F.J. Davey

Family Council

The F.J. Davey Home Family Council is now meeting by Zoom as scheduled. Please contact fjdaveyhomefamilycouncil@gmail.com for more information on how to connect for the meeting. Please advise us in the email of your name, email address, resident’s name, and room #.

Family Council is open to family and friends of residents and all are welcome! We understand the time constraints that all caregivers and advocates face, so many friends and families attend on a 'Come When You are Able' basis. We are happy to have you join our meetings.

We are reconfiguring our Family Council Page on the FJD Home Website and will be posting more information on our page, as we move forward including meeting dates, meeting minutes and more.

Family Council invites relevant speakers which have included dietary, pharmacy, facilities, housekeeping and other departments. The Home's Doctors, Directors of Nursing, and Pharmacists have all been open to attending and addressing issues of interest and any concerns of Family Council attendees.

Chairperson: Frances Ryan - (705) 949-6040

Email & Technical Liason: Brandon Servant- fjdaveyhomefamilycouncil@gmail.com

Treasurer: Arla Leupkes

*Events:* Traditionally we have collected unused Christmas cards, which we address and distribute to each of the residents. We make use of commercial ones and those sent out from Charities. These small tokens are greatly appreciated by all, especially those who have no family. If you have some you would like to donate, please label them ‘Family Council’ and drop them off at the Front Desk in the lobby or with Danielle Ayotte, FJDH Social Worker on the 3rd Floor.

What is a Family Council?

A Family Council is an organized, self-led, self-determining, democratic group composed of family and friends of the residents of a Long-Term Care Home. The main purposes of a Family Council are to improve the quality of life and care of Long-Term Care residents and to give families and friends a forum for sharing their experiences, learning, and exchanging information. Our Family Council activities include:

• Promoting mutual support among Council members and other families and friends involved with the residents, often through sharing information and experiences as well as educating Council members on issues affecting residents and families – sometimes by engaging guest speakers

• Facilitating communication and promoting partnerships with Home staff and residents as well as residents’ families and friends who may not be involved directly in the Council

• Advocating regarding collective concerns. Advocacy can focus on issues within the Home or occasionally broader concerns