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 »

Indoor Visitation Update

MHCO has finalized a plan to open in-person indoor visitation to some campuses.  Currently, indoor visitation to Mennonite Memorial Home, Maple Crest, and Willow Ridge is scheduled to begin on October 21st.  Commencement of visitation at Hilty Home has not yet been scheduled, due to current case status in Putnam County.   Case status and other… Read more »

COVID Update for MHCO Residents, Families and Staff

Dear Residents & Families, We are pleased to share that Allen County has been taken off the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Watch List! While Allen Co remains at Level 3 (RED), we are trending in the right direction and are working to go to Level 1 (YELLOW) as quickly as possible. We strongly support… 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 »

UPDATE: Nursing Home Outdoor Visitation Planning Under Way

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 Video Address, June 26, 2020

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio’s Acting COO, Elizabeth Kelly, addresses residents, families, volunteers and staff.

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 »