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The Family Council handbook Your Guide to Starting and Maintaining a Family Council outlines four goals that every Family Council strives to achieve: support, communication, education, and advocacy. In this blog we will share a few ideas that we have learned about how Councils approach...

Registration is now open for the LTC Change Makers: 20 years of Family Council Excellence conference! The theme for the conference “LTC Change Makers: 20 years of Family Council excellence” is a dedication to the many individuals who have mobilized change for the sector past, present, and future...

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”

- Stephen R. Covey

The Family Council manual, Your...

Guest Blog by Christopher Klinger and Raza Mirza, National Initiative for the Care of the Elderly (NICE; http://www.nicenet.ca)

Having the opportunity to assist a loved one through the last years of their life can be one of the most difficult...

Last week’s Together We Care convention brought together over 1200 delegates to learn and network, all with the shared goal of improving long-term care and retirement communities Ontario. Organized by OLTCA (...

Each Family Council is unique and charts its own course in terms of its planning and operations. There are, however, four...

Co-authored by Samantha Peck, FCO, and Melissa McVie, OARC. Originally published in Seasons (2019), Ontario Association of Residents’ Councils.
 

According to the Long-Term Care Home’s...

Guest post by Emma R. Cook

It requires an incredible amount of strength to make the decision to put your spouse into long-term care. It’s an emotional and physical challenge learning how to do life without them with you at home. The good news is that there are ways to ease that...

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