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.
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.
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.
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
Walter Lawson Children's Home
1820 Walter Lawson Drive
Loves Park, IL 61111
Phone | (815) 633-6636