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Many Council members ask us if people who no longer have loved ones in a Home can stay on a family Council. The short answer to this is yes, however every Council may want to discuss a few considerations about continued membership.

Legislation leaves the specifics of membership up to each...

This week in our Family Council Membership blog series, we’re going to cover Frequently Asked Questions about the Long-Term Care Homes Act and Family Council membership.

Q: What does the Act say about the membership of a Family Council?

A: The Act also indicates...

This month, FCO is focusing on Family Council Membership! As Family Council success is strongly dependent on its members, this is an important topic to explore in depth. To get started, we’ll review the legislation and relevant best practices.

Family Councils are described in Ontario’s...

At its core, a Family Council is a peer support group and we regularly hear that one of the most important aspects of a Council meeting is the sharing and support that takes place between members. Family Council meetings are incredible opportunities for caregivers to gather together to share...

By Lorraine Purdon, FCO Executive Director

As a child, it was my aunt Margaret who introduced me to the children’s author AA Milne and his books of stories about Christopher Robin, Pooh Bear, Piglet, and Eeyore. Aunt Margaret spent a lot of time reading to me and she would take...

Family caregiving does not end when someone moves into Long-Term Care. The specifics of the activities of family caregivers will change, but neither the importance nor value of family caregivers ends.

The transition to Long-Term Care can be challenging not only for residents, but for...

It’s a well-known fact in Canada that our population in aging. It’s also well-known that as the population ages, more and more people will require care. Along with that, more and more of us will provide care and become caregivers. For this month, we’re turning our focus to caregiving. While the...

In our final post in our Family Council Vision Statement series, we’ll explore how to use your Vision Statement to turn your vision into reality. To catch up on our Vision Statement series, read Envisioning a Bright...

By Lisa Feldstein (Lawyer practicing Family Health Law™ at Lisa Feldstein Law Office) and Niki Fragiadakis

The recent guilty plea of Elizabeth Wettlaufer has brought national attention to the vulnerability of residents in long-term care to elder abuse. Wettlaufer was a registered...

Following up on last week’s blog post Envisioning a Bright Fall: Family Council Vision Statements, this week we’ll be discussing how to create a Vision Statement.

Your vision is what you want to achieve...