For many families, placing a loved one in long-term care facilities the only option to ensure they receive a high level of ongoing health care and hygiene assistance. Unfortunately, not all facilities adequately train their staff to follow procedures and protocols regulated by state nursing home agencies. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent mistreated and abuse patients at Illinois long-term care centers like Belmont Village Senior Living Geneva Road.
Belmont Village Senior Living Geneva Road
This Nursing Home is a ‘for profit’ Center providing services to residents of Carol Stream and DuPage County, Illinois. The 182-certified-bed Sheltered Facility is located at:
545 Belmont Ln.
Carol Stream, IL 60188
This facility provides numerous senior choices including assistant living, independent living, memory care and short stay nursing care. In addition to offering professional therapy services, the facility also offers housekeeping and laundry, supervised fitness programs and chef prepared dining along with diabetes care, short-term recovery stay, and medication management provided by a 24/7 dedicated staff.
Carol Stream LTC Home Resident Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Illinois routinely updates their LTC home database system. This information reflects a comprehensive list of safety concerns, filed complaints, opened investigations and health violations that can be found on numerous websites including Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH – ltc.dph.illinois.gov). The DuPage County neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have reviewed serious safety concerns, violations and deficiencies at all Illinois long-term care facilities.
Placing a Loved One in an LTC Home
Nearly six out of every ten individuals will require extended assistance by a competent caregiver at some point in their lifetime. Out of this number, most will require assistance the last few weeks or months. In some incidences, the assistance is required for the remainder of the individual’s life.
Many families place a loved one in an LTC facility to provide 24/7 assistance with walking, bathing, dressing, toileting, managing pain, helping with incontinence, counseling, obtaining occupational/physical/speech therapies or tending to their medical needs. Often, placement in a facility is necessary because the patient is suffering from an illness, disability, terminal condition, infirmity of old age or injury. This can be on a temporary or ongoing basis.
- Temporary Long-Term Care Stay – Usually, the patient requires short-term care for weeks or months after a hospital stay, when recovering from an illness, injury or surgery or because of a terminal medical condition.
- Ongoing Long-Term Care Stay – Typically, patients in ongoing long-term care remain in the facility for months or years due to chronic medical conditions, dementia, chronic severe pain, the need for supervision or the need for ongoing need for help with ADL (activities of daily living).
Most long-term care services are provided various optional settings including at home with a family member or friend provides around-the-clock care, in a nursing home, in an assisted-living center, at an adult day care center or at a hospice.
Many Illinois LTC facilities are small and built around a tight-knit community where a low staff to patient ratio creates a homier atmosphere. Other care centers are massive in size with hundreds of beds, housing residents in shared or private rooms. Many larger facilities have a wide array of social activities and provide event outings for individuals who are more active in nature. In comparison, smaller homes provide an ideal residential solution for adults who are frailer and require specialized individual care. In many incidences, LTC insurance policies cover the cost of residential home care.
Is Skill Care Better Than Custodial Care?
The medical community, Medicare, Medicaid, VA and health insurance plans refer to skilled care and custodial care as two different types of services provided by friends, families, volunteers, aides and medical specialist.
Custodial care is typically provided by a Skilled Service Plan and paid for by the resident or government’s health care plan,to provide supplies and services that can be used reasonably and safely by skilled and unskilled individual/medical personnel that could include: apply therapies, palliative relief, or treatments given at home that is consistent with prescribed therapeutic goals.
Alternatively, skilled care can only be provided by licensed medical personnel or individuals under their supervision. This type of care is typically medically necessary and uses an effective tool to improve the patient’s quality of life or maintain/diminish the decline of the patient’s condition.
Typically, both Medicare and Medicaid cover custodial and skilled care, including assistive care provided by an Aide with bathing, showering, toileting, ambulating, dressing, incontinence, feeding, administering medications and other hygiene/nursing needs.
Carol Stream Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you have your suspicions that your loved one is being neglected or abused while residing at Belmont Village Senior Living Geneva Road, call Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers to stop the mistreatment now. Our seasoned Carol Stream attorneys provide legal representation to residents who have been mistreated or abused. Our legal team has years of experience in successfully resolving claims for compensation against caregivers and residents who harm nursing home patients.
We encourage you and your family to contact our DuPage County elder abuse law office today by calling (888) 424-5757 to schedule your appointment for a complimentary case review. No upfront fees are necessary because our law firm accepts every nursing home abuse/neglect claim for compensation through a contingency fee arrangement.