Question of the week: Seniors and COVID-19 Question of the week from the FSSS-CSN The results of the COVID-19 crisis in Quebec are far from positive, particularly in nursing homes for the elderly. The pandemic hit CHSLDs and private seniors' residences during the first wave and the second wave promises to be difficult everywhere in Quebec.The current crisis shows to what extent the government decisions of recent years have damaged our health and social services network. Austerity and reforms have only depleted staff and created a chronic staff shortage.From the start of the crisis, we proposed several solutions to deal with the crisis: stop the displacement of staff, increase protection measures, improve working conditions and salaries and test staff. Despite our numerous interventions, the government has decided to act alone by not listening to the concerns of workers.In order to continue to put pressure on the government, we invite you to respond to this short survey. It is by making our voice heard together that we will succeed in forcing the government to act to support and protect us.You can take the survey until October 28. OK Question Title * 1. In your opinion, is it surprising that things were so difficult in the senior housing sector during Phase 1 of the COVID-19 pandemic? Yes No OK Question Title * 2. If not why ? (maximum of two answers) Due to lack of staff Due to staff travel Due to the lack of personal protective equipment Due to the lack of funding for our CHSLDs Other (Please specify) OK Question Title * 3. Do you believe that what was needed was done to avert a crisis in the senior housing sector during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic? Yes No OK Question Title * 4. If not why? (maximum of two answers) Working conditions and salaries are not attractive. There is a lack of staff for several job titles (housekeeping, administrative sector, food service, laundry, etc.) Staff movement continues. We are not sufficiently protected in our workplaces. Other (Please specify) OK Question Title * 5. The CAQ government is backing down and will not go ahead with the nationalization of private CHSLDs, as evoked during the first wave of the pandemic. Is the government making the right choice by opting for a private institution model? Yes No Why? OK Suiv.