What is the Family Council?
The purpose of the Family Council is to give families, caregivers, and friends a voice in decisions affecting their loved ones as well as the opportunity to protect and improve the quality of life for all residents of The Washington Home's long term-care facility.
Who should participate?
As a family member, caregiver, or friend of a resident of The Washington Home's long-term care facility, you are invited to participate in the Family Council.
What are the Council's goals?
The goals of the Family Council are:
- Welcome and support
- Education and information
- Action on shared concerns and complaints
- Effective communication within The Washington Home
- Services and activities for residents
When does the Council meet?
Family Council Meetings are usually held monthly. Meeting notices are sent by mail to the person listed as the responsible party for the resident. Also, Meeting Notices are posted at various locations around The Home. Family members, caregivers, and friends of residents are all invited to attend Family Council meetings.
What happens at the Family Council meetings?
The purpose of the meetings is to keep family members, caregivers, and friends of residents up-to-date and informed on the latest news and developments at The Home related to issues that affect the care of their loved ones. Family members, caregivers, and friends are encouraged to express any concerns or raise any issues related to resident care and quality of life at The Home. In addition, guest speakers are invited to make presentations on topics of interest to the Family Council.