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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 2016 Introduced 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 2016 Introduced 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 budget is outsourced to community-based organizations to meet our statutory mandate of providing appropriate services to older adults.

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Public Comments Requested on Draft Illinois No Wrong Door System 3-Year Plan:
Using input from stakeholders gathered at the previous listening sessions, the Illinois NWD Executive Committee has prepared a draft plan for the three-year development and implementation of the state's NWD System.  This document describes the goals the state intends to work toward over the next three years to improve access to information and assistance as part of efforts to transform Illinois' long-term services and supports system.
Draft IL NWD System Three-Year Plan

In order to gain as many opinions and views on this important document as possible, the state is inviting you to provide feedback on this draft plan.  After you have reviewed the document, we request that you use this link to provide any feedback you may have.  Please provide comments by September 16, 2016.

The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Illinois Department on Aging thank you for your contribution to this important effort.

Illinois' Behavioral Health Transformation:  Proposed 1115 Demonstration Waiver.

Please view the attached 2-page fact sheet and link to the draft Proposed 1115 Demonstration Waiver for review and public comment.  Public hearings to learn more and provide public comment are scheduled for Thursday, September 8th in Springfield and Friday, September 9th in Chicago (see fact sheet for further details).

You can also send questions and comments to

Public Comments Welcome:  Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Government Entities, ADA Title II

The Department of Justice is considering revising regulations that implement Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to establish specific technical requirements to make services, programs or activities offered to the public by state and local governments accessible via the web.

For additional information, please 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 

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