"The only disability in life is a bad attitude."
"Interestingly, from an identity standpoint, what does it mean to have a disability? Pamela Anderson has more prosthetic in her body than I do and nobody calls her disabled."
"One always overcompensates for disabilities. I'm thinking of having my entire body surgically removed."
"I have Attention Deficit Disor...Hey! What's that?! Can I play with it?"
"I choose not to place "DIS", in my ability."
Robert M. Hensel
make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.”
"Disability is a matter of perception. If you can do just one thing well, you're needed by someone."
"A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities."
William Arthur Ward
"Limitations only go so far"
Robert M. Hensel
"I have a Disability yes thats true, but all that really means is I may have to take a slightly different path than you"
Robert M. Hensel
Mobility serves the Chicago Area with quality mobility products including stair
lifts, patient lifts, auto lifts, vertical platform lifts, commercial lifts,
and ramps. Immediate installation
available in most cases. Ask about long or short term rentals.
A Place for Mom
A Place for Mom was founded 15 years ago to help families navigate the maze of senior housing options. Since then, A Place for Mom has grown to become the largest senior living referral service in the U.S. and Canada. Although our company name focuses on "mom," we help dad too! As well as uncles, aunts, brothers and sisters - anyone who is faced with finding the best senior living options for their loved ones.
travel information for disabled travelers: AbilityTrip is a centralized
resource for travel information – a travel guide – for the community of
disabled travelers and their companions.
Info Radio AM560
Each week Sue Zawacki interviews
expert guests and explores healthy aging, aging in place, elder care, boomer
& senior lifestyles, retirement communities, wealth at retirement and
related topics. She is passionate about keeping others moving forward while
connecting them to help one another with education and resources.
Alzheimer’s Association is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated
to finding prevention methods, treatments and cure for Alzheimer’s. Since 1980, the donor-supported, nonprofit
has provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive
services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced
public policy changes. The Greater
Illinois Chapter serves 68 counties.
Autism Society of Illinois (ASI) is a 501©3, “Boots on the Ground” organization
and a one of the Top Ten Autism Society of America Chapters. For over 37 years,
the Autism Society of Illinois’ mission is to empower individuals, families and
the community impacted by autism spectrum disorders.
Bridgeway Christian Village
Bridgeway Christian Village, another quality Christian Homes' community.
Nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood on 26 acres of beautiful
property, this campus houses 13 garden homes and a 127 independent
living apartments and 42 assisted living apartment complex known as
Bridgeway of Bensenville, as well as a 190-bed skilled nursing and
Companion Services of America
Companion Services of America our mission is to ease the burden and give peace
of mind to our families by providing quality personal home care services for
your loved ones as well as respite care for family members.
Internet portal for people with disabilities and special needs.
is the most knowledgeable senior housing and care referral service in Illinois. We partner with hundreds of options and only
refer seniors to communities and providers based on their needs, wants and
requirements. We also provide CE’s for
nurses, social workers and nursing home administrators. Our 300 page Elderwerks Senior Directory is
the most complex in the state and used by senior providers and services.
Home Living Services
1991, Extended Home Living Services (EHLS) has helped thousands of people
successfully remain in their homes by creating accessible, barrier-free
environments. We specialize in designing
and implementing plans that customize homes to accommodate the effects of age,
accident or disability. Our services
include: Wheelchair Ramps & Lifts, Stairlifts, Accessible Bathrooms and Home
Daughters Real Estate
Daughters Real Estate provides residential real estate solutions for seniors
and their families, guardianships, corporate trustees and assisted living
facilities. Although our expertise is in
providing real estate services, real estate is simply a vehicle for us to
assist families with reaching their goals, solving life's challenges, and being
able to contribute with what we know best.
FGA is a non-profit, charitable 501 (C) (3) organization that is dedicated to bringing joy and a sense of freedom to the special needs community through their inclusion in the game of golf.
with a Heart
mission of Hands with a Heart Solutions is straightforward: When the tasks of
life are overwhelming because of time or emotional constraints, we bring you
extra hands. Our compassion gets you through this period of time. We help with
all tasks, no matter the size - nothing you ask from us is too big or too
(Housing Opportunities & Maintenance for the Elderly)
helps low-income seniors maintain their independence by providing home upkeep
and repair, a shopping bus and affordable housing.
Home Care and More
staff is dedicated to deliver excellent service and commitment to our clients
home care needs. We are customer
focused, promoting a sense of security, independence and well-being.
HCS Family Services
Family Services is a compassionate not-for-profit organization which has been
serving the residents of Southeast DuPage County since 1937.
guide put together to offer assistance to those traveling on a cruise with a
disability or if traveling with someone with special requirements.
Reverse mortgage experts helping seniors finance retirement with cash-flow options. Contact Kandice Jacobs 708-236-5902.
