Caregiver Resource Center

Caregiver Resource Center (CRC) at Solutions for Care is a resource center that serves as a point of entry to a broad range of services and resources for caregivers and grandparents raising grandchildren. The CRC’s Caregiver Specialist links older persons, caregivers of older persons, grandparents or other non-parent older adult relative raising children (who are not more than age 18) and parents or other relatives raising children age 19-59 with a disability with community members that can provide support in these types of family situations. The Caregiver Specialist also collaborates with community partners to provide training and educational sessions to help Caregivers. At Solutions for Care the Caregiver Specialist hosts a monthly support group for caregivers to learn from each other as well as from scheduled speakers.

Caregiver Support Program

Caregiver Support Program

Solutions for Care’s Caregiver Support Program provides workshops and support groups to provide respite for individuals providing care for aging or disabled parents, children, and friends. These services relieve the stress of ongoing caring and provide a safe space to discuss options and meet a network of other caregivers for ongoing support.

A caregiver can be anyone:

Solutions for Care
  • Seniors taking care of their spouses.
  • Children or grandchildren taking care of their parents or grandparents.
  • Neighbors or friends taking care of older adults living down the street.
  • Grandparents taking care of grandchildren.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Program

There are 220,088 Illinois children under the age of 18 that are living in a grandparent-headed home and over 100,000 grandparents who are caring for their grandchildren. As a part of a state-wide network, Solutions for Care:

  • Establishes support groups and provides them with financial and technical assistance.
  • Provides grandparents with information and referral assistance about available services.
  • Assists caregivers in gaining access to services.
  • Provides Individual counseling, support groups and caregiver training.
  • Offers respite care to enable caregivers to be temporarily relieved from their caregiving responsibilities.

If you are or know somebody who is a caregiver or a grandparent raising their grandchildren and need some supports, please access our services by calling
(708) 447-2448 or email

Services available to Caregivers:

  • Respite: A service that provides a paid caregiver to care for your loved one at home so that you can take a break from caregiving.
  • Support Groups: Groups of caregivers who meet to discuss caregiving topics and provide support to one another.
  • Counseling: One-on-One conversations with your Caregiver Specialist that provide direction or resources.
  • Training/Education: Events developed around a specific topic geared towards caregivers.
  • Sometimes guest speakers are included.

Are you a caregiver?

You are a caregiver if you assist an older adult with

  • Providing transportation to the bank, doctor, grocery and drug stores.
  • Preparing meals, housework and doing laundry.
  • Assisting in bathing, grooming and dressing.
  • Organizing medication and it’s time table.
  • Providing emotional support.
  • Handling finances and paying bills.
  • Other unpaid tasks.

Contact our Caregiver Specialist

Miriam Rico

Ext. 129

Centro de Recursos para Cuidadores

Servicios disponibles para Cuidadores a personas de la tercera edad:

  • Respiro: Un servicio que provee un cuidador pagado para que cuide a su ser querido en casa para que usted tome un descanso de sus responsabilidades como cuidador.
  • Grupos de Apoyo: Grupos de cuidadores que se reúnen a platicar sobre temas que afectan a los cuidadores y se apoyan el uno al otro.
  • Consejería: Conversaciones uno-a-uno con el Especialista de Cuidadores que le proveerá dirección y recursos para ayudarle a resolver sus dificultades.
  • Educación y Entrenamiento: Eventos educativos para Cuidadores sobre temas específicos de interés. Abecés tendremos invitados para hablar sobre estos temas.

Eres un Cuidador?

Eres un Cuidador si ayudas a un adulto mayor con

  • Transportaci6n al banco,citas medicas, al supermercado y a la farmacia.
  • Preparaci6n de comidas,limpieza en casa y lavando ropa.
  • Asistencia para banarse, haceo personal y para vestirse.
  • Organizacion de medicamentos y horarios.
  • Apoyo emocional.
  • Manejar finanzas y pagando facturas.
  • Otras tareas sin paga

Contacte al Especialista de Cuidadores

Miriam Rico

Ext. 129