The Role of Benevolent Care and Endowment at MHCO

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio is dedicated to ensuring a meaningful life and experience for our elders, regardless of where payment for care and services comes from.

As an elder’s health and financial situation changes, the MHCO social workers are able to offer counsel regarding Medicaid eligibility and housing options.

Fulfilling Our Mission to Our Elders

The number of MHCO residents who depend upon the Medicaid program to pay for their nursing care is slowly increasing just as the number of older adults is steadily rising and people are living longer. Even so, it remains the philosophy of MHCO to provide care and program services regardless of one’s ability to pay privately as long as all avenues of financial assistance are successfully pursued.

Unfortunately, government reimbursement through Medicaid does not cover the full cost of providing care. Fulfilling our mission is an incredible responsibility with growing financial challenges. Yet, it remains our great desire to continue the ministry started in 1955 by our founding Mennonite Churches of providing a “place of Christian companionship…where peace, contentment, gracious living and fine fellowship will prevail.”

Make a Difference Volunteering

You may be asking, “How can I make a difference?” One option is to become a volunteer at MHCO. More than 400 volunteers donated nearly 7,000 hours of service in 2016.

Your gift of time helps our elders stay active and engaged in their faith journey, their community, in meaningful activity and new and significant relationships. Small acts of kindness such as assisting elders attend doctor’s’ appointments, pampering ladies at the nail spa, delivering meals to those still in their own homes or any of the many other volunteer opportunities make a difference!

Make A Difference with Your Donation

You can also help MHCO residents through the gift of donation. You can donate to the Endowment or Benevolent Funds.

Endowment support is held in reserve to perpetuate interest income, which helps sustain the Benevolent Fund. Benevolent Fund support is used annually to help with individual elder needs and to support the growing gap between government funding and the actual cost of providing high quality care.

MHCO gratefully accepts gifts of cash, appreciated assets and stocks, as well as planned gifts (bequest/estate gifts, charitable gift annuities or charitable trusts).

We appreciate all donations whether through time by volunteering or a monetary gift by donation we are thankful for everyone’s contributions.

Make Your Donation Today!