Public Comments Welcome for the FY2017 - FY2019 State Plan on Aging
The Illinois Department on Aging has made available a draft copy of the State Plan on Aging for Fiscal Years 2017 - 2019. The Plan is developed to guide Older Americans Act-related activities and direct statewide efforts to transform Illinois' long-term care system.
Download the FY2017 - FY2019 State Plan on Aging.
Hearings will be held on May 16, May 19 and May 26 to receive public comments. For more details, download the hearing schedule. Public comments are due June 10.
Comments may also be submitted by:
ATTN: State Plan on Aging
Illinois Department on Aging
Division of Home and Community Services
One Natural Resources Way, #100
Springfield, IL 62701-1271
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 https://federalregister.gov/a/2016-10464
NEW! Dementia Capable Training
IDoA's Division of Planning and Research, Office of Training & Development in collaboration with the Illinois Council of Care Coordination Units developed a training manual and a four hour DVD on providing services for individuals with dementia and their family caregivers.
These training materials are for care coordinators, adult protective service workers, in-home service workers, Aging and Disability Resource Center staff, managed care organization staff and supportive living facility staff. View webinar here.
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