Update on COVID-19

We know that you may be concerned about the spread of the 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it may impact us here at Edison Christian Life Services. Ensuring residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our greatest concern.

At this time, we do NOT have any cases of COVID-19 in our facilities. However, as of March 12, 2020, there are multiple confirmed cases in Kent County. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have recommended a variety of steps that we are implementing to help reduce the potential for the virus to enter our buildings. However, we need your help in battling COVID-19. Below are some examples of how you can help protect residents, as well as prevent the spread throughout the community.

Out of an abundance of caution, we ask that you do NOT visit Edison Christian Health Center and Edison Christian Assisted Living at this time, unless your visit is due to an end-of-life situation. This is for the health and safety of all of our residents. We understand that connecting with loved ones is incredibly important, and there are a variety of other ways you might consider connecting with them. These may include telephone, email (activities@edisonchristian.org), text, or through Skype or Facebook. Please let us know how we can help facilitate communication.

Edison Christian Life Services is following the recommendations of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the CDC on prevention steps, including following infection prevention and control protocols which include strict hand washing and hand sanitizing practices, providing continued education on COVID-19 to staff as we receive it from expert sources, and screening staff prior to each shift to avoid high risk scenarios. This situation is quickly evolving and we will continue to communicate updates to you as we receive them from the CDC and CMS. In addition, our organization is in close contact with the local and state health
departments and are following their guidance.

We will notify you if any residents or staff are diagnosed with COVID-19. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at: (616) 453-2475.

For additional information, please visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease information page at
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/

Thank you for your continued support and for being a valuable member of our community. We appreciate your understanding that the short-term inconvenience of limiting visits is enacted in order to take all steps possible and act in due diligence to safeguard your loved family members and friends who reside in this facility.

With gratitude,
Edison Christian Life Services