Resource Audience Type: Residents

Residents’ Bill of Rights – Multilingual

All long-term care homes in Ontario are governed by the Long-Term Care Homes Act (LTCHA), 2007. The Ontario Residents’ Bill of Rights is embedded in the LTCHA and accompanying Regulations (O. Reg. 79/10).  The requirements in the LTCHA ensure that residents of these homes receive safe, consistent, and high-quality resident-centered care in settings where residents feel at home, are treated with respect, and have the supports and services they need for their health and well-being. The Ontario Association of Residents’ Councils review and promote the Residents’ Bill of Rights.

In 2019, with support from the Ontario CLRI at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging, the Residents’ Bill of Rights was translated into 16 different languages. These translations will better support homes serving residents of diverse cultural backgrounds, and help to educate residents, team members and other stakeholders about the Residents’ Bill of Rights.

Long-Term Care Community Connections

Resident care can be influenced by individual circumstances, including language, gender identity and expression, ability, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status. This guide aims to assist long-term care (LTC) homes in creating connections with their communities that support and acknowledges resident and team member diversity.

The below resources connect direct care partners and team members to local and provincial health and social services to support quality of life and enhance community integration. We encourage LTC homes to reach out to these organizations to create meaningful and enriching partnerships that can benefit everyone who is part of life in LTC.


Healthline Ontario local health and community services

Putting health information at the fingertips of Ontarians, thehealthline.ca is a website for Ontario patients, doctors, and health care providers to get accurate and up-to-date information about health services in their communities.

thehealthline.ca platform is a provincially integrated database and asset that can be leveraged by health service providers and planners to help make healthcare better together.

Key Features
• 14 regional sites organized by LHIN and sub-LHIN regions
• Free to use and prioritizes government-funded or low-cost services
• 45,000+ services from 20,000+ healthcare organizations
• Data managed by LHINs across Ontario
• Standardized language and quality tools used to update each record yearly
• Online tools for organizations to promote services, jobs, news, and events
• Mapping tools that show catchment area by sub-LHIN, First Nations and more
• Tracking and reporting tools for system planners
• Dynamic platform that easily supports provincial scaling of regional initiatives

thehealthline.ca

 


211 Ontario community programs and social services

What is 211?

  • 211 is the source Canadians trust when seeking information and services to deal with life’s challenges.
  • 211’s award-winning telephone helpline (2-1-1) and website provide a gateway to community, social, non-clinical health and related government services.
  • 211 helps to navigate the complex network of human services quickly and easily, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in over 150 languages.
  • 211 connects people to the right information and services, strengthens Canada’s health and human services, and helps Canadians to become more engaged with their communities.

211 Ontario 

End-of-Life Planning and Care Needs of LGBTQI2S Older Adults

About this Resource

The Crossing the Rainbow Bridge resource was created by Egale Canada Human Rights Trust in partnership with the National Seniors Advisory Committee, Maureen Aslin of End of Life Planning Canada, and LGBTQI2S+ community members for LGBTQI2S+ community members. It provides information on how LGBTQI2S+ older adults in Ontario can plan for legal matters and end-of-life care, access guidance for asserting these wishes through legal documents in preparing for end of life, and available resources and supports.

Dementia Resources from Around the World

Olde couple walking down an autumn trail

 

Photo of Dementia Resources From Around The World

The Centre for Education at Baycrest has created an online resource to lessen the complexity, confusion and challenge of locating reliable information about dementia for caregivers and those with concerns about dementia and memory loss.

Dementia Resources from Around the World  is now accessible online at http://www.baycrest.org/dementiaresources.

This webpage has a selection of the best available senior-friendly web resources on dementia. It is for individuals experiencing symptoms of the disorder and their caregivers.

The selected websites provide information on dementia including risk factors, sign and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, strategies to cope with daily life challenges, and available support groups. The information is available in multiple formats (i.e., video, PDF, pamphlets, games) to make it accessible to everyone. The websites included on the site were evaluated to ensure they provide reliable and valid information on dementia.