Elder abuse: A CHSLD resident files a complaint with the police –

Elder abuse: A CHSLD resident files a complaint with the police –

After the introduction of a new procedure at the CHSLD Champagnat in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Daniel Pilote believes he has been a victim of abuse and reports it to the police.

This man suffering from muscular dystrophy has been living in this CHSLD since 2014 and needs daily help.

He filed a complaint with the St-Jean-sur-Richelieu police on Tuesday under an article of the law to combat the ill-treatment of the elderly and other adults in a vulnerable situation, passed on April 6.

Staff were uncomfortable in his wheelchair and reportedly told him that because of the new procedure, he would be now.

“I’ve come back to this three times to say I disagree with that position. You tell me “we’ll take a canvas to install you” but I don’t want that because my back doesn’t touch the back of my seat,” explains Mr. Pilote.

Under this new law, the institution or guilty individual could be fined up to $125,000 if physical abuse was involved and up to $250,000 in other cases.

Paul Brunet of the Patient Protection Council believes that Section 21.1 of the law should apply in Mr Pilote’s case.

“For several weeks Daniel Pilote has been persistently insisting on the staff to be seated comfortably in his chair when he is told that he has a new positioning technique and that it will be used from now on. . This man is being mistreated in the sense of a criminal offense. He is not abused, he is mistreated,” says Mr Brunet.

The CISSS de la Montérégie center declined to comment on the situation.