COVID-19 Coronavirus Guidance

Hebrew SeniorLife is focused on reducing risk for our patients, residents, and staff.

Hebrew SeniorLife is actively responding to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. As always, our number one priority is protecting our patients, residents, and staff, and our hearts are with those who are being affected by COVID-19. This page will be kept updated with the newest information for the seniors we serve, their families, and their loved ones.

Following guidelines from federal and state regulators, Hebrew SeniorLife is implementing a phased approach to reopening our campuses. Exact reopening plans will vary from community to community, based on their unique needs.

Hebrew SeniorLife’s Current Policies

Individual communities are beginning to reopen for limited visits, including at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, following guidance from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Executive Office of Elder Affairs, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Hebrew SeniorLife’s in-house infection control team.

Anyone entering our campuses, including all employees, will be asked about signs and symptoms of illness and physically screened for a fever.

Significant supports and services are available for residents across all five of our senior living campuses as we continue to reinforce the state’s message that seniors are safer at home. At the same time, we are carefully lifting specific restrictions in order to lessen the impact of social isolation while continuing to manage the risk of infection from the virus.

In addition to these actions, we’ve bolstered our already strict infection prevention and control protocols with increased cleaning of high-touch areas and changes to our campuses to promote physical distancing. We have expanded virtual programming, video chat capabilities, and other efforts to support the physical and emotional well-being of the seniors we serve. Read more about our actions at our senior living communities and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston and Dedham.

We deeply appreciate your partnership in keeping our patients, residents, and employees safe.

Senior care organizations can find downloadable protocols, policies, and tools on our COVID-19 Resources for Senior Care Organizations page.

Additional Resources

How You Can Help

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Donate to our COVID-19 Senior Response Fund

This health care crisis is putting our most vulnerable seniors at risk. Gifts to HSL’s COVID-19 Senior Response Fund will provide funding to purchase personal protective equipment, increase staffing, do food deliveries, and expand technology to help patients and residents ward off social isolation. Please give today to meet an urgent and growing need.

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