Six months were not enough: a new 180 days of guardianship was announced for the private home in Boisé Sainte-Thérèse, in the Laurentians. Dozens of elders were found there with sores and skin changes last October.

Since November 1, 2022, teams from the CISSS des Laurentides have taken care of the provisional administration of this private CHSLD, located in the municipality of Sainte-Thérèse.

This guardianship was declared following an audit carried out by the CISSS last fall. At that time, 85 of the 159 residents had been found with sores or skin changes.

Other residents had scratch marks or fingernail infections. The needs of many seniors were not being met, according to our information.

On Saturday, the Minister for Health and Seniors, Sonia Bélanger, announced that the guardianship would continue for at least 180 more days.

This type of provisional administration of a private establishment has been possible since the spring of 2022, thanks to the adoption of the Act to strengthen the fight against mistreatment of older adults and any other adult in a position of vulnerability, can we also read in the press release.

“This is an important lever to ensure the quality of care and services in this type of facility,” it says.