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 Ruth’s House has enhanced our safety and cleaning standards, and revised all protocols throughout all common areas, staff areas and in resident apartments. 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 apartments 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 apartments 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 apartment has received a deep clean and sanitization?
A sign stating “This apartment has been deep cleaned and sanitized” is placed in the apartment when cleaning and sanitization process is complete.
If I have questions or concern who should I contact?
The Ruth’s House Executive Director or Marketing Director who can be reached at (413) 567-6212.
  • 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 apartments 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 apartments 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 apartment has been deep cleaned and sanitized” is placed in the apartment when cleaning and sanitization process is complete.
The Ruth’s House Executive Director or Marketing Director who can be reached at (413) 567-6212.

General FAQs

When is it time to consider a move to an assisted living facility?
Making the decision to move into an assisted living residence is not always easy, but it may very well be the best decision ever made -- for both seniors and their families. Families need to consider whether a family member can live alone. Often, social interaction is limited when one lives alone. Assisted living enables seniors to enjoy both social and recreational activities. Safety is yet another factor.
What is the difference between a traditional assisted living and a memory support residence?
Traditional assisted living provides assistance with daily activities such as medication management, eating, bathing and dressing, but with minimal supervision. Memory support residences cater to individuals living with such cognitive disabilities as Alzheimer’s and dementia. The personalized support services of both types of assisted livings enable residents to live in a safe environment while still maintaining a level of independence.
Will there be medical care available?
There are licensed nurses on staff five days a week as well as a Resident Care Director, who oversees all aspects of care, including medication assistance and communication with family and physicians. Nurses are available from 8am to 5pm. A Resident Care Director is on-site from 8am-5pm and we also have a 24/7 nursing on call system. In addition, all residents have access to on-site visiting nurse practitioners and physicians, although residents have the option of keeping their own primary care physician.
What if I need more services than those provided at the assisted living residences?
JGS Lifecare offers a continuum of support service and residences that are always readily available to residents. This is a huge advantage of being part of the JGS Lifecare family; these services can be easily accessed whenever a resident needs additional support. Our affiliate agencies include:
  • Spectrum Home Health and Hospice Care offers supplemental personal care aides for our residents.
  • The Leavitt Family Jewish Home offers skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services.
Making the decision to move into an assisted living residence is not always easy, but it may very well be the best decision ever made -- for both seniors and their families. Families need to consider whether a family member can live alone. Often, social interaction is limited when one lives alone. Assisted living enables seniors to enjoy both social and recreational activities. Safety is yet another factor.
Traditional assisted living provides assistance with daily activities such as medication management, eating, bathing and dressing, but with minimal supervision. Memory support residences cater to individuals living with such cognitive disabilities as Alzheimer’s and dementia. The personalized support services of both types of assisted livings enable residents to live in a safe environment while still maintaining a level of independence.
There are licensed nurses on staff five days a week as well as a Resident Care Director, who oversees all aspects of care, including medication assistance and communication with family and physicians. Nurses are available from 8am to 5pm. A Resident Care Director is on-site from 8am-5pm and we also have a 24/7 nursing on call system. In addition, all residents have access to on-site visiting nurse practitioners and physicians, although residents have the option of keeping their own primary care physician.
JGS Lifecare offers a continuum of support service and residences that are always readily available to residents. This is a huge advantage of being part of the JGS Lifecare family; these services can be easily accessed whenever a resident needs additional support. Our affiliate agencies include:
  • Spectrum Home Health and Hospice Care offers supplemental personal care aides for our residents.
  • The Leavitt Family Jewish Home offers skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services.

780 Converse Street
Longmeadow, MA 01106
413-567-6212
info@jgslifecare.org