The Ohio Department of Health will issue an updated order related to assisted living facilities and nursing homes.
Changes to the order include:
- Visitation will be permitted whenever safety protocols can be met.
- Vaccinated residents may have physical touch with their visitor while wearing a mask.
- Visits may occur in a resident’s private room, as opposed a separate visitation area as previously required.
- 30 minutes is the minimum amount of time for a visit, which needs to be scheduled in advance.
General visitation requirements will remain the same including scheduling appointments in advance, screenings at the door and mask wearing.
The updated order will also require facilities to test vaccinated staff once per week and unvaccinated staff twice per week.
Over the past couple of weeks, four of our residents at the Grove at Oakleaf Village of Sylvania tested positive for COVID-19. After a fourteen-day quarantine as well as proper treatment, we are happy to announce that we are now COVID-19 free at our Sylvania campus. Currently, there are no other confirmed cases at our Columbus campus.
As we continue to monitor this outbreak, we are ensuring the health and safety within our community by taking temperatures of our residents and staff twice a day and closely monitor respiratory health.
We are excited to welcome back visitors to our communities in accordance with Governor Mike DeWine’s allowance of socially distant outdoor visits. Our communities are still following Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guidelines regarding prevention and infection control practices including wearing gloves, masks, hand washing, and social distancing.
If you would like to schedule a visit time with your loved one, please call your respective community. Additionally, if you have any questions, please reach out to our Executive Directors at the contact information provided on this page.
In accordance with the Ohio Health Department’s state-issued order on April 15, 2020, and to provide full transparency to the public, on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, we notified all residents, family members and staff of one confirmed staff case of COVID-19 at The Grove community at our Sylvania, Ohio campus. This staff member was quarantined at their home immediately after showing symptoms on Monday, May 4, 2020 and the confirmed test results were received on May 12, 2020. This staff member had no interaction with residents or staff since being quarantined.
As of May 15, 2020, there are currently no additional confirmed cases at our Sylvania campus. There are also no confirmed cases at our other Grove and Oakleaf communities.
To ensure the health and safety within our community, we continue to take resident and staff temperatures frequently and monitor their respiratory health. We also now have testing capabilities on-site and will immediately test residents or staff showing symptoms. We continue following the guidelines regarding prevention and infection control practices including wearing gloves and masks, hand washing, and social distancing.
Additionally, we continue to maintain the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended cleaning guidelines to keep our residents safe. We will continue to restrict all non-essential visitors.
We will continue the practices listed above until the restrictions are lifted by the Ohio Department of Health and at this time, we do not have an anticipated date of when that will happen.
If you have questions, please reach out to our Executive Directors at the contact information provided on this page.
As of April 21st, 2020, we have NO confirmed cases of COVID-19 in any of our senior living communities. We are closely monitoring our residents and staff as well as following CDC guidelines of social distancing and enhancing sanitation practices.
Our corporate team at Wallick Communities wants to recognize the hard work of our staff during this difficult time by providing them with a Hero Bonus. Starting April 9th, our hourly associates received a $2/hour raise above their standard base rate. We understand it is a tough time for everyone right now and we appreciate everything our staff has done for our residents thus far.
To learn more about the Hero Bonus, check out this article.
We are happy to report that as of today, April 6, 2020, we have zero confirmed cases of COVID-19 at any of our communities. We continue to proactively monitor both residents and staff closely and follow the recommended guidance of the CDC and other government agencies.
We are so appreciative of our staff and the residents as we work together to get through this pandemic. Please visit our community Facebook pages for further updates from our amazing staff on the creative ways we are staying active and connected to loved ones.
We continue to strongly suggest alternative methods of connecting with your loved ones via telephone, email, Skype, Facetime, or other digital methods.
We are continuing to follow guidance from the CDC and other government agencies. Under that guidance, effective yesterday, all of our communities are under a NO VISITOR restriction except for end-of-life situations.
The safety and health of your loved ones and our staff continues to be our first priority. Please know that we have strict protocols in place and are following all the recommended steps to battle the COVID-19 Virus. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to our Executive Directors.
We know this is a very difficult time and this restriction may be inconvenient, but the safety and health of your loved ones is our first priority. Following guidance from the CDC and other government agencies and by order of the Ohio Department of Health, effective immediately we are temporarily restricting ALL VISITORS from our community, except for end of life situations.
We suggest alternative methods of communication including: telephone calls, email, Skype, or Facetime.
Below are the requirements for anyone who feels they must visit:
- Visitors are limited to one per resident per day.
- Check in at the front desk and sign the visitor sign in sheet.
- You will be asked to complete a screening questionnaire.
- You will have your temperature taken and recorded
- Do not enter any resident common areas e.g. Dining room, Activities room
- Visit must be done in resident’s apartment
- Check out at the front desk and sign out.
Please contact the Executive Director with questions or concerns about this restriction.