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(210 ILCS 9/150)
Alzheimer and dementia programs.
(a) In addition to this Section, Alzheimer and
shall comply with all of the other
provisions of this Act.
(b) No person shall be admitted or retained if the assisted living
or shared housing
establishment cannot provide or secure appropriate care, if the resident
level of service or
type of service for which the establishment is not licensed or which the
not provide, or if the establishment does not have the staff appropriate in
numbers and with
appropriate skill to provide such services.
(c) No person shall be accepted for residency or remain in residence if the
person's mental or physical condition has so deteriorated to render residency
in such a program to be detrimental to the health, welfare or safety of the
person or of other residents of the establishment. The Department by rule
shall identify a validated dementia-specific
that will be used to assess individual
The assessment must be approved by the resident's physician and shall occur
prior to acceptance for residency, annually, and at such time that a change in
the resident's condition is identified by a family member, staff of the
establishment, or the resident's physician.
(d) No person shall be accepted for residency or remain in residence if the
person is dangerous to self or others and the establishment would be unable to
eliminate the danger through the use of appropriate treatment modalities.
(e) No person shall be accepted for residency or remain in residence if the
person meets the criteria provided in subsections (b) through (g) of Section 75
of this Act.
(f) An establishment that offers to provide a special program or unit for
Alzheimer's disease and related disorders shall:
(1) disclose to the Department and to a potential or
actual resident of the establishment information as specified under the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias Special Care Disclosure Act;
(2) ensure that a resident's representative is
designated for the resident;
(3) develop and implement policies and procedures
that ensure the continued safety of all residents in the establishment including, but not limited to, those who:
(A) may wander; and
(B) may need supervision and assistance when
evacuating the building in an emergency;
(4) provide coordination of communications with each
resident, resident's representative, relatives and other persons identified in the resident's service plan;
(5) provide cognitive stimulation and activities to
(6) provide an appropriate number of staff for its
resident population, as established by rule;
(7) require the director or administrator and direct
care staff to complete sufficient comprehensive and ongoing dementia and cognitive deficit training, the content of which shall be established by rule; and
(8) develop emergency procedures and staffing
patterns to respond to the needs of residents.
(Source: P.A. 96-990, eff. 7-2-10.)