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With NO resident cases at Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus,
we were 1 of only 64 facilities in the COUNTRY who were to keep our residents completely COVID Free! GO #ViewCrew no limits to what a great team can do!!

For more information or a tour of our Hartford on the River please contact our RN, Case Manager, Cara Densic
cdensic@co.ottawa.oh.us or call 419-898-2851 ext. 4041

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Update to Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus

COVID-19 / Respiratory Protocols


On June 1, 2023, Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus’ COVID-19 Team reviewed these guidelines and will be following the protocols listed below. The protocols are consistent with CMS Guidelines that coincide with the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency.


1. Will be required, per transmission-based precautions, in rooms where residents are being isolated for confirmed, or suspected, cases of COVID-19 or other similar contagious diseases.

2. When recommended by the Ottawa County Health Department.

3. When masking is required for a facility-wide need, or based on a facility assessment, in high-risk areas with higher-risk populations during periods of higher transmission, based on the following possible metrics:

a. Seasonality
b. Local COVID-19 incident rates and hospitalization rates
c. Measures for other respiratory infections

Screening Via Accushield

Screening IS required for our therapy staff, agency staff, service and repair personnel, medical service contractors and hospice staff via the Accushield system. Staff can use any door to enter or exit but contractors and volunteers MUST use the front entrance. Visitors, while not required to screen, must sign in at the front door or on Station 4.


Riverview will no longer be testing asymptomatic staff, including the unvaccinated. Testing will only be done when a staff member, contractor, volunteer and / or student is experiencing respiratory-like symptoms.

Symptomatic staff, contractors, volunteers, and students will be required to test prior to any direct resident contact. Symptomatic individuals should don a mask upon entry into the building. Additionally, anyone who develops respiratory-like symptoms during their shift will be required to test.

Riverview will test all new admissions, and residents who have been out of the facility more than 24-hours, as indicated below:

Day of Admission: Day 0 

First Day Following Admission: Day 1 

Third Day Following Admission: Day 3 

Fifth Day Following Admission: Day 5 


Visitors should not visit if they are experiencing respiratory-like symptoms, have  tested positive for COVID-19 within 10 days of their visit or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 within 10 days.  

After hours, visitors must use the Station 4, Cottage Cove, or the Hartford  Entrance when visiting. The front door will be locked after hours and a Riverview Staff member will need to assist with entering and exiting the building.  

Hartford Residents will be responsible for assisting their guests into the Hartford  from 8pm-8am. 

The above protocols are all subject to change based on COVID-19 outbreaks,  changes in guidance from the CDC, CMS, Ohio Department of Health or Ottawa County Health Department or in situations where the Riverview COVID-19 Team  determines stricter protocols are needed to protect staff and residents. 

If you have any questions, please contact:

Becky Lenke, APRN, FNP-C, Infection Preventionist
Ext. 4043

Lisa Dobbelare, RN, Director of Nursing
Ext. 4024

Michael Freeman, LNHA, MBA, Administrator
Ext. 4020

Ottawa County Riverview Healthcare Campus

Infection Prevention and Control Information

Visitors with confirmed COVID19 infection or compatible symptoms should defer non-urgent in-person visitation until they meet CDC criteria for healthcare settings to end isolation.

If you have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 infection, it is safest to defer non-urgent in-person visitation until 10 days after your close contact (if meeting criteria described in CDC healthcare guidance).

When visiting our loved ones, please practice good hand hygiene. Alcohol based- hand rub is preferred.

*Alcohol-based hand rub should be used prior to and after resident contact including any contact with “high touch” surfaces. (Beds, stands, tables,
chairs, light switches, door knobs, sinks, toilets etc.).

The most effective tool to protect anyone from COVID-19 is to be up-to-date with recommended COVID-19 doses. If you are seeking information regarding COVID-19 vaccines please ask to speak with our Infection Prevention Coordinator and/or the Director of Nursing.

Becky Lenke, APRN, FNP-C Infection Prevention Coordinator

Lisa Dobbelare, RN, Director of Nursing

Michael Freeman, LNHA, MBA, Administrator

While Riverview is owned and operated by the Ottawa County Commissioners, the facility is financially independent. Riverview receives no funds from the Ottawa County general fund. Riverview’s revenue stream includes Medicare, Medicaid, Private Pay Individuals, and commercial insurances among a few other smaller revenue sources.

Riverview does have a five year .5 mill tax levy which brings in approximately $850,000 per year. This tax levy is utilized for capital projects to keep the facility in good condition to remain an asset to the Ottawa County tax payers, a comfortable home to our residents and an attractive choice in our competitive senior housing industry.

This site is updated with current Riverview capital projects funded by our Riverview levy.

The Riverview Renovation Project is funded by a 10 million dollar Bond being paid through the facility’s currently .5 mil tax levy.

Your Stay at Riverview

Whether it’s for a single day or Riverview will become your home, we offer exceptional nursing care and support services and much needed peace of mind to family members and caregivers. The campus offers private and semi-private accommodations along with 24 hour nursing services. We also offer physical, occupational, and speech therapies. Cottage Cove suites are available for short term rehabilitation needs. For patients that require memory care “The Lighthouse” is a memory care unit that provides a safe protected environment. Daily recreational activities are provided on a daily basis and include games, trips, and late morning and afternoon snacks.

Your stay at Riverview includes personal products, meals and snacks, laundry and housekeeping services, and one haircut per month. Your needs will be met by a caring and thoughtful staff.

What to Bring on Admissions Day

Insurance Cards
  • Medicaid Card
  • Private Insurance Card
  • Prescription Drug Coverage Card
  • Long-Term Care Insurance Information
Advanced Directives Paperwork
  • Living Will
  • Power of Attorney (Financial & Healthcare)
  • COVID 19 Vaccination Card
  • Seven (7) changes of clothing
  • Shoes
Personal Account Money
  • Beauty/Barber Services
  • Outings

Come Play in Our Backyard

Located along the scenic Portage River Riverview Healthcare Campus provides wonderful opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Come stroll along our Riverwalk, a quarter mile walking track, and possibly see some local wildlife. Take a stroll on Centennial Lane, a walkway bordered by trees which have been planted to honor our residents while they celebrate their 100th birthday. There are also picnic tables and a grill available for family cookouts. If you enjoy fishing there is access to the Portage River. Maybe there will be a story about the “one” that got away. Our backyard also provides a quiet place to relax or watch a beautiful sunset.