May 27, 2020 


I am extremely happy to report that we have had no new COVID cases among residents or staff on our Raybrook and Breton Woods campuses in the last week. This is a true testament to the continued diligence and support provided by our Raybrook and Breton team members as well as the residents themselves and their family members.

Additionally, over the last week Holland Home has been asked to participate in the state of Michigan Congregate Facilities Advisory Group. This group includes representatives from senior living and health care organizations from around the state with the goal to determine how and when to safely open up senior living facilities. This week, I will attend three virtual meetings to advocate for our residents. 





The Kent County Health Department in collaboration with the National Guard have offered to provide Covid-19 testing for all skilled nursing residents and employees at Raybrook including: CNA's, nurses, nurse managers, staffing resources, recreational therapists, social workers, dietary staff, housekeeping and facility services. We are working with the Health Department on the timing of this testing and also when testing will be provided for Breton Nursing residents and employees. 

Our Faith Hospice and Atrio Home Health staff are well prepared to serve any residents with suspected or confirmed Covid-19.  Individuals diagnosed with Covid-19 often require closer healthcare monitoring, as well as rehabilitation to regain strength during the recovery process.  These services are covered benefits under the individual’s health insurance.  All of our staff throughout Holland Home, including Atrio and Faith Hospice employees, are required to self-monitor for fever and other symptoms daily before reporting to work.  Testing of staff follows the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services recommendations.  Our clinical staff wear the personal protective equipment (PPE) recommended by the most current health authority guidelines and we have been blessed to obtain a sufficient quantity of PPE for our current needs.  All these measures help ensure the safety of our residents and our staff.


In response Governor Whitmer’s Executive order, all healthcare facilities and residential care facilities are required to prohibit all visitors.

As a result, Holland Home will be restricting visitors in all Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Nursing facilities until further notice. In addition, screening will be completed on all persons entering these areas including all employees.

In compliance with CDC guidelines and the Kent County Health Department, we are taking every precaution and prohibiting all visitors, unless they are an approved caregiver, to our Breton Woods and Raybrook campuses until further notice. As we ask residents to comply with social distancing and or self-quarantine protocols to ensure their safety, we ask for your cooperation as well. We are working with our residents to ensure all of their needs are met through meal and mail delivery. Should you need to supply your loved one with groceries and/or personal items, drop offs will be accepted.

Our visitor policy includes the following exceptions:

  • Visitors necessary for the provision of medical care for a patient
  • Visitors who support activities of daily living for a patient
  • Visitors who must exercise of power of attorney or court-appointed guardianship for a patient
  • Parents, foster parents or guardians of patients who are 21 years of age and under
  • Visitors to a patient who is in serious or critical condition or on hospice care
  • Those that are visiting under exigent circumstances
  • Visitors performing official government functions.

Please contact the appropriate campus if you have specific questions.


If you have questions, please feel free to contact any one of the following:


Sara Heethuis, Executive Director / 616-643-2501


Tim Myers, Executive Director / 616-235-5702


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Mina Breuker, RN, MM, NHA
President & CEO


Holland Home is taking precautionary measures, following the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) which have released guidelines for long term care providers, employers and businesses to contain the spread of the virus. Holland Home’s number one priority is the health and safety of our residents, employees and community.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website,, continues to be the most reliable and trustworthy source for the latest COVID-19 information. As the updates and changes are happening frequently we suggest you check it regularly. 

Our team of infection control preventionists are monitoring on a daily, sometimes hourly, basis the recommendations from the CDC and the Michigan and Kent County Health Departments.



Please be assured of our commitment to the health and safety of our employees and those we serve. Although we will do everything we can to keep you as up-to-date as possible with the status of the situation, additional information and updates are coming in very quickly and with this, we cannot always guarantee that we can get the latest information to you in real time. Therefore, if you have additional concerns or questions please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) website,, as it continues to be the most reliable and trustworthy source for the latest COVID-19 information.