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Member, Long-Term Care and Assisted Living Person & Family Advisory Committee – Fraser Health

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Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal

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There is no RSVP for this opportunity. Please email Jami at jbrown@bcpsqc.ca if you are interested.

Volunteer Opportunity
Providing support and compassion in long-term care takes 24/7 focus on the resident experience. Fraser Health is seeking 12 patient partners to share their lived experience to help improve the quality of life and care for those using long-term and assisted living services through membership in the Person & Family Advisory Committee.

Lead Organization/Department
Long-Term and Assisted Living Services – Fraser Health

Aim
• To include the resident and family perspective in the design, development, and delivery of healthcare services across the Long-Term Care / Assisted Living (LTC-AL) sectors.
• Patient partners will share their perspective on LTC/AL services across the region, person and family centred care, quality and safety, education materials, research, evaluation, and data review.

Level of Engagement
This opportunity is at the level of consult on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will listen to and acknowledge your ideas and concerns, and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.

 Eligibility
Open to volunteers from across Fraser Health who:
• Had experience with Fraser Health Long Term Care and/or Assisted Living directly, or as a caregiver.
• A real passion for creating an excellent culture of care that promotes respect and dignity for residents.
• Experience or ability to meet virtually, using Zoom as the platform.

There will be an informal conversation about the opportunity and determination of the best fit for both patient and health care partners prior to placement.

Logistics
• Number of vacancies: 12
• Date/Time: Monthly meetings based upon everyone’s availability. Meeting dates and times will be planned on year in advance.
• Commitment: One year, with the option for renewal up to two years.
• Location: Telephone or via Zoom

Reimbursement
No out-of-pocket expenses are anticipated for this engagement opportunity. However, if you meet the eligibility criteria, but have concerns about your ability to participate, please contact Jami Brown- jbrown@bcpsqc.ca to see if support options are available. We are always seeking to better understand and reduce barriers to participation.

Background
Long-term care services are for adults who can no longer live safely or independently because of their complex health care needs. Residences provide 24-hour nursing supervision in a secure environment. Long term care is not a housing alternative but a clinical care service, considered the last option in an adult’s journey.

Long-term care offers:
– 24-hour personal care assistance and support.
– Skilled nursing care.
– A safe and secure living environment.
– Nutritious meals.
– Basic personal laundry services.
– Recreational and activity programs.

For more information click here.

Assisted living is personal care and hospitality services for adults who can live independently. Residents live in apartment units furnished with their own furniture and belongings. They maintain a great deal of independence and privacy, while being supported with services.

Assisted Living offers:
– Personal care
– Meals
– Laundry Service for linens and towels
– Housekeeping
– Social and recreational activities

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Jami Brown | BA, MAPC (she/her/hers)
Engagement Leader
BC Patient Safety & Quality Council
604.510.0449
jbrown@bcpsqc.ca

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