Monday, September 17, 2012

Bill of Rights for people who live in Ontario long-term care homes


Common Question of the Week

My friend lives in a long-term care home. I would like to visit her, but her daughter told the home not to let me in. The staff told me they have to do what the daughter says because she is my friend's substitute decision-maker. I've talked to my friend on the phone and I know she would like to see me. What can I do?
You can also find helpful information on this sub-topic at
http://yourlegalrights.on.ca/health-and-disability/long-term-care-homes
RESOURCE

Every resident: Bill of Rights for people who live in Ontario long-term care homes

Every Resident ThumbnailUpdated to reflect the new Long-Term Care Homes Act, Every Resident sets out the expanded Residents’ Bill of Rights, which is meant to ensure that long-term care homes are truly homes for the people who live in them. Each right is introduced by the wording in the legislation, and then clarified in plain language with explanatory examples. The booklet also sets out what residents can do if they believe their rights have been violated, as well as information on where to get help.

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