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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.

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  •  Home and Community-Based Service Options

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    You can find information about different services in your area with IDoA’s NEW Search Tool. Find information on programs and services that can help you in your home including the Community Care Program, Adult Protective Services Program, Area Agencies on Aging and Care Coordination Units.

 Census 2020

Beginning March 2020, Illinois will join the rest of the nation for a count of every living person in the United States. According to the U.S. Constitution, a count has to be done every 10 years. This is an enormous undertaking that could have dramatic ramifications for our state. Hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding and our ability to adequately get resources to our communities is on the line. Illinois will lose $1400 for each person that is not counted, which can easily add up to millions of dollars lost if we don’t count every person. Since the 2020 Census will be the first that will be completed largely online, we want to make sure all older adults are counted. For everything you need to know about the Census, visit the State of Illinois official website for the 2020 Census. To download brochures with information about the Census, visit the IL Complete Count Commission website.

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Notice of Funding Opportunity

The Department has a funding opportunity for Care Coordination Units to receive technology grants.  More information is available here.

The Department has a funding opportunity for Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) - Medicare Improvement for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA).  More information is available here.

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.

Public Hearing on Rulemaking for Adult Day Services

The Department will conduct two Public Hearings to receive comments related to Rulemaking concerning the certification of Adult Day Service Providers.

Friday, February 21, 2020
11:30am to 12:30pm
Department of Natural Resources Building
One Natural Resources Way
Room Lake Level A
Springfield, Illinois 62702

Monday, March 2, 2020
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Michael A. Bilandic Building
160 North LaSalle Street
Room C-500, 5th Floor (Auditorium)
Chicago, Illinois 60601

For more information, click HERE.