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COVID-19 case at Lytton Gardens linked to outside caregiver, facility says

Original post made on Sep 24, 2020

An outside caregiver who exposed a Lytton Gardens resident to COVID-19 has brought to light a possible gap in testing of external or contracted workers who visit elderly patients when they are not in skilled nursing or nursing homes.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, September 24, 2020, 8:47 AM

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Posted by casey
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 24, 2020 at 12:45 pm

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Was the caregiver and the resident both wearing a mask? If not, then it's a break down in protocol. If both were wearing a mask and the caregiver still managed to transmit the virus, that's bad news.

Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 24, 2020 at 1:48 pm

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More frequent testing truly is important in these populations. I suggest using the thousands of tests slated to be diverted in order to re-opening college football leagues, and instead using them here where there is a necessity.
I agree - what was/is mask-wearing protocol, (and sanitizing hands and frequently touched surfaces)?

Posted by ALB
a resident of College Terrace
on Sep 24, 2020 at 10:50 pm

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For God's sake why isn't Lytton Gardens testing their staff, service workers and anyone else who comes into contact with residents and personnel? Do not depend on the public health sector for testing. I have a friend who lives there and am concerned for his well being. Lytton Gardens needs to step up and test all personnel.

Posted by Karen Paull
a resident of Downtown North
on Oct 7, 2020 at 9:37 am

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My 94-year old father is at Lytton Gardens Assisted Living. Lytton Gardens needs to test outside caregivers who come into the facility, period. The virus doesn't know whether the outside caretakers are Lytton's employees, residents' employees, or contractors with Social Services!

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