COVID-19: Senior & Caregiver Resources

Senior & Caregiver Resources

Senior & Caregiver Organizations & Resources

Our older adult residents along with their at-home caregivers may be particularly hit hard by the current COVID-19 pandemic and we continue to encourage them to take the necessary precautions to protect themselves. Provided are links to various helpful organizations and resources regarding older adults and their caregivers that may be of assistance during the crisis.

If you or the person you are caring for are in need of immediate or emergency assistance you should call 9-1-1.  

Meal Delivery & Well-Being Checks

The DuPage County Community Services Senior Services and DuPage Senior Citizens Council’s ’Meals on Wheels’ program is still active. Well-being checks will be performed with each meal delivery, there are no standalone Well-Being Check service. Visit DuPage Senior Citizen Council’s website for more details.

 Please contact 630-620-0804 and/or 630-407-6500 to schedule services.

Information Sources

The National Council of Aging (NCOA) provides resources for older adults and their caregivers including information regarding meal assistance, transportation services, Medicare, benefit assistance and more.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services continues to provide updates and resources to assist the public stay informed on the variety of programs and services available.

AARP has a multitude of helpful articles and resources along with national updates to assist older adults, their families, and caregivers.

National Alliance for Caregiving (NAfC) is a non-profit dedicated to providing information and resources to friend and family caregivers and those in their care.

The Illinois Department of Aging (IDoA) assists older adults living independently in their own homes and communities by working with local agencies, community-based service providers and older adults themselves. IDoA also facilitates the Community Care Program (CCP) which is a government-funded program that provides services to older adults to helps senior citizens, who might otherwise need nursing home care, to remain in their own homes by providing in-home and community-based services.

DuPage County Department of Community Services Division of Senior Services is the designated Care Coordination Unit (CCU) for DuPage County.  DuPage County Senior Services offers several programs that facilitate an independent lifestyle for county residents, aged 60 or older, and provides information on other benefits for which seniors may qualify.

Metropolitan Family Services provides multiple programs and resources for counseling services for seniors and family caregivers.

The DuPage Senior Citizens Council initiates, delivers, monitors, and coordinates services that promote the ability of older persons to live their lives in dignity. 

Senior & Caregiver Resources

Senior Resources

COVID-19: What Older Adults Need To Know (NCOA)

Meals On Wheels & Well-Being Check (DuPage Senior Citizen Council)

COVID-19 Special Shopping Hours for Seniors (IRMA)

Getting Care You Need with Telemedicine (NCOA)

Medications In The News (NCOA)

Where To Get Food Help (NCOA)

Scams To Avoid During COVID-19 (NCOA)

Tips to Keep Active at Home (AARP)

Caregiver Resources

Caregiving During COVID-19 (NAfC)

Tips for Caregivers (NAfC)

In-Home Care During COVID-19 (AARP)

Tips to Keep Active at Home (AARP)