Conseil pour la protection des malades calls a new law on accommodation and long-term care facilities (CHSLD)

ROUYN-NORANDA, QC, Sept. 17, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Conseil pour la protection des malades (CPM) has just held its 15th conference in Rouyn-Noranda, Québec, on the following topic : "outdated rules and accommodation conditions in long-term care facilities".

Participants have discussed and came to the conclusion that a new law and obligations must be adopted by the government. Participants request the following :

  1. Freezing of the daily rate for long term care accommodation
  2. Protection of family assets (house, equipments, car…) when one of the two spouses is admitted to a long term care facility
  3. At least one member of the administration in each long term care facility (CHSLD) must eat every day the same food that is served to residents
  4. The average cost of meals in CHSLD must never be less than the amount of $ 5.25 each, indexed annually;
  5. At least two baths or showers per week for patients who request it
  6. Residents who are not incontinent have the right to be accompanied to the bathroom without wearing diapers
  7. The government and health authorities are responsible for respecting the new rules and should report annually to the Quebec National Assembly
  8. Residents who wish are entitled to at least two baths or showers a week
  9. Residents have the right not to take too much medication
  10. Residents have the right to leisure activities appropriate to their condition
  11. Lunch and evening meals should always include at least two different menus
  12. The government and health authorities are responsible for respecting the new rules and meet annually to the Quebec National Assembly

Conseil pour la protection des malades is a non profit advocate association which was established since 1974 to defend the rights of patients, health and social services network users  and to give them greater power and improve the quality of services provided.

 

SOURCE Conseil pour la protection des malades

For further information: Me Paul G. Brunet, m.p.a. President, Conseil pour la protection des malades, 1 000 Rue Saint-Antoine Ouest, Bureau 403, Montreal, (Québec), H3C 3R7, info@cpm.qc.ca, pbrunet@cpm.qc.ca, Site Web : www.cpm.qc.ca; For media : 514-861-5922, 514-592-0127

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