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The Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center mission is to advocate for the rights of all the residents of Elisabeth Ludeman Center, to work with the Center towards quality of life enhancement, and to act as an all-volunteer support organization for the family members and friends of the residents.

August 8, 2020

Coming Soon – Elisabeth Ludeman Center Monthly Parent/Guardian Meetings

The Illinois Department of Human Services – Developmental Disabilities has conducted Teleconference meetings every six weeks with Parents and Guardians that have a loved one living in one of the seven State Operated Developmental Centers (SODCs).  Allison Starke and Tiffany Bailey have given us an opportunity to ask and respond to our questions at the State level.  The time has come to shift to holding monthly Teleconference calls at the Developmental Center level.  Soon we will be receiving information from the Elisabeth Ludeman Center Interim Facility Director, Tameka L. Watson regarding the monthly Parent/Guardian Teleconference call.  Please click on the link below to view the communication from Tameka.   

PFLC – ELDC Monthly Facility Director Call

Federal Stimulus Payments 2020: Illinois Department of Human Services – Developmental Disabilities

Many questions have been asked regarding the Federal Stimulus Payments guidance.  The Illinois Department of Human Services – Developmental Disabilities has provided detailed information regarding the use of these funds that have been provided by the Federal Government for your loved ones that reside in the Illinois State Operated Developmental Centers (SODCs).  Please click on the link below for the detailed information:

SODC Family Communication – Federal Stimulus Payments 2020

August 7, 2020: Elisabeth Ludeman Center Visitation

There are open slots available next week for in-person visits with your loved one at the Ludeman Center.

Keep in mind there are three Ludeman homes in Unit 3 that are quarantined for droplet isolation and are NOT AVAILABLE for in-person visits.   As soon as the Unit 3 Homes droplet isolation restrictions are lifted, we will post the update on our website so that you can make an appointment for in-person visits.  ALL OTHER UNIT 3 HOMES ARE CLEARED FOR IN-PERSON VISITS.

Please contact Sandy Vanoskey, Clinical Director at 708-283-3893 to inquire if you can schedule your in-person visits with your loved ones. 

July 20, 2020: Elisabeth Ludeman Center Visitation UPDATE

The Ludeman Center has informed us that in-person visits have resumed for the Homes in Units 1 and 2. 

A this time, there are three homes in Unit 3 that are quarantined for droplet isolation and are NOT AVAILABLE for in-person visits.   As soon as the Unit 3 Homes droplet isolation restrictions are lifted, we will post the update on our website so that you can make an appointment for in-person visits.  ALL OTHER UNIT 3 HOMES ARE CLEARED FOR IN-PERSON VISITS.

Please contact Sandy Vanoskey, Clinical Director at 708-283-3893 to inquire if you can schedule your in-person visits with your loved ones. 

July 17, 2020: Elisabeth Ludeman Center Visitation Suspension

It is with great sadness that the Elizabeth Ludeman Center has announced the suspension of visitation for a minimum of 2 weeks. We have some new positive staff cases not residents, however our guidance attached states that staff or residents, means we have to suspend all visitation. (See the link to the document below, Item #2).  The Ludeman Center cannot have ANY homes in isolation.  Three homes have been placed in isolation due to positive staff cases that supported these homes.

The Ludeman Center has provided about twenty Facetime and Zoom video chats in the past week and the families are loving it. Be sure to schedule your opportunity to video chat with your loved one by contacting Sandy Vanoskey at 708-283-3893 or Sandra.Vanoskey@illinois.gov.

7-1-2020 SODC Guardian Visitation Notice (R)

Elisabeth Ludeman Center Visitation Policy

Tameka Watson, Ludeman Interim Center Director and Sandy Vanoskey, Clinical Services Director have announced that reservations for in-person visits with your loved ones will begin on July 16th at the Ludeman Center.  Family and Guardians will receive a copy via U.S. Mail.  There are several rules and restrictions that are mandatory that will be enforced at the Center.  If you have questions not addressed in the policy, please contact the Ludeman Center.  Please refer to the Visitation Policy below for details:

ELDC Visitation Letter_7.10.20

Family and Guardian Teleconference Call Meeting Invitation
             Tameka Watson, Ludeman Interim Center Director   

