Many families struggle with the idea of relocating a loved one suffering from dementia into a long-term care center. Typically, there is no other option available because the memory disease can decline the individual’s health rapidly. Because of that, it is essential to choose the best facility that offers the highest level of care that meets the individual’s specific needs, to ensure they remain safe in their environment. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent abused and neglected residents residing in Illinois sheltered care facilities like Belmont Village Senior Living Glenview.
Belmont Village Senior Living Glenview
This Center is a 182-certified-bed facility providing services to residents of Glenview and Cook County, Illinois. The ‘for profit’ Sheltered Care Home is located at:
2200 Golf Rd.
Glenview, IL 60025
Glenview LTC Home Resident Safety Concerns
The Illinois nursing home regulatory agency routinely updates their nursing home database system containing the comprehensive list of all health violations, safety concerns, filed complaints and opened investigations. This information can be found on various sites including The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH – ltc.dph.illinois.gov). The Cook County abuse and neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have reviewed deficiencies and safety concerns at all Illinois nursing care facilities.
Finding the Best Long-Term Memory Care Facility
For many individuals, remaining at home living an independent life is no longer an option due to complications that arise from Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Transitioning between the early stages of the disease into the middle stages often requires 24-hour supervision to ensure that the individual remains safe. At the latest stage of dementia, around-the-clock care is a necessity.
The individual suffering with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias often prefers to live in a communal living environment that closely resembles home. Each type of memory care living option provides its own amenities. Some Homes are better suited to more active individuals who enjoy social interaction and large group activities. Other smaller Memory Care Centers tend to be ideally suited for frailer individuals requiring intense specialized care.
- Retirement Home – This type of housing tends to be more appropriate for men and women who are in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease but still have the capacity to care for themselves independently. These individuals can remain safe in their environment but might be challenged in their own home. These facilities provide limited supervision and monitoring and often provide significant opportunities including transportation, social activity, and amenities.
- Assisted Living Center (Supported Care) – These types of Centers tend to bridge the gap between remaining at home and living independently or obtaining skilled medical and hygiene care in a nursing home. Typically, these facilities provide around-the-clock staffing, housekeeping, recreational activities, transportation, and laundry. Some residents receive assistance with bathing, toileting, eating, dressing, and administering medications. Not all of these facilities provide specialized services to accommodate individuals with dementia.
- Skilled Nursing Home – This type of Home is ideal for individuals that require long-term medical treatment and around-the-clock skilled nursing care. Many of these Centers focus on specific programs including Care Planning, nutrition, spirituality, recreation and medical care. It is important to select a Home that has a low staff to resident ratio to ensure optimal medical care. Nearly all of these Centers are licensed and regulated by the federal or state government.
- Alzheimer’s Special Care Unit (SCU) – Because Alzheimer’s and other dementias require specialized care, these facilities provide Care Plans that focus on behavioral needs and adaptive interventions that improve the individual’s quality of life in a safe environment.
- Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) – These types of communities offer individualized care including skilled nursing, assisted living and independent living options, which are based on the requirements of the resident. In most cases, the patient can transition each level of care within the retirement community to ensure their needs are being met.
Choosing to relocate into a Residential Care Center is often challenging. However, making the decision can be easier if families answer the questions below, that include:
- Is home becoming unsafe for the individual suffering from dementia?
- Can the family meet the care needs of the individual who is losing their physical abilities?
- Is the health and well-being of the individual suffering from dementia becoming at risk?
- Are the individual’s caregivers becoming impatient, irritable or stressed?
- Are the caregiver’s physical abilities limiting their capacity to provide care?
- Are the work responsibilities of caregivers being neglected because time and energy are being given to the individual suffering from dementia?
- Would the individual with dementia benefit from social and structure interaction that’s provided at a Memory Care Center?
Glenview Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If your loved one was injured or harmed while a patient at Belmont Village Senior Living Glenview, contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers. Our seasoned Glenview attorneys can assist your family in successfully resolving your financial compensation claim against the nursing facility, Administrator, and/or nursing staff that caused your loved one harm.
We urge you to contact our Cook County elder abuse law office at (888) 424-5757. Schedule your appointment today to speak with one of our experienced lawyers for an initial complimentary recompense claim review. Our law firm does not require any upfront payment because we accept all nursing home neglect and abuse cases through contingency fee