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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.

Updated COVID-19 Moderna Vaccine Information January 16, 2021

GREAT NEWS!!   THE MODERNA VACCINE HAS ARRIVED AT THE ELISABETH LUDEMAN CENTER!!

If you have not received your consent form to administer the vaccine to your loved one that resides at Ludeman, click on the links below for the fact sheet and Moderna Vaccine consent forms.  Since the Moderna Vaccine requires two doses of the vaccine to be effective at different intervals, you must fill out and send in two forms.  One for the first dose, and a second one for the second dose.  Please make this a top priority so your loved one can receive the vaccine.  Please send your completed forms via U.S. Mail to Ludeman Center, Attn: Lisa Blutcher, 114 N Orchard Dr., Park Forest, IL 60466 or the scanned completed forms via e-mail to Lisa.blutcher@illinois.gov

Moderna Vaccine Fact Sheet

COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form – Moderna Dose #1

COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form – Moderna Dose #2

Updated COVID-19 Vaccine Information

The State of Illinois has informed all State Operated Developmental Centers (SODCs), which includes the Ludeman Center, regarding the TWO separate consent forms Parents/Guardians will receive in the US Mail for the COVID-19 vaccine to be administered to the Ludeman Residents. One form is for the Pfizer vaccine and the other form is for the Moderna vaccine. Because there is a possibility that both manufacturers vaccine will be available, a separate form is needed for each vaccine manufacturer. Both vaccines have an effective rate of 94-95% efficacy. Your loved one will be administered the vaccine in two doses from the same company when the vaccine and your completed consent forms are returned. Because there is a possibility that both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines could be delivered to the Ludeman Center, TWO separate forms are necessary because at this time, it is not known which vaccine will be readily available at the Ludeman Center for use. Please fill out BOTH vaccine authorization forms for your loved one that resides at the Ludeman Center and return both of your completed consent forms as soon as possible. Thank you for helping to protect the Ludeman Center residents, essential workers, and staff from this horrible virus. Thank you, stay safe and Healthy!

ELDC Halloween Treats 2020

The Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center provided funds from your donations to the Ludeman Center for Halloween Treats for the residents.  Thank you to you, our donors, and the ELDC Staff for making a Halloween special for the Ludeman residents!  Enjoy the photos!

  Elisabeth Ludeman Developmental Center Monthly Parent – Guardian Teleconference Call with ELDC Director, Tameka L. Watson

ELDC Director, Tameka L. Watson has offered a monthly teleconference call with Parents and Guardians.  The focus of the call is to inform and update parents and guardians with information regarding the ELDC directives and activities.  If you are a parent and/or guardian, please send any questions you may have for Ms. Watson by noon on Friday prior to the scheduled meeting to our e-mail address, ludeman.pflc@gmail.com.  We will compile your questions and forward them to ELDC to address on the call.  Please mark your calendars for the following scheduled calls:

  • Monday, January 11, 2021            2:30 – 3:30 P.M. CST
  • Monday, February 8, 2021           2:30 – 3:30 P.M. CST
  • Monday, March 8, 2021                2:30 – 3:30 P.M. CST
  • Monday, April 12, 2021                 2:30 – 3:30 P.M. CST

Contact ELDC at 708-283-3000 and ask for the Center Director’s Office to obtain the correct Teleconference Telephone Number to join the call.  PFLC looks forward to you joining us on the call.  

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is Fast Approaching – December 1, 2020! 

There are many days and ways to support the Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center.  PFLC has  provided the Ludeman Center with various activities for the residents use in-house during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Without your generous support, we would not have been able to supply activities and PPE equipment to the Center.  We are humbly grateful for all of your support. 

Click on the link below for a list of activities we have provided based on your generous support:

Giving Tuesday 2020

ELDC COVID-19 Outbreak 11.20.2020

Ludeman Center Raised to COVID-19 Outbreak Status – 11.11.2020 Update

The Elizabeth Ludeman Center Administration has informed us that there is once again a COVID-19 Outbreak at the Ludeman Center.  Ludeman Center is moved to Outbreak Status when a combined 20+ individuals (staff, supporting agency staff and residents) have tested positive for COVID-19.  At this point Staff, Supportive Agency Staff, and Residents have all been impacted by the virus outbreak.

Outbreak Status Impact on Visits with Residents

Covid-19 Outbreak Status necessarily impacts visitation with your loved one.  All in-person visits at Ludeman Center are currently canceled and on hold.

The 3 Visitation Phases at Elizabeth Ludeman Development Center (ELDC)

  • Phase 1 implemented when One or More ELDC COVID-19 Positive Tests, regardless of the source listed above.
  • Phase 2 – To move from Phase 1 to Phase 2, ELDC must have 14 Consecutive Days without ANY NEW POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES.
  • Phase 3 – To move from Phase 1 to Phase 3, ELDC must have 28 Consecutive Days without ANY NEW POSITIVE COVID-19 CASES.
Finally, Home Visits are also not allowed at this time.  When Home visits become available, ELDC will notify all parents and guardians.

UPDATE! Ludeman Center Family/Guardian Visits Clarifications

The Elizabeth Ludeman Center, Under Guidance from the Department of Human Services and IDPH has clarified the directive for visiting with your loved one that resides at the Ludeman Center.

ELDC – Visitation and Home Visit Guidance 10.6.2020

The above document has been sent to all parents/guardians.  The document explains the rules and regulations for Phase 1 and Phase 3 Visits with your loved one.
  1. The current Ludeman Center Visitor status is PHASE 1.   
    1. Phase 1 includes In-Person at Ludeman Visits and Video Chat Visits. Please refer to Page 4 for details.  
  2. The Ludeman Center Visitor status for PHASE 3 is NOT IN EFFECT.
    1. Phase 3 includes Home Visits as well as the Phase 1 Visits.  Please refer to Page 5 for details.
  3. If COVID-19 positive tests results at the Ludeman Center (staff and residents combined) are 20 or more, only Video Chat visits will be available.
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PFLC Amazon Smile Link

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on Amazon Smile, the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.  It is Amazon’s way of giving back, and it adds nothing to the cost of your purchases. Without your generous support, many of the events and activities PFLC and you provide would not be possible.  Thank you!

PFLC PayPal

The Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center has partnered with PayPal to electronically accept donations, Membership Dues, and Memorials!   Click on the PayPal Donation link below to support our mission for the Ludeman Residents.

PayPal – Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center 

The PFLC Donation Form is still available for you to send a donation to our organization.  Click on the PFLC Donation Form below to print and mail the form along with your donation.

PFLC Donation Form. 2020

A Note to our Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center Website Visitors For up-to-date state-wide statistics click on this link:   IDHS COVID-19 Daily Statistics

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