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

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1. Respect and dignity

"Every resident has the right to be treated with courtesy and respect and in a way that fully recognizes the resident's individuality and respects the resident's dignity."

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You have the right to be treated with respect. The staff at your long-term care home must be polite to you. They must recognize your dignity and rights as a person.

For example, you can choose what you want to be called. If you would rather be called "Miss Lee" instead of "Angela", tell the staff. They must respect your wishes.