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Support for Seniors and Vulnerable Adults in Canada

New amendments to Canada’s Community Care and Assisted Living Act would allow seniors to stay independent as long as possible. Today residents who require more than two of six prescribed services offered in assisted-living facilities are expected to move to a residential-care home. The amendments, proposed by British Columbia Health Minister Terry Lake, would enable assisted-living residents to remain in their home-like setting longer. Additional amendments would increase regulatory oversight for assisted-living residences. Currently, the assisted living registrar may only inspect a residence following a formal complaint. The amendments would allow the inspection of a residence at any time to determine if there is a risk to health and safety.

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