Author Archives: Parents & Friends of Ludeman Center

PFLC – UPDATE! Ludeman Center Family/Guardian Visits Clarifications

Hello Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center,

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.

Stay Safe and Healthy!

Regards,

The Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center Executive Officers and Board Members

https://ludemanpflc.org

Ludeman.pflc@gmail.com

PLFC – Amazon Prime Day Starts Tonight!

Dear Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center,

AMAZON PRIME DAY IS HERE!

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Amazon is hosting Prime Day events October 13 and 14 with special pricing for thousands of items. What a great way to support PFLC!  Be sure to click on the link below to start shopping and supporting PFLC! 

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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!

Regards,

Parents and Friends of Ludeman Board

Ludeman.pflc@gmail.com

http://www.ludemanpflc.org

PFLC Ludeman Teleconference Call 9/14/2020, 2:30 p.m. CST

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Hello Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center,

The Elisabeth Ludeman Developmental Center (ELDC) Director, Tameka L. Watson became the ELDC Facility Director on August 16, 2020. Ms. Watson has invited Parents and Guardians to a monthly Teleconference call to hear updates on what is happening at Ludeman.

The Teleconference Call is intended for Guardians and Parents only of individuals that reside at ELDC. The link below will provide you with the details on how to join the Teleconference call, as well as the appropriate etiquette for Teleconference calling.

How To get on the call…Dial this Call-in Number 312-535-8110. Then when prompted, use this Passcode/Access code 133 720 3038#

Monthly Teleconference Meeting with Tameka

We are also asking attendees to submit questions you might have for Ms. Watson in advance. This will allow Ms. Watson to have the information readily at hand to address your questions and concerns. Please submit your questions and concerns by 5:00 p.m. Central Time on Sunday, September 13th to our e-mail address, ludeman.pflc@gmail.com. The subject line should be: Question for Tameka.

Thank you. Stay Safe and Healthy!

Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center Board of Directors
ludemanpflc.org
ludeman.pflc@gmail.com

PFLC – Monthly Meetings, Federal Stimulus Checks and Visiting Elizabeth Ludeman Center

Hello PFLC Family and Friends,

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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. 

Stay Safe and Healthy!

PFLC Board of Directors
www.ludemanpflc.org
ludeman.pflc@gmail.com

 

PFLC – July 25, 2020: Elisabeth Ludeman Center Visitation UPDATE

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Hello PFLC Parents and Friends,

The Parents and Friends of the Ludeman Center received an update regarding in-person visits at the Ludeman Center for next week:

July 25, 2020: Elisabeth Ludeman Center Visitation UPDATE

There are open slots available next week for in-person visits with your loved one at the Ludeman Center. Please contact Sandy Vanoskey, Clinical Director at 708-283-3893 before end of business hours next Tuesday July 28th.  The remainder of the week, Sandy and Cozette will not be available to schedule any in-person visits.    Sandy and Cozette are planning to be back in the office on Monday, August 3rd to resume scheduling your in-person visit. 

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. 

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

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Stay Safe and Healthy!
PFLC Board of Directors
www.ludemanpflc.org
ludeman.pflc@gmail.com

PFLC – July 20, 2020: Elisabeth Ludeman Center Visitation UPDATE

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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. 

Stay Safe and Healthy!
PFLC Board of Directors
www.ludemanpflc.org
ludeman.pflc@gmail.com

PFLC – July 17, 2020: Elisabeth Ludeman Center Visitation Suspension

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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)

Stay Safe and Healthy!
PFLC Board of Directors
www.ludemanpflc.org
ludeman.pflc@gmail.com

PFLC – Elisabeth Ludeman Center Visitation Policy

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Dear PFLC Parents and Friends,
                              The Ludeman Center has informed us of some exciting news. 
                For several continuous days, there have been ZERO homes in droplet isolation!! 
              Congratulations and thank you to the Ludeman Center Staff and Administration!! 
        Your dedication and hard work to attend to our loved ones is nothing short of miraculous. 

Reservations for family and guardians In-Person Visits are now available starting July 16th. 

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.    There are several rules and restrictions that are mandatory that will be enforced at the Center.  Family and Guardians will receive a copy via U.S. Mail.  If you have questions not addressed in the policy, please contact the Ludeman Center.  Refer to the Visitation Policy below for details:

ELDC Visitation Letter_7.10.20

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Stay Safe and Healthy!
PFLC Board of Directors
www.ludemanpflc.org
ludeman.pflc@gmail.com

PFLC Family and Guardian Teleconference Call Meeting Invitation

 

Hello PFLC Parents and Friends,

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

Stay Safe and Healthy!
PFLC Board of Directors
www.ludemanpflc.org
ludeman.pflc@gmail.com

 

June 11, 2020 Ludeman COVID-19 Status

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Hello PFLC Parents and Friends,

Ludeman has tested all residents at the Ludeman Center for COVID-19.  Ludeman will notify families of the testing process and results.  NOTE:  Some individuals have been tested more than once.

IDHS COVID-19 Data & Frequently Asked Questions

* Ludeman Residents:  220 tested positive.  232 tested negative.   
* Ludeman Staff: Aware that 408 have been tested. 125 tested positive of which 111 have returned to work.  156 tested negative.
* 3 of 38 occupied Ludeman Homes are being supported in droplet isolation.

Staff Wellness checks are being conducted before reporting to their assignment.

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Stay Safe and Healthy!
PFLC Board of Directors
www.ludemanpflc.org
ludeman.pflc@gmail.com