        August 3, 2020 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CST

The Family Meeting will be an opportunity for families and guardians to be updated on the COVID-19 response at Ludeman Center as well as all State Operated Development Centers (SODCs).  The current visitation policies and next steps for the Centers will also be discussed.   Tameka Watson, Ludeman Interim Center Director, Tiffany Bailey, Deputy Director for SODC Operations, and Allison Stark, Director of the Division of Developmental Disabilities will be on the call to update us and answer your questions.  Please submit any questions you have for them by Thursday, July 30th and we will be sure they receive them.  Send to: ludeman.pflc@gmail.com

The Tameka Watson Teleconference Call Meeting Invitation instructions and details are available by clicking on the following link:
Family Meeting Invitation for 8.3.20

Elizabeth Ludeman Center Leadership Update
ELDC New Interim Center Director as of July 1, 2020

PFLC would like to offer our heartfelt thanks to Lisa Robinson, Ludeman Facility Director, for her steadfast leadership at the Ludeman Center over the past two years and particularly through these very difficult past few months of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Lisa, thank you for your strength, caring, and commitment to all our residents.  We wish you the very best in your next endeavor.

PFLC would also like to warmly welcome Tameka Watson as our new Interim Facility Director.  Tameka comes to the Ludeman Center from the Kiley Center in Waukegan where she was most recently a Unit Administrator.  We look forward to working with her on behalf of all the Ludeman residents and wish her great success in her new role.  Please read her letter of introduction below.

Tameka Watson Introduction Letter 6-18-2020

Ludeman Center Virtual Family/Guardian Visits Now Available

The Elisabeth Ludeman Developmental Center has announced that Virtual Family/Guardian Visits are now available.  ELDC has three iPads and iPhones that have the capability to visit virtually with your loved one at ELDC using various applications such as FaceTime, Zoom, and Duo by appointment only.

The procedures to book an appointment are as follows:

1.Contact Sandy Vanoskey, Ludeman Center Clinical Service Director at 708.283.3893. 
2. If Sandy is not available, Contact Cozette Gillespie-Pipkins at 708.283.3395.
3. If the three iPads are in use, then request an appointment with one of the ELDC iPhones.

A Note to our Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center Website Visitors
As of June 29th,  The Ludeman Center no longer has a home in COVID-19 Droplet Isolation Status.
For up-to-date statistics click on this link:   IDHS COVID-19 Daily Statistics

IMPORTANT!  
LATEST LUDEMAN CENTER UPDATES ON COVID-19

All Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center sponsored events and general meetings are cancelled until further notice.  When we can resume the events and general meetings, an update will be posted on this website.

Chain of Command

PFLC – ARCHIVED COVID-19 STATUS UPDATES AND REFERENCE MATERIAL

6.1.2020 – 6.29.2020 Ludeman COVID-19 Updates
5.29.2020 SODC Guardian Visitation Notice
VOR ACTION ALERT
5.1.2020 – 5.30.2020 Ludeman COVID-19 Updates
5.22.2020 Chicago Tribune – ‘Our residents are in crisis’
5.15.2020_IDPH_SupportPersons_HCF
5.5.2020 Giving Tuesday Now
5.2.2020 Chicago Sun-Times Article
4.24.2020 Legal Guardian Contact Information
4.24.2020 – 4.26.2020 Ludeman COVID-19 Updates
4.21.2020 PFLC Ludeman COVID-19 Update
4.20.2020 Ludeman COVID-19 Update #1, #2
4.16.2020 – 4.19.2020 Ludeman COVID-19 Updates
4.10.2020 Ludeman COVID-19 Status Update
4.9.2020 Ludeman COVID-19 Status Update
4.7.2020 Ludeman COVID-19 Status Update
4.6.2020 Update for PLFC
4.5.2020 State-Wide Update
4.5.2020 Grace Hou, Secretary, IDHS
4.3.2020 PFLC – Ludeman Update
4.3.2020 Grace Hou,Secretary, IDHS
4.1.2020 Ludeman Family – Guardian Letter
3.31.2020 PFLC – Ludeman Update
03.30.2020 LUDEMAN COVID-19 NOTIFICATION
3-20-2020 Letter to Family Guardians
3.19.2020 Letter to Family Guardians
COVID19
3.4.2020 IDPH COVID-19 Guidance LTC

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