Developing a Resident Council
NCCAP approved 4.5 hours
Check out the article on Activity Professional’s Notebook – The Importance and Values of Resident Councils
Check out the Resident Council Links of the Resource Page
Requirements : Take the provided pretest; read the book “Resident Council Handbook” by the Resident Councils of Washington; and take the provided post test.. You may mail or fax your completed materials to DH Special Services. Once the materials are received and a passing grade of 70 is determined, your certificate will be mailed to you. If you are in need of the certificate sooner, a copy can be faxed to you and the original mailed.
Course Content: The reading will introduce the activity professional to the requirements, intent and purpose of resident councils in nursing homes, health care centers and other senior living residences. The reading will provide the activity and recreation professional with a clear understanding of how to organize a council, motivate participation amongst its members and guidance in creating opportunities for residents to make and execute meaningful decisions.
Topic areas discussed in the book:
Why Have a Resident Council?
The Requirements and Purpose of the Resident Council
Beginning a Resident Council
Overcoming Resistance from Staff and Residents
Roles of the Resident Council
Marketing the Council
Organizing the Council
Evaluation and Forms
Course Content meets NCCAP Body of Knowledge Topic areas 7, 11, 12 13, 14, 15, 17, 21, 23.
NCCAP Approval # 28265-17