Bruyère CLRI Manager Zsofia Orosz presents at Champlain Region Family Council Network Fall Conference
Ontario’s Family Councils bring people together who are active in supporting long-term care (LTC) homes, seeking an improvement of the quality of life of residents. The goals of the family councils have driven a key partnership with Ontario’s CLRIs, creating an ongoing knowledge exchange. In turn, Bruyère CLRI Manager Zsofia Orosz was invited to give an update at the annual Champlain Region Family Council Network (CRFCN) Fall Conference on November 4, 2017.
With representatives from the CRCFN executive board, family councils across the Champlain region, Family Councils Ontario, and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in the audience, Zsofia’s presentation covered several CLRI initiatives and explained the effect they can have on those living in LTC homes:
New staff training and capacity building opportunities:
- Excellence in Resident Centred Care PSW Training Fund
- Communication while caring for residents at end-of-life, training educations on how to coach PSWs about psycho-social issues at end-of-life
- Java Group Programs to reduce social isolation in residential care settings
- Web-based learning opportunities
New and ongoing research and innovation projects, such as:
- Developing practical tools and research on deprescribing to help the LTC sector lower risks related to the ongoing use of multiple medications (polypharmacy)
- Facilitating the use of Champlain BASE eConsult to connect primary care physicians in LTC with specialists
The CRFCN’s annual Fall Conference was packed with useful information for families and family councils. The topics covered included new inspection processes, as well as compliance and its result of quality improvement in LTC homes. The discussion also surrounded techniques for family councils to recruit new members and recognize the contributions families make to the lives of LTC residents.
After an engaging and informative day of conferencing, the CLRIs’ latest training, research and innovation efforts are once again on the radar of family councils in the Champlain region. The Bruyère CLRI looks forward to continuing its growing relationship with CRFCN, Family Councils Ontario, and individual family councils in the Champlain region.
For more information on the presentations, visit the new CRFCN website.