In the spirit of its tradition of serving the community through a caring ministry, the Episcopal Church Home is pleased to announce it has entered into a formal partnership with Cincinnati-based Episcopal Retirement Services. The partnership is designed to enhance ECH’s mission-oriented service to the senior community in the Greater Louisville Metro area.
“This is a natural affiliation for both organizations as we share the same mission of improving the lives of older adults through innovative senior living communities and services,” said The Right Reverend Terry A. White, Episcopal Bishop of Kentucky. “As the only two not-for-profit Episcopal-affiliated retirement organizations in the Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio corridor, our faith-based heritage will serve as the cornerstone as we work toward common goals.”
The agreement was approved September 29th by the board of trustees of Episcopal Church Home. “Episcopal Retirement Services has been a good friend to our organization for many years, and most recently, has been assisting us with management services,” said Mark Lewis, Board president. “In this ever-changing healthcare environment, we decided to create a formal partnership with ERS, so we can continue to benefit from our shared leadership and collaborative planning.”
The Episcopal Church Home will continue to be known by its name, which graces its multi-level senior community on Westport Road and includes the Dudley Square Patio Homes, personal care and skilled nursing rooms, and the Memory Care Center of Excellence. ECH also provides short-term rehabilitation therapy, and family and community support groups and services.
“For more than 135 years, the Episcopal Church Home has served the Louisville community and its seniors by providing the highest level of care,” Bishop White said. “We are looking forward to the opportunities before us as we begin planning enhancements to our physical campus and the expansion of our family support services and community activities.”
The Right Reverend Thomas Breidenthal, Episcopal Bishop of the Dioceses of Southern Ohio added: “I am pleased that Episcopal Retirement Services is reaching out and connecting not only on a local, but also now a regional level, with our ministry partners at the Episcopal Church Home. Our senior neighbors in all of our communities will benefit greatly from this connection, as these two outstanding organizations work in tandem to find innovative ways to provide them with the highest quality of care.”
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