(320 ILCS 42/20)
Priority service areas; service expansion.
(a) The requirements of this Section are subject to the availability of funding.
(b) The Department, subject to appropriation, shall expand older adult services that promote independence and permit older adults to remain in their own homes and communities. Priority shall be given to both the expansion of services and the development of new services in priority service areas.
(c) Inventory of services. The Department shall develop and maintain an inventory and assessment of (i) the types and quantities of public older adult services and, to the extent possible, privately provided older adult services, including the unduplicated count, location, and characteristics of individuals served by each facility, program, or service and (ii) the resources supporting those services, no later than July 1, 2012. The Department shall investigate the cost of compliance with this provision and report these findings to the appropriation committees of both chambers assigned to hear the agency's budget no later than January 1, 2012. If the Department determines that compliance is cost prohibitive, it shall recommend action in the alternative to achieve the intent of this Section and identify priority service areas for the purpose of directing the allocation of new resources and the reallocation of existing resources to areas of greatest need.
(d) Priority service areas. The Departments shall assess the current and projected need for older adult services throughout the State, analyze the results of the inventory, and identify priority service areas, which shall serve as the basis for a priority service plan to be filed with the Governor and the General Assembly no later than July 1, 2006, and every 5 years thereafter. The January 1, 2012 report required under subsection (c) of this Section shall serve as compliance with the July 1, 2011 reporting requirement.
(e) Moneys appropriated by the General Assembly for the purpose of this Section, receipts from transfers, donations, grants, fees, or taxes that may accrue from any public or private sources to the Department for the purpose of providing services and care to older adults, and savings attributable to the nursing home conversion program as calculated in subsection (h) shall be deposited into the Department on Aging State Projects Fund. Interest earned by those moneys in the Fund shall be credited to the Fund.
(f) Moneys described in subsection (e) from the Department on Aging State Projects Fund shall be used for older adult services, regardless of where the older adult receives the service, with priority given to both the expansion of services and the development of new services in priority service areas. Fundable services shall include:
(1) Housing, health services, and supportive services:
(A) adult day care;
(B) adult day care for persons with Alzheimer's
disease and related disorders;
(C) activities of daily living;
(D) care-related supplies and equipment;
(E) case management;
(F) community reintegration;
(H) congregate meals;
(I) counseling and education;
(J) elder abuse prevention and intervention;
(K) emergency response and monitoring;
(L) environmental modifications;
(M) family caregiver support;
(O) home delivered meals;
(Q) home health;
(T) long-term care ombudsman;
(U) medication reminders;
(V) money management;
(W) nutrition services;
(X) personal care;
(Y) respite care;
(Z) residential care;
(AA) senior benefits outreach;
(BB) senior centers;
(CC) services provided under the Assisted Living
and Shared Housing Act, or sheltered care services that meet the requirements of the Assisted Living and Shared Housing Act, or services provided under Section 5-5.01a of the Illinois Public Aid Code (the Supportive Living Facilities Program);
(DD) telemedicine devices to monitor recipients
in their own homes as an alternative to hospital care, nursing home care, or home visits;
(EE) training for direct family caregivers;
(HH) wellness and fitness programs; and
(II) other programs designed to assist older
adults in Illinois to remain independent and receive services in the most integrated residential setting possible for that person.
(2) Older Adult Services Demonstration Grants,
pursuant to subsection (g) of this Section.
(g) Older Adult Services Demonstration Grants. The Department may establish a program of demonstration grants to assist in the restructuring of the delivery system for older adult services and provide funding for innovative service delivery models and system change and integration initiatives. The Department shall prescribe, by rule, the grant application process. At a minimum, every application must include:
(1) The type of grant sought;
(2) A description of the project;
(3) The objective of the project;
(4) The likelihood of the project meeting identified
(5) The plan for financing, administration, and
evaluation of the project;
(6) The timetable for implementation;
(7) The roles and capabilities of responsible
individuals and organizations;
(8) Documentation of collaboration with other service
providers, local community government leaders, and other stakeholders, other providers, and any other stakeholders in the community;
(9) Documentation of community support for the
project, including support by other service providers, local community government leaders, and other stakeholders;
(10) The total budget for the project;
(11) The financial condition of the applicant; and
(12) Any other application requirements that may be
established by the Department by rule.
Each project may include provisions for a designated staff person who is responsible for the development of the project and recruitment of providers.
Projects may include, but are not limited to: adult family foster care; family adult day care; assisted living in a supervised apartment; personal services in a subsidized housing project; training for caregivers; specialized assisted living units; evening and weekend home care coverage; small incentive grants to attract new providers; money following the person; cash and counseling; managed long-term care; and respite care projects that establish a local coordinated network of volunteer and paid respite workers, coordinate assignment of respite workers to caregivers and older adults, ensure the health and safety of the older adult, provide training for caregivers, and ensure that support groups are available in the community.
A demonstration project funded in whole or in part by an Older Adult Services Demonstration Grant is exempt from the requirements of the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act. To the extent applicable, however, for the purpose of maintaining the statewide inventory authorized by the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Act, the Department shall send to the Health Facilities and Services Review Board a copy of each grant award made under this subsection (g).
The Department, in collaboration with the Departments of Public Health and Healthcare and Family Services, shall evaluate the effectiveness of the projects receiving grants under this Section.
(h) No later than July 1 of each year, the Department of Public Health shall provide information to the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to enable the Department of Healthcare and Family Services to annually document and verify the savings attributable to the nursing home conversion program for the previous fiscal year to estimate an annual amount of such savings that may be appropriated to the Department on Aging State Projects Fund and notify the General Assembly, the Department on Aging, the Department of Human Services, and the Advisory Committee of the savings no later than October 1 of the same fiscal year.
(Source: P.A. 96-31, eff. 6-30-09; 97-448, eff. 8-19-11.)