What is CareForTheAging.org?

CareForTheAging.org-Illinois is a career information workforce development initiative of the Illinois Health Care Association/Illinois Center for Assisted Living (IHCA/ICAL) and The Center for Developmental Disabilities Advocacy and Community Supports (The Center) to recruit compassionate and dedicated people to the mission of serving the elderly and disabled in long term and post-acute care profession in Illinois and beyond.


Discover Your Deepest Calling. Seize Opportunities.

Whether you are just starting out or looking for a new career opportunity, now is a perfect time to launch a career in this field that is experiencing significant growth.

Equipping Tomorrows Workforce

CareForTheAging.org is an informational resource that aims to foster a deeper understanding on the wide range of career pathways available in the profession and inspire those who are looking for a new career opportunity to become a part of this rapidly growing and exceptionally rewarding field.

We recognize that job seekers need support and information to navigate the various career pathways available. We have developed resources that you may find helpful as you navigate the field.

We invite you to:

  • explore our featured career-focused videos from current caregivers who have passionately shared their inspirational journey in the field to give you a glimpse into their world, and
  • peruse other resources including education and training requirements, salaries and advancement opportunities to help you find the right fit as you prepare to embark on a career in this noble field.

Bridging the Gap

Did you know that CareForTheAging.org is a thriving platform that connects job seekers with skilled nursing centers and assisted/supportive living communities, as well as programs and facilities for the intellectually/developmentally disabled across Illinois that are recruiting for open positions and training programs?

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