ELECT Act

Personal Stories
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.

Caregiving articles
ELECT Law - What You Need to Know

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.

Illinois’ Community Care Program

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.

Find Your Local Area Agency on Aging

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

Ask the AARP
Ask the AARP

We gave viewers a chance to ask the AARP questions about the new Illinois ELECT Act. Click to watch the video.

Additional Information
Resources Every Caregiver Should Know About

A variety of resources, ranging from support services and webinars to tip sheets, care guides and how-to videos.

Prepare to Care

A Resource Guide for Families to help make the job of family caregiving more manageable.

Safety First When Dealing With Dementia

Print these tips for home safety when living with someone with dementia.

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