This facility provides services to adults suffering from developmental and intellectual disabilities that occurred before age 18, resulting in impairments or delays of self-care skills, motor skills, learning skills, communication skills and others. The facility is funded and licensed by the state’s Department of Public Health, the Department of Human Services and the Department of Public Healthcare and Family Services. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent nursing home residents who have been mistreated, abused or neglected in Illinois long-term care centers like Apostolic Christian Timber Ridge.
Apostolic Christian Timber Ridge
This facility is a ‘church-affiliated’ 74-certified-bed Nursing Center providing cares and services to residents of Morton and Tazewell County, Illinois. The Medicaid-accepted Long-Term Care (LTC) Home is located at:
2125 Veterans Road
Morton Il 61550
The Center provides 24/7 cares and services by Direct Support Professionals (DSP) to the intellectually and developmentally disabled individual who require the highest level of medical and personal care.
The facility provides training and residential needs of individuals suffering from developmental/intellectual disabilities. In addition to providing around-the-clock nursing care, the facility also offers:
- Speech, occupational physical therapies
- Training in leisure, social and personal skills
- Vocational training
Morton LTC Home Resident Safety Concerns
Detailed information on each nursing facility and long-term care center in the state can be obtained on government-operated sites including the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH – ltc.dph.illinois.gov). These regulatory agencies routinely update their list of safety concerns, health violations, filed complaints and opened investigations on LTC homes statewide. The Tazewell County abuse and neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have review serious safety concerns, deficiencies and violations at long-term care facilities in Illinois.
The American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) defines intellectual disability as an impairment that significantly limits an individual’s adaptive behaviors and intellectual functioning. In many cases, the child suffers from multiple issue/disabilities in addition to their intellectual impairment.
Every child is unique. Because of that, many children residing in long-term care facilities might have Down syndrome, some might be suffering from a medical diagnosis and others have no medical or behavioral issues. It is essential that the facility performs continual assessments to ensure that every child’s needs and requirements are being met. The most common causes of an individual’s intellectual disability could include:
- A Genetic Condition – In many incidents, the intellectual disability is the result of inherited abnormal genes, an error that occurs when the body’s genes combine, or another factor. Common genetic conditions include phenylketonuria (an inherited neonatal error in metabolizing phenylalanine that can lead to brain damage), Down syndrome, and Fragile X syndrome (typically a male gender problem that leads to developmental issues including cognitive impairment and a learning disability).
- Problems Occurring during Pregnancy – Intellectual disabilities can occur when the infant does not properly develop in the womb when the cells are dividing. Women drinking alcohol or acquiring an infection including rubella when pregnant can also contribute to an intellectual disability.
- Problems Occurring at Childbirth – If the newborn has problems at any point during labor and delivery, including not obtaining enough oxygen, they may develop an intellectual disability.
- Health Problems – Common diseases including meningitis, measles, and whooping cough can cause the child to develop an intellectual disability, as can extreme malnutrition, exposure to mercury or lead, and not obtaining proper medical care when necessary.
Intellectual disabilities are not classified as diseases, nor are they mental illnesses such as depression. That said, no cure exists for an intellectual disability. The individual can learn to function normally, however, it will take additional effort and time compared to other children.
Placing a Child in a Long-Term Care Center
When a child needs to be placed in foster care or in a facility, it is essential that the Home is knowledgeable about working with individuals suffering from disabilities. This is because these children will require assistance with special education, mental health issues, vocational needs, employment, and permanency. The facility or home must provide comprehensive and timely evaluations and offer high-quality services to address the needs of the adult. The ongoing support must be incorporated into the Care Plan and fluid enough to adapt to the individual’s changing needs.
There are many early indicators of intellectual disabilities. While some are obvious, others are subtle in nature. Some of these include:
- Difficulty in thinking logically
- Difficulty solving problems
- Difficulty understanding the consequence of an action
- Difficulty in understanding social norms and rules
- Difficulty remembering things
- Difficulty speaking or learning to talk later in life
Morton Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If your family believes your loved one suffered harm or injuries while residing at Apostolic Christian Timber Ridge, contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers now. Let our skilled Morton attorneys file and handle your financial compensation claim against all those who caused your loved one harm. Our years of experience ensures a successful resolution.
We encourage you to contact our Tazewell County abuse law office today by calling (888) 424-5757 to schedule your no obligation, complimentary initial claim review. Your family does not need to make an upfront payment for our legal services because we accept all nursing home abuse and neglect cases through contingency fee agreements. This means our legal services are paid four only after we successfully resolve your claim for compensation by negotiating an acceptable out of court settlement or winning your case at trial.