RiverCourt follows recommendations from state and federal health experts, including the CDC
On behalf of our residents, families and staff, RiverCourt Residences is following safety protocols for COVID-19 from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We have a communicable disease policy in place and every action we take and every policy we put into effect is with health and wellbeing in mind.
As recommended by the CDC our actions include, but are not limited to, the maintaining of all necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) for staff.
Any staff member caring for a resident who tests positive for coronavirus is wearing appropriate PPE. All Nurses, Resident Assistants, and Memory Care Activity Staff have been issued N95 respirator masks. Staff are provided with surgical masks, face shields, gowns, and gloves.
All staff are wearing surgical masks on every shift, and have their temperature taken before every shift. The Centers for Disease Control recommends all Americans wear face masks and all residents have been given a mask. Common surfaces are disinfected daily throughout the community in accordance with CDC recommendations. Social distancing is practiced by both residents and staff, and dining rooms have been closed in favor of room service meal delivery. No visitors are allowed inside the community, except in the case of compassionate care.
As an additional precautionary measure, we have engaged the services of a professional cleaning company to thoroughly disinfect all common areas of all three neighborhoods. This deep cleaning is on top of our daily disinfection of commonly touched surfaces.
Our efforts to maintain safety, health and wellbeing are 24/7. We are here around-the-clock to answer any questions or concerns. Please know that as other advisories are made available by the CDC, we will implement recommendations and best practices to further mitigate any potential spread of coronavirus.