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Home Care

Written for seniors, this section of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE) web site describes home care services in Ontario and how they are provided. There are also Frequently Asked Questions, links to ACE publications on topics such as complaints and appeals, and links to information from other organizations.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2010

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Hospitals

Written for seniors, this section of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE) web site describes what kinds of hospitals there are in Ontario and whom they serve. There are also Frequently Asked Questions, links to ACE publications on issues such as transfers from hospitals to long-term care, and links to information from other organizations.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2010

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Long-Term Care Homes

Written for seniors, this section of the Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE) web site explains how a person chooses a long-term care home and who pays for the accommodation. There are also Frequently Asked Questions, links to ACE publications on topics such as evaluations of capacity and first available bed policies, and links to information from other organizations.

Available in:

English

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2010

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Patients’ Rights: Form 1 – Are you in hospital for a psychiatric assessment?

By signing a Form 1, a doctor can keep someone in a psychiatric hospital for up to 72 hours for an assessment. This booklet explains what can happen after the assessment, what the person can do if they want to get out of the hospital, and who makes decisions about treatment.

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2009

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A Guide to the Substitute Decisions Act

This guide gives information to service providers on the Substitute Decisions Act (SDA). It outlines the decisions about property and finances and the decisions about personal care that come under the SDA and the rules for how people give power of attorney for these areas of decision making.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2000