Quebec also plans to increase the funding of the CHSLD private

Québec compte augmenter le financement des CHSLD privés

Photo: Jacques Boissinot Archives The canadian Press
The minister responsible for Seniors, Marguerite Blais

The minister Marguerite Blais plans to increase the funding for some of the CHSLD private in the hope of improving the working conditions of orderlies.

At the present time, the contribution paid by the government for each resident of a NURSING homes varies greatly from one institution to the other.

“What I find unacceptable is that in a ltc facility, for example, the per diem [daily allowance] or $ 160, compared to 230 or $ 250 elsewhere “, said the minister responsible for Seniors, in a media scrum Tuesday. “If we want to take care of people, it is also necessary that the per diem can follow, for the same quality of care and services either at the appointment. “

Listen to the minister Marguerite Blais in media scrum

Recently, the Association of establishments of long-term private Quebec has claimed that it pays its members a minimum of $ 215 per patient. In the public network, the daily contribution stood at $238.

According to the minister Blais, it is necessary for the financing the concorde as ” all NURSING homes, whether they are private, subsidized or public “.

In his eyes, this should be of benefit to employees and to the beneficiaries. “It directly affects the employees and it affects the salary. If there are fewer people, obviously, that can impact care, ” she said.

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