Helpful Website Links – Patients & Family Members
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging’s primary mission is to build the capacity of its members to help older persons and persons with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Assisted Living, Community Living
Administration for Community Living
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services created a new organization to help people with disabilities and older adults to be able to live at home with the supports they need.
Assisted Living Federation of America
The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) is the largest national association exclusively dedicated to professionally-managed, resident-centered senior living communities and the seniors and families they serve.
Authorization of Non-Emergency Ambulance Transport
MTM Services – First Transit
Transport management company that contracts each of the following carriers: IlliniCare, Aetna Better Health, Wellcare, Harmony, Evercare, Meridian, Essense. All transports much be pre-approved by MTM in order for Elite to schedule a transport.
American Cancer Society
Dedicated to helping persons who face cancer through research, patient services, early detection, treatment and education.
Bonnie Addario Lung Cancer Foundation
Patient funded to raise awareness and fund research to help you and generations to come.
National Breast Cancer Foundation
Non-for profit foundation whose mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need.
National Cancer Institute
Federal Government’s principal agency for cancer research and training.
Caregivers and Medicare
If you’re one of the nearly 66 million Americans caring for an aging, seriously ill, or disabled family member or friend, we’re here to help make your life a little easier.
City, State Agencies and State Health Insurance Marketplace
Chicago Department of Family and Support Services
Senior Services Area Agency on Aging administers a variety of programs from those who are healthy and active, to those who are frail and homebound.
Equip for Equality
Advancing the human and civil rights of people with physical and mental disabilities in Illinois.
Get Covered Illinois
The official health insurance marketplace for the State of Illinois under the Affordable Care Act.
Illinois Department of Aging
State agency helps older people live independently in their own homes and communities.
Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
State agency structured to improving the lives of families through healthcare coverage and child support services.
Illinois Department of Human Services
State agency offers a range of services to help you become healthy and self-sufficient.
American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is a United States-based association working to fight the consequences of diabetes and to help those affected by diabetes.
Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)
CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats.
Federal Agencies – General Health, Medicare, Medicaid, Insurance
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Administers Medicare, Medicaid, and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Health Insurance Marketplace, Affordable Care Act.
Social insurance program that guarantees access to health insurance for certain Americans and legal residents 65 and older.
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
Agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services.
The National Institutes of Health’s website provides up to date information on diseases, conditions and wellness issues for patients and family members.
Heart Disease, Stroke
American Heart Association
Provides information and resources to learn more about the efforts to reduce death caused by heart disease and stroke.
American Stroke Association
A non-profit organization whose efforts help to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke.
National Stroke Association
Programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.
Home Care, Hospice
Offers information on hospice services for patients, caregivers, and the bereaved facing life-threatening illness.
National Association for Home Care & Hospice
Non-profit organization that represents the nation’s 33,000 home care and hospice organizations.
National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization
Charitable organization created to broaden the understanding of hospice through research and education.
National Kidney Foundation
Provides patient services, education, and research to prevent kidney disease and promotes organ donation.
Lung, Pulmonary/Respiratory Health and Diseases
American Lung Association
Voluntary health organization whose mission is lung health. Find facts about lung diseases, such as lung cancer.
American Thoracic Society
Provides a better understanding of pulmonary/respiratory diseases, critical illness, and sleep disorders for patients on ventilators.
A non-profit academic medical center, provides clinical and hospital care and is a leader in research, education and health information.
Over 3,300 physicians, scientists and researchers share their expertise to empower you.
National Institute of Health
One of the world’s foremost medical research centers.
Mental Health, Mental Illness
Organization’s objective is to take control of your mental health, relationships, and lifestyle choices.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
National organization’s mission is “to eradicate mental illness and improve the quality of life of those affected by these diseases.”
National Institute of Mental Health
The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.
Nursing Homes, Long Term Care Facilities
Illinois Nursing Home Administrator’s Association (INHAA)
INHAA is dedicated to providing quality educational programs and publications relevant to the Nursing Home industry and meeting the needs of Illinois Nursing Home administrators.
National Association of Long Term Care Administrators Board (NAB)
Leading authority on licensing, credentialing and regulating administrators of organizations along the continuum of long term care.
National Parkinson Foundation (NPF)
For over half a century, the National Parkinson Foundation has focused on meeting the needs in the care and treatment of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD).
Formerly the American Association of Retired Persons. A membership organization leading positive social change and delivering value to people age 50.
Pace Bus-Paratransit Service
Find a transportation service to fit your needs.
Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs
The mission of the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) is to empower veterans and their families to thrive.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
The US Department of Veterans Affairs provides patient care and federal benefits to veterans and their dependents.