Now my children are by no means hostile to me. In fact they jump right in phoning CPL if ever I even mention any complaint about my care. Like many children they are otherwise a bit lazy though.
So I shouldn’t have been surprised to get only one brief reply from one sibling when I floated the idea of Council Clips with them.
I am told by Recreation that getting family representatives out to family council meetings is difficult for them in this day and age when many wives go out to work and many are likely doing shifts.
To help overcome this problem and make an easy written formal communication possible there is a suggestion that along with a report of the key points (called say Council Clips) of family council meetings Recreation includes an invitation for family recipients to write in any suggestions they have.
Something to think and talk about.
There are some families that, for one reason or another and all very real to them, dump relatives as soon as possible in a long term care home to immediately set about then having as little as can be to do with them.
There are families that regularly visit relatives in long term care homes trying hard along the way to make resident relatives lives as comfortable as they can.
There are even friends of residents who do the same as a good family member, god bless ’em.
Out of all this we have the Family Council meeting to which all residents families and friends are invited to attend with a lodge staffer to discuss ways of helping residents.
That is the idea and which was working despite difficulty in the days where ladies were often at home and could more easily attend. Those days are gone,gone,gone.
How to find an effective way to conduct affairs that is comprehensive. At present this is an area of failure here.