Safe, Secure, and Supported

Helping You Stay at Home, Where You Want to Be

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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

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.
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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.
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Money Management

The Money Management Program at Elder Care Services can provide free financial management assistance to qualified individuals participating in the Community Care and Adult Protective Services Programs.
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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.
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Choices for Care

The Elder Care Services Choices for Care program can provide community-based solutions for care and provide navigation when a higher level of care is needed.
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Cognitive Behavioral Support Program (CBSP)

The Elder Care Cognitive Behavioral Support Program is a comprehensive program for those experiencing cognitive or behavioral difficulties.
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Medicare Mondays


ECS offers free professional assistance for your insurance needs and questions. Sessions are 15 minutes each. Other times are available by appointment.

Medicare Monday walk-ins are on hold during Medicare’s Open Enrollment from October 15 – December 7 each year.

Walk-in Wednesdays


No appointment is necessary, however, please call beforehand to ensure availability. Sessions are 15 minutes each.
Walk-ins are on hold during Medicare’s Open Enrollment from October 15 – December 7 each year. If DeKalb Public Schools are closed due to weather ECS will also be closed.

Public Services

(Please call ahead for availability)

Illinois Notary Services - available by appointment

Long-Term Care Planning Education - available by appointment

Public computers - Tuesday afternoons from 1-4pm

Tech Savvy Seniors

  • Phone Class - first Friday monthly at 1pm
  • Computer Class - third Friday monthly at 1pm