(Carmi, IL) July 2, 2020 – Wabash Christian Village is proud to announce a new partnership
with Eversound, a provider of engagement-amplifying technology that’s removing
communication barriers so senior living residents can enjoy meaningful one-on-one interactions
with loved ones safely during COVID-19 restrictions.
Wabash Christian Village is a Christian Horizons community. Christian Horizons recently
constructed a series of conversation stations across its eleven communities that have families and
residents separated by a plexiglass barrier. Supervised by staff, each station is enhanced with
new two-way communication technology by Eversound. The long-range wireless listening
system supports the current needs of physical distancing by connecting residents and their
families through visitation barriers.
“We are fortunate to have a partner like Eversound who can help us enable our residents to easily
engage with their family members during visits.” said Ray Dickison, Chief Operating Officer.
“The safety of our residents and staff is our top priority, and this technology allows us to keep
that on top of our minds while maintaining connections and a caring community for our residents
and their families.”
Wabash Christian Village visitation program is doing more than keeping residents safe from the
virus. It is also reducing the risk of social isolation, which can lead to an increased risk of
dementia and depression in seniors. Though some studies show residents in senior living are less
likely to become socially isolated than those living at home, COVID-19 has made it difficult for
many families to visit their loved ones.
“Our mission from the beginning has been to help older adults live with social connection and a
sense of purpose” said Matt Reiners and co-founder of Eversound. “We are beyond grateful to
play our small part in keeping at-risk older adults safe and socially engaged when it’s needed
Eversound’s unique wireless headphones allows Wabash Christian Village staff to schedule
family visits that maintain safe distances with clear two-way communications and that are
compliant with governing health authority guidelines. Conversation station visitors MUST:
1. Have a preset appointment. A max of thirteen appointments are scheduled per day.
2. Have a telephone prescreen within 24 hours of the visit.
3. Be prepared to be screened again prior to the visit and have temperature checked.
4. Remain 6 feet apart and behind the glass.
5. Keep a mask on at all times.
6. Visit one at a time.
7. Limit visit to 15 minutes.
Together Wabash Christian Village and Eversound are helping families stay connected during a
period of profound social isolation for seniors. For more information or to schedule a
conversation station visit, contact Wabash Christian Village.