l. Family members remain fully involved in nursing home decision-making after their relative has been admitted to a facility. 2. Family involvement in nursing home decision-making serves to individualize care and provide a continuing link to the resident's personal history and preferences. 3. Family members assume an array of decision-making roles in nursing homes, including: caregiving, pampering, comforting, engaging, educating, monitoring, mediating, colluding and controlling.