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Our Mission

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

PLOWS Council on Aging: Keys to Caregiving

October 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until October 31, 2019

Chicago Ridge Public Library, 10400 Oxford Avenue
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
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Pet Therapy 101: Paws to Patients

October 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Wendie Clark, a Therapy Dog International (TDI) instructor, will guide you through the history of TDI, differences between companion and therapy animals, as well as how these animals graduated to greatness!  1-hour CEU credit for Nurses and Social Workers will be provided, as well as hors d'oeuvres and refreshments.

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Dementia Basics and the Ethics of Communication with Dementia Patients

October 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maple Glen, 750 S. Park Blvd.
Glen Elyn, IL 60137
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By attending this workshop, you will learn about the various types and causes of dementia, the areas of cognitive functioning and how one is evaluated  neuropsychologically, and the effective ways of communicating with those suffering from dementia.

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Trusts, Wills & the Necessary Documents to Age Well

October 28 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
The Arboretum of South Barrington, 100 W. Higgins Road
South Barrington, IL 60010 United States
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Are you prepared for emergencies? Does your family know what you want? Are your assets protected? Learn about the legal aspects of aging. Elderwerks Educational Services along with The Arboretum of South Barrington have put together a series of talks to benefit older adults and seniors. The education will take place in the space between Georgio's Pizza and Cooper's Hawk. Presented by Gregory J. Barry, Attorney at Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle. This free series is open to the public.

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Elderwerks Trivia Fundraiser

October 28 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
McGonigal’s Pub, 105 South Cook St.
Barrington, 60010 United States
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Is trivia your thing? If so, we've got a fun evening planned for you. Play electronic trivia and compete for a fabulous grand prize, while enjoying savory noshes and plenty of soda to keep your brain sharp. A Fun Night for Groups Why not invite your smartest friends and co-workers? Teams of four can compete for prizes and enjoy friendly competition. Your $40 ticket gets you in the game, entered to win prizes and a place at the buffet with…

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Our team will ensure that exceptional service and care is provided to all family members. We have strong relationships with area hospitals, social workers, senior communities and senior resources throughout the area. Our supervising staff has over thirty years in the healthcare industry. Caregivers at Always Best Care Chicagoland are thoroughly screened, bonded and insured to provide the safest and highest level of care. There’s no charge for a free Care Consultation or for assisted living referral services.

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When you or your loved one is searching for senior housing or senior housing placement services in Naperville, trust Oasis Senior Advisors® for compassionate, knowledgeable guidance. Our certified advisors are local, so we can offer valuable insight that national placement services or casual research might not uncover. We’ll meet with you and your family to get a thorough sense of your situation and what type of housing or care you desire.

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