Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio provided one main service when starting out in 1955 – long term care for senior citizens in a nursing-home setting. At that time, it was the norm for nursing homes to have shared rooms. Since that time, our services have constantly evolved to remain relevant and to provide services people need. Over the years, new services and innovations like Independent Living, Assisted Living and Home Health have reduced the need for nursing home beds and have required the organization to renovate, build new buildings and offer new services to accommodate new philosophies related to long-term care. The expectations of our residents and families has also changed over the years.
As a result of recommendations from a recent market study, the MHCO Board of Directors have decided to convert a portion our semi-private rooms to private rooms at two of our Skilled Nursing Facilities – Mennonite Memorial Home in Bluffton and Hilty Home in Pandora. In all, 20 semi-private rooms across our campuses will be converted to private rooms effective December 1st, 2019, allowing a greater number of our residents to enjoy private accommodations. If you would like a tour of one of our campuses or to learn more about our services, call 419-358-1015, ext. 265 or visit our website at www.mhcoliving.org.
The Mennonite Home Community of Ohio’s story begins in 1955. Bluffton area Mennonite churches had a vision of serving God by providing comfortable housing and compassionate care for the elderly. This longstanding tradition is still faithfully followed today and is the foundation of MHCO.