ORPEA: ARS led its “Flash survey” in EHPAD of Neuilly-sur-Seine accused of abuse

This inspection was carried out by the Regional Health Agency as a result of the revelations of the book “Graves”, which denounces serious dysfunctions and abuses in the Orpea group establishments.

Le Monde with AFP

The Regional Health Agency (ARS) of Ile-de-France led an inspection in the accommodation for the elderly dependent (EHPAD) of the Orpea Group of Neuilly-sur-Seine (Hauts-de -Seen) whose practices have been denounced in a book that has generated a wave of indignation, has been learned from concordant sources, Friday, January 28th.

This inspection of the ARS took place “for several hours” on Thursday in the establishment the banks of Seine, located in Neuilly-sur-Seine, reported to the France-Press agency (AFP) a official source close to the file, confirming Information from FranceInfo

According to our colleagues in Franceinfo, the ARS inspectors have carried out multiple caregivers and some staff members have returned from special leave to be heard.

It takes a delay of “a few days” to know the results of the investigation, added this source. A spokesman for the ORPEA group confirmed that this inspection had taken place and that it was now complete.

According to another source close to the file, this inspection was conducted jointly with the Departmental Council of Hauts-de-Seine, which participates in the financing of the EHPAD dependency component. This inspection is for the investigation requested from the LRA by the Government, following the revelations of a book-investigation published on Wednesday.

Care and “rational” care and meals to improve profitability

In the graduates, of which [Nute] published the good leaves, the independent journalist Victor Castanet describes a system where hygiene care, medical care, or even meals of the residents, are “rationed” to improve The profitability of ORPEA. And then, while stays are charged at a strong price.

ORPEA challenges the charges, which he describes as “misleading, outrageous and detriment”. The group announced on Wednesday that it mandated two firms to conduct an independent evaluation.

His managing director, Jean-Christophe Romersi, is summoned next Tuesday by the Minister responsible for autonomy, Brigitte Bourguignon.

The publication of the book has dropped the orpea title, listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, and has generated many indignant reactions from union and political leaders.

/Media reports.