The CISSS des Laurentides launches its first Podcast series

The Laurentides Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) has launched its first podcast series called “Living Environments and More” to offer an insight into the world of CHSLDs (Centre d’hébergement et de soins de longue durée), which are long-term care facilities for elderly people or those with disabilities. The series aims to present the experiences and perspectives of various individuals involved in the care of CHSLD residents, including the residents themselves, their families, staff, doctors, and managers.

The podcast series is rooted in the desire to provide the best possible care tailored to the needs of each resident. By presenting different viewpoints, the series aims to give listeners a better understanding of the challenges faced by individuals involved in the care of CHSLD residents. It also highlights the importance of collaboration and communication among all stakeholders to ensure the well-being and quality of life of residents.


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Listeners can expect to gain insight into the daily lives of CHSLD residents and the people who care for them. The podcast covers various topics, including the challenges of caring for residents with cognitive or physical disabilities, the importance of socialization and engagement, and the role of technology in improving the quality of life of residents.

Overall, the “Living Environments and More” podcast series is a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning about the challenges and rewards of providing long-term care for elderly and disabled individuals. It provides an opportunity for listeners to gain a better understanding of the complexities involved in caring for these individuals and highlights the importance of compassion, collaboration, and innovation in improving their quality of life.In the wake of the transformation of long-term accommodation settings begun in 2021, and with a view to improving the quality of life of residents, the theme of CHSLDs imposed itself for this first Podcast series.

“I am very proud of this project, which aims to promote our CHSLDs and speak positively about these living environments that are too little or poorly known to the population. The stories that are told by the participants are beautiful and inspiring, and they allow us to better understand the daily lives of the people who live in our CHSLDs and who work there,” said Ms. Rosemonde Landry, President and CEO of the CISSS des Laurentides.

Stories to share in the first episode entitled On a osé, Maryse Janelle, director of the Support for the autonomy of the elderly program – Accommodation in CHSLDs and Dr. Suzanne Lebel, family doctor, set the table for the discussions that will follow. The two women discuss their values ​​and their vision of accommodation. Six episodes in total will be offered. The episodes will be available for download from the CISSS des Laurentides website and the Spotify platform as of April 13.