Protesters recently assembled by Crestwood Terrace nursing home to protest the facilities alleged policy of encouraging residents to stay at the facility even after they want to relocated to a different nursing home or live independently. The August 20th protest was organized by The Progress Center for Independent Living, a group that offers assistance to disabled people in Cook County.
Not surprisingly, the allegations surrounding Crestwood Terrace stem from an economic incentive on the part of the facility to keep facility fully occupied and in receipt of governmental funding. “They don’t make things easy for the residents when they say they want to leave. They want to keep the beds filled,” says John Jansa program director at Progress Center.
Certainly, if the allegations asserted against Crestwood Terrace are accurate, they are particularly disturbing considering the fact that nursing home patients are entitled to select a facility on their own free will.
Crestwood Terrace is owned by a limited liability company that has an ownership interest in the following facilities in Illinois:
- Bourbonnais Terrace
- Burnham Healthcare
- Southview Manor
- Community Care
- Joliet Terrace
- Kankakee Terrace
- Woodside Extended Care
- The Terrace Nursing Home
- West Chicago Terrace
Forest Park activists protest Crestwood nursing home Forest Park Review August 24, 2010