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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?
  5. Article number 5 - Medication Management Demonstration
  •  The Illinois Department on Aging helps older adults live independently


    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.

  •  Medication Management Demonstration

    Medication Management Demonstration

    The Medication Management Demonstration seeks to fill the gap left by the current delivery system that providers, pharmacies and hospitals do not have the capacity to address. The program will proactively identify and engage at-risk populations that meet eligibility criteria. An in-home assessment will be completed for each client and a certified pharmacist will conduct comprehensive medication reconciliation and review. Additionally, IDoA will assess how the use of experienced pharmacists employing proven methodologies can improve clinical outcomes for participants in a more economical way.


 IDOA Features


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. The amendment is necessary to provide for the statewide expansion of its mandatory managed care delivery system to all 102 counties. You can view the public notice here and the proposed waiver amendment may be downloaded and printed from the HFS website at https://www.illinois.gov/hfs/MedicalClients/HCBS/Pages/default.aspx or it may be requested by calling 217-557-0997. Those interested in providing input are asked to email feedback to the HFS web portal email address at HFS.HCBSWaiver@illinois.gov or mail written input to HFS, ATTN: Waiver Management, 201 South Grand Avenue East 2FL, Springfield, IL. 62763.



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.

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) in collaboration with the Illinois Departments on Aging (IDoA) and Human Services (DHS) and its Divisions of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and Rehabilitative Services (DRS) have revised the Illinois Statewide Transition Plan in response to the Clarifications and/or Modifications required for Initial Approval (CMIA) correspondence from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  This correspondence notified Illinois that public comment, input and summary requirements are met, but CMS has identified issues that must be resolved in the Statewide Transition Plan prior to initial approval. 

Persons who are unable to access the internet may request a hard copy of the revised Statewide Transition Plan by calling HFS at (217) 524-4148.

Home and Community Based Services Statewide TransitionFAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

Revised Statewide Transition Plan (Updated 11/2016)

Public Notice