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Investment will help ensure residents, staff and caregivers are safe and comfortable.

May 27, 2021

Residents in long-term care homes across the province will be able to keep cool this summer due to improved regulations and investments in air conditioning by the Government of Ontario.

On April 1, the Government of Ontario 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 which 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.

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