At Interim HealthCare we understand how
important it is to have someone you can depend on when you or someone you love
wants to stay at home to maintain the highest level of health and independence.
Our mission is to improve people’s lives and that is what we do every day.
rollators to wheelchairs Just Walkers is a provider of premium products for all
who are looking for the best mobility products for the lowest price. We
understand the importance of choosing the perfect walking aid to fit your
needs. With this in mind, we offer only the best mobility products, parts, and
accessories including information to help in the decision making process.
Leslie Stern Design
a long history of working with seniors and people with special needs, combined
with her education in interior design and fine arts, Leslie Markman-Stern
offers a holistic approach to creating a safe environment that is both
aesthetically pleasing and functional.
Turner ALS Foundation
and hope for people with Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Brothers – Friends of the Elderly
Brothers - Friends of the Elderly is a national network of non-profit
volunteer-based organizations committed to relieving isolation and loneliness
among the elderly. We offer to people of goodwill the opportunity to join the
elderly in friendship and celebration of life.
is the creation of women in wheelchairs who were having difficulty finding
answers to their questions about health, fashion, and other topics. Their
mission is to bring together current and accurate information on issues of
interest to their community.
Life Home Health Care
mission is to consistently exceed our patient expectations by providing the
most professional, comprehensive, courteous and immediate home health care
services available anywhere!
Muscular Dystrophy Association
is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for
muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The
Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services,
advocacy and education.
Security Disability law is all we do at Nash Disability, and our disability lawyers
have helped more people in the Chicago metro area win benefits than any other
law firm in Chicago.
Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)
Chicago Chapter of NAPO provides hands-on help to those who want their lives to
be better organized. We have many members who are experienced helping seniors
and those with mobility challenges to simplify and declutter their
environments, which greatly improves safety and quality of life.
National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners
The Council was formed to promote standards of excellence in dementia
and Alzheimer's Disease education to professionals and other caregivers
who provide services to dementia clients.
provides individuals with disabilities and their family / caregivers,
information on resources and programs that can improve their lives. Through
their comprehensive website, personal information, referrals
and guides they assist individuals with disabilities facing unique problems to
locate available resources and programs and solve major common problems faced
by many, such as housing, employment, live-in aides, financial planning, etc.
Northwest Special Recreation Association
NWSRA provides over 2,000 recreational programs annually for individuals with disabilities of all ages in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Programs include athletics, day camps, cultural arts, fitness, trips, special events and more.
Nursing Home Abuse Center
Nursing Home Abuse Center is an online resource with resources about nursing home abuse and elder abuse for both seniors and their loved ones.
Robert H. Lurie
Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
World-class doctors and nurses committed to
providing state-of-the-art treatment, innovative clinical trial options and
compassionate care in the heart of Chicago are just a few reasons to choose the
Lurie Cancer Center. The Supportive Oncology Program provides emotional and
practical support for patients and their families during all stages of
treatment and recovery.
SeniorAdvisor.com, our mission is to equip families like yours with the best
information available so you can make confident choices about senior care and
Senior Living Experts
complimentary services are designed to assist you in finding the BEST senior
living options for your loved ones in the Chicagoland area. Toll Free: 877.687.0450.
serves as a focal point for senior citizens to learn about needed facilities
and services. The website is such that
both seniors and their caregivers can easily explore the site and find the
for Adults Staying in their Homes
supports the efforts of older adults to remain in their home. We can provide that extra help that makes all
the difference for you and your family.
SASI provides home care assistance in Chicago and the North and
Spinal Cord Injury Association of Illinois
Cord Injury Association of Illinois is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization
providing information and support resources for people paralyzed by trauma and
medical conditions, family members, and health care and related professionals
that serve the SCI community. The office is located in LaGrange, IL, a suburb
of Chicago, but the entire state is served.
Law Group LLC is a boutique law firm focusing on Estate and Long Term Care
Planning, including Veteran’s Benefits and Medicaid, Guardianship, Estate and
Trust Administration and Probate Litigation. Our multidisciplinary team of
experienced professionals help families deal with sensitive family situations
with the experience you require and the compassions you will appreciate.
SandPad is a revolutionary new ambulatory aid that allows crutch users the
ability to use their crutches or canes at beaches without sinking into the
sand. Don't let the sand prohibit you from beach mobility again, the SandPad
makes beaches accessible again for the handiCAPABLE!
your parent, spouse or loved one needs help, make your first call to Wisdom.
You'll immediately understand why our unsurpassed knowledge of the needs of
older adults makes us the choice for one-to-one care. 630-530-2868.
Z Reverse Mortgage
Z Reverse Mortgage is a free informational resource providing honest guidance to seniors and their families on the reverse mortgage process.