After a few weeks of settling into St. Joseph's Manor, our multi-disciplinary team schedules a care conference to review how your or your loved one's stay has been, including a review of care needs and preferences.
The care conference includes members of the multi-disciplinary care team. You and your family have the opportunity to participate in all care conferences. The purpose of the care conference is to share information about a resident's progress and to answer any questions that they may have about our service. We are here to support your and your loved one's wishes and will make every effort to adjust the plan of care to meet individual personal health goals.
We pride ourselves on having an open door approach to hearing how we can improve the services we provide. Residents and their loved ones can bring any concerns immediately to the Nursing Staff or Director of Care, as they occur, rather than waiting for a care conference. Bringing urgent concerns forward in a way that is more timely helps St. Joseph's Manor staff resolve issues as quickly as possible.
Advanced Care Planning
On admission to long-term care, St. Joseph's Manor asks all residents their wishes in the event of an emergency. These expressed wishes are reviewed annually, as well as whenever there is an acute change in a resident's condition. In the event of an emergency or sudden change in a resident's condition, the family will be notified by Registered Staff in consultation with the Medical Director/Most Responsible Physician/Nurse Practitioner to discuss treatment options and goals, as well as the plan of care.
As a part of advanced care planning, St. Joseph's Manor recommends residents have a current Last Will and Testament and funeral pre-arrangement upon admission to the home. This allows for a clear understanding of your wishes, and a named Executor to represent you once your Power of Attorney representative's duties come to an end.