Category: Resident/Family councils

How to Create Nursing Home Family Councils

Posted by Dr. El - November 11, 2009 - Communication, Resident/Family councils

In Part One of the Family Council posts, Karlin Mbah of FRIA discusses the role of the Family Council in improving the nursing home environment. In today’s follow-up post, she addresses ways in which to organize families to create a Family Council. In addition to her suggestions, some of the tips I provided in my […]

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FRIA on Nursing Home Family Councils

Posted by Dr. El - October 27, 2009 - Resident/Family councils

Today, guest poster Karlin Mbah, of the New York-based organization Friends and Relatives of the Institutionalized Aged, explains what Family Councils are and how they can work with nursing homes to improve care for the residents. In a later post, she’ll discuss ways to create a successful family council. Background on FRIA and Karlin Mbah: […]

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For Residents: Reclaiming the Resident Council

Posted by Dr. El - July 6, 2009 - Resident/Family councils

The Last Post in a Three-Part Series In the first two posts, I outlined why most Resident Council Meetings fall short of their potential (Why Most Resident Council Meetings Are a Sham) and offered suggestions for nursing homes to improve them (How to Run Effective Resident Council Meetings). Today’s post is for the residents. Since […]

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How to Run Effective Resident Council Meetings

Posted by Dr. El - June 24, 2009 - Communication, Resident/Family councils

Part Two of a Three-Part Series (Part Three: For Residents: Reclaiming the Resident Council) Resident Council Meetings, as I discussed in my previous post, Why Most Resident Council Meetings in Nursing Homes Are a Sham, often can be improved to become a powerful tool for change in nursing homes. Giving residents a true voice within […]

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Why Most Resident Council Meetings in Nursing Homes Are a Sham

Posted by Dr. El - June 17, 2009 - Resident/Family councils

The First of a Three-Part Series (Part Two: How to Run Effective Resident Council Meetings; Part Three: For Residents: Reclaiming the Resident Council) *If you don’t know what a Resident Council Meeting is, see the Prequel, posted earlier today. I must confess, the only time I’ve actually been to a Resident Council Meeting was when […]

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Resident Council Meetings: What are they?

Posted by Dr. El - June 17, 2009 - Resident/Family councils

Prequel to a Three-Part Series For those of you who don’t know what a Resident Council Meeting is, I offer this brief explanation. If you have additional information about the meetings, please add it to the comments section. Each floor/unit/neighborhood of the nursing home has a resident who acts as the representative to whom others […]

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