Elder abuse: an investment of $50 million

Abuse towards seniors: an investment of 50 million

The Minister responsible for Seniors and Caregivers, Marguerite Blais.

The Minister responsible for Seniors and Caregivers, Marguerite Blais, announced on Sunday an investment of $50 million over five years to fight against elder abuse.

This action plan governmental – the third in 12 years – to counter the mistreatment of older adults 2022-2027 “strengthens our commitment and our desire to always do more”. For the government, it is “zero tolerance towards all forms of abuse in our community”, declared Minister Marguerite Blais at a press conference on Sunday morning.

This program includes 56 measures, carried by 12 departments and agencies, in order to develop practices that promote good treatment, train various actors in this phenomenon and improve the management of situations of mistreatment.

This funding will make it possible to set up local support for the; intention of CHSLD staff “having to identify and report situations of mistreatment of persons accommodated”. And to support the implementation of projects aimed at “creating environments conducive to well-treatment”, according to the government.

The Minister responsible for Seniors and Caregivers will not seek another term in the next provincial election . Remember that Ms. Blais experienced a difficult period regarding the management of the crisis in CHSLDs during the first wave of the pandemic.

Last month, coroner Géhane Kamel's report on the tragedy in the CHSLD has flayed a large number of people from the health network and the political class.

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