Factsheets

In-depth information about various topics

Factsheet: Care Conferences and the Care Team

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

Information about care conferences--when are they held? Who should attend? What is the role of resident and family?


Factsheet: Choosing a Long-Term Care Facility

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

What to look for, assessing your needs, paying for care; includes a selection checklist.


Factsheet: Helping Someone Move to a Long-Term Care Facility

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

How family and friends can help before, during and after the move. Includes suggestions to help the person continue to feel connected after the move.


Factsheet: Let's Talk! Top 10 Things to Discuss with Your Parents

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

Ten things seniors and loved ones should think about when planning for the future.


Factsheet: Organizing Your Personal Records

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

Handy form to use for keeping records of contact information, health care directives, insurance, estate planning, and other vital documents.


Factsheet: Safeguarding Resident Property

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

Why resident belongings are so important; how items get lost; tips for keeping property safe.


Factsheet: The Nursing Home Decision

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

Discusses the decision-making process, including levels of care, payment options, and helping the person look at the move as a positive choice.


Factsheet: Visiting Someone in a Nursing Facility

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

Why visits are important; practical tips for a successful visit; dealing with difficult situations.


Factsheet: Your Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

The role of the long-term care ombudsman; working together to solve problems; other resources.


Factsheet: Your Rights as a Long Term Care Resident

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

Covers basic resident rights, including dignity and respect, information and choice, privacy and confidentiality. Also examines resident responsibilities.


Informed Consent Factsheet

Source: IlluminAge Communication Partners

Description:

Factsheet explains "informed consent"; includes suggestions and checklist for making health care decisions