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Family Council Resources

This section provides an extensive list of additional resources about family councils.

Printed Materials


Creating a Family Council: A Group for Success – A North Carolina Guide for Families and Friends Creating a Family Council in a Long Term Care Facility
Friends of Residents in Long Term Care
883-C Washington St. Raleigh, NC 27605
Phone: 919.782.1530 
E-mail: friends@forltc.org
Website: www.forltc.org 

Family Councils That Work 
Centralina Area Agency on Aging Ombudsman Program 
PO Box 35008 Charlotte, NC 28235 
Phone: 704.372.2416 
Website: www.centralina.org

Family Council Tips and Tools 
The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care 
1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 425
Washington, DC 20036 
Phone: 202.332.2275 
E-mail: info@theconsumervoice.org 
Website: www.theconsumervoice.org

Family Education & Outreach Final Report
The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care 
1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 425
Washington, DC 20036 
Phone: 202.332.2275 
E-mail: info@theconsumervoice.org 
Website: www.theconsumervoice.org

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Family Guide to Effective Family Councils 
Prepared by Robyn Grant for The Legal Assistance Foundation of 
Metropolitan Chicago and the Evanston Commission on Aging 
Additional copies: Kathy Swanson c/o Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago 
111 W. Jackson Boulevard 3rd floor 
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 202.332.2275 
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A Guide to Starting and Maintaining Your Family Council 
Ontario Family Councils Program, Ontario, Canada 
Phone: 416.487.4355 
E-mail: fcpresource@selfhelp.on.ca
Website: www.familycouncilmembers.net  
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The How-To Why-To Guide to Smart, Strong Family Councils in Nursing Homes 
Illinois Citizens for Better Care (ICBC) 
220 South State Street Suite 1928 
Chicago, Illinois 60604 
Phone: 312.730.8370 or 312.663.5120 
E-mail: icbc@core.com
Website: www.illinoiscares.org
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Long Term Care Ombudsman Guide to Developing and Supporting Family Councils 
Prepared by Robyn Grant for The Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago 
111 W. Jackson Boulevard 3rd floor 
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: 202.332.2275 
Additional copies: Kathy Swanson c/o Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
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Nursing Home Family Council Manual 
Texas Advocates for Nursing Home Residents (TANHR) 
P.O. Box 68
DeSoto, TX 75123-0068 
Phone: 1.888.TANHR4U (1.888.826.4748) or 972.572.6330 (in the Dallas area) 
E-mail: tanhr@tanhr.org 
Website: www.tanhr.org

Nursing Homes: Getting Good Care There (2nd Ed.) 
By Sarah Greene Burger, Virginia Fraser, Sara Hunt, and Barbara Frank 
The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long- Term Care 
1828 L St., NW, Suite 801 
Washington, DC 20036 
Phone: 202.332.2275 
E-mail: info@theconsumervoice.org
Website: www.theconsumervoice.org

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Training Manual for Nursing Homes: Getting Good Care There 
Developed by Sara S. Hunt 
National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center 
The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long- Term Care 
1828 L St., NW, Suite 801 
Washington, DC 20036 
Phone: 202.332.2275 
E-mail: ombudcenter@theconsumervoice.org
Website: www.ltcombudsman.org

Organizing Family Councils in Long Term Care Facilities 
California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform 
650 Harrison Street, 2nd Floor 
San Francisco, CA 94107 
Phone: 415.974.5171 or 1.800.474.1116 (consumers only) 
Website: www.canhr.org
 

The Resource to Effective Nursing Home Councils 
ElderCare Rights Alliance 
2626 East 82nd Street Suite 230 
Bloomington MN 55425 
Phone: 800.893.4055 or 952.854.7304 
Website: www.eldercarerights.org

Advancing Excellence in America's Nursing Homes
Consumer Fact Sheets

Initiate Culture Change and Improve Performance in Nursing Homes
B&F Consulting Inc.

 

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