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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 - Senior Health Insurance Program
  5. Article number 5 - Fiscal Year 2015 Enacted Budget
  •  The Illinois Department on Aging helps older adults live independentlyWelcome

    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 AbuseAdult Protective Services

    ​Effective July 1, 2013, the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) will handle all reports of alleged abuse against persons with disabilities aged 18-59 who live in domestic (non-institutional) settings. Pursuant to Public Act 98-0049, this responsibility transferred to IDoA from the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of the Inspector General. In addition, IDoA continues to respond to reports of alleged abuse, neglect or financial exploitation of persons 60 years of age and older living in the community.


    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 ProgramCommunity 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.

  •  Senior Health Insurance Program

    The Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) transferred from the Illinois Department of Insurance to the Department on Aging effective April 1, 2013. SHIP provides outreach and counseling to help Medicare beneficiaries navigate their healthcare options.

  •  BudgetFiscal Year 2015 Enacted Budget

    The Department coordinates with 13 Area Agencies on Aging and hundreds of contracted provider organizations at the local level to ensure home and community services are delivered to prevent older adults from prematurely entering nursing homes.  More than 95 percent of the budge is outsourced to community-based organizations to meet our statutory mandate of providing appropriate services to older adults.

IDOA Features

BENEFIT ACCESS PROGRAM

Renewal Applications are now on our website for individuals that are within 90 days of their expiration date.

NEW SERVICE:

Automated Medication Dispenser (AMD), under the Community Care Program.
(Proposed Rules for the AMD Service)

HIGHLIGHTS:

Dr. Holton (l)with Oswaldo Alvarez, Program Officer of the Fry Foundation, at the LAMDA reception.

IDoA Director was honored by the Latino Alzheimer's Memory Disorders Alliance (LAMDA) 11/13/14

Dr. Holton (l) with Oswaldo Alvarez, Program Officer of the Fry Foundation, at the reception.

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Simple Facts About Ebola 

Simple Facts About Ebola 10/31/14

Ebola is a serious disease. It can often be deadly to humans. Because of this, many people are concerned about Ebola. However, if you live in the United States, it’s very unlikely that you will be infected with the disease.

Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation (HB5703 and SB798) to help protect vulnerable seniors. 

Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation (HB5703 and SB798) to help protect vulnerable seniors. 8/18/14

Witnessing the bill signing are seniors and advocates, including Regional Ombudsman Tami Wacker and Dept on Aging General Counsel Sonia Bhagwakar (both standing 2nd & 3rd on the left).

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