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Last Updated on January 23, 2021

6 Friends Assisted Living

6 Friends Drive
New York NY, 10001
+12123331212
info@6friends.com

Last Updated on January 23, 2021

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Thank you for taking a look at our compliance page! Here you can look at the steps we are taking to be a safer and healthier community.

Please note: before you enter any of our facilities you must keep your mask on at all times. You are encouraged to utilize any of our hand sanitizing stations placed throughout the community.

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6 Friends Assisted Living

Physical Distancing

Certify >6 ft. Between Individuals Weekly 6

  • Have physical markings displayed on the floor to identify spacing while in communal areas
  • Certify visual marking are present and employees can maintain at least 6 feet of distance while waiting for onsite health screening at the start of shifts
  • Partitions/ sneeze guards should be placed in areas where 6 feet of distance can not be maintained
  • If possible, close off areas where employees are likely to congregate such as break rooms, parking lots or limit the access by spacing chairs
  • Verify narrow walkways have single direction foot traffic
  • Maintain greater than 6 feet of distance for outdoor activities.

Certify Resident Guests are Limited Weekly 3

  • Limit the number of guests per resident
  • Limit the daily number of guests per day
  • Maintain social distancing between guests and residents

Protective Equipment

Certify PPE is worn Weekly 3

  • Ensure face coverings are worn properly by all
  • Enforce gloves are being worn during food preparation and while disposing of trash. Disposable gloves should not be reused.
  • Certify that everyone has access to PPE and has been trained on proper usage

Certify Proper Training and Usage of PPE Daily 1

  • Certify staff and residents have PPE training

PPE Donning and Doffing Daily 2

  • Put on face covering
  • Put on protective gloves

Hygiene, Cleaning & Disinfecting

Perform Daily Cleaning and Sanitization Daily 4

  • Certify that frequently touched surfaces including, but not limited to, handles, dispensers, workstations, pens, etc. and communal spaces are cleaned and disinfected according to the EPA.
  • Certify that staff has been trained on usage and storage of the disinfectants, per the EPA. If changes are made to the procedure, all staff will be retrained on the changes.
  • Certify that adequate ventilation is available (windows are open) when disinfectants are being used and that no other individuals are inside the location being disinfected other that the person using the disinfectant.
  • This is a test

Proper Handwashing/ Sanitizing Available Daily 2

  • Certify handwashing stations or hand sanitizers with at least 60% alcohol for employees, residents and guests
  • Move toward touchless hand soap dispensers, towel dispensers, doors, to limit the touching of surfaces

Certify Proper Cleaning and Disinfecting of Pool and Deck Area Daily 4

  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces at least daily and shared objects each time they are used. For example: Handrails, Lounge chairs, tabletops, pool noodles, kick boards, door handles and surfaces of restrooms, hand washing stations and showers
  • Ensuring that ventilation systems of indoor spaces operate properly
  • Laundering towels and clothing according to the manufactureru2019s instructions. Use the warmest appropriate water temperature and dry items completely.
  • Clean pool deck on a daily basis per CDC recommendations

Verify Health and Safety Supplies Inventory and Reorder Monthly 2

  • Note the amount of cleaning materials and if falling below threshold, reorder
  • Inventory the amount of various PPE required for the facility, if it falls below threshold, reorder.

Certify Linens Laundered Properly Daily 3

  • Certify that all linens are bagged inside the guest room and not shaken during the process
  • Certify that linens are washed according to the manufacturer's label
  • Certify that all laundry is dried completely, on the highest setting possible, after being washed

Certify Cleaning & Disinfecting Supplies Stock Weekly 2

  • Inventory amount of cleaning and disinfecting supplies including but not limited to EPA approved cleaners, sanitizers, wipes, paper towels, etc.
  • Encourage and move towards touchless items to limit touching of surfaces, including but not limited to automatic soap dispensers, automatic sanitizer dispenser, touchless trash cans, touchless water faucets.

Screening, Ingress & Egress

Patient Emotional Wellness Check Daily 4

  • Complete a 10-15 minute check-in with residents
  • Engage with resident and talk to them about families
  • Ensure that residents have relatively high energy levels
  • Tell each resident when you will be back to check on them

Monthly Pneumonia Care/Prevention Audit Monthly 6

  • Check that all equipment and devices are being cleaned properly.
  • Check that all devices and equipment is functioning and kept in the proper environment.
  • Check that single-use items have a designated disposal method.
  • Staff should know how to use and maintain a ventilator.
  • Check that humidifier fluids are available for all those who need them.
  • Barriers include gloves, gowns and physical barriers

Communication

Certify all Health & Safety Visual Guidance is Present Daily 2

  • Prominently display visual guidance which covers hand washing, physical distancing and PPE. The guidance should be displayed at highly used locations entrance to the facility, restrooms, recreation areas, etc.
  • Display guidance and/or communicate through email the senior facility site rules

Certify Stakeholders Know Guidance Weekly 3

  • Communicate with stakeholders (guests, staff) with updates on safety and how to reduce the spread
  • Share the name and contact information for site person that is in charge of COVID-19 concerns with all stakeholders
  • Communicate with Families, Visitors Regarding Visiting Guidance

Workplace

Reevaluate a Comprehensive COVID-19 Prevention Plan Every 90 Days 8

  • Research and review local health and education department regulations; including state, tribal, territorial and federal regulations.
  • Plan is written and updated regularly. Communicate and share it with stakeholders
  • Communicate with stakeholders on who the onsite contact is for any COVID-19 questions or concerns.
  • Identify areas in addition to work that may lead to close contact, including but not limited to, break rooms, patios, game rooms, spas, lobbies, fitness centers, etc.
  • Certify the plan includes steps on how to handle symptomatic individuals.
  • Certify a communication process is included in the plan for facility guests, contractors, vendors, etc. entering the senior facility
  • Certify the plan includes for flexible work conditions
  • Develop a plan to cross-train staff and keep a roster of the trained back-up staff.

