Our Safe Clean Care Commitment

For over 108 years JGS Lifecare has been committed to caring for our residents and providing the highest quality of care in a safe environment.  Today these values are more critical than ever. We are committed to preventing the spread of Covid-19 infection and providing our residents, staff and visitors with a safe and clean environment. We strictly adhere to the standards set by the state and federal government as well as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the MA Department of Public Health (DPH).

Guided by our public health experts Leavitt Family Jewish Home has enhanced our safety and cleaning standards, and revised all protocols throughout all common areas, staff areas and in resident rooms. We have invested in new electrostatic disinfectant spray technologies that allow us to clean more often with greater efficiency and obtain an improved disinfectant coverage.  This same technology is being used by professional sports teams, including the Boston Red Sox, airlines, subways and governmental agencies.

We will continue to implement new and improved protocols and procedures to ensure a continued focus on the health and safety of all residents, staff and visitors.

COVID-19 Commitment to Clean FAQ

What new cleaning procedures have been implemented?
  • All common areas including entry ways, elevators and public bathrooms are sanitized with new electrostatic sprayer technology several times throughout the day. High touch surface areas, such as counters, door knobs, chairs and elevator buttons are regularly sanitized.
  • Resident rooms receive a deep cleaning and sanitization once a week utilizing the new electrostatic sprayer technology.
  • Staff areas, including entries, lounges, and locker areas are thoroughly cleaned daily, and receive a deep cleaning and sanitization once a week utilizing the new electrostatic sprayer technology.
What is electrostatic spray technology?
Electrostatic spray surface cleaning is the process of spraying an electrostatically charged anti-viral mist onto surfaces and objects. Because the particles in the spray are positively charged, they cling to and coat any surface they're aimed at. Electrostatic technology permits the application of a thin even chemical coating on all surfaces and the disinfectant even wraps around curves and gets into cracks and crevices as charged particles look for space to attach, offering a better and more secure coverage. For videos outlining the benefits of these cleaning systems click here:
Are products used to sanitize non-toxic and safe?
The products used in common areas and resident rooms is a liquid Lysol® called Hospital 256. It is safe but should not be sprayed on or too near a resident, so residents are not in their apartment during sanitization. We also use a Clorox® product in common areas and residents and staff are not in the areas during application.
How will residents know if their room has received a deep clean and sanitization?
A sign stating “This room has been deep cleaned and sanitized” is placed in the room when cleaning and sanitization process is complete.
If I have questions or concern who should I contact?
Leavitt Family Jewish Home Administrator or Marketing Director who can be reached at (413) 567-6211.
  • All common areas including entry ways, elevators and public bathrooms are sanitized with new electrostatic sprayer technology several times throughout the day. High touch surface areas, such as counters, door knobs, chairs and elevator buttons are regularly sanitized.
  • Resident rooms receive a deep cleaning and sanitization once a week utilizing the new electrostatic sprayer technology.
  • Staff areas, including entries, lounges, and locker areas are thoroughly cleaned daily, and receive a deep cleaning and sanitization once a week utilizing the new electrostatic sprayer technology.
Electrostatic spray surface cleaning is the process of spraying an electrostatically charged anti-viral mist onto surfaces and objects. Because the particles in the spray are positively charged, they cling to and coat any surface they're aimed at. Electrostatic technology permits the application of a thin even chemical coating on all surfaces and the disinfectant even wraps around curves and gets into cracks and crevices as charged particles look for space to attach, offering a better and more secure coverage. For videos outlining the benefits of these cleaning systems click here:
The products used in common areas and resident rooms is a liquid Lysol® called Hospital 256. It is safe but should not be sprayed on or too near a resident, so residents are not in their apartment during sanitization. We also use a Clorox® product in common areas and residents and staff are not in the areas during application.
A sign stating “This room has been deep cleaned and sanitized” is placed in the room when cleaning and sanitization process is complete.
Leavitt Family Jewish Home Administrator or Marketing Director who can be reached at (413) 567-6211.

