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Role of Family Councils Strengthened through
New Regulation Changes

Family councils play an important role in long-term care homes. They advocate on collective concerns and make recommendations for improving care, while also building a comfortable, home-like environment for loved ones living there. Essentially, they are partners with care home operators, with the common goal of achieving the best quality of life and care possible for those living in long-term care.

Now, new updates to provincial long-term care regulations have increased the opportunity for engagement between family councils and operators, allowing them to work together more collaboratively and transparently.

Lisa Dawson, chair of the Vancouver Coastal Association of Family Councils, told us what that means for families of people in care.

Recovery After Sepsis: New Resource for Patients, Families and Caregivers
Today | 12:00 12:30 PM | Register

Join a learning session today to hear about a new resource for patients, caregivers and families to learn about post-sepsis syndrome and recovery. The session, hosted by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council and UBC’s Action on Sepsis, will describe some of the effects sepsis survivors can experience and identify where a patient in BC can access more information.

Upcoming Events to Attend

  • Northern Health Research Seminar: Understanding Engagement in Care for Patients who Access Opioid Agonist Therapy | January 26 | 12:30 – 2:00 PM | Learn More
  • Patient Partner Orientation | February 8 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM | Register
  • Patient Partner Orientation | February 22 | 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Register

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