Kline Galland Online Information Center*

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


* The resources identified here are for informational purposes only, and do not constitute medical or legal advice. Readers are advised to contact their own medical professionals and legal advisors to determine the applicability of the information contained or referenced here to their individual circumstances.