Saturday, May 21

Business. Abuse in nursing homes: Orpéa dismisses its general manager

The Orpéa group this Sunday dismissed its managing director, Yves le Masne, and proceeded to the appointment of a new CEO, assures The World.

This new CEO, Philippe Charrier, “will have the task of guaranteeing […] that best practices are applied throughout the company and to shed light on the allegations made”.

Lack of care and hygiene, rationed meals…

The publication this week of this book-investigation, “Les Fossoyeurs”, by independent journalist Victor Castanet, caused a shock wave in France, arousing multiple indignant reactions, and the fall on the stock market of the Orpea title.

In “Les Fossoyeurs”, the author describes a system where hygiene care, medical care, and even residents’ meals are “rationed” to improve Orpea’s profitability. And this while stays are charged at full price.

The leaders had however disputed

The leaders of Orpea had however disputed the facts recounted in Victor Castanet’s book, describing them as “false, outrageous and prejudicial” accusations.

The Director General France, Jean-Christophe Romersi is summoned Tuesday morning to the Minister Delegate for the Autonomy of the Elderly, Brigitte Bourguignon, to “respond” to “serious accusations” concerning the group’s practices.

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