Geoffrey shares his story
“The toughest part was leaving the house in the morning, and not knowing whether or not I find her on the ground when I got back home at 6:30 at night because I was working an 11-hour day.”
–Geoffrey, family caregiver
Gwen shares her story
As long as her mother is here, Gwen will do whatever it takes to make sure she’s comfortable and happy. Gwen is part of a silent army of 40 million Americans who care for their aging loved ones.
Thanks to a new law, most Illinois workers now have the option to take time off to go to the doctor, or care for a loved one—without fear of losing their pay, or even their jobs.
The state’s Community Care Program is available to help your loved one age with dignity and independence in their home and community through in-home care, adult day services, emergency home response services, and more.
Reach out to learn more about IL’s resources for family caregivers and loved ones including information on Illinois’ Community Care Program and other senior care resources