Saturday, January 2, 2010

Advocating for family members in LTC

  • Ensure that they are adequately medicated. 
  • Visit often and at different hours of the day. 
  • Contact the Charge Nurse if you have an issue
  • Look for volunteer agencies that will provide in-home support: day away programs, respite care, hospice care
  • Participate on Family Councils
  • Take family members meals with permission (picnic)
  • Take residents out for special trips and outings
  • Ask the Activity Director for activities you might attend
  • Watch for signs of dementia or delirum

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