Family Councils in British Columbia’s Residential Long-Term Care Sector
Dr. Jennifer Baumbusch, PhD, RN
Dr. Robert Colin Reid PhD
Dr. Sharon Koehn, PhD
The aim of this study is to gain a greater understanding of the use and structure of Family Councils in residential long-term care facilities in BC. Families can be very engaged in their loved ones’ care. While individual family members’ involvement in residential long-term care has been examined, there is very little research about how Family Councils can be used as a way to include family members in decisions regarding the quality of life of residents. A survey regarding the use and structure of Family Councils will be sent to all residential long-term care facilities in BC.
Province Wide Report:
Baumbusch, J., Sloan Yip, I., Gandhi, P., Koehn,S., Reid, C., Whyte, C. (October 20-22, 2016). A Description of Family Councils in British Columbia. Poster presented at the Canadian Association on Gerontology 45th Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting, Montreal, Quebec.