Memory care assisted living homes provide long-term cares and services that have been developed to meet specific requirements of individual suffering with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or another form of memory loss. Unfortunately, not all facilities provide the same services that meet basic standards of care. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have represented many Illinois nursing home residents who have suffered neglect, abuse, and mistreatment at sheltered care facilities like Citadel Estates – Hazel Crest.
Citadel Estates – Hazel Crest
This Center is a ‘for profit’ Sheltered Care Home providing services to residents of Hazel Crest and Cook County, Illinois. The 64-certified-bed Home is located at:
3701 West 183rd Street
Hazel Crest, Illinois 60429
The Facility is a part of the Citadel Healthcare System providing a variety of services including skilled nursing, long-term health care, independent living and memory care. The assistant long term living community cater specifically to individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. The home is staffed with nurses and aides receiving special training and caring for those suffering memory loss, Alzheimer’s and dementia. The nursing staff remains on site 24 hours every day.
Hazel Crest Long Term Care Home Resident Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH – ltc.dph.illinois.gov) database system to review the comprehensive list of safety concerns, health violations, filed complaints and opened investigations. This information provides valuable content to make a well-informed decision of where to place a loved one who requires the highest level of health care and hygiene assistance. The Cook County neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have viewed numerous violations, deficiencies and safety concerns at all Illinois long-term care homes.
When the Time Comes for Outside Care
Alzheimer’s and other dementias are often slowly progressive diseases or notable changes are not often easily recognized. This is because the disease tends to affect every individual differently. However, created an effective Care Plan once the individual has been diagnosed can ensure that the loved ones care requests are formulated into their services, cares and need for assistance with activities of daily living.
In later stages, it is essential that family members consider placing their loved one in a residential care facility. There are various options to consider when making the determination that it’s finally time to move an aging child, parent, grandparent or spouse into a facility. These include:
- Assisted Living Home – In the early stages of the disease, the individual typically just requires assistance with normal ADL (activities of daily living) that could include preparing meals, dressing, bathing, and toileting. Many assisted living facilities have 24-hour staff members and perform assistance in transportation, laundry, housekeeping and recreational activities.
- Nursing Facility – At some point, many individuals suffering from memory loss require skilled nursing care. These facilities provide room and board, ongoing supervision and medical care. Upon admittance and throughout the individual’s time at the facility, the staff will develop and implement a Care Plan, manage special nutrition problems and ensure that the resident is seen by a doctor or physician’s assistant to deal with medical concerns.
- Alzheimer’s SCU (Special Care Unit) – Many residential facilities have specialized memory care units specifically design for individuals suffering from memory issues. Typically, all individuals with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease received care from specially trained staff members. These units also cater to the specific issues individuals with memory problems have including the need for additional safety measures like securing all accidents to prevent wandering away from the facility.
The level of care loved one receives is usually dependent on the type of Alzheimer’s and dementia services required. Every facility is different. Because of that, it is essential to discuss specifics with the family’s loved one during the disease’s early stages to develop an effective plan that meets their needs, desires, and wishes.
Choosing the best memory care community requires a comprehensive understanding of each facility and the level of specialized training staff members have received. In addition, it is important to know the level of supervision and monitoring the staff members provide which could include around-the-clock supervised care, assistance with activities of daily tasks, medical monitoring, assessments, and evaluations. In addition, the community should provide a pleasing atmosphere for the resident, making it easy for the individual suffering with memory loss to navigate around the home.
Hazel Crest Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you, or your loved one, have suffered injury or harm while residing as a patient at Citadel Estates – Hazel Crest, contact the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers law firm now. Our seasoned Hazel Crest attorneys provide legal representation to sheltered care home 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 Cook County elder abuse law office today by calling (888) 424-5757 to schedule your appointment for a comprehensive case review at no charge. You are not required to make any upfront payment or retainer to receive immediate legal services. Our fees are paid only after we have successfully resolved your case by negotiating an out of court settlement on your behalf or win your case at trial.