I am thrilled, said Andie Halley, Executive
Director. It is wonderful to know that our care and efforts to keep
everyone safe and healthy during this pandemic is working. It makes
our residents, associates and their families very confident and
secure to know that they have tested negative.
Three hundred fourteen (314) tests were conducted at the community
between June 1 and 2.
Testing is a critical initiative to fight the spread of the
coronavirus and is key to easing visitor restrictions put in place
to combat the virus. Without a vaccine to halt the spread of the
coronavirus, widespread testing and tracing of the illness is
essential to ensure public confidence that residents are safe.
Guided by the Centers for Disease Control, Centers for Medicare and
Medicaid, and the local health department, The Christian Village has
implemented the following preventative measures and precautions.
Daily screenings for associates every shift to monitor for signs
Clinical assessment protocols implemented to monitor for signs and
symptoms in all residents
24-hour access to trained physicians through our Third-Eye
Telehealth services to guide and direct care with our trained
Screening protocols and management of admissions with our hospital
partners to assure our communities can manage referrals safely
Dedicated units for impacted or suspected COVID-19 residents
Dedicated care teams with special training and
Extensive cleaning protocols for dedicated units
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Contingency staffing plans in place
Optimization of supply and equipment management
These preventative measures and precautions are continuously
modified to best respond to the changing nature of COVID-19.
Residents and associates are encouraged to maintain social
distancing and avoid places in the wider community that could expose
them to the virus.
"I believe that if we do have the threat of a second wave, we will
be able to deal with it very effectively to prevent it from becoming
an outbreak," with adequate preparation over the summer months,
The Christian Village has participated in the states infection
control on site survey resulting in zero deficiencies.
Our associates are the real heroes, and we are honored to be able
to provide them with this test.
To learn more visit TheChristianVillage.org or call our Coronavirus
Information Hotline to hear the latest updates at 217-735-4520. For
more community COVID-19 information or questions contact Andie
Halley, Executive Director at 217-732-2189.
About The Christian Village
The Christian Village, located at 1507 7th Street in Lincoln, IL is
a Christian Horizons life plan community. Christian Horizons is a
faith-based, not-for-profit that has been proactively meeting the
needs of those requiring post-acute care services and senior living
options since 1965.
Christian Horizons consists of 11 senior living communities, hospice
care, private duty home care, and pharmacy services to nearly 2,000
residents in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Missouri. Learn more at
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