The Illinois Department on Aging consults with various advisory groups to gain a clear understanding of the issues and needs of older Illinoisans.
- Elder Abuse Task Force
The Elder Abuse Task Force was created to investigate the effectiveness of current elder protective services and laws; examine barriers to prosecution and strategies to increase public awareness of elder abuse and reporting; study training resources and best practices in other states; and identify a long-range plan to combat elder abuse.
- Fatality Review Team Advisory Council
The oversight body for established Fatality Review Teams that are committed to preventing abuse, neglect and exploitation of at-risk adults in the community.
- Illinois Council on Aging
The Illinois Act on Aging mandates there be a state-level advisory body to concern itself with promoting the well-being of older adults in Illinois. The Illinois Council on Aging is that advisory body. With 23 citizen members appointed by the Governor and eight legislative members appointed by General Assembly leadership, the 31-member Council advocates on behalf of older Illinoisans to the Department on Aging, the General Assembly and the Governor.
- Illinois Long-Term Care Council
The Illinois Act on Aging mandates there be a state-level advisory body to create a forum on systemic issues affecting long-term care for stakeholders, family representatives and the general public.
- Older Adult Services Advisory Committee
The Older Adult Services Act ( P.A. 093-1031
) is legislation that supports older adults who wish to stay in their homes by restructuring the delivery of services to include home-based services as well as institutional care.
- Task Force on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren in Illinois
The Illinois Task Force on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren works with the Illinois Department on Aging to locate, assist and promote awareness of older caregivers who are currently raising their family's children.