The Academy of Senior
Health Sciences, Inc.
17 South High Street
Suite 770
Columbus, OH 43215
614.461.1922
800.999.6264
Fax: 614.461.7168
cmurray@seniorhealthsciences.org



 

The Academy of Senior Health Sciences, Inc. (formerly The Ohio Academy of Nursing Homes, Inc.) seeks to provide public education and awareness initiatives to the long-term care community in Ohio. Our membership represents a true cross-section of the skilled nursing facility profession, from small sole proprietorships to larger Ohio-based multi-facility companies, as well as those businesses that service our industry. Through our public education and awareness efforts, the Academy brings the collective influences of the members together into a single voice on vital issues affecting our profession.

Founded in 1966, the Academy then identified one of its core purposes as "To foster a spirit of goodwill among those persons engaged in the nursing home industry, to promote ethical practices in their relationships with each other, their employees, and the general public to the end that all interests may be served fairly..." Though the organization has undergone several transformations over the years, most notably in 2011, its dedication and commitment to Ohio's most frail and elderly remains the same.

 The Academy Weekly Headlines from 2 Weeks Ago
Latest revenue numbers put pressure on biennial budget  —  State revenues continue to lag estimates suggesting that Ohio's economy is slowing. Income tax revenues are 17% below estimates while sales tax revenue is 2% below. These, along with other revenue shortfalls, have caused state revenues for the fiscal year to be $614 million, or 3.7% below expected levels. OBM Director Tim Keen said that Ohio will still end fiscal year 2017 in the black. Under spending in the previous fiscal year and this fiscal year will help to balance the books. However, the implications are not good for the upcoming budget. Dir. Keen has said OBM will reduce the revenues from those used in the executive budget, suggesting that agencies will have to make cuts for the next biennium. SNFs were already cut under the executive budget, a move The Academy is advocating to reverse in the House. The impact of the revenue decline on the budget process will occur most likely during conference committee when OBM and LSC release their last estimates prior to the passage of the bill.

Family satisfaction survey results released —  The Ohio Department of Aging has released the results of the 2016 family satisfaction survey for SNFs and RCFs:
The results for SNFs are available in an excel spreadsheet by clicking here.
The RCF results are available by clicking here.
A PDF explaining how a provider can access their individual results on the consumer guide is available by clicking here.
Congratulations to the top 10 providers in the overall satisfaction score:
Skilled Nursing Facility Top 10
MOUNT NOTRE DAME HEALTH CENTER
ARCHBISHOP LEIBOLD HOME
LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR
APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN HOME INC
REGINA HEALTH CENTER
ENNISCOURT NURSING CARE
EDEN SPRINGS NURSING AND REHABILITATION EAST LLC
NORWALK MEMORIAL HOME
BETHANY NURSING HOME, INC
VALLEY VIEW HEALTHCARE CENTER

Residential Care Facility Top 10
SERENITY LIVING CENTER
MOUNT ALVERNA VILLAGE
MCMULLEN ASSISTED CARE
DANBURY SENIOR LIVING MASSILLON
REGINA HEALTH CENTER
THE HOME FOR THE AGED
CHALET AT THE VINEYARD ON CATAWBA
APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN HOME, INC.
COMMUNITY COMMONS
HOLLY HILL

ODM issues updated QIT Q&A for SNFs —  The Ohio Department of Medicaid has released an updated question and answer sheet related to Qualified Income Trusts. The updated document is available by clicking here.

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