“The economic mechanism of nursing homes listed on the stock exchange is being enlightened.”

Abuse in nursing homes was not discovered by us. On the other hand, we have discovered a system that is an economic model of nursing homes listed on the stock market to generate profits. We forget the essence of the elderly themselves, which is at the heart of the system. It’s very serious. It’s not the caregivers that are at stake, but the systems they are immersed in, and this economic mechanism of these large groups is …

Abuse in nursing homes was not discovered by us. On the other hand, we have discovered a system that is an economic model of nursing homes listed on the stock market to generate profits. We forget the essence of the elderly themselves, which is at the heart of the system. It’s very serious. It is not the caregivers that are at stake, but the systems in which they are immersed, and this economic mechanism of these large groups is fully enlightened.

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Is there management of issues as sensitive as the end of life, even in the human dimension or even the generosity it contains, which is compatible with the high profitability objectives of stock exchange-listed establishments?

I started with this question on the flash mission. Private facilities for commercial purposes make up 22% of nursing homes. 9% is the side. It has more than 7,000 inhabitants. I can’t erase it today. They are there, we have to deal with them. On the other hand, they must be supervised, structured and brought to have legislation that creates true transparency. But do I need to allow this model to open a new nursing home? I say no. It is necessary before they take a clear direction.

“We need more radical and systematically unpublished controls.”

How to enforce more ethics on bad students?

We need more radical and systematically unpublished controls. Supervisors also need to discuss and cooperate with each other. Interviews with Hauts-de-Seine ARS and the station revealed that they each received dozens of complaints, but never even called each other. It’s a hallucination! Surveys also show potentially complex financial arrangements. We believe it is desirable to mobilize the skills of local accounting firms with the tools to analyze these arrangements. The structure needs to be more transparent. Today, I have discovered that private institutions do not have the same obligations to supervisors as public institutions. Under what name? Business secret? It is not justified.

Also, do you recommend that these groups occupy the position of a company with a mission?

It’s an interesting lever. Companies with a mission publicly state their value and purpose and undergo independent audits every two years.

Need a higher percentage of staff per resident?

Currently, the average ratio of 5 staff to 10 residents is not possible in France. We need the great law of old age, we cannot escape it. In 2030, there will be 108,000 elderly people in nursing homes. For comfort, there should be at least 8 caregivers for every 10 residents. Recall that in Denmark and the Netherlands it is one-on-one. Of course, if we legislate, more resources will be allocated. However, more caregivers will return to the nursing home as they find their core business. Raises are important. But the crisis also comes from working conditions.

“The better we age people, the slower the loss of autonomy and the fewer people are in nursing homes.”

Abuse is not a privilege of the private sector. Tomorrow’s Ehpad, isn’t it a replacement for Ehpad?