Growing old with dignity
Numerous online petitions focus on the inadequacy of human and financial resources at institutions taking in senior citizens. All of them are alarmed about the consequences of the recent reform that has changed pricing rules at and allocations of resources to Établissements d’Hébergement pour Personnes Agées Dépendantes (EHPADs – care centres for dependent senior citizens). More generally, such petitions deplore very serious situations of understaffing and deteriorating working conditions. Petitioners are unanimous in stressing how urgent it is to ensure the elderly more dignified reception, support and care.