Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio

Mennonite Memorial Home • Maple Crest • Willow Ridge
Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services • Hilty Home

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MHCO is grateful to everyone who made a gift in memory or honor of an elder on #GivingTuesday. Fourteen elders were honored by donors and total gifts were $2,030. This was the first year we promoted #GivingTuesday and really had no idea what to expect. On-line giving at MHCO is also relatively new so we are pleased with the response. Gifts received on #GivingTuesday support the overall mission and ministry of MHCO through the Brighter Lives Annual Campaign. As of December 4, 2015, just over $40,000 has been received toward the December 31 goal of $60,000. We are so grateful for the support we receive from the community by those who share their time, talents, financial gifts and prayers. Contributions can be made on-line anytime by clicking here. You can learn more about other ways to share with MHCO by clicking here.

#GivingTuesday is December 1

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) is joining thousands across the world who promote #GivingTuesday on December 1, 2015. It's a simple way to both support the work of non-profits like MHCO and make a statement about "balanced giving" during the frenzied spending of the holiday season.  We are grateful to be part of a generous community which volunteers, visits, contributes and prays for the elders and staff of MHCO. One way to share this holiday season is with a $60 gift in memory or honor of an elder who has been an influence in your life. As this is MHCO’s 60th year of providing purposeful living to the elders of our communities, we are seeking 60 gifts on Tuesday, December 1 between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. These gifts will support the overall mission and ministry of MHCO as part of our larger $60,000 Brighter Lives Annual Campaign goal. On-line gifts can be made by clicking here. To learn more about Brighter Lives click on the Charitable Giving tab under Ways to Give.

Twenty years ago health care choices for seniors who were in need of care were
somewhat limited to either a hospital stay or going to a nursing home.
Kathy Rode, a nurse at the Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton, saw that many
of them could stay at home with just a little assistance. "We wanted to
offer a third option in the way of home health services, where nurses would
make visits in people's homes to help them recoup after surgeries or if they
needed further assistance." recalls Rode, who is the founding Director of
Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services. "We decided that this would
be an excellent service for the Mennonite Home to offer the elders in this
community and so began the journey of the last 20 years."

The nurses began offering in-home services such as;
skilled nursing care, medicine supervision, post-surgical care, physical
assessments, therapy services and home evaluations. Mennonite Home Health
& Senior Services also had nursing assistants who went to client's homes to
give support in the form of personal care, bathing and other needs. Over
the last 20 years Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services has served
hundreds of clients in 4 counties and has seen the size of their staff
double. "We have made wonderful friends, shared many memories and
enjoyed giving excellent care," says Rode. "Many children don't live in
the area and they rely on us to provide that weekly interaction and
communication with other health professionals about the needs of their loved
ones. It is a very rewarding job." Rode has worked for MHCO for 34
years and has enjoyed her long career in serving elders.

November is National Home Care & Hospice Month.  Fittingly, Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services, Bluffton, has been name a national best practice agency by Fazzi Associates.  Agencies named as national best practice agencies are proven leaders and have excelled in the important measure of patient satisfaction.  Based on comparative analysis, Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services results for the Overall Satisfaction and Likelihood of Recommending survey questions placed them in the top 25% of Fazzi’s National Patient Satisfaction database.  Fazzi Associates presented Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services with their Patient Satisfaction Award of Distinction to recognize this accomplishment. 

Willow Ridge will be hosting an STNA Job Fair on August 14, 2015 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. At the event you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with the Elders and staff, take a tour of the Green House homes and enjoy homemade refreshments.  You'll be able to learn about how you can …

  • Work in a quiet, family-oriented environment
  • Provide care for the same 10 people each day
  • Work on a consistent team each day Be empowered in the decisions made in your job
  • Eat home-cooked meals at work
  • All of these benefits plus an above-average pay scale

The event will be held at Willow Ridge, located at 101 Willow Ridge Drive, Bluffton, OH (across the road from Maple Crest).  To learn more about Willow Ridge, click here.  If interested in applying for a position, please submit an application online, click here or stop in at 410 W. Elm St., Bluffton to complete a paper application.  Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio is an EOE.

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Mennonite Memorial Home Earns 5 Star Rating

Mennonite Memorial Home has been awarded an overall 5-STAR QUALITY RATING! What's the best news? They join Hilty Home and Willow Ridge who also received 5-STAR RATINGS! These recognitions come from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Congratulations to all of MHCO's nursing communities - and thank you to the hard working and dedicated staff that makes these achievements possible!

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