Many families have no other option than to place a loved one suffering from memory loss in a care facility. Unfortunately, not all centers provide the highest level of care, guidance, and ongoing assistance. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent victims of neglect, abuse or mistreatment who reside in Illinois sheltered care beds facilities like Evenglow Inn.
This Facility is a 26-certified-bed faith-based ‘not for profit’ Home providing services and cares for residents of Pontiac and Livingston County, Illinois. The Sheltered Care Beds Center is located at:
1200 Evenglow Lane
Pontiac, IL 61764
The Center offers independent and assisted living options, memory care, respite care, senior solutions management, and adult day services. The continuing care retirement community is proximate to downtown Pontiac.
Pontiac Sheltered Care Home Resident Safety Concerns
Families can visit Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH – ltc.dph.illinois.gov) to review a complete list of all opened investigations, dangerous hazards, filed complaints, safety concerns, incident inquiries, and health violations. The regularly updated data is used to make a well-informed decision on which facilities in the community provide the highest level of care.
The Livingston County abuse and neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have reviewed serious safety concerns, violations and deficiencies at all Illinois sheltered care beds homes.
The Affordability of Medicare Facilities
Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease are multifaceted conditions that have no specific cause or cure. Statisticians estimate that approximately 4.5 million individuals were suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in 2011. In the decades ahead, that number is expected to grow exponentially.
While a certain amount of forgetfulness is a part of growing older where the individual forgets names, or misplaces the reading glasses, memory loss is usually much more. Ongoing forgetfulness compounded by the complications and completing problem-solving, mundane tasks or the spatial relationships of one object to another is usually an indicator of a growing loss of memory.
This type of memory impairment can usually be detected by a doctor during a screening test. Specific medications are available to assist the individual in slowing the progression and symptoms of the disease.
As the disease progresses, the individual will likely need to be transferred to a senior living Center, sheltered care bed facility or nursing home. Adult day programs, assisted living centers, nursing homes and sheltered care bed facilities provide numerous safe, secure and nurturing options ideally suited for adults suffering from memory impairment.
When Long-Term Care Is Necessary
Many families provide care for their loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s or other dementias in the comfort of their home. However, because the disease progresses over time, there will eventually be in need to transfer the loved one into a facility when home care becomes unmanageable. Families will have access to numerous available services when the time comes. Making that determination is often simpler by answering the questions below that include:
- Are there recurring accidents with appliances or vehicles such as forgetting to turn off the stove or driving erratically?
- Should a fire erupt inside the house, does the family feel that the loved one would act appropriately and take emergency measures including leaving the premises and calling emergency services?
- Have the challenges with ADL (activities of daily living) including bathing, eating, dressing become more challenging where the loved one is progressively more dependent on others?
- Does the loved one take their prescribed medications on a routine schedule in the appropriate doses without assistance?
- Has a loved one forgotten personal information including their address, phone number or who to contact in the event of emergencies?
- Has the loved one become lost or wandered away when running errands or walking?
- As the loved one’s caregiver, is your individual health and well-being at risk – meaning have you missed a lot of work or failed to manage your personal responsibilities?
- Is a level of assistance provided in the home likely to become significantly greater in the months ahead?
If one or more of these questions makes you realize that it’s time to place your loved one in an assisted living facility, it is best to seek out those that are designed to provide a high level of care to those suffering from dementia. Most assisted living centers and sheltered care bed facilities are small with a limited number of beds. These Homes tend to be staffed with professionally trained nursing aides and assistants who have the experience in bathing, grooming and dressing your loved one.
In addition, these facilities provide dining programs, ongoing activities, and structured social opportunities. The loved one will receive ongoing security and supervision staffed with caregivers specifically trained to handle exhibited poor safety awareness, confusion, and impulsivity that is common in in those struggling with memory loss.
Pontiac Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you believe that your loved one has suffered injury or harm while the patient at Evenglow Inn, call Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers today. Our knowledgeable Pontiac attorneys can offer legal assistance on your behalf to ensure your case for financial compensation is successfully resolved against every party who caused your loved one harm.
We encourage you to contact our Livingston 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.