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Resources and Publications

Continuing Power of Attorney for Property
(
October
2010
)

This resource explains what a Continuing Power of Attorney for Property is, reasons to make one, and what can happen if you do not. Topics include how to make a Continuing Power of Attorney for Property, when an attorney can make decisions, the type of decisions they can make, and where to get forms, legal information, and help.

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CPP Disability Benefits
(
May
2014
)

This resource provides information on the Canada Pension Plan (CPP) disability benefits for workers who can no longer work because of a physical or mental disability. Topics include who can get a disability benefit, how to apply, other available benefits, and where to get help if refused.

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Every Resident - Bill of Rights for people who live in Ontario long-term care homes
(
December
2011
)

Updated 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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HIV testing in Ontario
(
February
2013
)

In Ontario, people can get tested for HIV without giving their name or address. This is called “anonymous testing”. This pamphlet describes how to get tested, how to find anonymous test sites, and what happens when people are tested. It also explains the difference between being tested at an anonymous test site and being tested by a doctor.

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Home Care Bill of Rights
(
May
2014
)

Ontario’s home care Bill of Rights sets out how a person must be treated when applying for or getting home care services through a Community Care Access Centre (CCAC). The Bill of Rights may also apply to other programs, such as supportive housing and attendant outreach. This resource explains each right and describes what can be done if any of these rights are violated.

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Home care complaints and appeals
(
May
2010
)

This resource is for people who apply for or get home care services through a Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) in Ontario. It explains how to make a complaint about services, and how to appeal if the complaint does not result in a satisfactory decision.

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Patients' Rights: Form 1 - Are you in hospital for a psychiatric assessment?
(
July
2009
)

By signing a Form 1, a doctor can keep someone in a psychiatric hospital for up to 72 hours for an assessment. This resource explains what can happen after the assessment, what the person can do if they want to get out of the hospital, and who makes decisions about treatment.

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Power of Attorney for Personal Care
(
February
2013
)

This resource explains what a Power of Attorney for Personal Care is, reasons to make one, and what can happen if you do not. Topics include how to make a Power of Attorney for Personal Care, when an attorney can make decisions, the types of decisions they can make, and where to get forms, legal information, and help.

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