Certify all Staff Trained on COVID-19 Procedures Monthly 5

  • Provide training on COVID-19 health and safety risks, cleaning, etc. prior to returning to work
  • Training should be conducted virtually or maintaining >6ft distance and no more than 50 people in a group
  • Provide training on how to self screen at home prior to arriving on site and what to do if symptomatic
  • Provide training on flexible sick leave & work options available and encourage those that have symptoms to stay at home without consequences
  • Provide retraining if a change in procedure occurs

Covid-19 Exposure- Certify Quarantine & Communications Protocol Event 7

  • Provide an "isolation room" onsite for symptomatic individuals or those that have tested positive
  • Certify areas the individual used are closed off
  • Certify the individual is being transported to a safe area and those transporting the individual are aware of the symptoms
  • Recommend to quarantine for 10 days after positive test
  • Disinfect and sanitize any areas the individual may have used according to the EPA after waiting 24 hours, if possible
  • Notify the local health officials and staff of the case while maintaining privacy according to the ADA. Those that could have been exposed due to contact with the individual should self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor symptoms if close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual occurred

COVID-19 Positive Test Event 7

  • Certify that facility is aware of positive test
  • Self isolate for at least 10 days since symptoms first appeared, at least 24 hours with no fever and fever reducing medication and until other symptoms of COVID-19 show improvement
  • Notify healthcare provider of positive test and follow actions
  • Certify symptoms are being monitored daily for symptom progression
  • Disinfect and sanitize any areas the individual may have used according to the EPA after waiting 24 hours, if possible
  • Notify the local health officials and staff of the case while maintaining privacy according to the ADA. Those that could have been exposed due to contact with the individual should self-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Self-quarantine for 14 days and monitor symptoms if close contact with a COVID-19 positive individual occurred

Certify Workplace is Modified to Limit Interactions Weekly 6

  • Certify workstations/ areas are at least 6 feet from each other
  • Certify floor plans are reviewed and changes made to ensure social distancing of at least 6 feet between guests, including but not limited to lobbies, lounges, recreation areas
  • Certify staff is cohorted to reduce possible exposures
  • Provide "Grab and Go" meals with disposable items for meals and/or events
  • Reconfigure break rooms and offices to eliminate tables, chairs and/or other forms of items that prevent social distancing
  • Certify that there is a separate entry door and exit door into the facility to minimize interaction.

Certify Establishment of Behaviors to Limit Interactions Weekly 6

  • Provide notice limiting and/or eliminating non-essential onsite visitors, volunteers and activities on site. Special care should be take to ensure individuals outside of the geographical area do not come onsite.
  • Certify a process is in place for visitors to make appointments or reserve a time to come onsite
  • Certify visits are outdoors, they can be under a canopy or tent with no walls
  • Ensure outdoor areas are accessible to visitors without entering the facility
  • Minimize in-person staff interaction by using online training and/or virtual staff meetings
  • If possible, limit business travel and limit staff travel across multiple site locations

Certify Proper HVAC and Ventilation Procedures Weekly 5

  • Certify that ventilation systems are in good working condition. If fans are being used, they can not blow air from one person to another. Use the EPA's Indoor Air Quality Tool for readiness.
  • Verify the central air filtration is improved by installing MERV-13 filters or the highest compatible with the filter rack and seal the edges to limit bypass (MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value)
  • Certify that outdoor air is being used (windows) as much as possible throughout the day, provided it is safe to do so
  • Certify the humidity is maintained at 40-60%
  • Portable high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration units may be used to remove contaminants in poorly ventilated areas

Certify Proper Pool, Spa, Sauna, and Steam Room Practices Monthly 7

  • Ensure pumps are running and the water is circulating
  • Make sure the filters are backwashing at least once a week or every two weeks
  • Operators should ensure chlorine levels in pools and spas are kept between 1-3mg/l with the pH between 6.8-7.4. Spa pools that use bromine need to maintain their water at 4-6mg/l bromine or 3-5mg/l chlorine. Routine tests for microbiological quality should also be undertaken in line with national guidelines.
  • The algae should be physically removed by scrubbing before attempting to disinfect
  • Check that the automatic dosing unit is fully operational and appropriately calibrated and the probes are cleaned.
  • Check that deck level grating and its channels are clean
  • Changing deck layouts to ensure that in the standing and seating areas, individuals can remain at least 6 feet apart from those they donu2019t live with.

Other

Perform Maintenance and Disinfecting of Nebulizers Event 21

  • Turn off the power button and disconnect the power cord from both the main unit and the outlet.
  • Disconnect the inhalation hose, mouthpiece, and other accessories.
  • Remove the removable water tank from the main unit
  • Remove nebulization set from the removable water tank and disassemble
  • Dispose of any remaining medication and water in the tank
  • Remove the handle cover from the water tank
  • Sterilize with either an EOG Sterilizer or a low-temp plasma sterilizer
  • Use chemical disinfectant
  • Use boiling water, chemical disinfectant or autoclave
  • Use chemical disinfectant
  • Use chemical disinfectant
  • Use Chemical Disinfectant
  • Use Chemical Disinfectant
  • Use Chemical Disinfectant
  • Use Chemical Disinfectant
  • Dispose of the old air filter and replace it with a new one.
  • Use Chemical Disinfectant, Boiling Water or an Autoclave
  • Use boiling water, chemical disinfectant or an autoclave
  • Use boiling water, chemical disinfectant or an autoclave
  • Use boiling water, chemical disinfectant or an autoclave
  • Use chemical disinfectant
Note: This information is self-reported and managed solely by the Property.