Ontario is taking strong action to protect its most vulnerable seniors living in retirement homes and ensure families have peace of mind that their loved ones are able to live with dignity and respect.
The Retirement Homes Act, 2010:
- Creates the Retirement Home Regulatory Authority (RHRA) with the power to license homes and conduct inspections, investigations and enforcement, including issuing financial penalties or revoking licences if necessary.
- Establishes mandatory care and safety standards, and requires emergency plans, infection control and prevention programs, assessment of care needs and care planning, police background checks and training for staff.
- Establishes residents’ rights that include the right to know the true cost of care and accommodation and the right to live in an environment that promotes zero tolerance of abuse or neglect.
Read the Act .