Intermediate care facilities provide cares and services to individuals suffering from a developmental disability and/or the elderly and those suffering from non-acute illness. These centers tend to provide less intensive services and care when compared to hospitals and skilled nursing homes. Unfortunately, not all intermediate care homes provide the highest level of quality medical care and hygiene assistance. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have represented residents who were neglected, mistreated or abused at Illinois intermediate care centers like Clayton Residential Home.
Clayton Residential Home
This facility is a ‘for profit’ 235-certified-bed Center providing cares and services to residents of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois. The Intermediate Care Home is located at:
2026 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60614
Chicago Intermediate Care Home Resident Safety Concerns
Detailed information on each intermediate care facility in the state can be obtained on government-operated websites including the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH – ltc.dph.illinois.gov). These regulatory agencies routinely update their list of health violations, safety concerns, incident inquiries, filed complaints and opened investigations on care homes statewide. The Cook County neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have viewed numerous violations, deficiencies and safety concerns at all Illinois intermediate care facilities.
What Is Intermediate Care?
Intermediate care might be categorized as less intensive skilled nursing care provided under a doctor’s supervision by Registered Nurses or Licensed Practical Nurses. Unlike traditional skilled care provided in a nursing facility, intermediate care usually does not involve physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech therapy. Usually, the cares and services involve assisting with activities of daily living that could include administering drugs, laundry services, housekeeping and cooking meals.
Intermediate care homes are licensed by the state to provide around-the-clock services to individuals suffering from developmental disabilities. These include the developmentally disabled and disabled/habilitative, and those requiring intermediate nursing care, and continuous nursing care. Specifically, each one involves:
- ICF/DD (Developmentally Disabled) – These types of facilities provide round-the-clock personal care, habilitation, supportive health services and developmental care to individuals who are developmentally disabled. Typically, these individuals require developmental services and nursing care on a recurring, but intermittent, basis.
- ICF/DD-H (Habilitative) – These Centers are smaller facilities in nature that have a maximum capacity of up to 15/16 beds. These homes provide round-the-clock personal care, support health services, habilitation and developmental care along with nursing services on a recurring, but intermittent, basis. Usually, there individualized care has been certified by a surgeon or physician to not be at a level requiring skilled nursing care.
- ICF/DD-N (Nursing Care) – These Facilities are also small in capacity with a limit of 15/16 beds. These centers usually provide round-the-clock personal care, nursing supervision, and developmental services for the developmentally disabled. Usually, these residents have recurring, but intermittent, requirements for skilled nursing care at a level that is not ongoing. Typically, these residents are medically fragile, developmentally disabled or have demonstrated some significant delay in their development that could eventually lead to a serious developmental disability unless proper treatment is obtained.
For individuals anticipating the need for long-term residential care, they might have to fully recuperate or rehabilitate before making the move into a skilled nursing home. However, elderly individuals suffering from mental health issues and dementia with specific care goals that can be achieved in the short term can benefit from any of the services and cares provided at an intermediate care center. Additionally, this type of care is also advantageous to individuals in the last stages of their lives who require a suitable and safe environment.
Active treatments for these individuals are often a part of their Plan of Care which is usually developed by their doctors and the nursing staff and often involve health, treatment, training and related services directed at rehabilitating. In many cases, these goals are reached by an effective treatment geared toward behavioral support plans that were established by the facility’s Quality Intellectual Disabilities Professional (QIDP). Ultimately, the goal of an intermediate care facility involves the promotion of independence and the avoidance of unnecessary treatments and care.
Typically, the cost of staying at an intermediate care facility is far more affordable than skilled nursing centers. In addition, the centers tend to provide a greater level of independence that enhances the resident’s quality of life and provides more control over self-determination in the structure of their daily living. Through standardized care, the resident often receives a high level of physician care and continuous monitoring to achieve their goals.
Chicago Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If your family believes your loved one suffered harm or injuries while residing at Clayton Residential Home, contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers now. Allow our reputable Chicago attorneys to handle and resolve your compensation case involving abuse, neglect, and mistreatment that occurred in a long-term care home in Illinois.
We encourage you to contact our Cook County area nursing home law office today by calling (888) 424-5757. Speak with one of our representatives to schedule your no-obligation, comprehensive case evaluation. You do not need to make any upfront payment for our legal services because we accept all nursing home abuse and neglect cases through contingency fee agreements. This means our fees are paid only after we have successfully resolved your claim for compensation by negotiating an acceptable out of court settlement or win your case at trial.