United Church Homes’ Fairhaven Community earns Silver quality award
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 9, 2018 UPPER SANDUSKY — Fairhaven Community has been recognized as a 2018 Silver — Achievement in Quality Award recipient by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). The award is the second of three possible distinctions through the AHCA/NCAL National…

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Four Winds named top skilled nursing center in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman, a division of the Ohio Department of Aging, has released results of the 2017 Long-Term Care Resident Satisfaction Survey. Four Winds Community, a United Church Homes community in Jackson, ranked the 22nd best skilled nursing center in the state.…

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Supporters honored at United Church Homes’ Parkvue Community event
Calvary Baptist Church, the recipient of the 2018 Diakonie Award, sends children and teens to Parkvue Community for Christmas caroling and the Hallellujah! puppet show. Started in 1931, the church seeks to be a blessing to those it reaches. Its ministries include several programs for children and teens as well…

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Parkvue Community to celebrate grand opening of The Cove
The grand opening marks completion of phase 1 of a three-part expansion project. The first phase includes the construction of 10 two-bedroom, two-bath cottages, including three duplexes and one quad, all with an attached garage. In total, United Church Homes plans to add 44 independent living cottages to the campus…

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Parkvue’s Opening Minds through Art summer session begins
  OMA is an evidence-based, award-winning program developed by Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University in Ohio. Led by trained facilitators Amy DiFilippo, Thess Miller, Sharon Tipton and Samantha Williams, each OMA session provides an opportunity for older adults living with dementia to express themselves creatively. The program pairs people…

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Supporters honored at United Church Homes’ Chapel Hill Community event
St. John’s United Church of Christ received the Diakonie Award, which is presented to congregations that have demonstrated faithfulness, generosity, compassion and encouragement in their support of the UCH mission and its communities. The church has teamed up with Chapel Hill Community to host a variety of ministries and offers…

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Pilgrim Manor earns bronze award for quality
The award is the first of three distinctions possible through the AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program, which honors long-term and post-acute care providers that have demonstrated their commitment to improving the quality of care for older adults and people with disabilities. “The bronze award exemplifies a dedication to positively impacting…

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Friendship Village Columbus Named Top Workplace for Third Year Running
Columbus CEO Magazine recognized 75 Columbus companies and organizations in 2018, based on surveys about the workplace completed by their employees. Friendship Village Columbus has earned the Top Workplace honor in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Friendship Village Columbus employs 235 people. Based in northeast Columbus, the senior living community celebrates…

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Funding supports Opening Minds through Art at Harmar Place
The grant supported the implementation of the new Opening Minds through Art (OMA) program at Harmar Place. OMA was founded in 2007 and is a person-directed program headquartered at Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University in Ohio. Led by trained facilitators, each OMA session provides an opportunity for older adults…

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Harmar Place Expands Music & Memory Through Grant
United Church Homes and Harmar Place are certified providers of Music & Memory, a nationally recognized organization that is transforming the treatment and care of people with Alzheimer’s disease, cognitive decline, physical limitations and ongoing health challenges. Harmar Place staff members have completed training to learn how to create and…

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Over 100 Volunteers Recognized at Fairhaven Appreciation Luncheon
After a welcome from Fairhaven Volunteer Coordinator Becky Blocksom, Administrator Lori Marsh shared some of the ways volunteers give back at the community. “It is your servant mindset and acts of goodwill that bring blessings to the staff, families and residents of Fairhaven,” she said. “Thank you for your commitment…

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Fairhaven Community Earns CMS 5-Star Quality Rating
CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily. Nursing Home Compare provides quality ratings to each of the nation’s Medicare and/or Medicaid-certified communities. Each community is rated from one star to five stars based on three critical areas: health…

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Murner Named Executive Director at Uplands Village
Murner brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Uplands Village after having previously served in the information technology department and as chief operating officer. Murner provides leadership and direction to the management and operations of Uplands Village, a nonprofit life plan community in Pleasant Hill, Tennessee. “I am both…

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Chapel Hill Team Prepares for Annual Alzheimer’s Walk
Caroline James, director of memory support at Chapel Hill Community and Stark County Walk to End Alzheimer’s event chair, joined about 500 other volunteers for the 2018 Alzheimer’s Association Leadership Summit in New Orleans in January to learn necessary skills to lead the Stark County walk to success. There, she…

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United Church Homes Embraces Innovative Technologies with K4Connect
K4Connect is a technology company creating solutions to serve and empower older adults and people living with disabilities. The flagship K4Community product integrates home automation, connected health and social engagement software to promote better, more independent lives for older adults living in senior living communities. With K4Connect, residents can fully…

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UCH communities reduce use of antipsychotics
United Church Homes is committed to providing the highest level of care and ensuring proper use of antipsychotic medications, said Terry Quinn, director of quality improvement and risk management. Among the new programs offered by UCH addressing the needs of people living with dementia is Comfort Matters, an award-winning palliative…

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UCH Communities Demonstrate Commitment to Quality
In November, the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) recognized more than 1,575 skilled nursing care centers and assisted living communities nationwide through the organization’s Quality Initiative Recognition Program, which honors member communities for their individual work in achieving Quality Initiative goals. United Church Homes’…

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