Covid-19: five questions on the use of midazolam and Rivotril in nursing homes

The France 3 magazine “Pièces à conviction” devoted its last issue on Wednesday November 18 to the situation of nursing homes particularly affected by the Covid-19 epidemic. In a short excerpt highlighted by the channel before the broadcast, our colleagues focused on the use of two drugs in the context of palliative care in nursing […]

Covid-19. When the firefighters watch over nursing homes from the sewers

Since the first wave of the coronavirus, a surveillance network has been set up discreetly in France. An underground job – in the first sense of the word. Which consists of analyzing the wastewater. Because Covid-19 can be detected in the stool four to seven days before symptoms appear. Monitoring and studying sewage is therefore […]

Ehpad Tonus Vitamine de Draguignan: families asked to come and pick up their loved ones

2020-10-18T20:18:37.000+02:00 – This Sunday evening, there are 29,837 additional cases of contamination and the virus is reaching retirement homes. In the Tonus Vitamine nursing home in Draguignan in the Var, 37 residents and 13 employees tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday. To protect the uninfected residents, the management asked their families to temporarily take back […]

Covid-19: what do the mortality figures say in Seine-Saint-Denis?

Would the Covid-19 kill more in Seine-Saint-Denis, discriminating the poorest department of the metropolis? A jump 63% more deaths, all causes combined, over the period of March 21 to 27 compared to the previous period (March 14 to 20), worried Thursday evening the Director General of Health, Jérôme Salomon. For comparison, the increase reached 32% […]

“A virus that feasts” – Release

While watching the videos from Florida, where religious maniacs denounce the health authorities by explaining that wearing a mask is an attack on their divine capacity to breathe, some of us laughed nervously. Others nodded: “This country is completely barred.” It will not have taken a month to understand that we have nothing to envy […]

ATSEM at Matisse school, she volunteered in two nursing homes

On the phone, Catherine Nicolas is nervous, she has ” not used to To talk about her visibly. With her husband as reinforcement, she tells us about these three weeks spent in two establishments in the city, the EHPAD (accommodation facility for dependent elderly people) in the Northern Province and the Paul-Cordonnier facility. A mission […]

“Understanding the effect of confinement on living conditions”

Articulate health data and social conditions: since the start of the Covid-19 epidemic in France, no study had been launched to jointly assess the two aspects of the epidemic, and even less on the scale of the whole population. Co-led by sociologist Nathalie Bajos, director of research at Inserm, and Josiane Warszawski, epidemiologist at Inserm, […]

Cold shower to finance the dependency plan

Often postponed by previous governments, this major societal project can hardly be postponed. By Marie-Cécile Renault An elderly person with a walker, in an Ehpad. François CLOUARD / Reddragonfly – stock.adobe.com The expected end of the Social Security hole has been whetting for several months many appetites … which are likely to be disappointed. In […]

the exceptional premium for Ehpad employees is looming

Edouard Philippe will unveil the details of the first phase of deconfinement this Thursday afternoon. During his speech, the Prime Minister should announce the payment of an exceptional bonus to Ehpad staff, according to information from France Info. On April 15, Minister of Health and Solidarity Olivier Véran promised that a bonus would be “very […]

“We must constantly explain that this confinement is not a punishment”

“At Ehpad, we know very little about the coming weeks, and especially about the approaching summer. Normally, it is a time of activities and visits. It seems obvious that everything will be turned upside down, but we do not know in what proportion. → LIVE. Coronavirus: the latest information and France and worldwide In the […]