At Little Angels, programs and services are designed to promote change and growth. After a comprehensive evaluation, our team devises a total plan of care for each resident called the Individual Program Plan (IPP). This plan is carried out during all daily activities.
Admission to Little Angels is open to infants, children and young adults with severe cognitive and physical disabilities. Our residents are non-ambulatory, non-verbal, require total care for all daily living skills and skilled nursing services round the clock. Acceptance is based on bed availability and the determination that Little Angels will best meet the applicant's needs.
For further Admission information, contact us or call Julie at 847-741-1609 x 106.
Activity / Community Outing Program
At Little Angels, we realize learning doesn't happen in the confines of a classroom or training room alone. Learning, growth and development occur in all settings at any time of day. An energetic, diverse activity program is offered evenings, weekends and as a supplement to developmental training and school programs. Residents also take part in many local community events including plays, concerts, festivals and sporting events, and participate in outings to area establishments such as restaurants, malls, stores, arcades, movie theaters, roller rinks and the library.
Education / Training
All residents participate in one of three programs, depending on their age.
Little Angels early intervention program emphasizes sensory stimulation, motor development, social awareness and community integration. When residents turn 3, they are registered with their home school district to obtain funding for special education school services.
Special Education Program
Educational services are offered for residents ages 3-21 off-site through the public school system. If a school age resident is medically fragile and can not go out to school, his/her home school district will provide a tutor to work in the facility. Little Angels works closely with school staff to meet each student's needs and ensure continuity of programs.
Developmental Training (DT) Program
Developmental training for Little Angels residents 18 and older is provided at the Cathy Freeman Center for Developmental Training. This program is also open to community members who fit admission criteria. The purpose of this program is to prepare young adults with severe disabilities to function in integrated social settings. Emphasis is placed on functional skills, motor skills, communication, recreation/leisure skills and community participation.
Little Angels utilizes a team of specialists that offers a unique understanding of the complex health needs of people with severe disabilities.
Little Angels Medical Director, a local Internist with extensive experience in long term care, utilizes numerous hospitals and universities in the Chicago area to meet our resident's needs and is on call 24 hours a day. Other specialists include an Orthopedic Surgeon, Pediatric Dentist, Pulmonologist, Opthamologist and Audiologist.
Two local hospitals provide emergency services as needed 24 hours a day.
Licensed nurses and certified nursing assistants are on staff 24 hours a day. Our nursing team is specially trained to care for complex medical needs such as intensive nutritional management, seizure control, respiratory therapy, tracheostomy care, gastrostomy care and oxygen therapy.
Nutrition plays a vital role in our resident's overall health care plan. Special diets, food texture, supplements, formulas and feeding techniques are individualized to meet each resident's needs.
The dietary department is under the direction of a Certified Dietary Manager and a consulting Registered Dietitian who monitors weight and growth patterns, conducts nutritional assessments and develops dietary plans for each resident.
Little Angels provides Physical, Occupational and Speech Services. Therapists evaluate residents and work with direct care staff to develop and monitor programs. Our therapists supervise positioning, braces and splints, wheelchair specifications, hydrotherapy, feeding, vision and audiological exams, and the use of communication devices and adaptive equipment.