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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Leaders at Glenwood Community in Marietta, Ohio Earn Ohio, National Certification

CEAL is a comprehensive certification program designed to elevate the skills and professionalism of assisted living administrators in Ohio by providing a national certification along with Ohio's most comprehensive state specific training. The CEAL Training Course is a combination of interactive classroom training, guided self-study and hands-on clinical learning. Glenwood…


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Fairhaven Community to Dedicate Robert P. Lee Fellowship Hall

UPPER SANDUSKY — Robert P. “Robby” Lee, a cherished member of the Wyandot County community and longtime Fairhaven Community supporter who died unexpectedly in October, will be honored in a ceremony to dedicate the Fairhaven Auditorium in his name. Fairhaven Community and United Church Homes will dedicate the Robert P.…


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Cherry Arbors residents surprise Meals-on-Wheels driver with award

But that’s not all Early does for the tenants of Cherry Arbors, so they decided to surprise him with the Community Member of the Year Award for 2017. The housing community in Champaign County’s North Lewisburg has been giving the award for the past two years. Early was a clear…


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Glenwood Community earns Highest Honors in resident satisfaction survey

In the first year for the survey, Glenwood achieved the Highest Honors distinction, an annual award that recognizes Holleran clients with survey scores that exceed benchmarks. Glenwood earned Highest Honors in three of the four categories. Glenwood Community and its parent organization, United Church Homes, seek to foster abundant life…


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Fundraising Campaign to Transform Aging

Almost $12M raised toward $20M goal UPPER SANDUSKY, Ohio – United Church Homes leadership from throughout Ohio gathered at Fairhaven Community in Upper Sandusky on Nov. 17 to kick off the public phase of a historic effort to raise $20 million over the next five years. United Church Homes is…


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Friendship Village Columbus Named Best Retirement Community

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Friendship Village Columbus (FVC) tops the list as Best Retirement Community in the “Columbus CEO” Best of Business 2017 awards. The 10th annual readers’ poll attracted nearly 54,000 votes, up 44 percent from the previous year. “Columbus CEO” readers voted online May through July for their favorites…


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