The Ehpad of the Orpea group, in Chartres, in the sights of the Center-Val de Loire Regional Health Agency

The Orpea group has only one retirement home in Eure-et-Loir. The Jardins de Chartres, located on Place Drouaise, are in the sights of the Center-Val de Loire Regional Health Agency (ARS), following a report.

“The inspection report is in progress”, announces Denis Gelez, the departmental director of the ARS in Eure-et-Loir, who does not wish to speak further, on the subject.

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“Staff Waltz”

Relatives of residents of the Orpea residence in Chartres agreed to testify anonymously. “My sister-in-law has been living in this establishment for almost three years. It’s the waltz of the staff. People arrive and, the next day, are no longer there. It’s complicated for the follow-up of residents, ”says this resident of the Chartres conurbation.

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A sexagenarian, who approaches the gates of the establishment, confides with emotion, this Tuesday, February 1:

“Today, I come to see a friend. A few years ago, both my parents lived here. We had come together with other families to denounce certain facts. It was not abuse, but rather neglect. Many times my dad couldn’t eat his snack because he couldn’t grab it from the table and no one noticed. »

A resident of the Chartres conurbation

This Eurélienne does not “want to throw stones at the staff”. According to her, “we need more caregivers” in nursing homes.

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The glaring lack of staff in nursing homes, already denounced in Eure-et-Loir in 2018, is still relevant. “Absenteeism varies from 12 to 20% depending on the living areas and nursing homes. We fail to retain staff. Young people come to work for a few months in a retirement home and then go elsewhere. We have to succeed in retaining them”, specifies Denis Gelez.

Contacted, the management of Orpea did not answer our questions.

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