Welcome to Willow Ridge
Schedule a visit today: 419.358.1015
Green House homes are an innovative model for nursing home care. In continuing the tradition of excellence Mennonite Home Communities of Ohio is known for, Willow Ridge is our newest community that has the first Green House homes in Ohio.
The Green House homes at Willow Ridge reflects the primary concerns family members have for their loved ones who need nursing home care. They want them to have a comfortable environment where a well-trained staff attends to their individual needs. At Willow Ridge, the Shahbaz (caregiver) and nurse work with the elder and their family to create a household of love and support. Low resident-to-staff ratios allow each resident to have a real "caregiver." In fact, research shows that Green House residents have four times more personal and social contact than residents of traditional nursing homes.
Willow Ridge adheres to the five P.E.A.R.L.S of Green Housing living:
Preferences: In a Green House home, elders rule! Actively involved in the decisions regarding their care and daily activities, elders have freedom of choice regarding many activities throughout their day.
Environment: Home is where the "hearth" is. Each Green House home provides private bedrooms with full bathrooms surrounding a common hearth room complete with fireplace, sofas and recliners. A front porch, back patio and large back yard provide opportunities to visit with neighbors and enjoy God's creation.
Accessibility: Financial barriers are minimized. Green House homes will be home to elders who pay privately as well as those receiving Medicaid. The ratio of those paying privately and those receiving Medicaid will be similar to the ratio at Mennonite Memorial Home.
Relationships: Caregivers are empowered! Encouraged to utilize their training, instincts and relationships with each elder they serve, the Shahbaz (Green House term for caregiver) and household care team grow in dignity, confidence and self-worth. This relationship of respect and compassion transoforms the institution of nursing care into a household of love.
Life: Live with meaning! Just as one's own home provides purposeful living, so the Green House homes provide opportunities to engage in meaningful activities. Bible studies, conversation around the table, birthday celebrations, swapping recipes, visiting with family, relaxing with a cup of coffee, reading a book, playing games and many other activities and events keep the "living" in life.
Each Willow Ridge Green House home includes a complete amenities package:
- Private room with a full, private bathroom
- Wi-Fi for residents and guests
- Salon and spa in each Green House home
- Home-cooked meals prepared in the family-style open kitchen
- Flexible meal times
- Integrated ceiling lifts in every room
- Secure medication cabinets in each room
- Patios connecting the homes by a secure garden walkway allow neighbors to easily visit each other
- Spacious covered porch
If your loved one is no longer able to live safely in his or her own home, Willow Ridge may be an option. To arrange a visit and see the most innovative nursing care model in Ohio, please call Brenda at 419.358.1015 ext. 225.