Resident Rights for Canada

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As Canadian citizens, we are all granted certain rights, protections, and freedoms that enable us to make independent decisions regarding all aspects of our lives. Every day, we make decisions concerning our health, finances, and preferences. When a person enters a long-term care home or retirement community, they do not lose any of their rights, protections, or freedoms. In fact, violation of civil rights is considered a form of abuse that should be taken very seriously. It is the responsibility of long-term care homes, retirement communities, and their staff to protect and promote resident rights. In Ontario, the Long-term Care Homes Act (LTCHA) established that since a long-term care home is the home of the residents, it is to be operated in a manner that ensures residents live with dignity, security, safety, and comfort and have their physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and cultural needs adequately met. As well, the Retirement Homes Act 2010 reflects certain rights of residents. These laws ensure residents maintain their right to make independent decisions regarding all aspects of their life while living in a long-term care home or community. Resident rights emphasize the importance of resident-focused care, independence, privacy, dignity, and respect. All residents, residents’ families, and staff members should be aware of resident rights in your organization.

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As Canadian citizens, we are all granted certain rights, protections, and freedoms that enable us to make independent decisions regarding all aspects of our lives. Every day, we make decisions concerning our health, finances, and preferences. When a person enters a long-term care home or retirement community, they do not lose any of their rights, protections, or freedoms. In fact, violation of civil rights is considered a form of abuse that should be taken very seriously. It is the responsibility of long-term care homes, retirement communities, and their staff to protect and promote resident rights. In Ontario, the Long-term Care Homes Act (LTCHA) established that since a long-term care home is the home of the residents, it is to be operated in a manner that ensures residents live with dignity, security, safety, and comfort and have their physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and cultural needs adequately met. As well, the Retirement Homes Act 2010 reflects certain rights of residents. These laws ensure residents maintain their right to make independent decisions regarding all aspects of their life while living in a long-term care home or community. Resident rights emphasize the importance of resident-focused care, independence, privacy, dignity, and respect. All residents, residents’ families, and staff members should be aware of resident rights in your organization.

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