Are You Building a Family Council?
Family Councils are an effective way to address issues in nursing homes that are important to residents and families. Federal law protects the right to form a council and to run it independently of the facility. Regulations require the facility to give weight and consideration to all family council recommendations. The facility must provide families with a space for meetings.
The information in the Family Council Toolkit developed by the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman will help families walk through the process.
In Southwest Ohio you can also contact the long-term care ombudsman office at Pro Seniors for direct assistance at 513-458-5518.