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

www.aarp.org

Barrington Area Council on Aging

Barrington, Illinois support group

www.bacoa.org 

Drug Watch

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

www.drugwatch.com

DuPage County Senior Services

DuPage County support group

www.dupageco.org/seniorsvcs/

Fall Prevention Aging in Place Renovations

National Association for Home Modification and Senior Independence

www.homemods.org

How To Finance Aging in Place Renovations

Bankrate

https://www.bankrate.com/loans/personal-loans/aging-in-place-renovations/ 

National Aging in Place Council

Senior support network

www.ageinplace.org

National Association of Geriatric Care Managers

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

www.caremanager.org

Disease Resources

ALS – Les Turner Foundation

Dedicated to serving people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

www.lesturnerals.org

ALS Association

Dedicated to serving people with ALS

www.alschicago.org

Cerebral Palsy Guide

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

http://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com/

Cerebral Palsy Group

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

cerebralpalsygroup.com/

Cerebral Palsy Guidance

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

http://www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com/

CP – United Cerebral Palsy

Helps people with physical and cognitive disabilities and the economically disadvantaged

www.ucpnet.org

CP – Ramp Up Foundation

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

www.seguin.org/technology_services/ramp_up.html

Mesothelioma Guide

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

https://www.mesotheliomaguide.com/  

https://mesothelioma.net/

Lawyer Center:

https://www.mesotheliomalawyercenter.org/

MD – Muscular Dystrophy Association

Dedicated to curing muscular related diseases

www.mda.org

MS – National Multiple Sclerosis Society   

Dedicated to curing MS

www.nationalmssociety.org

Parkinson’s Disease Foundation

Funding research and support for people with Parkinson’s

www.pdf.org

 

Chicago Area Resources

Abilities Expo – Chicago

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

https://www.abilities.com/chicago/ 

Access Living

Nonresidential Center for Independent Living providing advocacy and resources

www.accessliving.org

Department of Human Services

Providing integrated support and the Department of Rehabilitation Services

www.dhs.state.il.us

Department of Specialized Care for Children

Focused on the needs of children with disabilities

www.uic.edu/hsc/dscc/

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

Represents the diverse needs of Chicago’s citizens with disabilities

www.cityofchicago.org/disabilities

Special Neeads Chicago

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

www.specialneedschicago.org

 

Disability Support

American Association of People with Disabilities

Organizes the disability community

www.aapd.com

Disaboom

An online community for people with disabilities

http://vcelkaj.wix.com/disaboom

National Association for Home Care & Hospice

A professional association for home caregivers

www.nahc.org