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The Illinois Continuity of Care Association exists to enhance the concept of continuity of care as both as essential part of the health care continuum and as integral to total patient care. We advocate for legislative and community-related health concerns and issues by identifying and communicating them to the members, collaborating with allied organizations, and supporting standards of professional competence which identify, structure, and promote a multi-disciplinary approach to continuity of care.


IL-COC serves as an information resource for consumers and care providers. Our resources include informational updates and a searchable directory of members statewide who provide continuity of care services. Our members  represent over 50 senior service provider categories. These include Community Resources, Elder Law Attorneys, Move Management Companies, Senior Real Estate Specialists, Geriatric Care Managers, Home Health Agencies, Non-Medical Home Health, Hospice Experts, and all levels of Senior Housing: Independent, Assisted, Memory Care, and Skilled Nursing Facilities.


Both independently, and in collaboration with allied organizations, IL-COC advocates at legislative & community levels throughout the state on behalf of providers and care recipients. We identify healthcare issues and initiatives. We communicate these to members via this website, regular email alerts, our monthly chapter meetings, after-hours events, and ongoing educational seminars.


We work to ensure that older Illinois adults and individuals with disabilities who have ongoing health-related needs receive high-quality care and support after exiting the healthcare system. Key efforts include supporting standards of professional competence to promote a coordinated multi-disciplinary approach to continuity of care.

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October 2019

Stigmas and Betty the Bald Chicken

October 17 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Artis Senior Living-Elmhurst, 123 Brush Hill Road
Elmhurst, IL 60126
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This presentation will look at real-life stigmas associated with dementia. Presented by Lori La Bey. The favor of an RSVP is appreciated.  Call 630-359-3113 or email [email protected]    

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Dementia LIVE ~ Family & Professionals Night

October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Arboria of Long Grove, 2300 Illinois Route 53
Long Grove, IL
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Dementia Live offers a unique inside-out understanding of dementia and aging.  Participants will gain a heightened awareness of the challenges faced by those who live with dementia.  Learn valuable tips and tools to improve communication and care. RSVP by October 11, 2019 | 847-383-6737 Appetizers and Refreshments will be served. $5 charge for professionals (RN, SW & LPN) All proceeds go to Alzheimer’s Association Presented by: Cissie Gerber Certified Dementia Live Coach Sponsors include Right at Home and Silver Connections.…

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The Loneliness Epidemic

October 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
St. Pauls House, 3800 N California
Chicago, IL 60618
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The Loneliness Epidemic The Physical, Emotional and Social Costs - There’s growing evidence that loneliness, or social isolation, might be as significant a health risk factor as smoking, obesity or childhood trauma. A chronically lonely person is much more likely to suffer negative physical and/or mental health outcomes or early death than a non-lonely one. In this session we’ll examine the rising incidence of loneliness, its physical and emotional consequences, and review effective prevention and intervention measures. Presented by Trish…

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The Female Face of Caregiving

October 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
North Suburban YMCA, 2705 Techny RD
Northbrook, IL 60062 United States
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Presentation by Sue Salach-Cutler, President of CareGiver Life. Sponsored by North Shore Place, Northbrook. Event is free and open to the public, no YMCA membership is needed. Any questions please reach out to Suzy at [email protected] North Suburban YMCA- 2705 Techny Rd, Northbrook IL 60062

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Documents You Don’t Think You Need- Until You Do

October 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lakeside Village, 18w070 Royce Blvd
Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 United States
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Long-term care and estate planning are for all of us, regardless of our assets. This session will discuss what basic legal documents you need,  types of Trusts that might make sense for you, your spouse, and your family, and types of government programs that may help and what you need to know in order to qualify. Presented by Helen Mesoloras, Certified Elder Law Attorney & Partner from Dutton Casey & Mesoloras Chicago, Lisle & Skokie. There is no cost to…

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