Health Services at Boston Nursing Home Long-Term Care

Family Involvement

The staff of Hebrew Rehabilitation Center recognizes the vital role of families in the care of residents.

We look to families to:

  • Act as integral members of HRC's caring community, with opportunities to share in every aspect of resident caregiving.
  • Enhance communication and foster constructive alliances among residents, families and staff.
  • Increase areas of involvement for family members to plan and participate in their relative's life at HRC.

There are five formal components of fostering family partnerships. These include:

  1.  Involvement of families in resident care planning--understanding the strengths, needs and problems of residents.
  2. Personal caregiving--offering training that allows family members to become more involved in the personal care of their relative.
  3. Successful visits--providing tips on how to make visiting more successful for families and their relative.
  4. Creating a "community of families"--offering the opportunity to become involved in a family network in which ideas, resources and information can be shared.
  5. Volunteering--providing opportunities to work with residents, other than their own relative.
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