Much of this is in response to the issues of ALCs. Hospital patients who require alternate levels of care (ALC patients).
This site gives you much information about Ontario retirement homes, which are NOT based on the ubiquitous senior's for-profit websites.
One of the most important issues is to be aware of how long you can stay in a retirement home. There are stories where DOCs send a resident to hospital, when a resident has a DNR order. Long-term care is better set up for palliative care.
Retirement Home Complaints
Did you know that you can make complaints about retirement homes?