St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa has a residents council to further enhance the integrity of our Home.
Terms of Reference
Statement of Purpose
The Residents’ Council provides a forum for active involvement of residents in the organization of their lives at St. Patrick’s Home as well as providing a vehicle for open communication with Administration and among Residents.
The Residents’ Council shall:
- Encourage and receive comments, opinions, suggestions that affect Residents through continual open communication between representatives and residents
- Be a communication venue between the Departmental Managers and Residents
- Make recommendations and requests to the President & CEO
- Address more difficult problems by means of constructive problem-solving suggestions
The executive Committee shall consist of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and one other representative. In addition, there may be up to ten (10) representatives-at-large (maximum of fifteen  in total).
The Residents’ Council shall meet monthly.
Executive Committee is composed of:
- President: Resident
- Vice-President: Resident
- Secretary: Resident
- Treasurer: Resident
- Members at Large: Residents of the Home
- Treasurer: Volunteer – (assistant to Council)
- Staff Liaison: Coordinator, Resident and Family Services
Residents’ Council is an organized, self-led, self-determining democratic group.
What does a Residents’ Council do?
- Serves as a representative body to liaise with Administration of the Home
- Serves residents in an advisory capacity
- Welcomes and supports new residents
- Helps residents realize his/her full potential for creative living
- Receives recommendations and suggestions from residents
- Sponsors activities
- Educates and Advocates
What are the Benefits of a Residents’ Council?
- Orientation, support and information for new residents
- On-going mutual support and strength drawn from mutual experiences
Monique has recently joined St. Pat’s Home Team as the Vice President of Nursing. Monique brings with her over 25 years in the long-term care sector and has experience in all the clinical areas. She received her Degree in Nursing with a concentration in Gerontology in 2002. Prior to joining St. Pat’s she held the position of Director of Care for 15 years at local long-term care home.Monique Patterson