ConnectABILITY

Financial and Legal Issues

Guide to Property and Personal Care for Older Adults with a Developmental Disability

Understanding Capacity, Competency & Consent 1: Introduction

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Personal Care

Understanding Capacity, Competency & Consent 2: Personal Care

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Articles

Property

Understanding Capacity, Competency & Consent: Property

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Articles

Planning for a secure future

Brendon D. Pooran, PooranLaw Professional Corporation

Advice in the areas of wills, trusts and estate planning for individuals with disabilities and their families.

Recorded on Monday, October 20, 2014 at the Victoria Village Hub 1527 Victoria Park Ave., 2nd Floor 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Additional Resources

The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)

The Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE) is a specialty community legal clinic that was established to provide a range of legal services to low-income seniors in Ontario. The legal services include advice and representation to individual and group clients, public legal education, law reform and community development activities. ACE has been operating since 1984.

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A BRAND NEW WORLD: ONTARIO’S NEW LONG-TERM CARE HOMES ACT
The Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 (LTCHA or the Act) is coming into force in Ontario on July 1, 2010. This legislation replaces the three current pieces of legislation which presently govern long-term care homes: the Charitable Homes Act, the Homes for the Aged and Rest Homes Act and the Nursing Homes Act.
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DISCHARGE FROM HOSPITAL TO LONG-TERM CARE: ISSUES IN ONTARIO
Hospitals in Ontario are overcrowded. Thousands of people are on waiting lists for long-term care homes. As a result, people requiring long-term care (LTC) are confronted with a variety of “policies” and “programs” developed to “deal” with these issues despite the legislation governing placement.
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TIPS AND TRAPS WHEN CONSIDERING APPLYING FOR LONG-TERM CARE
ACE often provides advice regarding issues related to placement or waiting for placement into long-term care. The following are tips and traps that we believe everyone should be aware of when considering long-term care placement or alternatives.
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HOME FIRST” – IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?
Recent articles have appeared in various publications touting “Home First” programs as the solution to the problem that Alternate Level of Care (ALC) patients face in many hospitals. ALC patients have completed the acute phase of their treatment and are awaiting placement into a long-term care home, but because of long waiting lists remain in hospital. While “Home First” may be beneficial for many seniors, this is not universal.
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