Many intermediate bed care facilities provide cares and services to individuals with an intellectual or developmental disability. Usually, these centers provide individualized comprehensive rehabilitation and health care as an effective way to promote the individual’s independence and functional status. Unfortunately, not every facility provides the highest level of care, which can be detrimental to the resident’s well-being. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers provide legal services to abused, injured or mistreated patients residing at Illinois intermediate beds centers like Grasmere Place.
This Intermediate Beds Home offers services to residents of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois. The 216-certified-bed Nursing Facility is located at:
4621 N. Sheridan
Chicago, IL 60640
Chicago Intermediate Care Home Resident Safety Concerns
Detailed information on each intermediate care home can be obtained on government-operated sites including the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH – ltc.dph.illinois.gov). These regulatory agencies routinely update their list of safety concerns, health violations, dangerous hazards, filed complaints, opened investigations, and incident inquiries on nursing homes statewide.
The Cook County abuse and neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have reviewed serious safety concerns, violations and deficiencies at every Illinois intermediate care facility, assisted living center, and nursing home.
The Benefits of Intermediate Care
Health-related centers provide a high level of custodial care and services to the physical or mental infirmed. Even almost these facilities are state regulated, the federal government requires intermediate care facilities maintain a licensed nurse on duty for a minimum of eight hours (one shift) per day. In addition, the facility must have a Registered Nurse (RN) as the Director of Nurses. These facilities usually assist the resident and every aspect of their care including their medical needs, habilitation, transportation and financial matters.
Typically, these homes offer medically-related service and care for individuals suffering from many types of emotional or physical condition that requires institutionalized care that does not rise to the level of a skilled nursing facility or hospital. In many incidences, the individual is suffering from a developmental disability or intellectual disability. Often, these residents are unable to live alone because they require ongoing supervision.
An Emerging Concept
Before the 1970s, many individuals in the US with intellectual disabilities (previously referred to as Mental Retardation) and those with developmental disabilities were housed in overcrowded private or public funded facilities that were in poor condition. Since then, there has been an emergent concept of changing and improving the individual’s life, support and training of an ICF/DD individual commonly referred to as a “resident” or “client” of the facility.
Many of the residents remain in the facility from an early age until old age, becoming their actual home away from home where the staff becomes their intimate family. While most of these facilities operate under state guidelines, they are heavily regulated by federal rules and protocols. The US government ensures a clean and safe environment is provided to every resident with programs developed to maximize each individual’s personality and potential through compassion and professionalism.
Many of these programs use a comprehensive approach to assist the resident in acquiring and maximizing every skill necessary to make the most of their abilities that enhance their independence. These “active treatments” are typically the bedrock of the facility’s programs or off-site programs facilitated by a comprehensive team trained to teach the individual positive behaviors and critical skills that optimize the resident’s daily living experience.
Relocating to an Independent Care Facility
Before the individual can be admitted to the intermediate care facility, they must be assessed through an evaluation. These assessments often include pertinent background information involving the residential candidate’s behavioral, developmental, functional, nutritional, health and social status.
These evaluations assure the individual, their parent/guardian and the staff that every resident’s needs can be met by the facility. Within the first month, after the individual is admitted to the facility, the Interdisciplinary Team will conduct an assortment of assessments and reassessments that help identify the individual's disabilities and issues, along with their underlying causes as well as the individual's developmental strengths and abilities.
After the assessment, the facility can then develop the individual’s behavioral management program to better serve their goals of independence. This includes an IPP (Individual Program Plan) developed by the facility’s interdisciplinary team that often includes medical/psychological professionals, staff members, and other caregivers providing services.
Some residents’ goal-achieving management program will maintain an existing skill. Comparatively, others will have more advanced goals including promoting highly developed skills that involve their work and private life including managing a personal bank account.
Chicago Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you and your family believe your loved one has suffered injuries or harm while residing at Grasmere Place, contact Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers now. Our Chicago attorneys have represented clients who have been abused, mistreated or neglected by caregivers and other residents at their long-term care facility.
We encourage you to contact our Cook County area abuse law office today by calling (888) 424-5757. Speak with one of our representatives to schedule your no-obligation, comprehensive case evaluation. 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 winning your case at trial.