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Updated COVID-19 New CDC & CMS Guidelines 7/27/2020


COVID Emergency Planing Updated 8/20/2020

 (There have been changes made to the "Employee Return to work Criteria" on pages 18-19. These changes have come from the CDC. There is also a new "COVID-19 Contract Tracing and Testing Protocol" on page 56 and a "Confirmed COVID-19 Resident Protocol Checklist" on page 58.) 

On Monday, June 29, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, announced that Nursing Homes would open for OUTDOOR Visitation on Monday July 20. While we are still awaiting more information, this is what has been happening in preparation for this:
  • We are looking to rent a large tent for a 2 week period where visitations would happen. 
  • Visitation most likely will look like it does for our AL residents: Visits by Appointment Only, 6 foot distance kept at all times for resident and visitors, use of face coverings and hand hygiene throughout the entire visit for both the visitors and resident. 
  • We are unsure at this time if we will be required to 1st go through our COVID-19 testing by the Ohio National Guard prior to allowing visitation. We have not been notified that our testing has been scheduled. This is done by the state and Riverview does not have any say in when this will occur. 
  • IF Riverview were to have a positive case of COVID, with a staff member or resident, we would not be permitted to hold any visitation with Assisted Living or Nursing Home residents. 
  • The letter attached about Visitation is being given to each resident and mailed to their resident representative. 
  • We will continue to update staff, residents and their representatives as more information becomes available. 
As stated above, we have not been scheduled for testing by the Ohio National Guard (ONG). We do not have any choice in when this might occur, however we are making preparations. ALL STAFF (Full time, Part Time and Contingent) are required by the Director of Health's Order to be tested! All Concept Rehab staff members and Senior Resources Staff (who are based out of Riverview), will also be included in this testing.  We are beginning to gather insurance information, as the state will be billing each individual's medical insurance to cover the testing. If you are in our county offered Medical Mutual insurance we DO NOT need a copy of your insurance cards. If you ARE NOT on our Medical Mutual insurance and are insured through another plan, we will need a copy of your insurance cards. Robin and Mary (Riverview HR) are making these copies please see one of these ladies to get your info to us!
Tuesday, June 30 Riverview's Infection Preservationist, Jennifer Litz, RN, BSN, Wound Certified Nurse, Administrator, Kendra German, LNHA and "ALL Healthcare Workers at Riverview" were honored by the Oak Harbor Rotary Club, as the recipients of their 2020 "Service Above Self" award. Riverview was given this award for YOUR dedication and fight against the COVID-19 on our Campus!
Although we were told weeks ago further guidance was to be coming out from the Ohio Department of Health for opening up our Salons, all they have continued to tell us is, that they do not feel these services are essential and for that reason, salons should remain closed in our facilities. We continue to watch this and will let our salon staff, Riverview staff and especially our residents know as soon as we get any further guidance.  
Hartford Admissions:
Cara, our Case Manager, has continued to take referrals through the COVID-19 crisis and we are starting to work with those families about possible admission into the Hartford on the River Assisted Living, if appropriate financially, physically and mentally. Those admitting will be required to have a COVID-19 test, will be quarantined to their homes until test results are received. Once a negative test result can be confirmed, that resident may move into the Hartford for Assisted Living,  but will be quarantined to their units for 14 days with full droplet precautions as we are doing on the Nursing Home side of the campus with all new admissions.  The resident's items will be dropped off at the door and our Maintenance Staff and other staff members will assist in getting the resident's unit set up. 

Letter about Visitation July 2, 2020


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.

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.