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

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26. Going outside

"Every resident has the right to be given access to protected outdoor areas in order to enjoy outdoor activity unless the physical setting makes this impossible."

In other words...

You have the right to go outside to enjoy nature, fresh air, and outdoor activities whenever possible. If the home has a protected area, no one can stop you from using it.

You have the right to come and go from the home as you wish if you are mentally capable.

If you are not mentally capable you have the right to use the protected outdoor area if you wish, as long as the home has one.