REVERE – The coronavirus had claimed the lives of seven residents of the Jack Satter House in Revere.
According to Hebrew SeniorLife, which manages the Satter House, a total of 22 residents at the Revere Beach facility contracted the virus, and eight have been hospitalized. “We send our deepest condolences to the families of these residents – may their memory be a blessing. Our thoughts are with those who are ill and we send our best wishes for their full recovery,” Hebrew SeniorLife said in a statement.
In a statement, Hebrew SeniorLife said that it has directed all Satter House residents to quarantine and not leave their apartments. The organization is calling each resident to assess their physical and emotional well-being and to learn of any critical needs they may have. Hebrew SeniorLife is also overseeing the daily delivery of meals, groceries and other essentials to residents.
Visitation is now restricted to essential care only, and those visitors are subject to screening and temperature checks. Essential care includes private aides, medical personnel, and supply and medication deliveries.
Meanwhile at Orchard Cove in Canton, another Hebrew SeniorLife facility, one person has died from the coronavirus, and seven other residents and two employees have tested positive for COVID-19. The facility is also open to visitors that provide essential care.
Also, at the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston – also run by Hebrew SeniorLife – one resident has died, and there are three other confirmed cases of COVID-19. In addition, HRC-Dedham has confirmed a total of four cases to date. HRC also confirmed that five employees on its Boston campus have tested positive.
In addition, Hebrew SeniorLife is now offering hotel accommodations for all direct care staff at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center in Boston and Dedham. This effort comes on the heels of other measures implemented by HSL to support the health and safety of its direct care workers, including aggressive efforts to secure Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
“Our direct care team is the foundation of Hebrew Rehabilitation Center. Many have been with us for decades, and we truly appreciate the long hours they are putting in to ensure seniors are safe and living their best quality of life under these very difficult circumstances,” said Mary Moscato, President of Hebrew SeniorLife Health Care Services and the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center.