Help older adults remain independent and in their homes

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Alternatives is Helping Older Adults Remain Independent

High Quality Services and Impact

The impact can’t always be measured in numbers

You, who may struggle to manage your home or your own care. Or you, who struggle to help your parents age successfully. Or you, who share these struggles as you provide support to individuals in our communities. We all have a story to tell and perhaps a need to be met for our mom, friend, grandpa, neighbor or yourself. When an individual regains hope, has dignity restored and once again enjoys the sense of independence when they rejoin their familiar community, how can you put a dollar value on that?

Alternatives has robust outcome measures that demonstrate the impact of our services for 14,000 vulnerable adults. Accountability and effectiveness are extremely important to Alternatives across every program. The Board of Directors actively assess outcome measures and develop aggressive goals going forward. The professional staff at Alternatives try to shore up supports for older adults to enjoy quality of life and enhance well-being.

What did we do this past year?

-We supported 96% of older adults deemed eligible for nursing home care to remain in their own home safely.(Our goal was 85%)

-We intervened in nearly 900 reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation of older adults or of adults with disabilities.

-We provide more than 8,000 consultations to assist nursing home residents to resolve complaints or concerns from nursing home residents about their care.


We serve older adults and adults with disabilities in 16 counties


Alternatives’ mission is to promote the independence and quality of life for older adults, adults with disabilities and their families for sixteen counties in midwestern Illinois.