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CBV COVID-19 Response

With a heart to serve, the health and safety of our residents and staff continues to be our top priority at Central Baptist Village. While we have worked hard to keep COVID-19 out of our community, sadly it has impacted us just like many others. However, it does makes us happy to hear that our residents are relieved to be a part of a caring community during this time.

As of February 24, 2021 we are pleased to share that 98% of our residents and 83% of our staff have received their COVID-19 vaccination. We are optimistic and hopeful that as vaccination data is reviewed, new guidance will be released from the CDC and the Illinois Department of Public Health allowing us to relax some of our restrictions. Senior living communities have to follow more restrictive guidelines than the general public.

True to our value to lead from the heart, not the bottom line, we continue to be guided by our strong values as we confront the COVID-19 crisis. In March 2020, we made the decision to close our doors to new admissions allowing us to focus all our attention and resources on our current residents. We opened our doors to new residents the week of August 10.  Residents moving into the community are required to follow some new protocols so that we can keep everyone safe. To speak with someone in the Marketing Department to learn more about the new procedures and find out if Central Baptist Village is a good fit for you or your loved one please call (708) 583-8500.

Our Response and Strategy:

Following is the core foundation we believe is critical to our COVID-19 response in safeguarding our residents. We are committed to this strategy and will continue to refine and amend these pillars of success to protect our community as we develop plans to open different areas of our community.

  1. Visitor Access & Social Distancing: Social distancing has been heavily promoted among residents and staff as a means to reduce risk of exposure to asymptomatic carriers. This continues to be an important practice that will remain essential to our strategy. On October 30th per a mandate from the Illinois Department of Public Health, region 10 is now in tier 1. This change means that all senior living communities in our region are no longer allowed to offer indoor visits. Fortunately we are still able to allow visits at our vestibules.
  2. Screening & Testing: Stopping the spread before it starts through early identification of asymptomatic or newly symptomatic individuals in need of isolation or quarantine.Employees are tested twice a week, and residents are only tested if there is the possibility of exposure or they display symptoms.
  3. Hygiene & Infection Control: Sharpening our infection control practices across the entire community. From individual hand hygiene and masking to multidisciplinary isolation procedures, everyone is encouraged to respond responsibility.Our comprehensive infection control program has served CBV well for many years. Unique to COVID-19, and through our recent experience, the evidence suggests that face masks may be the most important prevention strategy available. We are committed to our aggressive infection control program and face masks will surely continue well into the future.
  4. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & Supplies: Preemptive and creative procurement of supplies to help protect every resident and staff member.We are fortunate to have a strong supply of PPE that will allow us to continue to protect our residents and staff.
  5. Communication & Connection: Recognizing we need each other now more than ever, we are keeping connected through regular family updates and creative approaches to virtual visits.If you would like to be added to receive the updates that we share with residents, staff and family, please click here. We believe it’s imperative that we be transparent since the steps we are taking impacts everyone.

We are humbled and encouraged by all of the support we are receiving. We are especially thankful for the expertise of our Board and Medical Director, cooperation of the residents, trust of our family members, and most of all, the hard work and sacrifices of our dedicated staff members. As a community inspired by faith, we are fortunate to have an abundance of kindness, grace and joy. It is the combination of these factors that makes Central Baptist Village a community with heart and a wonderful place to live.

Together we will get through this.

Dawn Mondschein, CEO

 
 
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Welcoming Seniors
of All Faiths Since 1896

Central Baptist Village is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community with more than a century of dedicated service in caring for older adults.

Why choose
Central Baptist Village?

Our team approach supports residents and their families through the transitions of aging. We offer on-site independent living, assisted living, memory support care, skilled nursing care and short-term rehabilitation. Residents enjoy enhanced independence and greater peace of mind knowing health care needs are based on a personalized plan and delivered within a community of friendship, faith, and family.

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Central Baptist Village is fully focused on the safety of our community. For our complete COVID-19 response, please click here.