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I work in a  assisted living home for 65yrs and older we currently have a resident in the hospital with c diff and another who isn't in the hospital who has c diff also and many more not feeling good, the felicity is only providing gloves for protection . her room hasn't been cleaned the proper  , she eats in her room but the dishes she uses are taken back to the kitchen  with no special cleaning of them and her clothes are washed by the aides and the same washer and dryer are used for other residents.   what can be  done about this, they are putting other residents at risk, and the aides that work there

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Gloves are the universal precaution for C. diff. There is no need to isolate laundry or dishes. It isn't clear what you mean by the room not being cleaned properly but this is not something which would require the entire room be sterilized.

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53 minutes ago, di1b2g said:

the felicity is only providing gloves for protection

 

Huh?  The felicity?

 

 

53 minutes ago, di1b2g said:

the dishes she uses are taken back to the kitchen  with no special cleaning of them and . . . the same washer and dryer are used for other residents

 

What "special cleaning" do you think is needed?  Are you suggesting that she should have a washer/dryer that is devoted to her alone?  That would be absurd.

 

 

54 minutes ago, di1b2g said:

what can be  done about this

 

I'm sure thousands of things "can be done."

 

 

54 minutes ago, di1b2g said:

they are putting other residents at risk, and the aides that work there

 

Feel free to speak with your supervisor or management.  Feel free to contact OSHA.  However, bacterial infections are common in medical facilities, and very few require any "special" procedures.

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Hi @di1b2g

 

Welcome to the community and thanks for posting! If you believe that the appropriate steps are not being taken regarding the patients with cdiff in order to protect the other patients and employees of the facility, you can also contact the Illinois Department of Public Health to file a complaint.

 

Best of luck!

The FindLaw.com Team

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