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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 - New to Medicare?
  5. Article number 5 - Medication Management Demonstration
  •  The Illinois Department on Aging helps older adults live independently

    Welcome

    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 Abuse

    Adult 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 Program

    Community 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

    New to Medicare?

    Then it's time to make a "Welcome to Medicare" preventive visit appointment with your doctor!  Do this during the first 12 months you are on Medicare.  If you have had Medicare longer than 12 months, consider an "Annual Wellness" check-up.  Also, if you haven't already, consider signing up for MyMedicare.gov - an online service where you can track your Medicare information 24 hours a day, including claims, Medicare summary notices and more!  Go to www.MyMedicare.gov for more information.

  •  Medication Management Demonstration

    Medication Management Demonstration

    The Medication Management Demonstration seeks to fill the gap left by the current delivery system that providers, pharmacies and hospitals do not have the capacity to address. The program will proactively identify and engage at-risk populations that meet eligibility criteria. An in-home assessment will be completed for each client and a certified pharmacist will conduct comprehensive medication reconciliation and review. Additionally, IDoA will assess how the use of experienced pharmacists employing proven methodologies can improve clinical outcomes for participants in a more economical way.

IDOA Features

COMMUNITY CARE PROGRAM SERVICES TASK FORCE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING; Tuesday, September 26, 9:00a.m. - 11:00a.m.

Please see the attached Public Notice for additional information.
 

NEXT TASK FORCE MEETING; Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 1:00p.m. - 3:00p.m. Michael A. Bilandic Building, Chicago, IL

Additional meeting details here.
 

PUBLIC NOTICE

Proposed Amendment of Home and Community-Based Services Waiver
HCBS Waiver for Persons who are Elderly
HFS is accepting public input regarding the proposed amendment of the HCBS for Persons who are Elderly for a 30 day public comment period.  Please see the attached Public Notice for more information.
 
Budgeting For Results

Budgeting for Results works towards performance-based budgeting in response to prioritized state program outcomes and goals. The Commission for Budgeting for Results, provides advice on best practices regarding performance budgeting and program performance evaluation. Each year the Commission holds two public hearings to provide a public forum to learn about the BFR Initiative and to enable the public to engage with the Commissioners on BFR-related matters. For more information on the hearings please see the attached flyer.

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​​​​