As news regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to dominate the headlines, Luthercare has been consulting with our medical directors and reviewing information from the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control. While there is no immediate concern for our area of service, we are closely monitoring the situation. At this time, we are advising our residents, families, team members and visitors to continue to take proper precautions, including frequent, proper hand-washing; covering coughs and sneezes with your elbow; and refrain from touching the face, specifically eyes, nose and mouth.
In addition, we will follow the procedures and directions that are issued to us from the state Department of Health and will provide updates to our team members, residents and families as more information is shared with us.
“At this point in time, we are being proactive and cautious to ensure the safety and well-being of our residents, families, team members and the community,” said Luthercare President and CEO Carl R. McAloose.
More information can be found on the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) websites:
Founded in 1949, Luthercare, a social ministry organization affiliated with the Lower Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a member of Lutheran Services in America, is a leading provider of independent, personal care and skilled care residences in Lancaster and Lebanon counties. Luthercare operates Luther Acres, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Lititz, Pa.; Spang Crest, a rehabilitation center, skilled nursing and memory support personal care community in Lebanon, Pa.; and St. John’s Herr Estate, an independent living and personal care community in Columbia, Pa. Additionally, Luthercare operates four PA Keystone Stars-accredited child care and early learning centers in Lancaster, Marietta, Reamstown and Annville. Luthercare, a pioneer in Child Care Programs, also offers a Mentoring Program, which aids home-based child care providers in Lebanon and Lancaster counties.