A 79-year-old man recently died of COVID-19 in quarantine while awaiting transfer to another institution.
The victim’s daughter tries to understand how her father could have lost his life in such circumstances.
Marcel Laforte had been suffering from dementia for several years and his wife took care of him at the family home until she noticed that he would receive better care in a specialized institution, his condition having deteriorated.
“We thought it was the right place for him,” Anick Laforte told Denis Lévesque Thursday.
The family found a non-traditional intimate care site (SNT) in the Granby area. It was while waiting for his admission, the time of quarantine in an establishment in Sherbrooke, that misfortune struck.
Mr. Laforte was housed in a “cold zone”, where he would normally be safe. Three weeks earlier, a case of COVID-19 had been detected at this residence, which the family did not know.
“Having known that there had been a case of COVID, for his safety, we would not have decided to let it go. We didn’t know. ”
Relatives believe the drama could have been avoided. Has there been negligence or poor communication on the part of the establishment?