Consumer and Family Information

How often can my child's family members visit?
If my child is ill or has an accident, when will I be notified?
What medical services are available for my child?
How are the meals prepared for the clients?
Is there a support group available for parents/relatives?
What training is provided to the staff who work with the clients at bluegrass.org?  
How long can my child live at bluegrass.org Oakwood?
How does a person apply to be admitted to Oakwood?

How often can my child’s family members visit?

Bluegrass.org Oakwood encourages visits from family and friends and has an open-door policy. Each client’s guardian will submit a list of the names of the individuals who have permission to visit him/her.  Those on the list can visit at anytime during the day or night and as often as they wish. 

 

If my child is ill or has an accident, when will I be notified?

You will be notified immediately following a medical assessment by the doctor or nurse.

 

What medical services are available for my child?

bluegrass.org Oakwood has doctors, nurses, and dentists on site at the facility for exams and treatment of the clients.  If the client needs to be seen by a specialist, appointments will be scheduled.  The guardians are notified prior to the appointment for their consent. 

 

How are the meals prepared for the clients?

The doctor writes a diet order for each client based upon the information received upon his/her entry to the facility.  A therapy team will complete a meal observation of the client within 24 hours upon entry and make recommendations.  A registered dietician writes menus for each client based upon the diet order and recommendations from  the therapy team.  The clients receive 3 meals daily based on dietary guidelines.  The meals are prepared in the kitchen on grounds under the direction of a Food Service Manager.  The clients also receive a bedtime snack.  Accommodations are made with regard to a client’s request for their favorite foods if possible.

 

Is there a support group available for parents/relatives?

Yes.  There is an organization made up of parents and relatives.  The name of the  group is: Parents and Relatives of Oakwood Facility  (PROOF).  The president of the group is Berlinda Bazzell (270-622-7819).  PROOF meets quarterly, but feel free to contact Mrs. Bazzell with any questions you may have.  Additionally, bluegrass.org Oakwood employs a parent liaison who will assist you with questions or concerns (contact information: Anne Montgomery ext. 1005).

 

What training is provided to the staff who work with the clients at bluegrass.org?  

Upon employment at bluegrass.org Oakwood all staff receive initial training which meets all state and federal regulatory requirements.  This training is on going on a yearly basis or as needed to enhance services.   Additionally, all staff who work directly with the clients receive training which is based specifically on the needs of each client with whom they work.  The training is individualized for each client based on assessments which are completed by professional clinical staff.

 

How long can my child live at bluegrass.org Oakwood?

Bluegrass.org Oakwood considers all new admissions as short term and will strive to provide the services needed in order that the clients can be transferred back to a community setting within a 6 to 12 month period. 


How does a person apply to be admitted to Oakwood?

A person must first be classified as eligible for ICF/MR services.  This process begins at your local Comprehensive Care Center.  They will assist by determining eligibility for the program and referring the individual to the appropriate state agency. If it is determined that the individual is eligible for ICF/MR services, the information is referred to: 

Carol Baker, Division of Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities  Community Supports Branch Manager
100 Fair Oak’s Lane

Frankfort
, KY 40621

502-564-7702


Ms. Baker will review the information presented and begin the process of determining the least restrictive environment in which the individual’s needs can be met. She will do this by reviewing information provided to her by various sources such as the Comprehensive Care Center, current providers, and guardian; sending a team of professionals to meet with the individual and his/her guardian to determine service needs; and interfacing with other members of her team in Frankfort to secure needed services that are available to the person in the community. Ms. Baker will use all of this information to determine if bluegrass.org Oakwood, another state center, or another program could best provide services.

If bluegrass.org Oakwood is being considered, our pre-admission screening team will complete an on-site assessment (if we have not already done so) with the individual, his/her guardian, and/or current community placement providers.  Our team will then make recommendations to the Director of bluegrass.org Oakwood, David Phelps, regarding appropriateness of placement.

Finally, a court procedure is required prior to admission in accordance with KRS 202B.  A hearing must be held prior to admission to assure bluegrass.org Oakwood is the least restrictive environment, in which services can be provided.

There must be an agreement between the Division of Development and Behavioral Services, the Director of bluegrass.org Oakwood, and the court before an admission can be finalized.

 
   
 
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1351 Newtown Pike
Lexington, KY 40511-1277
859.253.1686
859.255.4866 (fax)

 


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