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Long Term Care

How can you be active in your care?

There are a number of things that you and your family can do to assist your care team in providing safer care.
  • Let the team know what your wishes are for your health and care.
  • Tell the doctor, nurse or social worker about how you are feeling or changes you may be experiencing.
  • Know what medications you take and why you take them, along with their potential side effects and who to notify if you have questions.
  • Using walking aids when needed to help prevent falls.
  • Make sure you have the proper footwear for walking.
  • Practice good hand hygiene to help prevent the spread of infections (i.e. before eating and after coughing, sneezing or using the washroom).
  • Get the annual flu shot and the pneumococcal vaccine upon admission.
  • Ask your family and other visitors to stay at home if they are not feeling well.

Ask us questions about:

  • Any medications that are unfamiliar to you.
  • Your plan of care and the best options for you.
  • If you need more information to help you make decisions about your care.
  • The names and roles of persons providing your care.
  • Our hand hygiene practices.


Updated Jul 31, 2013