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320 ILCS 42/10

    (320 ILCS 42/10)
    Sec. 10. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Advisory Committee" means the Older Adult Services Advisory Committee.
    "Certified nursing home" means any nursing home licensed under the Nursing Home Care Act, the ID/DD Community Care Act, or the MC/DD Act and certified under Title XIX of the Social Security Act to participate as a vendor in the medical assistance program under Article V of the Illinois Public Aid Code.
    "Comprehensive case management" means the assessment of needs and preferences of an older adult at the direction of the older adult or the older adult's designated representative and the arrangement, coordination, and monitoring of an optimum package of services to meet the needs of the older adult.
    "Consumer-directed" means decisions made by an informed older adult from available services and care options, which may range from independently making all decisions and managing services directly to limited participation in decision-making, based upon the functional and cognitive level of the older adult.
    "Coordinated point of entry" means an integrated access point where consumers receive information and assistance, assessment of needs, care planning, referral, assistance in completing applications, authorization of services where permitted, and follow-up to ensure that referrals and services are accessed.
    "Department" means the Department on Aging, in collaboration with the departments of Public Health and Healthcare and Family Services and other relevant agencies and in consultation with the Advisory Committee, except as otherwise provided.
    "Departments" means the Department on Aging, the departments of Public Health and Healthcare and Family Services, and other relevant agencies in collaboration with each other and in consultation with the Advisory Committee, except as otherwise provided.
    "Family caregiver" means an adult family member or another individual who is an uncompensated provider of home-based or community-based care to an older adult.
    "Health services" means activities that promote, maintain, improve, or restore mental or physical health or that are palliative in nature.
    "Older adult" means a person age 60 or older and, if appropriate, the person's family caregiver.
    "Person-centered" means a process that builds upon an older adult's strengths and capacities to engage in activities that promote community life and that reflect the older adult's preferences, choices, and abilities, to the extent practicable.
    "Priority service area" means an area identified by the Departments as being less-served with respect to the availability of and access to older adult services in Illinois. The Departments shall determine by rule the criteria and standards used to designate such areas.
    "Priority service plan" means the plan developed pursuant to Section 25 of this Act.
    "Provider" means any supplier of services under this Act.
    "Residential setting" means the place where an older adult lives.
    "Restructuring" means the transformation of Illinois' comprehensive system of older adult services from funding primarily a facility-based service delivery system to primarily a home-based and community-based system, taking into account the continuing need for 24-hour skilled nursing care and congregate housing with services.
    "Services" means the range of housing, health, financial, and supportive services, other than acute health care services, that are delivered to an older adult with functional or cognitive limitations, or socialization needs, who requires assistance to perform activities of daily living, regardless of the residential setting in which the services are delivered.
    "Supportive services" means non-medical assistance given over a period of time to an older adult that is needed to compensate for the older adult's functional or cognitive limitations, or socialization needs, or those services designed to restore, improve, or maintain the older adult's functional or cognitive abilities.
(Source: P.A. 99-180, eff. 7-29-15.)