2015 White House Conference on Aging*
The White House Conference on Aging has been held once a decade, beginning in 1961 and is designed to help chart the course of aging policy. The 2015 Conference will focus on four areas: ensuring retirement security; promoting healthy aging; providing long-term services and supports; and protecting older Americans from financial exploitation, abuse, and neglect.
* Please note the Illinois Department on Aging is not a sponsor of this event.
The IDOA Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program has been advocating for the rights of seniors and adults with disabilities since 1980. This video provides information to increase awareness about the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, and the recent expansion of ombudsman advocacy into the community.
STATEWIDE TRANSITION PLAN
New Federal Home and Community Based Services Final Rules and Plans
The HCBS Waiver for Persons who are Elderly is being renewed and is posted on the Department of Healthcare and Family Services’ webpage http://www2.illinois.gov/hfs/MedicalPrograms/HCBS/Pages/default.aspx.
The public is encouraged to review the document and submit comment(s). Comments are being accepted through email or mail beginning June 19, 2015 through July 18, 2015. Comments by mail should be sent to:
Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services
ATTN: Waiver Management
201 South Grand Avenue East, 2FL
Springfield, IL 62763
New Federal Requirements for Residential and Non-Residential Home and Community-Based Settings.
BENEFIT ACCESS PROGRAM
Renewal Applications are now on our website for individuals that are within 90 days of their expiration date.