Now that the CAQ took up the reins of power, the party intends to start its project this year and plans to build 30 seniors’ homes in its first 4-year mandate, at a total cost of $1 billion. This proposition also aims to address the need of an additional 2,600 long-term beds for seniors still awaiting a new home.
According to La Presse, Groupe Sélection quickly informed its employees of the good news. Of all the bidders who submitted an offer to purchase the Molson lands located on Notre-Dame Street in Montreal, it was Groupe Sélection's proposal that was chosen to move on to the next step.
In Quebec, all private residences for seniors must be certified by the Department of Health and Social Services. The goal of this mandatory certification is to ensure a quality environment for the residents. We will first review the criteria for certification of compliance for private residences as well as the compliance to Accreditation Canada. In addition to these certifications, we suggest some mesures to improve the security in retirement homes that you can easily refer to during your visits in residence.
Bowling enthusiasts will be happy to know that the new common areas will have 6 bowling alleys. With more than 150 current residents playing bowling on a daily basis during organized outings (shuttle service included), it is safe to assume that bowling tournaments will quickly find their place in the schedule of activities at the residence.
Have you take notice of the list of priority claims prepared by the FADOQ network? The largest group of people aged 50 + from Quebec has been clear, it "intends to hound the government and the opposition parties to undertake to respond positively to these requests." 12 major points were targeted for caregivers and home care as well as several issues related to the health of seniors.
It is confirmed, there will be an addition of $ 68 million to the initial $ 70 million grant to install sprinklers in seniors' residences. The RQRA was accompanying Minister of Health Gaétan Barrette and Francine Charbonneau, Minister responsible for Seniors and the Fight Against Bullying, in announcing major changes to the subsidy program for the installation of sprinklers in Canada, in existing private residences for seniors ( RPA ), established in December 2015.
A new study published by Dr. Dantoine, head of the geriatric center of the CHU Limoges focuses on technology which increase the autonomy of elderly. This technological advance suggests smart cameras that detect any abnormal behavior of the elder in their home. Activated 24 hours a day, the cameras emit an alert to a confidential platform that transmits the information to the assigned healthcare team.
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