Ohio State of Emergency Lifted – What it Means

Governor DeWine made a surprise declaration yesterday that Ohio’s State of Emergency would be ended today and added there would be affects to nursing home, assisted living/congregate living communities relative to visitation.  Unfortunately, no guidance was given other than to refer to federal and CDC guidelines for our communities.  Since yesterday, today has become a… Read more »

June 15th Next MHCO Vaccine Clinic

Next Tuesday, June 15th , is the monthly COVID-19 vaccine clinic. These clinics continue on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Home Town Pharmacy will provide the Moderna vaccine to interested staff and residents. If you prefer a one-dose vaccine, different brand, or ability to schedule, please reach out to your campus Director of Nursing for… Read more »

MHCO Fully Participating with Vaccination Maintenance Program

In a recent press conference, Governor Mike DeWine encouraged nursing homes and assisted living communities to enroll in a vaccination maintenance program. He expressed frustration that more than 200 communities had yet to sign up for the program. Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio was surprised to find some of our facilities included on this list,… Read more »

Resident Visitation Update

Earlier this week, the Ohio Department of Health released the “7th Amended Director’s Order to Limit Access to Ohio’s Nursing Homes and Similar Facilities, with Exceptions”.  This order allows us to expand access to resident visitation.  Our policies have been adjusted to reflect this new order, with the most significant change being the allowance of… Read more »

Ongoing MHCO COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics Now Established

The initial vaccination blitz in conjunction with CVS Health was completed at all of our campuses in early March.  Now, state and federal governments have partnered with long-term care pharmacies across the country to put a Vaccine Maintenance program in place to vaccinate new residents and staff who would like to be vaccinated. At MHCO,… Read more »

Resident Excursions

Over the past several weeks during which the COVID-19 vaccine has been available, we have seen a decrease in COVID-19 transmission both in the community and on our campuses.  We would like to thank our residents, families and staff for their diligent efforts in helping reduce the spread.  We are not yet in the clear,… Read more »

COVID-19 Vaccine Update from MHCO

Many questions are swirling about COVID-19 vaccinations as they are being discussed heavily in the news.  While there is still much yet to be known, MHCO is planning for the vaccine distribution at our campuses.  This is an update as to where things currently stand, and to share as much information as possible. It is… Read more »

Thanksgiving Resident Outings

We anticipate some families and/or elders may want to make visits outside the facilities for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  We have put a comprehensive plan in place to make this as safe as possible for everyone involved.  We also know that MHCO plans are subject to change based on the spread of COVID-19 and state orders… Read more »

A Letter from LeadingAge Ohio CEO, Kathryn Brod

November 16, 2020 Families and friends, We begin our message today acknowledging the deep grief, anxiety, and bone-deep fatigue that you are each feeling. It has been a long nine months. Since March, 3605 precious residents of long-term care have succumbed to a disease that we had not yet heard of one year ago. Those… Read more »

Gov. DeWine’s Statewide Address

On November 11, 2020, Governor DeWine addressed the state of Ohio on the current status of the COVID-19 Pandemic and what can be done to reverse recent trends.  You can watch this address by clicking on the link below. Please work with us to help curb community spread as we are now entering the holiday… Read more »