South Coast Improvement, one of the largest design, construction and management companies in the Northeast has adopted and implemented the Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) Matrix of Precautions for Construction and Renovation of long-and short-term care and senior care facilities.
The ICRA Matrix was developed primarily for the hospital setting however South Coast Improvement owner Tom Quinlan believes that the implementation of this formal set of precautions is extremely beneficial in the long term care, short term care and senior living setting as they share many similar characteristics as the traditional hospital.
It is a multidisciplinary, organizational documented process for construction and renovation that takes into consideration a facility’s patient population and program.
The program takes into consideration the following:
Impact of disrupting essential services to patients and employees.
Determination of the specific hazards and protection levels for each.
Assessment of external as well as internal construction activities.
Locations and handling of known hazards.
According to Quinlan, “The matrix looks at the scope of work being done, where in the facility it is being done and clearly defines the precautions to be taken based on the nature of the work to be done. Essentially, it calls for more precautions and better clean up practices depending on what work is being done, where in the facility it is being done and who is affected.”
By utilizing the ICRA Matrix in long and short term care and senior living environments, South Coast Improvement provides the maximum protection against infection to sensitive clientele.
Occupied and Operational Environments are SCI’s Niche
When it comes to complex renovation projects within occupied and operational environments, South Coast Improvement are the experts. The company provides new construction, full renovations, capital improvements, building envelope improvements and interior renovations.
The company has successfully completed significant projects for healthcare facilities, educational institutions, commercial properties, assisted living facilities, senior living and residential communities throughout New England, New York and New Jersey. Their portfolio of healthcare and senior occupied renovation projects includes numerous projects for Atria, Benchmark and Welch Health Care & Retirement Group, to name a few. They have just completed their 23rd major renovation for Revera Health.
South Coast Improvement utilizes Special Building Practices to ensure the comfort and safety of special needs residents and patients who occupy the spaces that are being renovated. Their experience, high standards of compliance, overall quality and their ability to complete projects on time and on budget, sets them apart from their competitors.
About South Coast Improvement
South Coast Improvement offers an extensive range of design, construction and construction management services regionally in the Northeast and across the U.S. With decades of experience, the company is renowned for high quality, efficiency and high standards of compliance which sets them apart from their competitors. They are are engaged in projects across sectors that include healthcare, institutional, commercial, hospitality and planned communities/residential. The company offers pre-construction analysis, construction management, general contracting, design/build services, capital improvement, building envelope improvements and interior renovations.
South Coast Improvement maintains memberships and professional affiliations with the
Assisted Living Facility Association, the American Society of Interior Designers, the International Facility Managers Association, the Community Associations Institute, as well as International Real Estate Managers and the Greater New Bedford Chamber of Commerce.
South Coast Improvement is headquartered at 208 Wareham Road in Marion, MA 02738.
For more information, contact (508) 748-6545; email Information@southcoastimprovement.com or visit the website at www.southcoastimprovement.com