CMS Releases Reopening Recommendations

In recent weeks around the country conversations regarding the re-opening of states and communities are taking place as the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic recedes. Discussions include all types of congregant living. Anyone living in “close quarters” is particularly vulnerable to resurgence of COVID-19.  We know all too well the devastating effects of a COVID-19 outbreak. As… Read more »

LeadingAge Ohio Stands by Quality Providers Amid COVID-19 Outbreaks

BLUFFTON – As the voice for mission-driven, values-based providers of long-term services and supports in Ohio, LeadingAge Ohio continues to stand by and support members affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) is a long-standing member of LeadingAge Ohio with a 65 year history of serving older adults within four communities… Read more »

A Thank You Note

Through a difficult situation, Mennonite Memorial Home’s residents and staff are grateful for the help of innumerable community members, organizations and partners as we navigate uncharted territory. According to a statement from Elizabeth Kelly, Board Chair of MHCO, “The Coronavirus is an especially difficult adversary, as the spread is invisible.  As healthcare workers, we are… Read more »

Mennonite Memorial Home Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19

A Statement from Mennonite Memorial Home At the Mennonite Memorial Home, the safety and well-being of our residents and staff is our top priority. We are sad to report that Mennonite Memorial Home (MMH) received confirmation that a resident who was sent to the hospital and subsequently passed away there had tested positive for COVID-19…. Read more »

Meet Sonia Irvin, Director of Home Health and Senior Services

In March, MHCO welcomed the new Director of Mennonite Home Health and Senior Services, Sonia Irvin to the team.  Irvin is a Registered Nurse, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator, and holds her B.A. in Organizational Management from Bluffton University.  With both nursing and management experience in settings such as skilled nursing, assisted living, and physicians’ offices,… Read more »

Hilty Preschool & Childcare to become Temporary Pandemic Childcare Center

As all local organizations have, the Hilty Preschool and Childcare Center in Pandora has had to reinvent itself to provide needed services to the community during these unprecedented times.  One particularly difficult change was when the Governor recently ordered visitation be restricted to assisted living and nursing home residents.   As both the Hilty Home residents… Read more »