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Korian becomes a European company and asks for clearer rules for nursing homes

2022-06-23T09:06:48.308Z

The retirement home sector in France has been in turmoil since the publication in January of the investigative book “Les Fossoyeurs” by Victor Castanet.



A turn for Korian.

The shareholders of the Ehpad group approved on Wednesday its transformation from a public limited company to a European company, in a tormented context for the retirement home sector.

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This new legal framework will allow Korian to simplify its activities in several countries of the European Union, "

in coherence

" with the economic reality of the group, indicated the chairman of the board of directors Jean-Pierre Duprieu, during the meeting general of the company.

Particularly in terms of healthcare policies and human resources policies at European level.

While the retirement home sector in France has been in the crosshairs of the authorities since the publication in January of the investigative book

Les Fossoyeurs

by Victor Castanet, the director general of Korian, Sophie Boissard, declared on Wednesday in favor of a clear exercise framework concerning the standards and public allocations given to the managers of nursing homes in France.

Soon a “

company with a mission

”?

Several establishments in his group are currently the subject of 30 complaints, for acts of "

endangering the life of others

", "

non-assistance to a person in danger

" and "

manslaughter

".

They follow the scandal around the Ehpad d'Orpea revealed by the book by journalist Victor Castanet, which led to the opening of an investigation into suspicions of institutional mistreatment and financial offences.

Nearly 80 complaints were also filed by families of residents.

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At its general meeting on Wednesday, Korian also reaffirmed its intention to propose next year to its shareholders to become a “mission-based company”.

A French legal framework stemming from the 2019 Pacte law, which requires companies to align their social and environmental objectives with their business model.

Source: lefigaro

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