‘I can’t live that way’: Montreal man seeking medically assisted death due to home care conditions – CTV

Sept. 30, 2022

A month ago, death wasn’t on 66-year-old Jacques Comeau’s mind.

But now, he doesn’t know where else to turn. On Wednesday, he’s meeting with a doctor to be assessed for medical assistance in dying (MAID).

Comeau, a retired art therapist from Montreal, is quadriplegic and uses a wheelchair.

Like everyone, he’s been through ups and downs. But through homecare services, he says, he’s lived a rich and happy life.

“It allowed me to go back to school, get degrees, to work. Everything I’ve done, travelling, it’s because I’m able to not have to worry about that,” he told CTV News.

Things changed over the summer, however, when his local health service centre (CLSC) underwent some changes.

As a result, aspects of Comeau’s care routine are different and he said it has affected his quality of life.

Read more: https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/i-can-t-live-that-way-montreal-man-seeking-medically-assisted-death-due-to-home-care-conditions-1.6090165

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