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Volunteer
Family Council

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Volunteer

To Commit or Not?

If all you have is one hour a week, that’s all we need. Any amount of time can make a significant difference to someone’s life, including your own. You would play an important role in awakening memories within a member of our elderly population or create new ones. Your presence helps them maintain the benefits of community integration. Friendships are formed every day.

Opportunities with Watford QCC:

  • Visit on a one-to-one basis
  • Assist residents in writing letters
  • Take residents outside in good weather
  • Enjoy a coffee and conversation
  • Be a part of bingo
  • Assist with crafts or implement your own craft
  • Join in on any program that interests you from our monthly calendar of events
  • Deliver library books, or simply maintain our onsite library
  • Provide entertainment or help collect residents to participate
  • Assist with special events, portering residents to and from program area and serving snacks
  • Be part of a resident outing to the mall or a restaurant
  • Play cards
  • Help maintain our volunteer-run¬†General Store

How to Become a Volunteer?

Telephone or stop in to see the Volunteer Coordinator to receive an application package. Drop it off completed and you will be contacted to set up an interview and orientation to discuss what your preferences are and where we need volunteers.

All your questions can be answered at that time and you will be on your way to becoming a very important part of the Watford QCC team.

If you have any questions, or would like further information about our facility and programs offered please contact our Program Director/Volunteer Coordinator.

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Family Council

Our Family Council was officially launched in the Spring of 2004.

The Family Council at Watford QCC is a self-led, self-determining organization, composed of family and friends of the residents that reside here.

A staff advisor from the facility is appointed to support and facilitate the Council.

The Family Council provides mutual support, empowerment and advocacy to the family and the residents of Watford QCC. Family Council supports and organizes educational workshops for family members, staff and residents.

Benefits of Family Council:

  • On-going mutual support from shared experiences
  • Education and information related to the long-term care system
  • A means to express concern and solve problems
  • Family input into decisions and changes
  • Support residents who do not have concerned families or friends
  • Two-way communication between the home and families
  • Promotes open and effective communication

Goals:

  • To ensure that the residents receive the care they need while maintaining their comfort
  • To address the issues, concerns and grievances of the residents and their families and to move these concerns on to the appropriate management level
  • To support families and friends of residents regarding their rights and needs
  • To work with families and friends, staff and management to provide the best caring environment possible
  • To provide forums to educate families, friends, staff, and management for the needs and concerns of the residents

Please see the Family Council bulletin board in the front lobby for regular updates and information.

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We are a compassionate team committed to providing exceptional resident-centered care. We provide an extended family atmosphere in a peaceful rural setting.