Sheltered care facilities provide maintenance and personal care including assistance with activities of daily living to individuals while promoting independence. The cares and services are provided by nursing staff who often manage and/or administer prescription medications and develop/implement an effective Plan of Care, relieving the burden from the resident. Typically, the resident receives three meals a day, and assistance with laundry, housekeeping, and exercising. Unfortunately, not all care homes follow established procedures and protocols, which can be detrimental to the health and well-being of the individual. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent injured, mistreated and abused patients who reside at Illinois shelter care beds facilities like Greenfield Home to ensure that their rights are protected.
This Shelter Care Center is a 44-certified-bed ‘for profit’ Home providing services and care to residents of Princeton and Bureau County, Illinois. The Facility is located at:
508 Park Ave. E.
Princeton, IL 61356
In addition to providing skilled nursing care, Greenfield Home also offers other services including daily assistance, housekeeping, linens and laundry, activities, security and socialization opportunities using an effective Plan of Care specifically centered on the individual’s needs and requirements.
Princeton Sheltered Care Home Resident Safety Concerns
The Illinois shelter care home regulatory agency routinely updates their statewide nursing, rehabilitation and shelter care facility database system. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH – ltc.dph.illinois.gov) information contains a historical list of dangerous hazards, filed complaints, opened investigations, safety concerns, incident inquiries, and health violations of every facility in each county.
The Bureau County neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have reviewed the deficiencies, safety concerns and health violations at all Illinois sheltered care homes.
The Benefits of Sheltered Care
Illinois nursing home regulatory agencies develop, implement and enforce regulations around sheltered care beds homes, assisted-living centers, and nursing homes. The state of Illinois enacted The Nursing Home Care Act to include sheltered care facilities that house three or more residents who are not related to the owner by marriage or blood. Usually, these facilities provide personalized attention with care given by nurses and nurses aides around-the-clock.
Many sheltered care homes offer a place of residence for individuals with physical, intellectual and developmental disabilities who require assistance with activities of daily living but not at a level involving skilled nursing care. Typically, these centers are smaller in size compared to traditional skilled nursing facilities and assisted-living homes while still providing integrated residence arrangements in smaller groups between four and 64 beds.
There are significant benefits to sheltered care including access to laundry and housekeeping assistance along with the availability of indoor exercise opportunities. In addition, many residents require ongoing assistance with managing their medications and Care Plan that optimizes their health.
Assistance with Activities of Daily Living
Activities of daily living often refer to every day, common tasks individuals must perform to gain their independence and become self-sufficient. These activities commonly include bathing, toileting, grooming, walking, eating and drinking that are limited due to a mental or physical challenge. Usually, these facilities provide ongoing assessments to determine or measure the deterioration or progression of an individual’s health.
As an example, brushing hair requires extensive fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination. Likewise, toileting requires maintaining continence and a sensory awareness of the individual’s body signals followed by balance and fine motor skills. Accidents, the aging process, and intellectual/developmental disabilities often wreak havoc on performing ADLs (activities of daily living) that tend to be required for quality ongoing life.
Caregivers in many facilities are instrumental in assisting those with activities of daily living that can include a variety of indirect assistance that include:
- Managing the individual’s finances
- Access to and assistance with shopping
- Circumnavigating transportation opportunities including the public transit system or driving
- Using a cell phone or telephone
- Preparation of meals
- Performing basic home maintenance and housework
- Managing prescription medications
The state of Illinois requires every sheltered bed care provider to perform assessments to verify the level of assistance the resident requires with their activities of daily living. Many of these homes offer non-Medicaid, state-funded programs that offer various services relating to the care of those in need, especially individuals with disabilities.
Princeton Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If you suspect your loved one was victimized or harmed by caregivers, employees or other residents while residing at Greenfield Home, call Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers today. Allow our reputable Princeton attorneys to handle and resolve your recompense case involving abuse, neglect, and mistreatment that occurred in a shelter care home in Illinois. Our abuse law firm is dedicated to ensuring that you and your family receive the level of financial compensation you deserve from every individual, party or entity at fault for causing your loved one’s harm.
Schedule your free, no-obligation comprehensive financial claim review today by calling our Bureau County abuse law offices at (888) 424-5757. No upfront retainers or fees are required because we accept every wrongful death lawsuit, personal injury case and nursing home abuse and neglect claim for compensation on contingency. This means our legal fees are paid only after we have won your case in front of a judge or jury or negotiated an acceptable out of court settlement on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.