General FAQs

Are there licensed nurses for the residents?
Our highly trained staff includes licensed nurses who are part of a clinical team that provides skilled care 24 hours per day. Typically, they administer medications, perform treatments and document medical information.
How do you care for residents with memory loss?
Our individual personalized care plans cater to individuals with memory loss. Living in a secure environment, with staff members who quickly become like family, helps residents feel safe, nurtured – and happy. JGS Lifecare and the Leavitt Family Jewish Home are also founding participants in the Dementia Friendly Longmeadow initiative, seeking ways to support the care of people with dementia in Longmeadow, and bringing speakers and resources to our campus each year.
Who pays for skilled nursing care?
Payment sources generally depend on the patient’s condition and approval of 3rd party payers. There are four main sources of payment: Private pay, insurance, Medicare and Medicaid. Because everyone has different needs and medical histories, it’s difficult to predict in advance exactly what payment methods might be available. For specific questions, please contact our admissions department at 413-567-6211, ext. 1330. We would be happy to address our individual qualifications and needs.
What if I need additional services?
The Leavitt Family Jewish Home has the advantage of being part of the JGS Lifecare family of services which provides a full continuum of care to all residents. These services can be easily accessed whenever a resident needs additional support. Our affiliate agencies include:
  • Wernick Adult Day Health Care: offering a safe and secure program for individuals who need additional help during the day or would benefit from socialization and group activities during the day.
  • Spectrum Home Health & Hospice Care: offering short-term transitional care and extended programs of medical management and compassionaote care and resoources in the privacy and comfort of your own home.
  • Ruth’s House Assisted Living: offering Respite Stays for additional time to regain one’s strength before returning home, and offering a transition to the benefits of Assisted Living. Ruth’s House offers traditional assisted living and its secured Garden Neighborhood for those with memory impairments.
  • The Sosin Center for Rehabilitation: offering short-term skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services.
  • Genesis Lifecare: offering independent housing for low income elders.
Our highly trained staff includes licensed nurses who are part of a clinical team that provides skilled care 24 hours per day. Typically, they administer medications, perform treatments and document medical information.
Our individual personalized care plans cater to individuals with memory loss. Living in a secure environment, with staff members who quickly become like family, helps residents feel safe, nurtured – and happy. JGS Lifecare and the Leavitt Family Jewish Home are also founding participants in the Dementia Friendly Longmeadow initiative, seeking ways to support the care of people with dementia in Longmeadow, and bringing speakers and resources to our campus each year.
Payment sources generally depend on the patient’s condition and approval of 3rd party payers. There are four main sources of payment: Private pay, insurance, Medicare and Medicaid. Because everyone has different needs and medical histories, it’s difficult to predict in advance exactly what payment methods might be available. For specific questions, please contact our admissions department at 413-567-6211, ext. 1330. We would be happy to address our individual qualifications and needs.
The Leavitt Family Jewish Home has the advantage of being part of the JGS Lifecare family of services which provides a full continuum of care to all residents. These services can be easily accessed whenever a resident needs additional support. Our affiliate agencies include:
  • Wernick Adult Day Health Care: offering a safe and secure program for individuals who need additional help during the day or would benefit from socialization and group activities during the day.
  • Spectrum Home Health & Hospice Care: offering short-term transitional care and extended programs of medical management and compassionaote care and resoources in the privacy and comfort of your own home.
  • Ruth’s House Assisted Living: offering Respite Stays for additional time to regain one’s strength before returning home, and offering a transition to the benefits of Assisted Living. Ruth’s House offers traditional assisted living and its secured Garden Neighborhood for those with memory impairments.
  • The Sosin Center for Rehabilitation: offering short-term skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services.
  • Genesis Lifecare: offering independent housing for low income elders.

770 Converse Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106
413-567-6211
info@jgslifecare.org