Mobility & Disease Links

EHLS has been helping make homes and buildings accessible since 1991. Today, EHLS is the number one source for lifts and accessibility modifications in the Chicago area – serving Northeastern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin and Northwestern Indiana.

We have gathered the information and links on this page to help you find support.

Resources for Seniors

American Association of Retired Persons

A membership organization that helps people, age 50 and over

Barrington Area Council on Aging

Barrington support group for local seniors 

Drug Watch

Education about prescription and over-the-counter medications, drug recalls, medication interactions

DuPage County Senior Services

DuPage County support group

Fall Prevention Aging in Place Renovations

National Association for Home Modification and Senior Independence

How To Finance Aging in Place Renovations


National Aging in Place Council

Senior support network

National Association of Geriatric Care Managers

Health and human services specialists who help families who are caring for older relatives

Understanding a Veteran with PTSD

Better understand a veteran living with PTSD by learning the risks factors, how to help them cope and the services that are available for them

Disease Resources

ALS – Les Turner Foundation

Dedicated to serving people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

ALS Association

Dedicated to serving people with ALS

Cerebral Palsy Guide

Provides free educational information, financial options and emotional support for parents and children affected by cerebral palsy.

Cerebral Palsy Group

Provides free educational information and support to those who have been affected by cerebral palsy

Cerebral Palsy Guidance

Information on cerebral palsy symptoms to financial assistance to daily living articles, covers all aspects of cerebral palsy.

CP – United Cerebral Palsy

Helps people with physical and cognitive disabilities and the economically disadvantaged

CP – Ramp Up Foundation

Provides ramps and interior modifications that make homes accessible to people with disabilities

Mesothelioma Guide

Each link below provides free information about Mesothelioma to patients and family members:

Lawyer Center:

MD – Muscular Dystrophy Association

Dedicated to curing muscular related diseases

MS – National Multiple Sclerosis Society   

Dedicated to curing MS

Parkinson’s Disease Foundation

Funding research and support for people with Parkinson’s

The Recovery Village

Resource for the elderly and family members that are dealing with addiction or mental disorders

8 Ways to Keep a Loved one with Disability Safe

Chicago Area Resources

Abilities Expo – Chicago

Free yearly event for the community of people with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, and healthcare professionals. 

Access Living

Nonresidential Center for Independent Living providing advocacy and resources

Department of Human Services

Providing integrated support and the Department of Rehabilitation Services

Department of Specialized Care for Children

Focused on the needs of children with disabilities

MOPD – City of Chicago Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities

Represents the diverse needs of Chicago’s citizens with disabilities

Special Needs Chicago

Special Needs Chicago provides wheelchair accessible transportation throughout Chicago and the suburbs


Disability Support

A to Z Disabilities & Accommodations

Job Accommodation Network for People with Disabilities

American Association of People with Disabilities

Organizes the disability community


An online community for people with disabilities

National Association for Home Care & Hospice

A professional association for home caregivers