Category: COVID-19 Information and Updates

Get the most up-to-date information about how MHCO is responding to COVID-19.

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 »

Surveillance Testing FAQ’s

Since yesterday’s COVID-19 surveillance testing was completed, we’ve been receiving questions about next steps.  Here are some answers to your frequently asked questions; Q: How did testing work? A:   Testing took place from 10 am until 4 pm on May 12th.  120 residents and 181 employees were tested.  Residents and staff that were in the… Read more »

MHCO Community Update

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Since the last update, the Mennonite Memorial Home has experienced continued evidence of COVID-19 spread, including confirmed and presumed positive cases and additional resident deaths as a result.  No staff or residents have tested positive at any other Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio campus at the time of this posting.  With Mother’s Day and Father’s… 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 »

Visitation Reminders from MHCO

Dear Residents, Family, Employees, Volunteers, and Friends of MHCO, The Board and Leadership of MHCO have committed to keeping you up-to-date regarding the spread of COVID-19 and our corporate response to it. Northwest Ohio has experienced an increase in Community Spread of COVID-19. This increases our risk of unintended exposure to staff and residents. Our… 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 »

Contact an Elder

The health and safety of our residents, families and staff remains our top priority. We have a team that is meeting daily to ensure we have the necessary procedures in place to mitigate risks the best we can related to COVID-19. As we move about the hallways here, while life has been altered we see… Read more »