Many older residents of long-term care facilities were raised from a young age to avoid making a fuss and thus failed to speak up when problems arise. Because of that, families are unaware of the neglect, poor care or abuse that could be occurring at the facility by caregivers, visitors or other residents. However, when signs do appear, it is often necessary to hire a skilled attorney who specializes in nursing home mistreatment, abuse, and neglect. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent Illinois care patients who have been harmed by caregivers or other residents while residing in Illinois sheltered care bed facilities like The Danish Home.
The Danish Home
This Sheltered Care Beds Facility provides services to residents of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois. The 17-certified-bed Center is located at:
5656 N. Newcastle Ave.
Chicago, IL 60631
In addition to providing around-the-clock hands-on care, the facility also provides long-term care solutions for individuals in postsurgical recovery that involve rehabilitation therapy.
Chicago Sheltered Care Beds Home Resident Safety Concerns
To ensure the families are fully informed of the services and care that they long-term care facility offers in their community, the state of Illinois routinely updates their comprehensive list of incident inquiries, safety concerns, health violations, dangerous hazards, filed complaints, and opened investigations of Homes statewide. This data can be used to make an informed decision before placing a loved one in a private or government-run facility.
The Cook County neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have reviewed the deficiencies, safety concerns and health violations at all Illinois Sheltered Care Beds Homes.
Making the Adjustment in a Sheltered Care Facility
Many families suspect their aging, infirm or disabled loved one is struggling in providing their own care at home. In many incidences, the only option is to place them into a safe environment where they can receive around-the-clock individualized nursing care and hygiene assistance. However, there is often difficulty in adjusting to an unfamiliar living arrangement. Communal living can be especially difficult, especially within the first few days of making the transition. Any little irritation or small discomfort during the time the loved one is ‘settling in’ can be overwhelming. Often, the loved one struggles with the idea that this problem will last for the remainder of their life.
However, families and friends can encourage them to enjoy new things such as signing up for a facility activity or participating in group programs. The individual can begin to feel at home if they share a meal or two with other residents, family or friends in the facility’s dining room. Having them focus on life’s positives is often enough to get them past the hurdle of adapting to their new environment.
Unfortunately, living in an enclosed shared environment is much different than living alone at home or with the spouse. Any small conflict can arise were a tiny misunderstanding develops into a monumental flare-up. However, staff members, families and friends can provide all the support the new resident needs to adapt to a social setting and become familiar with daily routines.
Successful assisted living community, sheltered a bed home or nursing facility will provide a full calendar of social and program activities designed to engage an active resident. It is not uncommon during the first few days or weeks after moving into the facility that shyness or timidity keeps older residents from participating in group activities they might otherwise enjoy. Friends and family members can encourage their loved one to participate and even join in the activity to create a comfortable atmosphere while they become adjusted.
The Potential of Abuse and Neglect
Often, residents in assisted-living communities, nursing homes, and sheltered care bed facility start showing signs of pre-dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or other conditions that are known to involve conflicts or aggression. If the nursing staff does not take immediate action, any minor aggressive behavior can easily get out of control.
Unfortunately, if staff members do not take a firm hand on sorting out misunderstandings and the conflict and aggression persist, abuse and mistreatment can quickly follow. It is essential that new residents with verbal or physical aggression behaviors are properly assessed by the facility so that interventions can be developed, implemented and enforced.
Often, a loved one in the new facility becomes disoriented or confused and could wander into the “space” or environment of another resident, creating a sense of anxiety or fear for one or both patients. It is essential for family and friends to take an active role in creating a sense of normalcy in the new environment during the loved one’s adjustment phase.
Chicago Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If your loved one is suffering from abuse, neglect or mistreatment while residing at The Danish Home, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help. Our Chicago nursing home attorneys have represented clients with victim cases involving abuse, neglect, and mistreatment. Our law firm working on your behalf can ensure your family receives adequate financial recompense for the injuries, losses and damages your loved one has endured due to the inappropriate actions of caregivers or other residents.
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. There is no need to make an upfront payment because we accept all nursing home claims for compensation on contingency.