Orpea faces claims of abuse in French nursing homes

New book alleges large-scale mistreatment of elderly residents in France by giant care home operator, which recently bought into Irish market

Orpea issued a statement last Wednesday stating that it would carry out an independent assessment of the allegations. Picture: Getty

Orpea, the largest private owner of nursing homes in Ireland, is set to appoint independent consultants to investigate allegations of abuse in its French nursing homes.

The company, which acquired the FirstCare collection of nursing homes in Ireland in a deal understood to be worth more than €100 million in May 2021, and operates in 20 countries globally is facing allegations relating to its French operations only.

It had originally dismissed the allegations contained in ...