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Patient Advisor, Long Term Care and Assisted Living (LTCAL) Strategic Plan Focus Group – Fraser Health

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Commitment: Long-term

Connection method: Virtual

Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal

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Volunteer Opportunity
Providing support and compassion in long term care takes a 24/7 focus on the resident experience. Fraser Health are seeking six patient partners to share their lived experience in a plan to improve the resident experience in Long Term Care and Assisted Living across the region.


Lead Organization/Department
Fraser Health – Strategic Transformation

To help guide our work over the next 3 years, with the goal of shaping a three-year strategic plan that will support the vision of a thriving Long Term Care and Assisted Living community.
Patient advisors will draw on their lived experience to share what’s important to them, help identify what is going well and identify areas for improvement through a one-time only engagement session.

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.

Open to patient partners from Fraser Health Communities who have:
• 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.

A Meet and Greet may be a part of determining the best fit for both patient and health care partners prior to placement.

• Vacancies: 6
Date/Time: Mid April, details to be determined in consultation with Patient Advisors.
Location: Virtual, using Zoom
Commitment: 1 virtual meeting, with the potential of some reading outside of the meeting

No expenses anticipated.

The Long Term Care Assisted Living Program is engaging with a variety of interested participants to make sure different perspectives are included in the development of the strategic plan. The team has is looking to talk with residents and families to ensure that the plan reflects the values and issues of importance to them.

Long Term Care Assisted Living resources:

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Jami Brown | BA, MAPC (she/her/hers)
Engagement Leader
BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

From Our Community

Karla Warkotsch

Patient Experience Consultant – Interior Health

Karla Warkotsch

The question I like to ask health care employees is ‘Who is this for?’ and ‘Do we have the right people at the table?’ As a health care employee, I see how easy it is to fall into doing for, rather than doing with patients. The voices of the patient, family and caregiver are essential to ensure the patient is central to the direction and focus of the work being done.