A Message from Bethany Village Executive Director Brian Grundusky
Bethany Village is proud to be part of Asbury Communities, an aging services provider with a 90-plus year legacy of redefining the expectations of aging. Ensuring that we provide a safe and healthy environment for those who work and live at our communities is our highest priority.
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In addition to continuously monitoring and abiding by the recommendations put forth by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), each Asbury community’s visitation availability will be determined by the local counties infection rate percentage. Current infection rate for Cumberland County: 3.6%.
Screening & Masking
All Bethany Village associates (vaccinated or not) will continue to screen and wear masks at all times while working across all levels of care on campus. We will continue to review this requirement regularly and will incorporate the CDC and local and state departments of health guidance for healthcare workers.
Family members or visitors will not need to screen in unless going into a public area at the community or to visit a resident in Assisted Living or Skilled Nursing. Please note: Masks are required while traversing the community until arriving at the resident’s home.
All vendors planning to visit a community will continue to be required to screen in (including a temperature check) and wear a mask throughout the duration of their visit.
For those planning to visit when/where screening is required, please go here, https://bit.ly/AsburyEntryPass, to fill out the online screening form and then do the temperature check at the appropriate community entrance. (Chrome or Safari are the preferred web browsers; there have been issues reported when using Internet Explorer). If you do not have a smart device, an associate will read you the screening form. At our screening area, please complete a temperature check at our temperature kiosk. You must pass the screening and temperature check to continue on to the campus.
Residents may have guests at their home with no time limit. Please ensure that you can maintain 6 feet of physical distancing in your home. Prior to inviting any visitors, please check the PA COVID-19 Travelers Info page here, health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Travelers.aspx, to ensure any visitors you plan to host have followed the state guidance on travelers (you can also view travel-related FAQs on the webpage).
Residents no longer need to screen in and out when leaving campus. Fully vaccinated Residential Living Residents will not have to screen-in when using the internal dining areas, beauty salon, fitness center and pool. However, unvaccinated residents need to be screened to utilize these on-campus venues.
We are also asking that residents who are planning on taking an overnight or extended trip check in with administration to ensure that the proper protocols are taken during that trip. We will still have the self -quarantine process in place for those times that residents are at risk. If a resident has a question about their trip or this process, please call John Bowen 717-591-8081.
Fully Vaccinated residential residents and residential visitors will are not required to wear a mask. Please note: Masks are required for visitors while traversing the community until arriving at the resident’s home.
Residents who are not fully vaccinated must self-quarantine for a full 7 days after return from travel – or 11 day if they do not complete the following testing protocol. They may discontinue self-quarantine if they are asymptomatic and have obtained a PCR COVID-19 test 5 or more days after return.
Resident recovered from COVID-19 in the last 90 days: testing and quarantine is not recommended.
Health Care Neighborhoods
The Oaks Skilled Nursing
In-person visitation is currently permitted. Spouses of Oaks Residents, who are also Bethany Village Residents, can visit at any time with no time limit. External visitors must schedule a visitation appointment in advance, screen-in, and wear a mask. To schedule an in-person visit please reach out to Jane DelSordo at 717-591-8064.
MapleWood Assisted Living
In-person visitation is currently permitted. Spouses of MapleWood Residents, who are also Bethany Village residents, can visit at any time with no time limit. External visitors must schedule a visitation appointment in advance and screen in. All visitors must wear a mask. To schedule an in-person visit in MapleWood, click here. Please contact Alex Borkowski at Aborkowski@asbury.org or call 717-591-8372 for assistance.
MapleWood residents are now permitted to have off-site visits with families and or friends. Residents are expected to take all the necessary safety precautions (masking, social distancing, and proper hand hygiene). Please reach out to Bridget Walling at BWalling@Asbury.org for more details on the process.
Community Services & Amenities
To place an order for delivery, please call 717-591-8329.
Springfield’s Dining Room (Reservations required; call 717-591-8329)
Collegiate Cafe (Take-Out only)
John & Annie’s Bistro
These dining venues are now open to any fully vaccinated Residential Living visitors.
The Fitness Center and pool are open. A range of classes are available via the Bethany Village TV station on Channel 956, including live classes and events. In addition, we have started outdoor classes with appropriate distancing and masking and continue to schedule one-on-one consultations. We have also re-implemented access to the outside community (pool and wellness center). These members will need to follow the screening and masking guidelines if not fully vaccinated. For a current schedule or more information call Justin Margut at 717-591-8368.
Residential Common Areas & Amenities
Mail & Online Grocery Delivery
Mail and Packages: Apartment and Cottage residents are receiving mail and packages as usual. All items for The Oaks or Maplewood are stored for 1 day before distribution for residents’ safety, so please do not send perishable items.
Online Groceries: For assistance in scheduling an online grocery delivery, please contact the Resident Life office at 717-591-8021.
On-Campus Grocery Services: Limited groceries are available on our campus through our dining partner Sodexo. They can be billed to residents and delivered contact-free to their home. Please contact the dining department at 717-591-8329 to place an order.
Testing is an important component of our COVID-19 prevention strategy. We are pleased to share some outstanding results for Bethany Village and the Asbury system. To date, Asbury has conducted just over 100,700 COVID-19 tests at our communities with a positivity rate of just 0.77 percent. This compares to a national positivity rate of 7.6 percent. At Bethany Village, we have conducted 9,021 tests with a positivity rate of just 0.5 percent.
Daily updated reports on COVID-19 cases can be found here.
The Oaks Skilled Nursing: State and federal agencies have implemented new associate testing guidelines for all skilled nursing centers, which looks at active on-site cases and the county case ratio. Based on the current positivity rate for Cumberland County, we are testing associates once a month. Residents are monitored daily for any signs identified as potentially symptomatic of COVID-19 per CDC guidelines.
MapleWood Assisted Living: State and federal agencies have implemented new associate/employee testing guidelines for all assisted living centers, which looks at active on-site cases and the county case ratio. Based on the current positivity rate for Cumberland County, we are testing associates every 4-6 weeks. Residents are monitored daily for any signs identified as potentially symptomatic of COVID-19 per CDC guidelines.
Residential Living: A resident who believes they may have been exposed to COVID or is showing symptoms recognized by the CDC as being possible markers of COVID-19, should contact their physician for testing or visit a local testing center. Please also notify Doreen Mank, 717-591-8013, or John Bowen, 717-591-8081, so that we may begin contact tracing on campus.
Important Contact Information
Main Reception: 717- 766-0279
Virtual Visit Coordinators: