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UPDATED JULY 10 | State updates COVID-19 cases at long-term care facilities

Ohio long-term care facilities account for more than 11,000 of the state’s 59,000 total confirmed cases of COVID-19.
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COLUMBUS — Reported cases of COVID-19 at Ohio’s long-term care facilities are expected to surge as those facilities continue widespread virus testing for residents.

The Ohio National Guard continues to test long-term care facility workers in the area, Trumbull officials told Mahoning Matters this week. The Guard tested at Columbiana County facilities last month, according to a June 19 release from Columbiana County Health District. Neither county health district reported the locations that were visited.

Mahoning County Public Health officials on May 19 said mass testing has been underway at some county facilities with the highest number of confirmed cases, which are reported weekly by the Ohio Department of Health.

The following Tuesday (May 26), Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced several teams of Ohio National Guardsmen would be deployed to assist long-term care facilities, such as nursing homes, in responding to COVID-19, starting with about 200 Ohio nursing homes that have confirmed cases.

Dennis O'Hara, director of the Mahoning County Emergency Management Agency, said that day he was unaware of any Guard deployments to long-term care facilities in Mahoning County, which are the hardest-hit in the Valley, according to testing statistics.

Since April 15, 1,732 residents of Ohio long-term care facilities have died due to COVID-19, according to ODH. Mahoning County accounts for 160 of those deaths, the fourth-highest total among Ohio’s 88 counties, behind Cuyahoga County (175); Lucas County (187); and Franklin County (300).

Deaths of long-term care facility residents account for about 76 percent of Mahoning County’s total COVID-19 deaths, according to Mahoning County Public Health’s COVID-19 dashboard.

Columbiana County has reported 31 total deaths to-date, according to ODH. Trumbull County has reported 39.

Below is a list of COVID-19 cases at long-term care facilities in the Mahoning Valley, taken from preliminary ODH data that is current as of July 10. These figures include the current number of cases reported this week at each facility, as well as cumulative totals of all cases reported at each facility since April 15.

It should be noted Mahoning Matters has observed several discrepancies in cumulative totals week-to-week since reporting began.

To view ODH's complete list, visit Ohio’s COVID-19 dashboard.

Mahoning County

  • Austintown Healthcare Center: 1 resident, 1 staff (Cumulatively: 3 residents, 3 staff)
  • Beeghly Oaks Center for Rehabilitation and Healing in Boardman: zero residents, zero staff (Cumulatively: 59 residents, 19 staff)
  • Briarfield at Ashley Circle in Austintown: 21 residents, 1 staff (Cumulatively: 53 residents, 23 staff)
  • Briarfield Manor in Austintown: zero residents, zero staff (Cumulatively: zero residents, 1 staff)
  • Brookdale Senior Living of Austintown: zero residents, zero staff (Cumulatively: 5 residents, 8 staff)
  • Canfield Place Assisted Living in Canfield: zero residents, zero staff (Cumulatively: 4 residents, 3 staff)
  • Caprice Healthcare Center in North Lima: zero residents, zero staff (Cumulatively: zero residents, 2 staff)
  • The Center for Rehabilitation at Hampton Woods in Poland: zero residents, zero staff (Cumulatively: zero residents, 1 staff)
  • Continuing Healthcare of Boardman: zero residents, zero staff (Cumulatively: 7 residents, 0 staff
  • Crandall Medical Center in Sebring (assisted living): 5 residents, zero staff (Cumulatively: 8 residents, 10 staff)
  • Crandall Medical Center in Sebring (nursing home): 9 residents, zero staff (Cumulatively: 104 residents, 46 staff)
  • Greenbriar Healthcare Center in Boardman: 1 resident, zero staff (Cumulatively: 6 residents, 2 staff)
  • Hampton Woods Nursing Center in Poland: 2 residents, 1 staff (Cumulatively: 2 residents, 4 staff)
  • The Inn at Glenellen in North Lima: zero residents, zero staff (Cumulatively: 3 residents, 1 staff)
  • The Inn at Ironwood in Canfield: zero residents, zero staff (Cumulatively: zero residents, 1 staff)
  • Masternick Memorial Health Care Center in New Middletown: zero residents, zero staff (Cumulatively: 47 residents, 21 staff)
  • Mercy Health Assumption Village in North Lima: zero residents, 2 staff (Cumulatively: 1 resident, 6 staff)
  • Mercy Health Humility House Senior Living in Austintown: 1 resident, zero staff (Cumulatively: 28 residents, 18 staff)
  • Mercy Health Marian Assisted Living Center in North Lima: zero residents, zero staff (Cumulatively: 6 residents, 5 staff)
  • Park Center Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Youngstown: 2 residents, zero staff (Cumulatively: 27 residents, 8 staff)
  • Park Vista Retirement Community in Youngstown (assisted living): zero residents, 1 staff (Cumulatively: 26 residents, 2 staff)
  • Park Vista Retirement Community in Youngstown (nursing home): 4 residents, zero staff (Cumulatively: 29 residents, 11 staff)
  • Shepherd of the Valley Boardman: zero residents, zero staff (Cumulatively: 22 residents, 13 staff)
  • Shepherd of the Valley Poland (assisted living): zero residents, zero staff (Cumulatively: 7 residents, 3 staff)
  • Shepherd of the Valley Poland (nursing home): zero residents, zero staff (Cumulatively: 1 resident, 1 staff)
  • Victoria House Assisted Living in Austintown: zero residents, zero staff (Cumulatively: zero residents, 1 staff)
  • Windsor House at Canfield: zero residents, zero staff (Cumulatively, 13 residents, 4 staff)
  • Windsor House at Omni Manor in Youngstown: zero residents, zero staff (Cumulatively: 72 residents, 30 staff)
  • Windsor House at St. Mary's Alzheimer's Center in Columbiana: zero residents, zero staff (Cumulatively: 42 residents, 36 staff)

