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November 14, 2018

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Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio

Survey shows “zero deficiencies”

6th consecutive “zero deficiency” survey form

Maple Crest Senior Living Village has received its 6th consecutive “zero deficiency” survey from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). 

Maple Crest provides both independent and assisted living and is surveyed approximately every 12 months.  In Ohio, the typical “Assisted Living” home is licensed as a Residential Care Facility and many people use the terms interchangeably.  ODH licenses residential care facilities and conducts on-site inspections for compliance with state rules and regulations. 

Mennonite Memorial Home on “Best Nursing Homes” list

Laura Voth: “We are mission driven to deliver the best person-centered care"

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in health care rankings, has named Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, to its 2018-19 “Best Nursing Homes” list. 

This year, 2,975 nursing homes earned the designation by being rated High Performing in either Short-Stay Rehabilitation or Overall ratings and at least Average in the other.

The U.S. News & World Report website reports that on any given morning this year, roughly 1.4 million individuals, including 1 in 10 individuals age 85 and above, will wake up in a U.S. nursing home. 

National recognition to Bluffton woman

One of 10 selected for gifts that elders contribute to their communities

Joanne Niswander, Maple Crest Senior Living Village, Bluffton, has been selected as one of ten individuals to be featured in an exhibit at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting & EXPO, Oct. 28-31 in Philadelphia. 

“Words of Wisdom” is part of a Public Ageism display located at the Philadelphia City Hall courtyard.  The exhibit will be up for the duration of the conference and is designed to educate the people of Philadelphia about the amazing gifts our elders contribute to their communities. 

Hilty Home, Pandora, fall bazaar Nov. 9-10

Hilty Home will hold its annual Fall Bazaar on Friday, November 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10.  The bazaar will take place inside the home, 314 Hilty Drive, Pandora.  Friday’s hours are 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. and the bazaar will run Saturday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

According to Dee Steffen, activities coordinator, the event will feature crafts and baked goods for sale, along with homemade soup and sandwiches.  Proceeds from the bazaar will help fund activities for the elders at Hilty Home.  For more information, call 419-384-3218.

Afternoon fishing derby Saturday at Maple Crest

Maple Crest Senior Living Village, 700 Maple Crest Court, Bluffton, will hold a Fishing Derby during Fall Festival, Saturday, Sept. 22 from 2-3 p.m. 

The event will take place at Maple Crest pond and is free and open to the public.  Bait and poles will be provided.

Earlier this week, six, 2lb. tagged bass were released into the pond.  Anyone who catches a tagged fish will win a bag of Shirley’s Popcorn. 

Other events taking place at Maple Crest on Saturday include an antique tractor display, kiddie tractor pull, live music and food for sale.

Mennonite Home Communities to offer free CEUs

“Unexpected Decisions,” focusing on advanced directives and Ohio DNR, will be presented on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 12-1 p.m. at Mennonite Memorial Home, 410 Elm St., Bluffton.  The presentation is approved for one contact hour for social workers and nurses.

Presenter Niki Sidle, MSW, LISW-S, will discuss the challenges individuals encounter when required to make difficult decisions and how medical professionals can support those individuals.  Sidle is bereavement coordinator at Bridge Home Health & Hospice.