Quebec keeps the Floralies under supervision

​Quebec keeps the Floralies under supervision


Quebec renews for three months the guardianship of the two Floralies seniors' residences, still dissatisfied with the care offered in these centers where several cases of abuse and violence have been recorded.

< p>The responsible health establishment confirmed to us that it had to make this decision in order “to continue the support offered to the Floralies”, whose residences in Lachine and LaSalle, where more than 400 seniors live, are administered by the State. since September.

“Despite the fact that the situation has been stabilized, collaborative work is still underway with the leaders of the Floralies to ensure the long-term improvement of the quality of care and services offered to residents and to ensure that the recommendations are maintained. “, explained Hélène Bergeron-Gamache, spokesperson for the CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal. 

The renewal of the provisional administration concerns the sections in intermediate resource and private residence for seniors, while the CHSLD mission is still under supervision.

Our Bureau of Investigation revealed in November that the health network had to deploy 160 public network employees to the Floralies and hire a “rush” manager at $150 an hour.

An external investigator hired by Quebec had for his part painted a devastating portrait of the practices taking place there, specifying that a “multitude of care and services have not been provided to residents”. 

Injuries on the arm of a resident of the center for seniors.

Always precarious

Sign that the situation is still precarious, the network had to hire a new private resource to improve the management of the Floralies, under a contract of some $ 115,000 concluded at the end of December, discovered our Bureau of investigation. < /p>

Annie Lemoine, the one who obtained the contract, will have to “support the manager responsible for the site in the organization of care and services at the Floralies LaSalle”, one can read on the contract management site of the government. 

In addition, Quebec remains vague as to the means it has to recover the millions of public dollars invested in the Floralies, which belongs to the French health giant Vivalto. 

Four retirement homes in Quebec are currently under guardianship, either completely or in part.  

– With Yves Lévesque

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