A sense of stability in a home environment is a crucial component to individuals suffering from mental health conditions. This is because the lack of a safe environment at home is often one of the significant barriers to full recovery. However, relocating a loved one into a sheltered care bed facility is not always the best option because not all Centers provide the highest level of care in a safe and affordable home. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent abused and injured residents of Illinois sheltered care beds facilities like Dixie Manor Sheltered Care to ensure their rights are protected.
Dixie Manor Sheltered Care
This facility is a 23-certified-bed ‘for profit’ Home providing services and cares for residents of Harvey and Cook County, Illinois. The Sheltered Care Beds Center is located at:
15535 Dixie Hwy.
Harvey, IL 60426
Harvey Sheltered Care Home Resident Safety Concerns
Families can visit Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH – ltc.dph.illinois.gov) to review a comprehensive list of all filed complaints, dangerous hazards, health violations, safety concerns, incident inquiries, and opened investigations. The routinely updated information can be used to make a well-informed decision on which sheltered care facilities in the community provide the highest level of care and assistance.
The Cook County neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found various deficiencies, violations and safety concerns at every Illinois sheltered care bed home.
Securing a Stable Environment
Many individuals released from incarceration, hospitals or inpatient care units run into serious housing issues. Locating an affordable, safe and stable housing option can assist the individual in their journey to recover from their condition and prevent further homelessness, hospitalization or a return to the criminal justice system.
However, just finding a place to land is not always beneficial to the individual suffering with a mental health condition. This is because the best opportunities are those that provide ongoing benefit to the individual that could include:
- Affordable Housing – Most individuals who suffer from mental illness conditions are in the lower income bracket and require rental subsidies, government rental assistance or additional financial aid. Paying a higher than normal rate tends to make it more challenging to provide for the basics including clothing, food and health care.
- A Sense of Freedom and Independence – The best housing will provide the freedom to choose what works best for the mentally-challenged individual and provide a sense of ongoing independence.
- Housing That Fulfills the Resident’s Physical Needs – Many individuals with a mental illness also suffer from the physical disability that prevents them from being able to drive or walk without assistive devices. The best type of housing might be those located close to public transportation, community resources or treatment providers.
- Discrimination-Free Options – Since the passage of the Fair Housing Act, rental housing options cannot discriminate against those with any type of disability. This means that property owners, landlords and leasing agents cannot refuse to rent to individuals due to their disability. In fact, they are required to provide reasonable accommodations and allow the disabled individual to make modifications that fit their specific needs.
Many individuals require a housing that provides independent living and around-the-clock care. Usually, these housing options will aid in paying the resident’s bills, making appointments, cleaning and full assistance or no assistance when it is not necessary.
- Supervised Group Homes – These housing options typically provide the highest level of support and care for the residents. Usually, the services are provided by trained staff members who remain on site around-the-clock. These homes tend to provide aid with ADL (activities of daily living), administering medications, paying bills, providing meals, treatment management, and transport.
The resident will be provided a bed, closet space, dresser, and share common areas and/or bathrooms. These facilities are typically ideal for individuals suffering from a serious mental illness that tends to affect basic functioning and ADL (activities of daily living).
- Partially Supervised Group Homes – These housing options typically provide most of the accommodations listed in Supervised Group Homes except the staff might not be on site around the clock. In fact, the residents inside the facility could be left alone without the trained nursing staff for hours and will be required to seek out help without assistance when needed.
Many individuals choosing to stay in a partially supervised Group Home are able to fulfill their daily living tasks without assistance and can clean, cook, bathe and dress on their own. Some hold part-time employment or participate in a nearby day program.
Harvey Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you, or your loved one, have been injured or harmed while residing as a patient at Dixie Manor Sheltered Care, call the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers law firm. Let our knowledgeable Harvey attorneys file and successfully resolve your mistreatment, neglect or abuse case that happened in an Illinois nursing home.
We urge you to contact our Cook County elder abuse law office at (888) 424-5757 to schedule your appointment today. Speak with one of our experienced lawyers for legal answers during a comprehensive, no-obligation case evaluation. No upfront fees are required because we accept every sheltered care home abuse and neglect claim for compensation on contingency. This means our legal fees are paid only after we have won your case at trial or negotiated an out of court settlement on your behalf.