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Agenda Item # 8.D.
Bexar Senior Advisory Committee
Healthcare Consortium Report from January 12, 2018 Meeting at Retreat
Yolanda Velez, Chair
Jo B. Alexander (Ex-Oficio)
Tina Higdon, Staff Liaison
1. Develop a Family Council guide to start and maintain a family council in a long term care facility
2. Educate family members and and caregivers how to advocate for family members and build strong relationships with facility staff
3. Pilot the developed program in a long term facility
Discussion took place regarding a potential name change for the subcommittee to more accurately reflect the vision of the subcommittee. Goals for 2018 were also set, and discussion took place regarding the development of membership. Suggestions were made for a regular, recurring meeting date and time.
The group will research other types of councils in long term care facilities to serve as models.
NEXT MEETING DATE:
Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at 11:30 am
8511 Tesoro Drive; San Antonio, TX 78217
STAFF LIAISON CONTACT INFORMATION:
Tina M Higdon
Managing Local Ombudsman
Bexar Area Agency on Aging
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