A Final Note on Rights, Remedies and Problem Resolution in Residential Care

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On its face, residential care has a myriad of mechanisms available to address problems in this area. At the same time, there can be legislative gaps and systems may not function in ways that allow residents or families access to those problem resolution processes. Where there are apparently appropriate laws, public and private bodies always have a choice - to interpret and apply these narrowly and technically (which often leads to inaction), or more hopefully, to interpret them in ways that are supportive of good care for people living in British Columbia’s residential care facilities.

This information applies to British Columbia, Canada. Last reviewed for legal accuracy by BC Centre for Elder Advocacy and Support, June 2014.