Did you know spouses may be separated upon admission to a Long-Term Care home in Ontario? Stay tuned proposed changes currently before the Ontario legislature.
Upon admission to a LTC home, spouses may be separated if they a require different levels of care. Today, Ontario’s LTC Homes Act does not guarantee simultaneous admission for spouses. This was recognized as a problem in 2019 and revisions are currently before the Ontario Legislature.
Bill 153 "Till death do us part act" Explained...
Bill 153, known as the “Till death do us part act”, is currently before an Ontario legislature committee (as of September 2020),
If this Bill passes, residents will have the right not to be separated from their spouses upon admission,
and have accommodation made available for both spouses so that they may continue to live together and
No similar restrictions are placed on spouses in Ontario's Retirement Home Act.