Safety & Wellness
Ecumenical Retirement Community has demonstrated transparency and commitment to going above and beyond what is required and even practiced in the industry—in terms of both communication and infection control protocol. We began publishing COVID updates since March 2020 when our practices were evolving as virus information was being learned.
While we know COVID-19 measures will continue to be a reality for the near future, now with access to vaccinations, boosters and preventative treatment, as of February 1, 2022, we have transitioned communication to align with our overall infectious diseases policy which states we will communicate illnesses and exposures directly with the resident who is sick/affected as well as his/her POA.
We will continue to contact families directly if their loved one tests positive for COVID-19 or has been exposed and is eligible for preventative treatment. If visitation is affected per Department of Health guidelines, we will inform all families in the building and/or neighborhood of the temporary alternative plan and post on our visitation page.
Otherwise families are welcome to visit per the current guidelines, our mask policy and recommended safety precautions or take their loved one off campus.
Ecumenical has not wavered in our infection control protocols, and our campus team continues to practice safety measures including testing, quarantining and administering preventative treatments when warranted. We continue to follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
We remain vigilant against COVID-19, influenza and other viruses and strongly encourage residents, co-workers and visitors to continue practicing precautions such as wearing a mask in public, physical distancing and washing hands frequently.
If you have any questions for our team, please call our toll-free Ask Us Message line at 1-855-772-2734 or email us at Questions@EcumenicalRetirement.org.
Campus COVID Experience
While we know COVID-19 measures will continue to be a reality for the near future, now with access to vaccinations, boosters and preventative treatment, as of February 1, 2022, we have transitioned communication to align with our overall infectious diseases policy which states we will communicate illnesses and exposures directly with the resident who is…Continue Reading
Visiting a Resident
We welcome family and friends to visit through our indoor visitation program and need your cooperation with the following guidelines to keep our residents (and their guests) safe. We too value family time and truly understand the benefit of socialization—all while following the required safety directives. Welcome to our campus and enjoy your visit. Visitation…Continue Reading
How we are fighting COVID-19 and FAQs
As we continue to actively monitor the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Pennsylvania and Maryland Departments of Health and consult with our corporate medical director, our team updates and enacts new policies and procedures to protect our customers from COVID-19. Who is leading Ecumenical Retirement Community’s preparation and response…Continue Reading
Protecting Residents and Co-workers with our Infection Control Program
At Ecumenical Retirement Community we have a very stringent infection control process: Daily disinfecting of commonly high-touch surfaces, public spaces and hard-surface floors in resident rooms and common areas using EPA approved cleaning products, sanitizers, disinfectants and antibacterial products selected for their dwell times and effectiveness against COVID-19 and a wide variety of microorganisms. Single-use…Continue Reading
Our Plan A
Our commitment to our customers – residents, their families and our co-workers – has never been stronger than in recent months. From the beginning of the pandemic, we approached protecting our residents and supporting our staff with dedication and diligence by anticipating their safety needs, adapting to everyday realities and assuring them we have their…Continue Reading