400 tablet computers for CHSLDs
The Luc Maurice Foundation has teamed up with several other organizations to supply 400 tablet computers to long-term care centres (CHSLD) all across Quebec. The initiative, implemented in collaboration with the Government of Quebec, aims to fight social isolation among the elderly.
Communication tools to break social isolation among seniors
Having recently joined forces in the fight against social isolation in retirement homes, the Luc Maurice Foundation, Claire and Jean-Pierre Léger Foundation, Godin Family Foundation and Sandra and Alain Bouchard Foundation teamed up to supply 400 tablet computers to a number of health and social service institutions. The generous initiative, which was implemented in collaboration with the Government of Quebec, is meant to help residents communicate with their loved ones.
The devices are being supplied free of charge to 16 centres across 11 different regions. They will help public long-term care centres (CHSLD) as well as a few private partners meet the need to facilitate video contacts and conversations between residents and loved ones during the COVID-19 health crisis.
“I salute this initiative and thank the foundations that supported it financially. This compassionate gesture will help fight social isolation among many individuals who are confined and separated from their loved ones. The lockdown measures are a challenge and this contribution will offer some relief to many families.” — Marguerite Blais, Minister Responsible for Seniors and Informal Caregivers
400 tablets for CHSLDs throughout Quebec
The devices will be distributed to numerous long-term care centres (CHSLD) in the following regions: Bas-Saint-Laurent, Capitale-Nationale, Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec, Estrie, Montreal, Outaouais, Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Côte-Nord, Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Chaudière-Appalaches and Montérégie.