Oth­er edu­ca­tion­al pro­grams are also sched­uled in the com­mu­ni­ty reg­u­lar­ly. These include: Cop­ing with Alzheimer’s or Demen­tia, Under­stand­ing the Lan­guage of Demen­tia, Liv­ing Well in 21st Cen­tu­ry, Home Safe­ty, and more. To plan a sem­i­nar at your orga­ni­za­tion, or to learn any oth­er infor­ma­tion about the Care­giv­er pro­gram, please con­tact 8475248800 x168.

Infor­ma­tion / Assistance

Seniors or care­givers call for help, and we pro­vide infor­ma­tion and con­nec­tions to com­mu­ni­ty ser­vices. If an in-home assess­ment is need­ed, our intake process is initiated.

In-Home Assess­ment

A care coor­di­na­tor vis­its the home of the senior to con­duct a com­pre­hen­sive assess­ment of needs.

Care Coor­di­na­tion

With the input of the senior a care plan is devel­oped. The case man­ag­er con­tin­ues to mon­i­tor as needs change. Care coor­di­na­tors coor­di­nate com­mu­ni­ty based services. 

For seniors who meet income and dis­abil­i­ty guide­lines, case man­agers can engage the Illi­nois Depart­ment on Aging Com­mu­ni­ty Care Pro­gram (CCP), which includes home­mak­er ser­vices for per­son­al care, shop­ping, meal prepa­ra­tion and house­hold assis­tance. These inten­sive in-home ser­vices are meant to pre­vent pre­ma­ture nurs­ing home place­ment. CCP also pro­vides adult care, which offers a safe, struc­tured reha­bil­i­ta­tive envi­ron­ment and pro­vides care­giv­er respite.

Advo­ca­cy and Support

Assis­tance in pro­vid­ing eli­gi­bil­i­ty screen­ing and appli­ca­tions for pub­lic care benefits.

Spe­cial Services

Choic­es

When frail elders and their fam­i­lies are con­sid­er­ing nurs­ing home place­ment, KYC staff screens appli­cants for eli­gi­bil­i­ty and assess­es for com­mu­ni­ty based ser­vices, nurs­ing home place­ment, or oth­er long term options. KYC staff also com­pletes screens in area hospitals.

Please click here to view our Old­er Adults and Adults with Dis­abil­i­ties brochure

Addi­tion­al Senior Services

Meals On Wheels Membership

KYC is proud to be a member of Meals on Wheels of America.

Home Deliv­ered Meals

Hot noon­time meals are deliv­ered Mon­day through Fri­day to those who are unable to man­age prepar­ing their own and are homebound. 

Mon­ey Management 

Assis­tance with check writ­ing, account bal­anc­ing, bud­get­ing and oth­er finan­cial tasks

Elder Abuse Response

Response, assess­ment, inter­ven­tion fol­low­ing reports of elder abuse, neglect or finan­cial exploitation

Senior Health Assis­tance Pro­gram (SHAP)

Pro­vides assis­tance with apply­ing for Illi­nois Cares Rx, Medicare D, and Med­icate Sav­ings Programs 

Senior Health Insur­ance Pro­gram (SHIP)

Offers free health insur­ance coun­sel­ing for Medicare ben­e­fi­cia­ries and their caregivers

Care­giv­er Resources

Edu­ca­tion on resources and skills for the care of an elder­ly fam­i­ly mem­ber or friend. Tips for self-care and respite, peer sup­port in sup­port groups, indi­vid­ual and fam­i­ly counseling.

AgeOp­tions

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Fund­ing (in whole/​part) for Home Deliv­ered Meals, SHAP, SHIP, Care­giv­er Sup­port, Advo­ca­cy and Out­reach, and Infor­ma­tion and Assis­tance pro­grams are pro­vid­ed through an award/​contract from AgeOp­tions, the Area Agency on Aging of sub­ur­ban Cook Coun­ty, under Title III of the Old­er Amer­i­cans Act as admin­is­tered through the Illi­nois Depart­ment on Aging and Fed­er­al Admin­is­tra­tion on Aging.

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