Governor repeats visiting restrictions

Friday, September 18, 2020

in Blog, News

Governor Mike DeWine misspoke during his press conference September 17, which led LeadingAge Ohio to release a statement and descriptive document regarding ongoing visitation restrictions in Ohio’s long-term care residences. Jennings will continue to follow the state and federal regulations pertaining to visiting. Governor DeWine later clarified that indoor visiting has not yet been reopened by the state.

Statements made during the press conference led state not-for-profit advocacy agency LeadingAge Ohio to release a statement and descriptive document regarding ongoing visitation restrictions in Ohio’s long-term care residences.

“When the Governor stated that nursing homes were to blame for ongoing visitation restrictions, we heard an immediate outcry from providers around the state,” said Kathryn Brod, President of LeadingAge Ohio. “Our members continue to follow state and federal regulations pertaining to visitation, and at no point have Ohio providers been given guidance or permission to offer indoor visitation from the Administration.”

Jennings is honored to recognize the volunteers who selflessly give of their time and compassion. This year has changed our ability to welcome volunteers each day, and we miss their joyful participation in our ministry. Though pandemic did not allow us to celebrate with our annual volunteer luncheon, we continued with recognizing honorees for two annual volunteer awards: the 2019 Mildred McIntyre Volunteer of The Year and the Resident Council Best Volunteer awards. Jennings honored them each privately to adhere to safety precautions.

Resident Council Volunteer Choice:  Lois Puky

Lois has been a Gift Shoppe Volunteer since April 1996.  She comes in every Saturday and tends to the Gifts Shoppe while she assists and visits with Jennings residents. 

Text Box: Thank you Lois!

There are three criteria for the Resident Council Choice Volunteer award:

  • The winner of the award must volunteer at Jennings.
  • The volunteer must work directly with residents.
  • The volunteer will be voted on in resident council by a simple majority vote.

Jennings Mildred McIntyre Award for Volunteer of the Year: Patricia Roberts

Pat has worked with residents and staff in the Jennings Garfield Heights Gift Shoppe for 24 years. She comes in most Friday afternoons and befriends all who enter the Gift Shoppe. She is consistent and friendly. For these reasons, she has been awarded Jennings Mildred McIntyre Award for Volunteer of the Year!

The criteria for the Mildred McIntyre Volunteer of the Year award include that the honoree:

  • demonstrates consistently high quality of volunteer performance and unusual dedication
  • shows team spirit in terms of pitching in, working cooperatively to get a job done, and works above and beyond
  • enjoys excellent rapport with staff, residents and their families
  • displays excellent attendance and tardiness records
  • shows concern for resident’s well-being
  • has been a volunteer for 2 years
  • acts as a liaison between Jennings and the community

Family Update

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Dear residents and families,

I hope this email finds you all healthy and content. We know this was a particularly difficult time for many families, as it is also emotional for us to be away from our own families at a time when we usually gather together. We appreciate you all very much. Thank you for [more…]

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Independent Living Request

Monday, April 6, 2020

Recommendations April 4, 2020

We urge independent living residents in our apartments, cottages and villa homes to continue taking precautions outlined by Governor Mike DeWine and the CDC to help prevent COVID-19. These include the following:

Caregivers and visitors: Please discontinue all
non-essential support. We know several residents receive support from outside
caregivers. These professionals see many people in [more…]

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Jennings’ Poetry Project

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

April is National Poetry Month. We invite you to join the Jennings community in writing poetry and prose throughout the month.

Our daily poetry prompts will spark your creativity in the spirit of others involved in Jennings’ Poetry Project. Whether you are a novice writer or a pro, we hope you will consider sharing your work [more…]

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Essential staff

Sunday, March 22, 2020

March 22, 2020—Governor Mike DeWine announced that the Ohio Department of Health issued an order to stay at home as of March 23, 2020 at 11:59p.m. Please be reassured that Jennings is considered an essential business, and Jennings staff will continue to serve residents with quality, compassionate care. Thank you, Jennings staff, as you continue [more…]

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Family Update March 19, 2020

Friday, March 20, 2020

Brecksville | Chardon | Garfield Heights | Shaker Heights

Dear Residents and Family members,

We hope you are all healthy and managing well as each day brings change. Our priority is the health and wellness of individuals we serve and the staff who serves them. Jennings staff, like the rest of the world, continues to [more…]

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Child care services update

Thursday, March 19, 2020

As of the end of the day – Thursday, March 19, 2020 – The Learning Circle will temporarily suspend care for all children except children of Jennings staff members, health care workers and emergency responders.We are grateful for the relationships we have developed, and we pray for everyone’s continued wellness.

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Jennings temporarily suspends adult day services

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Jennings has made the difficult decision that we will need to temporarily suspend adult day services through April 1, 2020. As you know from everything in the news, it has become increasingly important to have physical distance from one another to stop the spread of COVID-19. We have consulted with our medical director and considered [more…]

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Family update

Friday, March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020

Dear friends and family members,

Thank you for your support and compassion
with our priority to maintain the health, wellness and safety of your loved

For Assisted Living and
Nursing Home Residents: Effective immediately, Jennings prohibits all visitors
from entering every building where we provide assisted living and nursing home
care. This is in accordance
with a pending order from [more…]

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