CSSSM gets money for seniors
OnFebruary 3rd, Premier Jean Charest announced an investment of $14 million for the seniors in the Estrie region. “Our establishment will receive $3.3 million, representing 25% of the budget for the Estrie. It is excellent news for seniors 65 and older from the Memphremagog MRC who represent 21.3% of our population,” commented Monique Corbeil, the general director of the Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Memphremagog.
This amount is the biggest that the establishment has received in the last ten years. Known for its innovative approach towards helping seniors live at home, the CSSSM will continue along those lines by orienting budgets towards the development of services that respond to the needs of seniors, aiding them to live better and longer in their community, near their loved ones. Furthermore, more than 700 seniors suffering from a loss of autonomy on the territory will share almost 17,000 additional interventions in their homes thanks to the addition of more personnel to the CSSSM’S home care program.
“This represents the biggest recruitment at the CSSSM in ten years which translates into the hiring of 43 people in the areas of nursing care, homecare assistance, social services, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy,” commented Julie Dechenault, the director of Human Resources.
This money will also allow the CSSSM to sign new service agreements with volunteer centres in Stanstead, Magog and Mansonville and with the Cooperative de solidarite de services a domicile.
Thrilled with the new funding are (l. to r.) CSSSM general director Monique Corbeil, director of Human Resources, Julie Dechenault, and director of services for seniors, Sylvie Moreault.