December 1, 2021

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A private residence in Mauritius loses its license

A private residence in Mauritius loses its license

Senecale Saint-Pierre, another retirement home in Mauritius, lost its operating license and had to close its doors, evacuating 17 residents.

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CIUSSS de la Marisi-at-du-Center-du-Quebec justified the decision by stating that complaints had been filed and that the owners had not followed the recommendations.

CIUSSS alleges that this resource can take action or tolerate situations where the health and safety of seniors may be compromised, much to the surprise of residents.

“We’ve been treated like royalty here! We’ll be treated well,” said Pierre Comeau, who has been living in St. Pierre’s Seneca for a month.

“I’ll definitely be here when I last went there 5 years ago. When I found out it was closing … it discouraged me,” Eugene Riopelle added.

Families from CIUSSS are asking for explanations and more transparency. They want to know in detail the reasons for the closure.

“My father is fine here!” We want to know why CIUSSS is shutting down! We need something concrete. Unheard of, ”declared Mark Haley, whose father had lived in the residence for many years.

A few meters from Seneca St.-Pierre, we found the Bastani residence, which also belongs to the Residences Chemin-du-Roy group. The building is completely empty. Last month, CIUSSS did not renew the certificate that allowed it to operate on campus.

There are 176 private residences for seniors in the area. Of this number, this year, four of them lost their certification.

In 2019, the Notre Dame residence, another company run by the Les Residences Chemin du Roy Group, was investigated for alleged misuse.

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In relation to Seneca St. Pierre, CIUSSS provides one worker assistance to each resident. The residence will be permanently closed on November 30.