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  1. Article number 1 - Welcome
  2. Article number 2 - Adult Protective Services
  3. Article number 3 - Community Care Program
  4. Article number 4 - New to Medicare?
  •  The Illinois Department on Aging helps older adults live independently

    Welcome

    The Illinois Department on Aging helps older adults live independently in their own homes and communities. As the population ages, services and programs for older adults must evolve as well because longevity means more when quality of life is enhanced. To best serve older adults, we must also serve their families and teach younger people about the realities of aging, so many of our programs have an intergenerational emphasis. Working with Area Agencies on Aging, community-based service providers and older adults themselves, the Illinois Department on Aging strives to improve quality of life for current and future generations of older Illinoisans.

  •  Report Abuse

    Adult Protective Services

    ​The Adult Protective Services Program is locally coordinated through 45 provider agencies​, which are designated by the regional Area Agency on Aging and the Department on Aging. Case workers from these agencies conduct investigations and work with older adults in resolving abusive situations. All Adult Protective Services caseworkers are trained and certified by the Department.


    To report suspected abuse, neglect or financial exploitation, please call the statewide 24-hour Adult Protective Services Hotline (formerly the Elder Abuse Hotline) at 1-866-800-1409.

  •  Community Care Program

    Community Care Program

    Helps older adults stay independent in their homes and communities.  CCP provides an alternative to nursing home care and services include adult day, in-home and emergency response services.

  •  Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period

    New to Medicare?

    Then it's time to make a "Welcome to Medicare" preventive visit appointment with your doctor!  Do this during the first 12 months you are on Medicare.  If you have had Medicare longer than 12 months, consider an "Annual Wellness" check-up.  Also, if you haven't already, consider signing up for MyMedicare.gov - an online service where you can track your Medicare information 24 hours a day, including claims, Medicare summary notices and more!  Go to www.MyMedicare.gov for more information.

 IDOA Features

NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

The Illinois Department on Aging is competetively seeking applications from entities statewide to provide services under the Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP). Click HERE for more information.

CARE COORDINATION OPPORTUNITY

The Illinois Department on Aging is seeking proposals for Care Coordination Unit Services for two regions, subareas 1 and 9, in PSA 12 (City of Chicago). Click HERE for more information.

NOTICE OF AWARD

The Department is providing notice of designation and award for competitive solicitations completed for City of Chicago, Subarea 3. Click HERE for the information.

PUBLIC NOTICE

HCBS Waiver for Persons who are Elderly

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services is accepting public input regarding the proposed amendment to the HCBS Waiver for Persons who are Elderly for a 30 day public comment period from March 7, 2018 through April 5, 2018. Click HERE for more information.

Statewide Transition Plan

In March 2015, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) published a draft Statewide Transition Plan (STP) for the State's compliance with the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Rule 42 CFR 441.301(c)(iii).  This rule requires that all federally approved 1915(c) waiver settings meet new federal requirements defining home and community-based settings.  Click HERE for more information.