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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 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 PeriodNew 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 - an online service where you can track your Medicare information 24 hours a day, including claims, Medicare summary notices and more!  Go to for more information.

  •  Medication Management DemonstrationMedication 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.

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Community Care Program Public Hearings:
The Department will hold public hearings on pending rulemaking for the Community Care Program.  The notice was published on page 4516 of issue 17, in Volume 41 of the Illinois Register.  For more information about this rulemaking, visit

Community Reinvestment Program Public Hearings:
The Department will hold public hearings on pending rulemaking for the Community Reinvestment Program. The notice was published on page 4518 of issue 17, Volume 41 of the Illinois Register.  For more information about this rulemaking, visit:


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) 

Public Notice