Able to direct their own care/Able to make decisions on their own behalf

In order to function safely in the supportive semi-independent environment of an assisted living residence, older adults have to be able to direct their own care or make a range of decisions on their own behalf.   Under section 26(3) of the Community Care and Assisted Living Act, operators are prohibited from housing someone who is unable to make decisions on their own behalf.  In this instance, “able to make decisions on their own behalf” and “able to direct their own care” mean the same thing.

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