You and your family are encouraged to take part in planning the care you receive in Long-Term Care Program. We value the information you provide about you, your needs and wishes, and this information will be used to develop your care plan. Your care plan is reviewed regularly to ensure we continue to provide you with quality, individualized care. To help us do this we would like to talk with you and/or your family to discuss your care needs and wishes. We call this meeting a ‘Resident Care Conference’.
Following your admission to a long-term care facility, a resident care conference will be scheduled within eight (8) weeks. This meeting will give you and your family a chance to talk to members of your health-care team. It is an opportunity to provide information and discuss any questions or concerns you may have. Your care plan will be changed if necessary. As well, we will try to accommodate your requests, as much as possible.
The meeting may have representatives from:
- Social work
- Clinical nutrition
- Occupational therapy
- Recreation therapy
- Pastoral care
- Other health providers as required
Following your initial Resident Care Conference, the health-care team will continue to discuss your care needs. A follow-up resident care conference will be scheduled with you and your family if necessary. If the health-care team does not identify a care need to meet about, a meeting can be scheduled at your request. If a follow-up meeting is not scheduled, your care plan will continue to be reviewed quarterly by the health-care team.
If you wish to meet with members of your health-care team, please contact your Social Worker or Resident Care Manager.
Please remember you do not have to wait until a resident care conference is scheduled to let us know any concerns you may have. You are encouraged to talk with your health-care providers if you have any questions or concerns, or if you want to make changes to your care plan.
Resident Care Conferences are site-specific.