News from Edgewood Summit.

Check here often to find the latest stories and senior living trends. From glimpses of life and events at Edgewood Summit to commentary on important retirement topics, you’ll find valuable information to read and share with family and friends.


In-Home Care vs. a Senior Living Community: What’s the Difference?

Many older adults today are choosing to “age in place” in their own homes rather than move to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). And while home health care is an attractive option, it unfortunately leaves seniors vulnerable in a variety of different ways. From quality and availability of care to social interaction, senior living …

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Community Spotlight: Greystone + Edgewood Summit

For Edgewood Summit, Executive Director Diane Gouhin’s early reaction was one of the key factors that kept their campus nearly untouched by COVID-19. Since March, the community, managed by Greystone and located in Charleston, West Virginia, has only had two travel-related staff cases where symptoms developed during the employees’ self-isolation period and posed no risk …

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Visitation Restrictions Roll Back – Travel Related New Guidance

Edgewood Summit has been advised by the WV Bureau of Public Health and the Kanawha Charleston Health Department of a surge in the number of positive cases throughout West Virginia. Kanawha County is particularly experiencing a much higher positive number of cases as well. Therefore, the recommendation is to roll back the visitation requirements to …

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Phase 2 Re-Opening Beginning June 17th

The safety and well-being of our Residents and Employees is our top priority.  With this in mind, Edgewood Summit will slowly and carefully resume some limited and still restricted services in incremental phases as our County, State and City begin to re-open.  All phases of the plan for re-opening require the number of cases within …

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Phase 1 Re-Opening Beginning June 1st

The safety and well-being of our Residents and Employees is our top priority.  With this in mind, Edgewood Summit will slowly and carefully resume some limited and still restricted services in incremental phases as our County, State and City begin to re-open.  All phases of the plan for re-opening require the number of cases with …

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Edgewood Summit Test Results – All Residents Negative!

Edgewood Summit is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Charleston, West Virginia.  The campus is comprised of independent living residences, residential care, assisted living memory support and skilled nursing and rehabilitation.  The Community has been in operation for 25 years. Edgewood Summit took early and swift action to prevent the COVID-19 virus from entering …

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Coronavirus Precautions | May 8, 2020

Dear Edgewood Summit Residents, Families and Employees: WV Governor Justice issued an Executive Order this week directing all nursing homes throughout the state of West Virginia to test all those that reside and/or work in Assisted Living and Residential Care Communities for COVID-19. Since issuing the order, the number of tests have been identified and …

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Coronavirus Precautions | May 3, 2020

Dear Residents, Families and Employees: Edgewood Summit has worked hard to maintain the safety of our Residents and Employees with a COVID-19 Response Plan which began in early March 2020.  Edgewood Summit has been communicating regularly with Employees, Residents and Families as well as our privately employed Caregivers.  As a result of the early and …

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Coronavirus Precautions | May 1, 2020

WV Governor Jim Justice has outlined a plan to reopen various aspects of the state’s economy with a slow, methodical approach based upon phases over the next six weeks. If the rate of positive COVID-19 cases remains low, then the plan phases will continue to move forward in small increments. As the economy begins a slow …

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