CARES Act Tax Benefits for 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) is designed to help individuals’ families, businesses, and nonprofits facing economic hardship during the coronavirus pandemic. Some changes in the CARES Act that may affect you and your charitable goals include: Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) Waiver: The CARES Act temporarily suspends the requirements for required… Read more »

Ohio Mask Mandate – What it means for MHCO

Today, Governor DeWine’s order requiring Ohioans to wear masks in public and in businesses goes into effect throughout Ohio.  This announcement also issues a travel advisory for those traveling to and from certain states.  The details of this order can be found in the press release published on the coronavirus.ohio.gov website.   Previously, masks were already… Read more »

MHCO Accepting Admissions at All Campuses

All Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio campuses (Mennonite Memorial Home, Hilty Home, Maple Crest and Willow Ridge) are now accepting COVID-negative admissions directly from the community and local hospitals.  Advancements in access to resident testing and personal protective equipment have allowed us to admit elders directly from the hospital, their home or another long-term care… Read more »

Friend Court Property Sale

In early July, the sale of property on Friend Court in Pandora from the Hilty Home to Pandora Contracting was completed. A part of Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) since 2012, Hilty Home is a senior living community that includes Independent Living Villas, Assisted Living Apartments, and a skilled nursing facility. Behind the main… Read more »

UPDATE: Nursing Home Outdoor Visitation Planning Under Way

The courtyard outside Riverview Memory Care at Hilty Home

UPDATE:  Allen County Ohio has moved to a Level 3 (Red) Public Health Emergency Alert Level as of Thursday, July 16th.  Level 3 (Red) is an indication of increased community spread of COVID-19. Beginning Thursday, July 16 at 5 pm Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio is suspending all outdoor visitation until further notice.  This suspension… Read more »

MHCO Goes 3/3 with Deficiency-Free COVID-19 Surveys

On March 20th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a memorandum titled, “Prioritization of Survey Activities” in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  This memo instructed state Health Departments to suspend normal regulatory survey activity in skilled nursing facilities in lieu of new “COVID-19 Focused Surveys” that focused exclusively on infection control.  Specifically,… Read more »