Councils of the Homes

Each of the Region's homes has a Resident's Council and a Family Council.

Resident's Councils

Each of our homes has a Residents' Council. Any resident may take part in discussions of ideas and/or concerns regarding all aspects of care and activities which have an influence on the quality of life in the home.

Family Council

Each home has a Family Council, through which your family members have the opportunity to discuss matters about home and the quality of life of all the individuals living in the home.

Role and activities

The Family Council's main role is to advocate on behalf of the residents to enhance their quality of life at the home.

The Council meets monthly to share information and ideas that will help the home better meet the needs of residents. Its efforts are focused in four main areas:

  • advocacy
  • education
  • communication
  • support
Activities include:
  • advising the home's staff about residents' priority needs
  • problem-solving to help meet residents' common needs
  • addressing resident/family concerns and sharing them with the home's administration

Membership

Council membership gives family members an opportunity to have their voice heard. As a bridge between residents and the home's administration, the council allows you to share your ideas, views and insights that can lead to positive change for your loved one and all residents of the home.

Joining the council is also an excellent way to connect with other families with loved ones at the home. Working together for the good of the residents and the home is enriching and rewarding.

For further information on Family Councils, refer to the Long-Term Care Homes Act or contact one of our homes:


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