Worcester, MA November 16, 2020 — This recent outbreak of coronavirus highlights the vital role of airborne and droplet transmission in the spread of infection. Infectious aerosols are very small and stay in the air stream over long periods of time. On the other hand, larger infectious particles can drop from the air to contaminate surfaces and hands.

At Dodge Park and The Oasis at Dodge Park new Novaerus Protect air purification systems were installed. In the words of the manufacturer, “NOVAERUS uses patented active purification technology to continuously pull contaminated indoor air across internal short-exposure plasma coils, deactivating airborne microorganisms and viruses at the DNA level.”

Novaerus patented plasma technology can safely and effectively reduce airborne bacteria, viruses, etc. In case studies and clinical trials, this technology has been proven to reduce infections and improve wellbeing in real-world settings. With this non-selective, rapid killing technology, our facilities offers a unique and safe solution to protect our team and patients from COVID-19.

Flu. Mold. Allergens. What’s lurking in the air you’re breathing? What if you could stop the flu in its tracks? At Dodge Park and Oasis at Dodge Park, we’re doing just that by implementing state-of-the- art WellAir air purifiers at our locations in addition to the current systems in place.

Why Do We Use Novaerus Air Purifiers?

WellAir’s Novaerus air purifiers break down diseases, like the flu, at the DNA level; therefore, stopping the flu and other diseases before it can reach our residents and staff. The flu, according to the CDC, can be especially to harmful for people older than 65, so it’s important we’re proactive with our infection prevention strategy.

Our partnership with WellAir, formerly Novaerus, started recently to help us combat the COVID-19. While we pride ourselves on how well we do with our infection prevention strategies, thanks to the UV—Angel and REM units installed throughout 2020, the Novaerus air treatment system is going to play a big part of our success.

When you visit our communities, you’ll see the midsize NV900 — in common areas, like dining areas, and our resident areas. You may see the midsize version wall mounted.

How the Novaerus Air Purifiers Work

WellAir’s Novaerus air treatment systems are equipped with fans that drive air through a plasma field. The dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma, is a patented

technology proven with NASA to destroy down to the DNA level. The Novaerus systems address viruses, bacteria, allergens, volatile organic compounds, mold, mold spores and odors. Unlike scent sprays, the air purifiers don’t put something in the air to change the odor but instead, remove the source of what would be causing the odor. This system is clean, safe and easy to use.

3 Steps to Closing the Loop for the Best Infection Prevention

By implementing these revolutionary air purifiers at each of facilities locations, we’re able to provide a comprehensive approach to infection prevention, also referred to as “closing the loop.”

What is closing the loop?

  • Cleaning the hands
  • Cleaning the surfaces
  • Cleaning the air

We’re Passionate About Our Residents Care and Our Employees

At Dodge Park and Oasis at Dodge Park, we are passionate about caring for our residents and their families, but we also care about providing a great work environment for everyone else who supports our facilities, like our clinical staff and support staff. By using the Novaerus air purifiers in our buildings, we are providing a healthier living space for our residents and a cleaner work environment for our staff.