Illinois community living facilities are designed specifically to provide care and services to the intellectually and developmentally disabled individual. Many of these facilities offer community workshops and training programs to help those who require assistance with daily living skills. However, not every facility offers the highest level of care. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent nursing home residents who have been neglected, mistreated or abused in Illinois community living facilities (CLF) like Broadway Arms.
To ensure that a loved one is receiving the highest quality of care, the family must research, review records and visit as many community living facilities as possible. This data will help determine which Home and staff can develop and implement goals and care that meet the specific needs of the developmentally and intellectually disabled individual. Before placement, it is important that the family understands that the individual has a right to choose their roommates, the type of residence and its location.
This community living facility is a ‘for profit’ 12-certified-bed Center providing cares and services to residents of Lewistown and Fulton County, Illinois. The Home is located at:
1003 N. Broadway
Lewistown, IL 61542
As required by law, the staff members receive training in basic first aid, crisis intervention and CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). The staff provides training that advance the individuals daily living skills. The support and training is provided through individualized care that encourages the resident’s input. Typical services include:
- Use of language
- Ability for independent living
Lewistown CLF Home Resident Safety Concerns
To ensure families are informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Illinois routinely updates their nursing home database system. This data reflects a complete list of filed complaints, safety concerns, health violations, incident inquiries and opened investigations that can be reviewed on numerous sites including Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH – ltc.dph.illinois.gov). The Fulton County neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have reviewed the deficiencies, concerns, and violations at all Illinois community living care homes.
What to Expect When Moving into a Community Living Facility
Historically, individuals suffering from developmental and intellectual disabilities were housed in forced institutional communities without any consideration to their quality of life, dreams, hopes or preferences. Fortunately, new trends have emerged in recent decades were residential communities have begun focusing more on an individual-centered planning approach, considerations of the individual’s quality of life and the development and training focusing on self-determined skills.
Society now believes that individuals suffering from developmental and intellectual disabilities must maintain their right to enjoy an accessible, safe and affordable environment within their community. In addition, these individuals must have self-authority, freedom and the ability to exercise control over where they live. These choices include whom they share their space with, privacy and accessibility to services to ensure their ADL (activities of daily living) and routines are met. Their decisions include freedom to enjoy their independence and interact with individuals without disabilities when possible.
A Community Living Facility is the most extensive residential option available to the intellectually and developmentally disabled. These Homes are traditional residential communities that provide the individual training, supervision, guidance and other necessary assistance that meet the behavioral and medical requirements of the individual. The facility’s staff have received extensive training in providing cares to mild or moderate developmentally disabled residents. Typically, the goal of the facility is to eventually relocate the individual to a more independent arrangement.
Successful residents participate in the facility’s daily activities including sheltered workshops, vocational training classes, and ongoing employment. These facilities typically have 20 residents or less to provide more focused care and exceptional training. On average, many residents stay for six months or less before being transferred to a more permanent living arrangement in the local community.
Extensive research has been conducted in comparing the lifestyles of individuals suffering from developmental intellectual disabilities who reside in residential communities and institutional settings. The studies indicate a clear and convincing answer that these individuals tend to enjoy greater personal freedom through ongoing participation in the facility social activities.
In addition, these individuals tend to develop more long-lasting associations with family members and friends who share their living experience, compared to being placed in an institutional setting. The research also revealed that the size of the facility of 15 residents or less tends to produce a more desirable outcome for the resident, as does the personal choice in selecting daily activities.
Lewistown Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you believe that your loved one suffered harm while a resident at Broadway Arms, contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers today. Our knowledgeable Lewistown attorneys offer legal representation to patients with cases that involve neglect, abuse, and mistreatment happening in Illinois nursing homes.
We encourage you to contact our Fulton County area elder abuse law office today by calling (888) 424-5757 to schedule a complimentary no-obligation, initial recompense claim evaluation. You are not required to pay any upfront fees or retainers because we accept all nursing home abuse and neglect cases through contingency fee agreements. This means all payments for our legal fees are made only after we have successfully resolved your case in a jury trial or negotiated an out of court settlement on your behalf.