Assisting Your Community During a Critical Time

Contact us for a free assessment from our Vice President of Assisted Living Operations and Infection Control Preventionist of your communities current COVID-19 Plan, Communicable Disease Policies, infection control practices and for assistance with creating a comprehensive plan for the management of COVID-19.

The Executive Office of Elder Affairs has shared they will be starting remote certification visits and we want to make sure your community is ready and practicing safety measures to prevent the spread of disease to your residents, families and associates.

Complete the form below or call our office directly at 617-702-2644, we look forward to being a resource for your team.

    CMS Guidelines for Donning and Doffing PPE

    CMS is reporting that during the COVID-19 infection control focused surveys findings are revealing that PPE not being used correctly, including donning and doffing procedures. Surveyors are having staff demonstrate handwashing and donning and doffing of PPE. Nursing facilities are strongly encouraged to review with your staff the appropriate way to apply and remove all PPE, including gloves, gowns, masks, and eye protection.

    Please view the video below, filmed 4/6/20 with the most recent updated procedures, as a refresher that can also be shared with your associates.

    COVID-19 Related Services for Assisted Living Communities

    At Eisenstein Flaherty & Associates our experts have been following the directives that are currently in effect for Assisted Living Residences (ALRs) in Massachusetts. These directives require implementation to protect the health and safety of residents, visitors and associates. At EF, we understand the information is evolving on a daily basis and can be overwhelming as you are working to navigate the changing landscape of infectious disease control and risk mitigation on a daily basis.

    We are here to help and have developed the following:
    • COVID-19 Directives and Guidelines for Assisted Living Residences (ALR’s) from the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) Summary
    • COVID-19 Screening Tool for Visitors and Associates
    • Sample Self-Assessment Tool to review the readiness of the community for COVID-19
    Additional services include:
    • Annual Training Needs Assessment for COVID-19 to include training and back up documentation.
    • The development of policies, procedures and trainings specifically for ALR’s by our Infection Control Preventionists.
    • Observations of current infection control practices by a Certified Infection Preventionist to identify areas of opportunity and verification of meeting all requirements.
    • Review of current policies and procedures such as required Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Plans and Communicable Disease Control Plans.
    • Education to Associates, Residents and Family members regarding Infection Control and Prevention including COVID-19 through webinars, and on-site training.