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Older Americans Month

May is Older Americans Month

In tough times, communities find strength in people - and people find strength in their communities.

In the past year, we’ve seen friends, neighbors, and organizations voluntarily step up to support our older adults. Delivering a meal, transporting an older adult to get a COVID-19 vaccine, or just a simple phone call to check-in gives our older adults more strength than you may realize.

Now, more than ever, let’s all do what we can to give our seniors strength!

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Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) https://www2.illinois.gov/aging/ship/pages/default.aspxSenior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) is a free statewide health insurance counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers. The helpline can answer questions on Medicare, Medicaid, enrollment, drug plan information, and more.
Benefit Access Programhttps://www2.illinois.gov/aging/benefitsaccess/Pages/default.aspxBenefit Access ProgramBenefits for seniors and persons with disabilities, such as a fee discount on license plates and free rides on fixed-route transits. Eligibility is determined by age, disability, residency and income.
Community Care Program (CCP)https://www2.illinois.gov/aging/programs/ccp/Pages/default.aspxCommunity Care Program (CCP)Older adults in Illinois ages 60+ who are eligible for Medicaid receive services through the Community Care Program (CCP). This program is designed to prevent unnecessary intstitutionalization of older adults who have difficulty with household and personal care tasks. Core services include in-home, adult day and emergency home response.
Report Elder Abuse (Adult Protective Services)https://www2.illinois.gov/aging/protectionadvocacy/pages/abuse_reporting.aspxReport Elder Abuse (Adult Protective Services)APS protects adults ages 60 or older and people with disabilities ages 18-59. Suspected abuse can be reported through the APS hotline. APS is locally coordinated through 45 provider agencies; caseworkers receive reports, conduct investigations and work with older adults to resolve abusive situations.
Long Term Care Ombudsmanhttps://www2.illinois.gov/aging/programs/LTCOmbudsman/Pages/default.aspxLong Term Care OmbudsmanMandated by the Federal Older Americans Act and the Illinois Act on Aging, the Illinois Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) is a resident-directedadvocacy program which protects and improves the quality of life for residents in a variety of long-term care settings. Ombudsmen work to resolve problems of individual residents and to bring about changes at the local, state and national levels to improve care. Ombudsman work is directed by the resident.
Senior Health Assistance Program (SHAP)https://www2.illinois.gov/aging/resources/documents/shap_list.pdfSenior Health Assistance Program (SHAP)Provides technical assistance, phone support and counseling in order to help Medicare beneficiaries eligible for the Medicare Part D benefit select and enroll in Part D plans and eligible persons (including those under the age of 60) to apply for Medicare Savings Programs (MSP), Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Low-Income Subsidy (LIS) Program, Medicare Part B Prevention and Wellness benefit and other prescription drug assistance program options.

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