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May 26, 2019
 

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Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio

MHCO offering $1,000 sign-on bonus

To qualified STNAs

Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio (MHCO) has announced that it is offering a $1,000 sign-on bonus to qualified STNAs through April 30, 2019. 

The bonus is part of a recruitment strategy to meet current staffing needs and to attract reliable, qualified State Tested Nursing Assistants to the organization.

The bonus will be distributed in three payments as follows:
$200 – first pay after employee has worked 30 days (one month)
$300 – first pay after the employee has worked 90 days (three months)
$500 – first pay after the employee has worked 270 days (nine months)

Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services announces partnership

With Senior Options, a Virginia non-profit agency

Mennonite Home Health & Senior Services, Bluffton, has announced a partnership with Senior Options, a non-profit subsidiary of Westminster-Canterbury, Virginia Beach, Virginia.  Senior Options delivers turnkey solutions for home health, hospice services and continuum management. 

“Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio will continue to own and operate our home health agency,” said Laura Voth, CEO.  “Senior Options’ back office support services will provide efficiencies and expertise, allowing us to grow our home health business while incorporating strong quality management and oversight.”

PrimeTimers Fellowship entertained by BHS choirs

Maple Crest Senior Living Village will provide a festive meal and entertainment at the Tuesday, Dec. 4, PrimeTimers Fellowship.  The luncheon menu includes: Stuffed Chicken Marsala, glazed carrots, au gratin potatoes, cranberry/walnut bread, coffee and dessert.  The Bluffton High School Show Choir and Chamber Choir, directed by Kara Zink, will provide the entertainment.

Talented painter in our midst

90-year-old Bob Hower took up painting in 2005 after remodeling five houses, built two barns and restored over 50 automobiles

Maple Crest Villa resident Bob Hower is a one-person assembly line. At age 90, he can look back on a lifetime of building and remodeling homes and restoring old cars.

“I built my own house and remodeled five,” Hower added.  “I’ve built two barns and restored more than 50 automobiles.” 

He is just as productive with his artwork. Taking up painting in 2005, he’s completed 130 oils with a goal of 150.  Discovering oil painting later in life, Hower holds a bachelor’s degree in art and has taught himself skills in several areas.  This is quite a departure from the career he thought he’d follow . . . working on slate roofs.

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. 

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