Maintaining mental wellness or improving a mental condition often requires a stay in an intermediate care facility. However, not every care home provides the same level of services to individuals suffering from mental illness. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have represented residents who have been mistreated or neglected while residing at Illinois intermediate care facilities like Central Plaza Residential Home.
Central Plaza Residential Home
This Facility is a ‘for profit’ Intermediate Care Home providing services to residents of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois. The 240-certified-bed Center is located at:
321-27 North Central
Chicago, Illinois 60644
The facility provides 24-hour residential cares and services to individuals challenged with mental illness with the goal of maximizing their independence and integration into the local community.
Chicago Long Term Care Home Resident Safety Concerns
The state of Illinois routinely updates their intermediate care home database systems to reflect all safety concerns, health violations, filed complaints and opened investigations. This information can be found on numerous sites including the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH – ltc.dph.illinois.gov). The Cook County neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC viewed serious deficiencies, violations, hazards and safety concerns at all Illinois long-term care homes.
Coping with a Mental Illness
Many individuals live with a mental health condition that often makes securing work and managing money very challenging. In addition, individuals suffering from mental conditions often find it difficult to sleep, eat well, obtain routine health checks and cope with stress. Often, families have no other option than to place a loved one in an intermediate care facility to ensure they receive ongoing supervision and around-the-clock care.
An intermediate care center can provide daily activity and ongoing support with goals to enhance the individual’s physical and mental health. Activities tend to minimize psychological problems and not interfere with activities and work.
When Hospitalization Is Necessary
Most individuals suffering from mental health conditions are not likely to require hospitalization or treatments. However, intermediate care facilities and hospitals can assist the individual in accurately diagnosing their condition and closely monitoring and adjusting the medications until their condition become stabilized. Other times, an acute episode can temporarily worsen their mental illness, requiring the need for hospitalization or around-the-clock monitoring by competent staff trained to handle behaviors.
Treatments the hospital or intermediate care facility provides is often dependent on the level of care the individual requires. At hospitals, the care is usually provided by train staff including group therapists and psychiatric nurses who are supervised by psychiatrists. Residential care homes (intermediate care facilities) usually provide ongoing psychiatric care in a residential environment designed for children, adolescents, and adults. Other specialized in mental health conditions associated with addictions.
Staying at the Facility
Before the staff can begin the treatment, the individual must undergo a comprehensive physical examination. The results will determine the individual’s overall health status. Much information is collected from the examination that will be used to build an effective care plan.
Every individual maintains the right to have the staff and doctors explain all treatments and cares to ensure they are fully informed of all benefits and risks associated with the plan. In addition, individuals maintain the right to have all health data continuously protected to ensure the information remains confidential and private.
Before moving into the facility, it is important to ask specific questions concerning their stay. Some questions include:
- Can family members come visit me at the facility, and if so, for how long?
- What type of clothing can I wear?
- Will I be allowed to move about the facility and are any restrictions imposed on me on where I am allowed to go?
- Do I have the right to leave the facility grounds at my choosing or leisure?
- Will someone tell me how long I will reside at the center and who is in charge of making that decision?
- Will I have a private room or a shared room?
- If I do not like my roommate(s), can I relocate to another room?
- Do I have to participate in activities?
- Am I required to return to my room (curfew) at a specific time?
- Will my doctor or therapist discuss treatments and allow me to make decisions concerning my individualized care?
- Will I be informed of any change in my treatment before the changes made?
- Are my therapy sessions individualized or in group settings?
- Will I be required to undergo testing during my treatment and do I have the right to refuse to participate in these tests?
- Will I have the freedom to continue vocational training or school work while I receive treatment for my condition?
Chicago Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you believe your loved one suffered harm while a resident at Central Plaza Residential Home, contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC today. Our team of skilled, reputable Chicago nursing home attorneys can assist your family in successfully resolving your case for financial recompense against all parties who caused your loved one’s harm including the nursing home, staff members, Administrator, visitors and other residents.
We encourage you to contact our Cook County abuse law offices by calling (888) 424-5757 today to schedule your comprehensive compensation lawsuit evaluation at no charge to you. We accept every nursing home abuse and neglect claim for compensation through contingency fee arrangements. This means our legal fees are paid only after we have negotiated an out of court settlement on your behalf or have successfully resolved your recompense case in a court of law.