The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs operates all Illinois Veterans’ Homes, which are skilled nursing facilities and independent living bed centers throughout the state, including in Manteno, Illinois. These licensed homes provide many of the same services as nursing homes in the private sector. Unfortunately, not all skilled bed facilities provide the highest level of care, which can be detrimental to the resident. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers provide legal representation, advice, and counsel to residents of Illinois nursing homes and skilled bed homes like Illinois Veterans Home at Manteno who have suffered harm, mistreatment or abuse.
Illinois Veterans Home at Manteno
This Skilled Beds Facility is a 304-certified-bed Center providing services to residents of Manteno and Kankakee County, Illinois. The Veterans-Associated Home is located at:
One Veterans Dr.
Manteno, IL 60950
The facility has four distinct nursing care units including a Dementia/Alzheimer’s Disease Unit that was launched in 2001. The Center provides around-the-clock skilled nursing care, Alzheimer’s dementia care and other programs for homeless veterans and their eligible spouses.
The need for long-term care for veterans has never been higher. This is because the aging population of veterans and their spouses is the largest in history. As more baby boomers enter their later years, the number is expected to grow even more. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has maintained a relationship with the State Veterans’ Home program for over a century acquire and build assisted living (domiciliary), nursing homes and adult day care facilities in every state, including Illinois.
Manteno Skilled Beds Home Resident Safety Concerns
The Illinois skilled beds home regulatory agency routinely updates their statewide nursing facility database system and post the information on the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH – ltc.dph.illinois.gov) website. This data contains a historical list of health violations, safety concerns, incident inquiries, opened investigations, filed complaints, and dangerous hazards of every facility in each county. The Kankakee County neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found many health violations, safety concerns, and deficiencies at all skilled bed facilities in Illinois.
Relocating into a Skilled Bed Facility
There is a certain appeal to relocating into a state Veterans’ Home as compared to an assisted living center in the private sector. First, the out-of-pocket expenses of staying in a Medicaid-bed facility is often significantly higher compared to a Veterans Home. While the Veterans Administration is prohibited by federal law in charging a single veteran more than $90 a month if they are eligible to receive Medicaid at a non-veteran-related nursing facility, the state is exempt from this federal rule, allowing the single veteran the ability to keep all of their pension amount to apply it to the total cost of their facility care.
What to Bring
Upon admittance, the veteran or their eligible spouse will need to bring their medications (a small three day supply) so the staff at the facility can review what was prescribed by the resident’s doctors. In addition, the newly admitted resident should bring along a two week supply of clothing including daywear and sleeping where in any cane, walker, wheelchair or prosthesis they use. Most facilities lack additional storage for clothing, so any seasonal where needs to be rotated in the closet and dresser by family members or friends.
Visiting a loved one in a skilled bed facility is both encouraged and recommended. These facilities provide a home-like atmosphere that is conducive to enjoying loved ones. In addition, most skilled care residents are given daily passes an overnight leave passes for time away from the premises. If the resident chooses to have an extensive stay away from the facility, all maintenance fees and charges will still accrue.
What to Expect
Residents are given a semi-private room with a half bathroom, three meals a day and access to linen, laundry, beautician and barber. The staff will assist the resident and administering medications and provide medical treatment and hospitalization when necessary with transportation provided by a medi-car or ambulance for emergency situations and veteran home-authorized appointments. Various types of rehabilitation therapies are available to veterans including occupational, speech and physical therapy along with a comprehensive restorative nursing program.
Numerous activities and programs are available for veterans and eligible spouses including access to hobbies, projects, parties, planned trips, and entertainment. The Manteno facility offers numerous off-site activities including catch and release fishing. All veterans facilities have a safety and security staff to ensure resident protection and have a fire alarm system.
Manteno Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
If your loved one has been injured or died prematurely while residing at Illinois Veterans Home at Manteno, call the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers law firm now. Our reputable Manteno attorneys who work on your behalf can successfully resolve your abuse, neglect or mistreatment victim case against the Illinois long-term care facility and staff members that caused your loved one harm.
We encourage you to contact our Kankakee County Veteran Abuse law offices by calling (888) 424-5757 today to schedule your free, comprehensive recompense case review. Make no upfront payment for our services because our legal fees are paid only after we have successfully resolved your case by winning at trial or by negotiating an acceptable out of court settlement on your behalf.