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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

COMING SOON - NEW SERVICE:
Automated Medication Dispenser (AMD), under the Community Care Program.
(Proposed Rules for the AMD Service)

IDoA hosted the Senior Spelling Bee Finals during the State Fair on August 11, 2014.

IDoA hosted the Senior Spelling Bee Finals during the State Fair. 8/11/14

1st place winner - Lisa Barker from Springfield
(won first place on the word dithyramb)

2nd place winner - Jane Bale from Oregon, Illinois

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Director Holton and State Representative Lisa Hernandez at the Latino Alliance Conference

Director Holton and State Rep Marcus Evans (r) are joined by two guests of the Bloom Township Senior Day Picnic held at the Park Reserve, in Glenwood. 8/7/14
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Director Holton and State Representative Lisa Hernandez at the Latino Alliance Conference

Director John Holton (R) and State Rep Lisa Hernandez at the Latino Alliance Conference at Sinai Community Institute in Chicago. 6/27/14
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Illinois Department on Aging Recognized World Elder Abuse Day 6/12/14

Illinois Department on Aging Recognized
World Elder Abuse Day 6/12/14

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