FAQs

FAQs
  1. Do you have to live at ECTC to be a participant in the Day Training Program?
  2. If I know someone who is appropriate for ECTC program(s), what do I need to do?
  3. How do I find out about your survey history?
  4. Is there a waiting list?
  5. How do I schedule a tour?
  6. How are staff qualified?
  7. What is the staffing ratio?

FAQs

1. Do you have to live at ECTC to be a participant in the Day Training Program? Top
No. Participation in either the residential or day training program is not contingent upon the other. Residents of ECTC are automatically eligible for participation in the day training program, but day training participants do not have to reside at ECTC. If a resident of ECTC is appropriate for a less restrictive day training program, placement may be sought elsewhere. Our staff is experienced at assisting individuals in obtaining the services they need.
2. If I know someone who is appropriate for ECTC program(s), what do I need to do? Top
ECTC 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. Call our Admissions Coordinator at 815-626-5820 ext 305 or visit our Admissions page to begin the referral process.
3. How do I find out about your survey history? Top
Surveys are made available to the public. Copies may be requested from our business office. Survey results are also available at the Illinois Department of Public Health website
4. Is there a waiting list? Top
Yes. We currently have a waiting list at our facility. However, some of those on our waiting list are still living at home and are not ready for placement. When we evaluate someone for placement, we consider the urgency of their need for placement and whether we can meet his/her needs. 
5. How do I schedule a tour? Top
It is best to call to make an appointment for someone to provide a tour, although this is not necessary. While tours are scheduled at your convenience, they are scheduled during visiting hours of 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 
6. How are staff qualified? Top
We provide training upon hire, annually, and as needed.  We provide supervision for all of our staff. We seek to go above and beyond license requirements with our training program. Competency exams are required annually.
7. What is the staffing ratio? Top
The ratio will depend upon the time of day. Resident Care Specialists (RCS) providing direct care to our residents work on all three shifts. Our day training staff work on an overlapping shift from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The RCS staff are augmented by Resident Attendants (Activity Department). As for nurses, our current ratio is 3 nurses on 1st and 2nd shifts and 2 nurses on 3rd shift. Therefore our ratio is generally:  a.m. care: 1:3.5; Day Training; 1:3 p.m. care: 1:5