The Québec Ombudsman received a report concerning the safety and quality of the care provided at two residential resources which are partners of Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de Lanaudière. The Québec Ombudsman decided to intervene.
The report was about an intermediate resource (RI) and a private seniors’ residence (RPA) operated by the same owner. The Québec Ombudsman investigated into whether these environments were safe and adequate for the residents.
The Québec Ombudsman’s investigation revealed several problems or failings, notably:
The Québec Ombudsman concluded that there were major ramifications for service quality and residents’ safety. However, it saw that several actions were underway to improve the situation.
The Québec Ombudsman made fifteen recommendations to CISSS de Lanaudière and to the two residential resources concerned. They were aimed at improving by various means the residents’ safety and the quality of the care and services provided.
All the recommendations were accepted. The Québec Ombudsman will monitor their implementation closely.