LaSalle nursing home, where 18 seniors died, has been ordered to prepare a pandemic plan

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MONTREAL –
Résidence Les Floralies LaSalle long-term care home was warned several months ago that it was ready for a virus outbreak, and the warning tragically came true after the deaths of 21 residents. having contracted COVID-19 and 18 residents.

“Every day there are at least six ambulances here, and I have seen at least two hearses or vehicles to take away dead people,” said a resident of LaSalle who lives nearby.

This is not the first time that the residence has made the news. In February of last year, three seniors died after an outbreak of group A streptococcus, and Accreditation Canada later warned home management that it needed to create an infection detection plan and have a protocol pandemic.

This is something that the property disputes.

“I did not find a specific report on the potential pandemic in my tools,” said Floralies director Benoit Lellouche.

The sobering news is not something that surprises patients, Paul Brunet’s lawyer.

“Most of these health facilities should have a crisis emergency plan,” he said. “Especially a sanitary or sanitary crisis. “

The management of the Floralies contested this and pointed out the updates sent to families on Monday.

“Neglected? No, not at all, ”said Lellouche. “I totally refute this comment. We are in daily communication with the CIUSSS and have been inspected, evaluated several times and have never had a major negative correction. “

The house was sold with Floralies Lachine to Maisons Vivalto in December for $ 80 million.

Brunet believes that the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed a mountain of problems for the elderly that must be improved.

“You don’t smell what it smells in the hallways,” he said. “You don’t know how many people are left alone, especially in a crisis without food, without proper hygiene. “

He hopes that those who care for the elderly learn from the pandemic situation so that it does not happen again.

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