Hello Village at Marymount Family & Friends:

Last week Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine addressed the state’s COVID vaccine distribution plan. I am happy to report the FDA did approve the Pfizer vaccine we received the dates for administration at our facility. The date for the first dose of vaccine is December 21.

The goals are to save lives by covering Ohio’s most vulnerable populations, slowing the spread of the virus, and protecting healthcare workers and those doing their jobs on the front lines of the disease. Our residents and staff are priority groups and will be given the vaccine in the first phase of distribution. We will share more details as we receive them.

We have posted links to information about the vaccine (above). We do know the vaccine administration will require a consent form and as soon as the process is communicated to us we will share this information with all of you.

I understand there are many opinions about this vaccine, please ask questions and we will share information. From the research I have done I can assure you I am confident that the vaccine is safe and I and many of my team will be first in line to receive in on December 21.

We have 57 resident and staff cases at Villa St. Joseph. This is the total number of cases from the onset of the virus in March through today. We have 8 Active Cases at Villa St. Joseph — four (4) staff who are quarantining at home, four (4) residents who are in our COVID area.

Marymount Place has a cumulative total of four (4) resident or staff cases, none of which is currently in the building. All have been resolved.

As we look toward the holidays, remember to be smart when interacting with loved ones. Please send Christmas cards to your loved ones- it does brighten their day. We will do our best to keep your family connected all through the holidays.

Let us all stay safe so that we can enjoy the holidays. Prayers from the Sisters, and all of us, are with you and your family. Reach out to me if I can be of assistance. Thank you!

Structured Visits Begin at Villa St. Joseph  

This year has been extremely challenging for all of us – to say the least. With the prayers of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis, our weekly blessings from Bishop Roger, commitment from our staff, and your patience, we continue to fare well as we navigate the COVID-19 landscape.
Now that the Ohio National Guard has conducted COVID-19 testing for Villa St. Joseph staff, we are offering structured visitation for Villa St. Joseph residents and families. To schedule a visit, please call us at 216-332-1100 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Representatives can sign up for one (1) visit per week, and a maximum of two (2) visitors will be permitted at one time.
In addition to having staff tested for the coronavirus, we are required to consider the following measures which may alter our visitation plan:
  • Case status in the surrounding community
  • Case status in the nursing home
  • Staffing levels
  • Access to adequate testing for residents and staff
  • Personal protective equipment supplies
  • Local hospital capacity
The decision to move forward with outdoor visitation considered requests from families and residents and the impact on the quality of life that a prolonged loss of connection can have on an individual. The plan was made in consultation with advocates and providers in the aging and development disabilities communities. Guidelines for visitation were jointly developed by the Academy for Senior Health Sciences, Leading Age Ohio, the Ohio Assisted Living Association, the Ohio Health Care Association, and the Ohio Medical Directors Association.
Please remember COVID-19 is still out there and we must remain vigilant to ensure everyone’s safety. In additional to our structured visitation guidelines, you will also find additional information about this respiratory disease attached.
We know this time has been difficult and we thank you for the wonderful job you have done in helping to keep everyone on campus safe, while abiding by the Governor’s Orders. We appreciate the difficulty of not seeing your family, friends, and loved ones and share in your excitement of being able to reunite, even in a limited manner. We ask that you continue to work with us as we diligently keep your health our priority.
Thank you!
Structured Visitation Policies and Procedures
Structured visitation days:  
Tuesdays & Thursdays (1:30 to 3 p.m.); Wednesdays (6 to 7:30 p.m.); and Saturdays (10:30 a.m. to noon).
Structured visitation session length:  
Approximately 20 minutes
RESERVATIONS required. Schedule by calling 216-332-1100 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Prior to arriving for your visit, please wash your hands thoroughly.
  • Upon arrival, you will be required to have your temperature taken, sanitize your hands and sign the visitation log.
  • Visitors will be required to wear a mask/face-covering at all times (visitors to supply their own mask).
  • Proper social distancing will be required at all times; resist the urge to touch/hug/kiss your loved one.
  • In the event you are feeling ill, PLEASE understand the importance of rescheduling your visit.
  • Visitation sessions will be held outdoors – weather permitting.
What we know about COVID-19
COVID-19, or coronavirus disease 2019, is a respiratory disease. Symptoms, which generally appear 2-to-14 days after exposure, include cough or shortness of breath/difficulty breathing. These symptoms range from mild to severe; however, some people with COVID-19 have no symptoms which is why it is so important to wear a mask.
COVID-19 is believed to spread mainly from person-to-person, between people who are in close contact (within about 6-feet) with one another and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object which has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or eyes.
Older adults may show very different signs and symptoms, such as lethargy, disorientation, and general fatigue. Older adults, people with chronic health conditions, and people with compromised immune systems are more likely to become more severely ill, which is why all recommendations should be followed during visitation with your loved one.
What can I do to help prevent the spread of COVID-19
It is vitally important to adhere to policies and procedures. Wear a face mask or face covering, wash your hands with soap and water for 20-seconds frequently, sanitize your hands with hand-sanitizer when washing them is not an option, and remember to social-distance yourself (6-feet apart) when possible.

Director’s Order Limiting Access To Nursing Homes

Click here to read the Director’s Order

Resident Face Covering Requirements

Effective June 22, 2020, all short-term residents at The Village at Marymount are required to wear surgical masks during direct care — and when they are out of their rooms participating in an activity or enjoying the common area.
If any resident has a concern with being able to wear a mask given their medical condition, and/or is having difficulty with the mask, then please notify a supervisor so that the issue can be addressed during the resident’s care plan meeting.
Further direction will be announced soon for long-term care resident face coverings.

Structured Visitations at Marymount Place

From Executive Director Sue Nall and Administrator Peggy Mathews
Greetings Residents, Families & Friends:
This year has been extremely challenging for all of us – to say the least. With the prayers of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Third Order of St. Francis, our weekly blessings from Bishop Roger, commitment from our staff and your patience – we continue to fare well and weather this storm COVID-19 free.
The Governor has begun the process of reopening Ohio under strict guidelines. It is with great pleasure we announce Marymount Place is ready to follow suit. Marymount Place is allowing structured visitation. The policies and procedures are listed below.
Please remember COVID-19 is still out there and we must remain vigilant to ensure everyone’s safety.
We know this time has been difficult and we thank you for the wonderful job you have done in helping to keep everyone on campus safe, while abiding by the Governor’s Orders.
We appreciate the difficulty of not seeing your family, friends, and loved ones and share in your excitement of being able to reunite, even in a limited manner. We ask that you continue to work with us as we diligently continue to keep your health priority.

Marymount Place Visitation Policy, Procedures

Structured visitation daily between the hours of 1:30 to 4 p.m. Structured visitation sessions will be limited to 20 minutes. Reservations are required.
To schedule your visit, please call the Marymount Place reception desk at 216-332-1070.
Prior to arriving for your visit, please wash your hands thoroughly.
Upon arrival, you will be required to have your temperature taken, sanitize your hands and sign the visitation log.
  • Visitors will be required to wear a mask/face-covering at all times (visitors to supply their own mask).
  • Seating for one (1) family member will be provided.
  • Proper social distancing will be required at all times; you must resist the urge to touch/hug/kiss your loved one.
  • In the event you are feeling ill, PLEASE understand the importance of rescheduling your visit.
  • Visitation sessions will be held outdoors, weather permitting. DON’T FORGET YOUR MASK/FACE-COVERING!