Ontario Keeping Seniors in Long-Term Care Homes Cool this Summer

On April 1, the government updated regulations under the Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, which require designated cooling areas of all homes be served by air conditioning and be maintained at a comfortable level during specified periods and will enhance the effectiveness of enforcement. These new regulations came into effect May 15, 2021 and all 626 long-term care homes in Ontario are in compliance. In comparison, last year nearly 13 per cent of long-term care homes had no air conditioning at all. 

This is great news, the government wants to keep Ontario seniors and staff cool this summer and give them the safe, comfortable living space they deserve.

News Release:

EN: https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/1000204/ontario-keeping-seniors-in-long-term-care-homes-cool-this-summer

FR: https://news.ontario.ca/fr/release/1000204/lontario-veille-a-ce-que-les-personnes-agees-dans-des-foyers-de-soins-de-longue-duree-soient-au-frais-cet-ete