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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

PFLC June 8 – 10 Ludeman COVID-19 Status

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Hello PFLC Parents & Friends,

It looks like progress is being made, as the homes that are being supported by droplet isolation have dropped from 11 to 5.  We hope this trend continues!  Great work by the Ludeman Administration, Staff, and Direct Care Workers that have done a tremendous effort to care for our loved ones.

June 10, 2020 Ludeman COVID-19 Status

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 110 have returned to work.  156 tested negative.
* 5 of 38 occupied Ludeman Homes are being supported in droplet isolation.

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

June 9, 2020 Ludeman COVID-19 Status

* Ludeman Residents:  219 tested positive.  232 tested negative.   
* Ludeman Staff: Aware that 408 have been tested. 128 tested positive of which 108 have returned to work.  248 tested negative.
* 11 of 38 occupied Ludeman Homes are being supported in droplet isolation.

June 8, 2020 Ludeman COVID-19 Status

* Ludeman Residents:  219 tested positive.  231 tested negative.   
* Ludeman Staff: Aware that 408 have been tested. 129 tested positive of which 108 have returned to work.  248 tested negative.
* 11 of 38 occupied Ludeman Homes are being supported in droplet isolation.

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

June 2, 2020 Ludeman COVID-19 Status

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Hello PFLC Friends and Family,

The June 2nd COVID-19 Status provided by the Ludeman Center is below.

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:  212 tested positive.  219 tested negative.   
* Ludeman Staff: Aware that 396 have been tested. 126 tested positive of which 104 have returned to work.  242 tested negative.
* 15 of 38 occupied Ludeman Homes are being supported in droplet isolation.

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

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

May 29 – June 1 Ludeman Covid Status, Guardian Visitation Notice

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June 1, 2020 Ludeman COVID-19 Status

Please read the attached notification from the State of Illinois Developmental Disabilities and SODC Operations regarding Guardian Visitation:
5.29.2020 SODC Guardian Visitation Notice

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:  212 tested positive.  196 tested negative.   
* Ludeman Staff: Aware that 383 have been tested. 125 tested positive of which 103 have returned to work.  165 tested negative.
* 16 of 38 occupied Ludeman Homes are being supported in droplet isolation.

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

May 30, 2020 Ludeman COVID-19 Status

* Ludeman Residents:  212 tested positive.  196 tested negative.    
* Ludeman Staff: Aware that 383 have been tested. 125 tested positive of which 100 have returned to work.  165 tested negative.
* 16 of 38 occupied Ludeman Homes are being supported in droplet isolation.

May 29, 2020 Ludeman COVID-19 Status

* Ludeman Residents:  212 tested positive.  196 tested negative.    
* Ludeman Staff: Aware that 343 have been tested. 121 tested positive of which 100 have returned to work.  101 tested negative.
* 16 of 38 occupied Ludeman Homes are being supported in droplet isolation.

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