FAQs

FAQs
  1. If I know someone who is appropriate for Walter Lawson Children's Home, what do I need to do?
  2. How do I find out about your survey history?
  3. Is there a waiting list?
  4. How do I schedule a tour?
  5. If you are licensed as a "Skilled Pediatrics" facility, why do you have residents over age 18?
  6. How are staff qualified?
  7. What is the staffing ratio?

FAQs

1. If I know someone who is appropriate for Walter Lawson Children's Home, what do I need to do? Top
Walter Lawson Children's Home works with many different sources when it comes to placement. We accept referrals from the individual/family as well as outside agencies that assist people with obtaining placement. Services shall be available to persons deemed appropriate according to the above specifications and without regard to color, race or national origin.
2. How do I find out about your survey history? Top
Surveys are made available to the public. You may request copies from our business office. Survey results are also posted in the newsletters and at the Illinois Department of Public Health website. 
3. Is there a waiting list? Top
Yes. We currently have a waiting list at our facility. However, some of those on our waiting list are still living at home are not ready to move in. When we evaluate someone for placement, we consider the urgency of their need for placement and whether we can meet his/her needs. 
4. How do I schedule a tour? Top
It is best to call to make an appointment for someone to provide a tour, although this is not necessary. Tours are scheduled at your convenience, but during visiting hours 9 a.m.- 8 p.m. 
5. If you are licensed as a "Skilled Pediatrics" facility, why do you have residents over age 18? Top
Originally, we offered services to children and young adults; however, many of our residents surpassed their life expectancy and found that once they "aged out" they did not have an available skilled nursing facility appropriate for their needs. After awhile, we found that we had more "adults" than we did children. We provide services to those with the greatest need. If the Admissions Committee determines that placement or continued placement in our facility is appropriate, then age is irrelevant. 
6. How are staff qualified? Top
We provide annual, and as needed, training and supervision for all of our staff. We seek to go above and beyond license requirements with our training program. 
7. What is the staffing ratio? Top
The ratio will depend upon the time of day. We have certified Resident Care Specialists (RCS) who work three shifts.  We also have a day training staff 8:00 a.m.-3 p.m. We have five nurses on 1st and 2nd shifts and four nurses on 3rd. Therefore our ratio is generally:  a.m. care: 1:4 Day Training: 1:4 p.m. care: 1:5