Old age and Dependency

French Government’s Plan for Loss of Autonomy in Old Age

In response to the alarming reports and various social movements’ reclamations on the critical situation in French nursing homes (“EHPAD’s), Agnès Buzyn the Health and Solidarity Minister presented the Government’s plan for the elderly, following the efforts...

French Ethics Council speaks out on Ageing Issues

In a notice published on May 17, 2018, the French National Consultative Ethics Committee (NCEC) pointed out the ethical issues related to aging, especially the risk of being socially isolated or excluded. The authors reveal a collective denial towards old people who...

Official « Deep Crisis » in French Nursing Homes For Aged People

Following the mid-September 2017 recommendations of the “flash mission” for the “EHPAD’s” (nursing home establishments for aged and dependent individuals), MPs Monique Iborra (LREM, Haute Garonne) and Caroline Fiat (LFI, Meurthe-et-Moselle) presented a...

New Commission Tasked with Improving French Nursing Home Care

On February 19, the French government appointed a commission to prevent abuse and/ or neglect of the elderly and disabled individuals, in coordination with the law enacted on aging, effective since January 1, 2016. This commission is tasked with “promoting...
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