Today, there are numerous options that the elderly and their family can choose from when deciding on care. The care service that a family and their elderly loved one chooses highly depends on the health needs of an elderly person and their mental and physical capability. A rising option for the elderly is adult day care. Adult day care services and regulations widely varies from state to state. In Illinois, adult day care is strictly enforced to follow the requirements of Public Act 91-0598 (link http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/publicacts/pubact91/acts/91-0598.html
Why adult day care may be the right option for you or a loved one
Adult day care is designed in Illinois to care for elderly persons who want to remain in their own homes and stay active in their community. It is an option for elderly persons who cannot function during the day on their own due to a physical, social or mental impairment. It is also an option for family who has chosen to care for their elderly loved one at home during hours of work or just need a break from constant care. Additionally, adult day care can be an outlet for isolated adults in the community to interact with others similar in age.
Adult day care is not for everybody, and to be sure that you or a loved one is cared for properly, it is important to research all of the options available for care. To find an adult day care in Illinois, visit http://www.state.il.us/aging/1directory/adult_day.pdf.
Accidents or neglect while being cared for at an adult day care facility
Just like other care services in Illinois, adult day care is required to meet the standard of care when caring for elderly persons. If you feel that you or a loved one were injured due to the neglect or abuse at a facility like this, call an Illinois abuse attorney today to learn more about your rights to compensation. Malman Law is available 24/7 for a free consultation.