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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 - MEDICARE ADVANTAGE DISENROLLMENT PERIOD
  •  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

    ​The Adult Protective Services Program is locally coordinated through 45 provider agencies​, which are designated by the regional Area Agency on Aging and the Department on Aging. Case workers from these agencies conduct investigations and work with older adults in resolving abusive situations. All Adult Protective Services caseworkers are trained and certified by the Department.


    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.

  •  MEDICARE ADVANTAGE DISENROLLMENT PERIOD

    The Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period (MADP) is January 1st through February 14th of every year.  Changes that you make during the Medicare Advantage Disenrollment Period go into effect the first day of the following month.

    During the MADP you can make changes only if you have a Medicare private health plan such as an HMO or PPO, also known as Medicare Advantage plans.  You can add or drop Part D drug coverage when you switch back to original Medicare.  You will not be granted any special enrollment rights to pick up a Medicare supplement plan at this time, however two companies offer guaranteed issue plans; Blue Cross Blue Shield and Health Alliance.  Contact your local SHIP office for assistance.

IDOA Features

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.

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) in collaboration with the Illinois Departments on Aging (IDoA) and Human Services (DHS) and its Divisions of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) and Rehabilitative Services (DRS) have revised the Illinois Statewide Transition Plan in response to the Clarifications and/or Modifications required for Initial Approval (CMIA) correspondence from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  This correspondence notified Illinois that public comment, input and summary requirements are met, but CMS has identified issues that must be resolved in the Statewide Transition Plan prior to initial approval. 

Persons who are unable to access the internet may request a hard copy of the revised Statewide Transition Plan by calling HFS at (217) 524-4148.

Home and Community Based Services Statewide Transition FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

Revised Statewide Transition Plan (Updated 11/2016)
http://www.illinois.gov/hfs/SiteCollectionDocuments/RevisedStatewideTransitionPlan.pdf 

Public Notice
http://www.illinois.gov/hfs/SiteCollectionDocuments/NoticeofPublicCommentfor%20RevisedSTP.pdf