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Are You Building a Family Council?

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.

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