The future of long term health care and home care services
Co-chaired by Ms. Ginette Desmarais and Mr. Pierre Hurteau
Ms.Ginette Desmarais, member of the Board of Directors, CPM
Mr. Pierre Hurteau, Vice-President, Board of Directors, CPM
SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION IN ENGLISH
1. LOGIN OF PARTICIPANTS, OPENING REMARKS
- CONFERENCE BY MR. ANDRÉ PICARD
Journalist and columnist, Mr. André Picard will talk about the state of long-term care, since the publication of his bookNeglected No More.
- QUESTION PERIOD
- CONFERENCE BY DR GENEVIÈVE DECHÊNE, MD
A McGill University family medecine graduate, Dr Geneviève Dechêne, specializes in home care.
- QUESTION PERIOD
- PLENARY, CLOSING REMARKS
Since the September 2016 symposium in Rouyn, the Conseil pour la protection des malades has been calling on the Quebec government for a law of the National Assembly on long-term care. The main objective is to to put an end to unstable long-term care policies resulting from the political whims of the moment. Each government comes in with a new policy and budget statements, but none has yet attempted to define precisely the rights of long-term care patients and propose a clear basket of services. Patients are at the mercy of changing policies and depend on their various renderings by the institutions.
At the same time, there is a need to think about the future of long-term care, and not only for seniors. More and more people are asking for long-term care at home, including palliative care, as well as medical assistance in dying.
The draft legislation we submitted to the Minister’s office, in its current form, does not include home care. We believe that we are at a crossroads and we need to start reflecting about its inclusion in long-term care legislation, in the same spirit, but of course taking into account its specific requirements.
We believe that this is the direction of the future, and it is up to us to participate in its development .
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Founded in 1974 by the late Claude Brunet, the Council for the Protection of Patients is a non-profit organization whose mandate is to promote and defend the rights of users of the health network across Quebec.
Promote and defend the rights of users of the health and social services network in order to increase their capacity to act and improve the quality of services. The CPM brings together user and resident committees located in health establishments located across the province.
To be the reference for users and the health and social services network throughout Quebec.
- Protect users and vulnerable people so that they enjoy a favorable living environment;
- Defend users of the health network when their rights are violated;
- Act as an intermediary and mediator with provincial political authorities, while carrying out direct actions on the ground.
THE TEAM’S MANDATE
- Advise people through competent lawyers and advisers;
- Offer a multitude of services such as mediation, training on user rights and the drafting of legal opinions;
- Equip users ‘and residents’ committees by offering them training, guides, brochures or any other service related to their mandate.