Section 370.1810  Furnishings


a)         Each resident shall be provided with a bed that is at least thirty-six (36) inches wide, be of sturdy construction and in good repair.  Cots, roll-away or folding beds shall not be used.  Double beds shall be used for married couples if they desire this arrangement.  Single beds shall be provided for single residents, unless the resident and the facility are agreeable to the use of a double bed.


b)         Each bed shall be provided with satisfactory type springs in good repair and a clean, firm, comfortable mattress of appropriate size for the bed.


c)         Each bed shall be provided with a minimum of one (1) clean, comfortable pillow.


d)         Each bedroom shall be furnished with enclosed space within the resident's room for hanging the resident's clothes.  This space shall be at least two (2) feet by two (2) feet per resident and of sufficient height for hanging clothes.


e)           Each resident shall be provided with a minimum of two (2) adequately sized drawers located in the resident's bedroom.


f)         Each bedroom shall be provided with a mirror.  Each lavatory shall be provided with a mirror.


g)         Each bedroom shall have window shades, or equivalent, in good repair.


h)         A bedside table, chair and satisfactory reading lamp, or equivalent, shall be provided for each bed.


i)          Each living and multi-purpose room for residents' use shall be provided with an adequate number of reading lamps, tables and chairs or settees.  These furnishings shall be well constructed and of satisfactory design for the residents.


j)          Dining room furnishings that are well constructed, comfortable, in good repair and of satisfactory design shall be provided for each resident. A sufficient number of tables, of a type that can be used by wheelchair residents, shall be available to accommodate all wheelchair residents in the facility.


k)         Office spaces and other areas shall be satisfactorily furnished with desks, chairs, tables, lamps, cabinets, counters and other furnishings essential to the proper use of the area.


l)          A facility shall make reasonable efforts to have activated at all times the closed captioning feature on a television in a common area provided for use by the general public or in a resident's room, or enable the closed captioning feature when requested to do so by a member of the general public or a resident, if the television includes a closed captioning feature.  As used in this subsection (l), "closed captioning" means a text display of spoken words presented on a television that allows a deaf or hard of hearing viewer to follow the dialogue and the action of a program simultaneously.


1)         It is not a violation of this subsection if the closed captioning feature is deactivated by a member of the facility's staff after the feature is enabled in a common area or in a resident's room unless the deactivation of the closed captioning feature is knowing or intentional. It is not a violation of this subsection if the closed captioning feature is deactivated by a member of the general public, a resident, or a member of the facility’s staff at the request of a resident of the facility.  Facilities shall ensure that staff are trained on the requirements of this subsection (l) and that staff, prior to deactivating a television's closed captioning feature, confirm with others within the television viewing area of the intention to deactivate the closed captioning feature.  If residents are not in agreement on deactivating the closed captioning feature, then the closed captioning feature shall not be deactivated.


2)         If a facility does not have a television in a common area that includes a closed captioning feature, then the facility shall ensure that all televisions subsequently obtained for common areas include a closed captioning feature. This subsection does not affect any other provision of law relating to disability discrimination or providing reasonable accommodations or diminish the rights of a person with a disability under any other law. Nothing in this subsection shall apply to televisions that are privately owned by a resident or third party and not owned by the facility.  (Section 5.5 of the Act)


3)         A facility shall post information regarding the availability of closed captioning on televisions in the facility and shall provide residents with information on how to activate the closed caption feature.


(Source:  Amended at 47 Ill. Reg. 17196, effective November 1, 2023)