In March 2019, Marie Beaulieu (principal researcher),  the University of Sherbrooke’s Melanie Levasseur and the University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières’ Helene Carbonneau, (both as co-researchers), were awarded a grant from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council as part of the Partnership Engage Grants for the project entitled: Project to Promote ‘Living Well Together’ and the Fight Against Mistreatment Between Residents: Improving Community Living in Private Seniors’ Residences.

This research-action project was developed in partnership with the Jasmin Roy - Sophie Desjardins Foundation, Chartwell Retirement Residences and the Drummondville CEGEP’s (college) Centre for Expertise in Gerontology. The project will be officially launched in Summer 2019, as it will follow the To Improve Community Living Project in Private Seniors’ Residences project that will end in August 2019.

This new project will benefit from a three-year grant and its’ goal is to develop and implement a program to counter situations of mistreatment between residents and to promote the concept of ‘living well together’ as an integral part of private seniors’ residences. Studying the needs and experiences of residents, employees and managers of Chartwell Retirement Residences, as well as taking an inventory of existing practices, this project is specifically aimed at:

  • Documenting the practices of countering mistreatment between residents and promoting ‘living well together’ in private residences;
  • Elaborating a program aimed at countering situations of mistreatment between residents (prevention, detection and intervention), promoting the concept of ‘living well together’ in private residences and finally, implementing the program;
  • Conducting a developmental evaluation of the implementation of the project to counter mistreatment between residents and promote ‘living well together’ in private residences.

The Chair is very pleased with this new research partnership!

In situation of emergency

If you witness or are victim of a mistreatment situation and wish to obtain information or help, please contact the Elder Abuse Help Line (for Quebec residents).

1 888 489-ABUS (2287)

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Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults
Research Centre on Aging – CIUSSS de l'Estrie - CHUS
1036, Belvédère Sud
Sherbrooke (Québec)
J1H 4C4

Telephone : 1 819 780-2220, extension 45621

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