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The Illinois Department on Aging helps older people live independently in their own homes and communities. As the population ages, services and programs for older people 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 people themselves, the Illinois Department on Aging strives to improve quality of life for current and future generations of older Illinoisans.

ADULT 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, 1-888-206-1327 (TTY).


View the Illinois Department on Aging Fiscal Year 2015 Introduced Budget Briefing.

View the Illinois Department on Aging Fiscal Year 2014 Enacted Budget Briefing.


 Health & Benefits  

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Are you looking for assistance? Find out what federal, state and local programs you may qualify for by visiting www.benefitscheckup.org. You may also download the booklet, State and Federal Programs for Older Adults (PDF).

 

Many Illinoisans with Medicare can save up to $1,320 each year by participating in Medicare Savings Programs. These programs may help pay Medicare premiums, so individuals can keep more of their social security checks. For an overview on applying for Medicare Savings Programs and a list of Frequently Asked Questions, visit Illinois Benefits. Complete application, print and mail


  Rulemaking Activity Update  

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The Department published its Regulatory Agenda on 2994 of Issue 4 in Volume 38 of the Illinois Register on January 24, 2014.

NOTICE – Proposed amendments have been filed by the Department which affect Sections 240.120, 240.237 (new), 240.741 (new), 240.945, 240.1505, 240.1543 (new), 240.1544 (new), 240.1600, 240.1650, 240.1955, and 240.1957 (new) in Part 240 for the rules governing the Community Care Program under Title 89 of the Illinois Administrative Code. This rulemaking will add automated medication dispenser (AMD) service as a core service under the Community Care Program (CCP). This rulemaking project was published in the Illinois Register on page 1408 of Issue 3 in Volume 38 of the Illinois Register on January 17, 2014.

Documents (see PDF's below) have been filed with the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules to start the Second Notice Period for this rulemaking project. The Second Notice Period began on March 28, 2014, and will end no later than May 11, 2014, unless extended. This matter will be reviewed by the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules at its upcoming meeting on April 7, 2014.

NOTICE – Amendments were adopted by the Department which affect Sections 240.1530 and 240.1531 (new) in Part 240 of the rules governing the Community Care Program under Title 89 of the Illinois Administrative Code on February 21, 2014. These rules relate to electronic visit verification requirements for in-home service providers. This rulemaking project was published in the Illinois Register on page 5800 in Volume 38 on March 7, 2014.

NOTICE – Emergency amendments have been adopted by the Department which affect Sections 270.10, 270.200, 270.205, 270.210, 270.215, 270.220, 270.225, 270.230, 270.235, 270.240, 270.241 (new), 270.245, 270.250, 270.255, 270.260, 270.265, 270.270, 270.275, 270.280, 270.285, 270.290, 270.295, and 270.300, in Part 270 of the rules for Adult Protection and Advocacy Services under Title 89 of the Illinois Administrative Code. These amendments are being filed as a result of the expansion and transfer of authority to the Department for investigating allegations of abuse against adults with disabilities aged 18-59 living in domestic settings previously handled by the Office of the Inspector General for the Department of Human Services as a result of Public Act 98-49. Doing so will also help build a more integrated adult protection and advocacy system for outreach, intake, early intervention, and investigatory services at the local level and thereby improve responsiveness to reported incidents. These rules took immediate effect on December 31, 2013, and will run for a maximum of 150 days. This rulemaking project was published in the Illinois Register on page 2357 of Issue 3 in Volume 38 of the Illinois Register on January 17, 2014.

NOTICE – Proposed amendments have been filed by the Department which affect Sections 270.10, 270.200, 270.205, 270.210, 270.215, 270.220, 270.225, 270.230, 270.235, 270.240, 270.241 (new), 270.245, 270.250, 270.255, 270.260, 270.265, 270.270, 270.275, 270.280, 270.285, 270.290, 270.295, and 270.300 in Part 270 for the rules governing Elder Rights under Title 89 of the Illinois Administrative Code. These amendments are not identical to the emergency rules currently in effect. This rulemaking project was published in the Illinois Register on page 2469 of Issue 4 in Volume 38 of the Illinois Register on January 24, 2014.


Interested persons may submit written comments on proposed rulemaking projects within 45 days after the date of publication of the notice. Illinois Rules are located on the Illinois General Assembly Web site under "Rules and Regulations: Administrative Rules."

To view other rules promulgated by the Illinois Department on Aging, see Statutes and Administrative Rules.

  Press Releases  

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News:
1/3/14 - Governor Quinn Announces State Preparedness Measures Ahead of Winter Blast

12/13/13 - IL Dept on Aging honors advocates of older adults

12/4/13 - ***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Dept on Aging Kicks Off a Series of Public Hearings December 5 on Expanding Long Term Care Ombudsman Service

11/26/13 - State Recognizes World War II Veteran for Military Service; Proclaims DeLoyce McMurray Day in Illinois

10/23/13 - Department on Aging Announces Senior Hall of Fame Inductees; Presents Governor's Unique Achievement Awards

10/15/13 - Medicare Annual Open Enrollment Period Starts October 15; Department on Aging Offers Free Counseling

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  New & Updated Publications  

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  Did You Know?  

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  • You can contact the Department's toll–free Senior HelpLine for free publications and additional information about aging services in Illinois.


  • To report abuse, call the 24-hour, toll–free Adult Protective Services Hotline (formerly Elder Abuse): 1-866-800-1409, 1-888-206-1327 (TTY).


  • You may obtain information about services for senior citizens anywhere across the United States by contacting the Administration on Aging's Eldercare Locator Program homepage or calling toll free at 1-800-677-1116 (Voice & TTY).


  • For information on how to improve site accessibility and readability, view the Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act.

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