Resident & Family Councils in Nursing Facilities

(2015) Resident & Family Councils in Nursing Facilities. Aging, Department of (Elder Affairs, Department of)

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Abstract

Resident and family councils are vital to the operation of a nursing home, providing a voice for residents and their families. Resident and family councils provide an organized method of creating change, providing support and improving the quality of life for nursing home residents. A resident council is an independent, organized group of residents who live in a nursing home and meet on a regular basis to promote and enhance the quality of life for all residents. A family council is a group of family members and friends of nursing home residents who work to maintain or improve the quality of life for nursing home residents.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: resident, family, council, nursing, facility, resident, Ombudsman, aging
Subjects: Health and medicine > Healthcare
Health and medicine > Healthcare > Nursing homes and assisted living facilities
Social issues and programs
Social issues and programs > Aging
Social issues and programs > Civil and human rights
ID Code: 21957
Deposited By: Pat Wyatt
Deposited On: 26 Apr 2016 19:27
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2016 19:27
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/21957