Long term care patients could get laundry refund
A class action settlement means some residents of long term care homes who paid extra for laundry could be getting a refund.
58 public and 31 private long term care centres may have to dish out close to 1.4 million dollars because they charged patients extra for laundry services.
“We came up with a settlement that was fair for patients who paid for a service that was already included in their monthly contribution,” Paul Brunet with the Council for the Protection of Patients, told CJAD. “We also agreed on a brand new policy for laundry in those centres.”
If the settlement is approved by the Quebec Superior Court on December 19, a few hundred patients, who lived in those long terms care homes between 2005 and 2011, will be getting up to $40 per month depending on how much they spent on laundry.
Family members who did laundry for those patients could also receive up to $30 per month.
The remaining funds will be put towards the new laundry policy that introduces higher standards for cleanliness.
More information on eligibility and submitting claims here.