New Resident Resources


Support for those considering joining us at Abbott House!

 New Resident Financial Information

The following is necessary information for a Medicaid Application. There is additional information for the Illinois Application for Benefits Eligibility (ABE) available here.

Proof of Age: One of the following: US Passport, Birth Certificate, Driver’s License           

Proof of Citizenship: One of the following: US Passport, Birth Certificate, Naturalization Papers, Alien Registration Card, Final Adoption Decree                                   

Identity: One of the following: US Passport, Photo License, School ID, US Military ID, County ID

Marital Status: All that pertain: Marriage Certificate, Separation Papers, Divorce Decree, Spouse’s Death Certificate

Copies of the Following:

  • Social Security Card (front and back) Medicare Card (front and back)

  • Additional Insurance Cards

  • RX Card

  • Insurance Premium Bill or Payment Coupon

  • POA/Guardianship Documentation

Please provide five (5) years of all applicable documents from the following categories:

  • ALL Financial Resources, include closed accounts

  • Checking Account Statement, include closed accounts

  • Savings Account Statement, include closed accounts

  • Money Market Account Statement, include closed accounts

  • Certificates of Deposit

  • Stocks, Bonds, Annuities,

  • IRA, 401K or 403B

  • Keogh Accts, Cash Investments

  • Title to Automobile & Value

  • Deeds to Property Owned and Listing Agreement

  • Property Proceeds / HUD-1

  • Mortgages

  • Special Needs Trusts  

  • Life Insurance Policies with Cash Value Statement  

  • Sale of All Property: House, Car

  • Burial Plot Information and Prepaid Funeral Contracts


  • Most Recent Pay Stubs          

  • SSI Award Letter        

  • Pension Statement    

  • VA Award Letter

  • Social Security Award Letter  

  • Unemployment Check Stubs 

  • Support/Alimony Checks or Court Order      

  • Railroad Retirement Award Letter

Please provide copies of the following:

  • Spouse’s ID & Cards   

  • Electric/Gas/Oil Bills 

  • Real Estate Tax Bills   

  • Medical Bills

  • Mortgage Statements Rent Receipts 

  • Water/Sewer Bills     

  • Home/Renter’s Insurance

  • All Income Verifications (Social Security Award Letter, Pension Stub, Etc.)

New Resident Clothing Tips

Residents will be encouraged to wear their own street clothes, take part in recreational activities and therapeutic programming and to be up and about all day to the best of their abilities.

Clothing is required to be labeled, even if you choose not to use our laundry service. We recommend the Resident have at least seven days of clothing items on hand. The best way to identify clothing items is with: a sharpie laundry pen, no-iron clothing labels or printed iron on labels which are available to order online. Mark all clothing with first initial, last name or first name, last initial (example: J Smith; John S) near tag, or your full name if you prefer.

Here are suggestions that may make a resident’s stay more comfortable:

  • Day Wear: Shirts, dresses, pants, shorts, sweaters, sweatshirts and seasonal outerwear

  • Bedtime Wear: Pajamas, nightgown and robe.

  • Undergarments: Socks, underwear, t-shirts and bras.

  • Shoes: Laces or Velcro closures, if possible, with a non-slip flat sole. Slippers should have a fair amount of support and hard, flat, non-slip soles. Washable athletic shoes are also recommended.