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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

    Are you looking for assistance?

    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.


Did you know there are specific times of the year when you can sign up for Medicare plans or make changes to the coverage you already have?

Beginning October 15th through December 7th you have the opportunity to review your current coverage and change plans if you choose.

For more information about Open Enrollment visit our SHIP page, www.medicare.gov, your local Senior Health Insurance Program site (SHIP), or contact the IDoA Senior HelpLine at 1-800-252-8966.

 IDOA Features

Notice of Funding Opportunities

The Department is seeking Grantees, through the competitive Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) process, to provide Adult Protective Services Technology grants.  Visit the Funding Opportunity page for more information.  

The Department is seeking Grantees, through the competitive Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) process, to provide Senior Health Insurance Program Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative services.  Visit the Funding Opportunity page for more information. 

Illinois Elder Abuse Task Force

The Illinois Elder Abuse Task Force had their initial meeting Thursday, August 29, 2019.  View the meeting agenda.

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.