Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Family Councils in long-term care homes


One of the mandates of long-term care (LTC) homes is to allow, create or facilitate a Family Council. Similar to the parent/teacher councils, loved ones, and interested citizens, can sit on a council to advise a LTC home on its practices and procedures.

I was the president of the Family Council during and for a short time after my father was in residence in one. I found it an interesting experience.

I have been a volunteer in two LTC homes, as well as a close friend of a resident, Michele, whom I visited regularly.

I wrote a lot about it all in my book,

Living and Dying With Dignity: A daughter's journey through long-term care

Some are proactive enough to have websites:

Click the link below to view the Woodland Villa Family Council website.
     Woodland Villa Family Council-http://www.wvfamilycouncil.org/

Click the link below to view the Forest Heights Long-Term Care Centre Family Council website.
     Forest Heights Long-Term Care Centre Family Council-http://sites.google.com/site/fhltccfamilycouncil/

Click the link below to view the Medex Family Council website.
Extendicare Medex Family Council-http://medexcouncil.blogspot.com

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