May 27, 2020
The Wittenberg Village resident and associate population have appreciated the continued support and prayers from our community-at-large. The April 13 announcement remains our last confirmed positive test for COVID-19.
April 13, 2020
At Wittenberg Village, our top priority is taking care of residents, their families and our associates. As you are aware, we have actively implemented protocols as set forth by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) to protect our residents, patients and team members.
As of today (4/13), we are sad to report a resident who is no longer residing at Hearthstone Assisted Living at Wittenberg Village tested positive for COVID-19. Assisted living residents, and associates who serve there, may have had contact with this individual.
We will continue to follow the strict guidelines for senior living communities as directed by the CDC and ISDH as follows:
Restrict all visitation except for certain compassionate care situations, such as end of life residents
Restrict all volunteers and non-essential health care personnel (e.g., barbers)
Active screening of residents and health care personnel for fever and respiratory symptoms
Universal masking for all associates and external caregivers
We know, especially during these trying times, these restrictions are incredibly difficult for everyone. We do appreciate your partnership in helping Wittenberg Village to vigilantly navigate the challenges of COVID-19. Thank you so much for your continued prayers, support and understanding.
COMMUNITY HEALTH UPDATE:
Wittenberg Village is currently accepting new residents and patients with advanced screening, recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), in place.
In an effort to protect our residents, staff and patients we are asking for your help.
• At this time, visits are limited to medically necessary visits only.
Please consider sending a "Thinking of You" e-greeting.
We are also utilizing Facetime and other creative ways to connect families.
Please call if you're interested in learning more.
• Within healthcare environments at Wittenberg Village (assisted living, memory care and healthcare center), we cannot accept food deliveries from the extended community, including restaurants.
• If you have questions or concerns regarding COVID-19, please call Christine Neff, Wittenberg Village Executive Director at (219) 661-3301.
SALES AND MARKETING EVENTS AND TOURS:
Prospect events and tours for those interested in Wittenberg Village have been canceled until further notice. For more information about residential and healthcare options at Wittenberg Village, please call (219) 663-3860.
We’d like to share a very special “thank you” to community partners who have donated Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such as masks, to supplement our important inventory. Your contributions toward the safety and health of our care associates, as well as the residents and patients we serve, are truly appreciated. If your business would like to join in this effort, please contact Kate Becker at Kate.Becker@lulife.org.
WITTENBERG VILLAGE COMMUNITY HEALTH HOTLINE - CALL (219) 661-3394