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 »

UPDATE: Assisted Living Outdoor Visitation

Source: Athena Healthcare Systems

The Ohio Department of Health’s Third Amended Director’s Order to Limit Access to Ohio’s Nursing Homes and Similar Facilities, with Exceptions.  allows properly prepared assisted living facilities to begin to allow outdoor visitation on June 8. The lifted restrictions do not yet apply to nursing homes.  Since word of this order was made known, MHCO has… Read more »

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 »