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.
On May 4th , 2020, residents, staff, and family members were notified that a resident at The Ashford at Sturbridge tested positive for COVID-19. That resident tested negative after a stay in the hospital and being quarantined in their room with no contact with staff or other residents for two weeks. Currently, there are no other confirmed cases at any of our Ashford communities.
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 Monday, May 4, 2020, we notified all residents, family members and staff of one confirmed resident case of COVID-19 at our Ashford at Sturbridge community in Hilliard, Ohio. This resident had been quarantined in their apartment and has not had contact with any other residents and is currently in the hospital.
As of May 5, 2020, there are currently no additional Ashford at Sturbridge residents or staff who have COVID-19 symptoms. There are also no confirmed cases at our other Ashford communities.
To ensure the health and safety within our community, we continue to take resident and staff temperatures twice daily and monitor their respiratory health. 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.
The Ashford on Broad Facebook Page
The Ashford of Mt. Washington Facebook Page
The Ashford at Sturbridge Facebook Page
The Ashford of Grove City Facebook Page
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.