Schaumburg is home to numerous nonprofit agencies and programs that serve current and prospective assisted living residents. Through the following resources, older adults can get one-on-one help with finding the right care option for their needs, obtaining financial assistance and locating services in the community.
Township of Schaumburg Senior Services
Schaumburg supports its older population by funding and administering a broad range of services. It administers the statewide Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative for those dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. Its staff members are trained Senior Health Insurance Program advisors and provide free, unbiased health insurance options counseling to help seniors make educated decisions for finding coverage to pay for assisted living. The office also provides information, referrals and benefits counseling.
AgeOptions is the designated Area Agency on Aging for the Schaumburg region. This agency provides information and referrals to help seniors connect with community-based services such as nutrition counseling, transportation and health care services. It also has a long-term care ombudsman program with volunteers who advocate on behalf of those in assisted living.
Kenneth Young Center
(847) 524-8800 ext. 189
The Kenneth Young Center is a nonprofit organization that serves qualifying members of the community through social and mental health services. It provides in-home assessments for older adults to evaluate their needs and determine the level of care they need. It administers the state’s free health insurance counseling program for seniors and the Senior Health Assistance Program to help older adults apply for Medicare Savings Programs and prescription drug assistance programs. It also has an elder abuse response program to intervene in cases of abuse, neglect and exploitation.
The Barn Senior Program
The Barn is a senior community center that hosts games, congregate meals and social activities for older adults in Schaumburg. The center also offers free wellness clinics conducted by licensed nurses several times per month.
(847) 485-2772 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)
(217) 836-3391 (Tuesday and Thursday)
Schaumburg’s Veterans Services office provides a range of benefits to veterans in the community, including veterans’ discount cards, transportation services and information on local resources. It can also help veterans determine eligibility and apply for veterans’ and survivors’ pensions, disability compensation and the Aid and Attendance benefit, which can help pay for assisted living.