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

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4. Proper care

"Every resident has the right to be properly sheltered, fed, clothed, groomed and cared for in a manner consistent with his or her needs."

In other words...

You have the right to receive the care you need. Your care should include:

  • a proper place to live,
  • enough good food to eat,
  • help with eating and drinking if you need it,
  • clean clothes to wear, and
  • help with looking clean and tidy.

The staff at your long-term care home should look after any special needs you have.