The overwhelming majority of Quebeckers believe that the government should seek to improve the care offered to the elderly rather than invest in the development of homes for the elderly.
According to a survey by the firm CROP unveiled on Sunday morning by the Centrale de unions du Québec (CSQ), 83% of Quebecers believe that resources should go as a priority to improving the health services offered to seniors in existing establishments, against 17% who believe that the development of new homes for the elderly should take precedence.
This result shows, in the eyes of the CSQ, that the priorities of the Coalition Avenir Québec are not the right ones.
“The population seems to have understood that these seniors’ houses are very beautiful on paper, but that they compare to a mirage since they will not allow to respond to the much greater problems experienced in the current establishments”, proclaimed the president. from the CSQ, Sonia Éthier, by press release.
According to her, homes for the elderly will only benefit a handful of lucky people, while other seniors will have to continue to deal with the conditions that prevail in CHSLDs.
“When we know how sorely there is a lack of resources in the current establishments, there is cause for concern about the stubbornness of a government to create a two-speed network for the accommodation of seniors and employees of the health network ”, underlined the president of the Fédération de la santé du Québec (FSQ-CSQ), Claire Montour.
The survey was conducted online after 1000 Quebecers from December 2 to 10.