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

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25. Your money

"Every resident has the right to manage his or her own financial affairs unless the resident lacks the legal capacity to do so."

In other words...

You have the right to manage your money while you are in the long-term care home if you are mentally capable of doing so.

Being able to manage your money includes deciding how you will pay your bills at the home and whether you will have a trust account. It also means understanding what can happen if you keep large amounts of cash on you or in your room.

Even if you are not capable of making other kinds of decisions, you might still be capable of looking after your financial affairs.