Feb 02, 2015 - 12:44 PM
Even with dementia diagnoses ranging from mild cognitive impairment to late stage Alzheimer's Disease, schizophrenia is a mental disorder that simply requires specialized care and goes beyond the level of assisted living and well into specialized hospitalization and nursing care. Nurses are specifically trained to deal with the challenges of the disease, and, most importantly, are authorized to restrain an individual both physically and chemically in the event a patient becomes a danger to herself or others.
My advice is to continue to discuss options with the state senior services representative you have contacted. Should your mother in law become more care than your family is capable of handling, her only options may be very limited.
According to The Agape Center, there are several health services in Illinois. While I can't vouch for any health service, I recommend calling each to begin narrowing down options. After explaining your situation, be certain to ask for referrals in the event that any facility is unable to care for your mother in law.
Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital - Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Chicago Lakeshore Hospital - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
HartGrove Hospital - Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Linden Oaks Hospital at Edward - Naperville, Du Page County & Will County, Illinois
Pavilion Behavioral Health System, The - Champaign, , Illinois
Riveredge Hospital - Forest Park, Cook County, Illinois
Streamwood Hospital - Streamwood, Cook County, Illinois