Family and Friends (Family Council) Connections

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Time: 3:00 – 4:00pm
Location: Hospital Conference Room
(Front Entrance of Menno Hospital near Fireside Café – little hallway to your left just past Receptionist – Leslie’s desk)
Coffee, Tea, Refreshments are provided

Annette Foster (W2 Resident Care Coordinator – Menno Home) will be our guest speaker where she will discuss her role towards integrating a Palliative Approach for our residents. A ‘Palliative Approach’ is described as a person-centered approach to care guided by the understanding that the person is on a progressive life-limiting illness trajectory. It recognizes that treatment goals will evolve from seeking a cure, controlling a disease and its complications, maintaining physical comfort and quality of life, and symptom control.

Evidence shows that persons who receive a palliative approach suffer less, are physically capable for longer; are better able to interact with others for longer, may survive 25% longer, and family members are less likely to experience depressions after their loved one has died.

We hope that you are able to attend this informative session.

If a family member, friend or representative of a resident in Menno Home or Hospital would like to lead, facilitate or play a role in family council, please speak to Social Workers Dan Janzen and Precy De Armas.