Let's say that there were irregularities noted and each time we lift a rock, we discover something, notes the president of the Users' Committee of the CISSS de Laval, Pierre Lynch.
From the point of view of users and families, I find it wise to reimburse now in order to preserve the credibility of the adjustments set up.
A quote from Pierre Lynch, president of the Committee; of users of the CISSS de Laval
The manager has our complete trust and is implementing the recommendations submitted this summer by the consultants, underlines Pierre Lynch .
Last August, another report noted “mistreatment and neglect” at Résidence Louise-Vachon.< /p>
Consultants hired by the CISSS de Laval had drawn up a series of 150 recommendations to eliminate mistreatment and neglect of the center's residents.
There is indeed a finding of abuse/neglect […] in particular injuries during physical interventions carried out too quickly and not respecting the protocols in force, unexplained injuries, they wrote in the report revealed in August by Radio- Canada.
Faced with the new report on financial abuse, lawyer Patrick Martin-Ménard is stunned to see that another wave of irregularities hit the establishment.
It’s dismaying to see that four years later, we find ourselves with situations not only of systemic mistreatment, but in addition, we are now talking about financial abuse, says the lawyer. The latter is leading a request for collective action against the CISSS de Laval for actions allegedly committed at the Résidence Louise-Vachon from 2012 to 2019.
Christine Morin, full professor at the Faculty of Law at Laval University, finds it difficult to explain why such a situation could have arisen in the public network.
How did employees make these withdrawals (powers of attorney, fake checks, etc.)? How were they able to withdraw so much money before someone intervened?
A quote from Christine Morin, full professor à the Faculty of law from the University Laval
According to her, it is obvious that communities must be more proactive to prevent such situations and intervene more quickly.
Ms. Morin is a member of the Committee for the Protection and Representation of Incapacitated or Protected Persons of the Curateur public du Québec, appointed by the Minister of Families, as well as a member of the Committee advisory on material and financial mistreatment of seniors, set up by the Secrétariat aux vins.