Safe, Secure, and Supported

Helping You Stay at Home, Where You Want to Be
Learn More

Welcome to Elder Care Services

My promise to you is that you will leave our office with an answer, a plan, or a connection to reach the goal that brought you to us in the first place!

Tara Russo, M.S.
Executive Director
Elder Care Services of Dekalb County
Our programs help hundreds of people each year.
Care Coordination
Senior Health Insurance Program
Information & Assistance


Strides for Change
June 15
Learn More
Movie Night Fundraiser
June 21
Learn More
Purchase Tickets
Whiskey Acres Fundraiser
September 22
Learn More

We are Dedicated to Our Mission

We are dedicated to the care of older adults and to those who care for them. We know the rewards and challenges of senior home care and are grateful and honored to have been able to assist so many wonderful people over the years.

Elder Care Services has been dedicated to helping seniors as well as those who are concerned for or directly responsible for their care throughout DeKalb County since 1988. We understand that this type of care is special and that the people involved, whether the care giver or the receiver, are special as well, and have unique needs.

We are committed to providing education, support, resources, and hands-on involvement to the older adult or those who care for them. Whether you are looking to find care for mom or dad or curious about senior services, give us a call or email us. We can help.

Find a Program That Can Help

Care Coordination

Care coordinators who are professionally trained by the Illinois Department on Aging can meet with individuals and their families in the home to talk about care options.
Learn More

Adult Protective Services

The Adult Protective Services Program, under authority of the Illinois Adult Protective Services Act, responds to reports of alleged abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation.
Learn More

Money Management

The Money Management Program at Elder Care Services can provide free financial management assistance to all qualified seniors who are aged 60 years and older.
Learn More

Information and Assistance | Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP)

Our qualified team is available to help you connect with available resources, apply for services, and answer your questions.
Learn More

Choices for Care

The Elder Care Services Choices for Care program can provide alternative, community-based solutions for care.

Learn More

Cognitive Support Program (COGSP)

The Elder Care Cognitive Support Program is a comprehensive program for those experiencing cognitive difficulties.

Learn More

Medicare Mondays

ECS offers free professional assistance for your insurance needs and questions.

Stop in for a 15-minute session during our walk-in hours on Mondays from 10am-3pm. Other times are available by appointment.

Walk-in Wednesdays

No appointment is necessary, however, please call beforehand to ensure availability.

Stop in for a 15-minute session! The Information and Referral Specialist is open for walk-ins on Wednesday mornings from 10am-3pm.

Public Services

Illinois Notary Public services are available at our office. Please call beforehand to ensure availability.