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PFLC – Moderna Vaccine Has Arrived at ELDC!

Hello Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center,

I hope the New Year has brought you renewed hope that the pandemic will come to and end soon. We would like to share some news, and a request to make sure that if you are a Parent/Guardian you have provided the Ludeman Center your consent for the Moderna Vaccine that is now available to the ELDC 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 at different intervals to be effective, you must fill out and send in two forms.  One for the first dose, and another 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 e-mail the scanned completed forms 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

Thank you, and let’s hope we are on the path to better health and well-being for 2021.

Regards,

Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center Board Members

www.ludemanpflc.org

ludeman.pflc@gmail.com

PFLC – ELDC Updated Vaccination Information

Hello Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center,

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!

PFLC – Ludeman Center Teleconference Reminder

Hello Parents and Friends!

A friendly reminder that 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 2:00 p.m. today. Send your questions 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, December 14, 2020       2:30 – 3:30 P.M. CST
  • 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.  

Please Stay Safe and Healthy!

Regards,

Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center

ludemanpflc.org

Mail to: ludeman.pflc@gmail.com

PFLC – Video Chats and ELDC Director Teleconference Call Invite

Hello Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center,

ELDC Facetime and Zoom Video Chats Notification

Many Parents and Guardians have been taking advantage of the ELDC iPads to have Facetime and Zoom video chats with your loved one.  Beginning December 17th through December 28th, Please contact your Residential Unit Director to set up an appointment.  Available video chat times are Monday thru Friday between 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. due to the limited availability of authorized staff to ‘check out’ the iPad for use. 

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, mailto: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, December 14, 2020       2:30 – 3:30 P.M. CST
  • 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.  

Stay Safe and Healthy!

Regards,

Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center

Executive Officers and Board Members

Ludemanpflc.org

mailto:ludeman.pflc@gmail.com

Giving Tuesday is Here!

Hello Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center,

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is Here!!! 

Parents and Friends of the Ludeman Center are sending you a gentle reminder that today is the day! Please consider our organization for your Giving Tuesday donation….. or Wednesday…or Thursday… well, you get the idea!

Thanks to our generous supporters, we have provided indoor activities for the Ludeman residents. Please consider a donation so we can continue to provide activities for the residents.

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

The Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center Executive Officers and Board Members wish you and yours a Safe, Healthy, and Happy Holidays!

Regards,

PFLC Executive Officers and Board Members

https://ludemanpflc.org/

ludeman.pflc@gmail.com

PFLC – Giving Tuesday is Fast Approaching – December 1, 2020!

Giving Tuesday 2020Hello Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center,

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

The Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center Executive Officers and Board Members wish you and yours a safe and healthy Happy Thanksgiving.

Regards,

PFLC Executive Officers and Board Members

https://ludemanpflc.org/

ludeman.pflc@gmail.com

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

Hello Parents and Friends,

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.

Please Stay Safe and Healthy!

Regards,

Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center

ludemanpflc.org

ludeman.pflc@gmail.com

PFLC – LUDEMAN PARENT/GUARDIAN CONFERENCE CALL REMINDER

Hello Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center!

This is a friendly reminder that Ludeman Center Director, Tameka L. Watson, will be hosting a Teleconference Call for Parents and Guardians this coming Monday, November 9th at 2:30 p.m.

We encourage all Parents/Guardians to join the call to hear the Ludeman Center updates regarding the services and care of our loved ones that live at the Ludeman Center.

Send your questions in advance:

Finally, please submit your questions for Tameka Watson to our PFLC email address by end of day Saturday, November 7th.  Use the subject line “Question for Tameka”.  Thanks.  Our email address is: ludeman.pflc@gmail.com

The details for calling into the Teleconference call are:

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#

Stay Safe and Healthy!

Regards,

Parents and Friends of Ludeman Center Board

ludemanpflc.org

ludeman.pflc@gmail.com

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