Trumbull County

  • Addison Healthcare Center in Masury: 21 residents, 17 staff (Cumulatively: 32 residents, 21 staff)
  • Continuing Healthcare at the Ridge in Mineral Ridge: 3 residents, 6 staff (Cumulatively: 7 residents, 8 staff)
  • Gillette Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Warren: zero residents, zero staff (Cumulatively: zero residents, 1 staff)
  • Shepherd of the Valley Niles: zero residents, zero staff (Cumulatively: 2 residents, zero staff)
  • Washington Square Healthcare Center in Warren: zero residents, zero staff (Cumulatively: zero residents, 1 staff)
  • Windsor House at Armstrong Memory Care Assisted Living in Warren: 2 residents, 4 staff (Cumulatively: 21 residents, 11 staff)
  • Windsor House at Champion: zero residents, zero staff (Cumulatively: 23 residents, 14 staff)
  • Windsor House at Liberty Health Care Center: 4 residents, 2 staff (Cumulatively: 36 residents, 9 staff)
  • Windsor House at O'Brien Memorial in Masury: zero residents, zero staff (Cumulatively: 21 residents, 1 staff)

Columbiana County

  • Auburn Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation of Salem: 4 residents, zero staff (Cumulatively: 4 residents, zero staff)
  • Circle of Care in Salem: zero residents, zero staff (Cumulatively: zero residents, 3 staff)
  • Courtyard at Lexington of Salem: 1 resident, zero staff (Cumulatively: 7 residents, 3 staff)
  • Salem North Healthcare Center in Salem: 1 resident, zero staff (Cumulatively: 56 residents, 5 staff)
  • Salem West Healthcare Center in Salem (nursing home): zero residents, zero staff (Cumulatively: 27 residents, 5 staff)

Crandall Medical Center in Sebring and Windsor House at Omni Manor in Youngstown have each reported more than 100 cumulative cases between residents and staff, and are reporting the most confirmed cases of any facility in the Valley.

After recording an initial number of cases at a single facility, mass testing is then prioritized for that facility, Ryan Tekac, Mahoning County health commissioner, said May 19. Crandall recently began widespread testing efforts, at least in one wing of the facility, he said.

Mass testing began at Omni in April, Erin Bishop, Youngstown health commissioner, told reporters during an April 30 conference call.

Tekac in April said the county received nearly 1,000 testing media from the Ohio Department of Health, which will go to long-term care facilities and other congregate living settings in the county to boost widespread testing efforts.

“I feel the long-term care facilities — they’re doing the best that they can. They reach out to us when they need testing kits. They’ve been working with [the county Emergency Management Agency] for any PPE that’s required,” Tekac said.

Dr. James Kravec, chief clinical officer for Mercy Health and the chief medical officer for the county health board, said long-term care residents who are hospitalized in the Mercy system receive a COVID-19 test before they're set to be discharged. Operators of those facilities may then decide whether to re-admit residents who have tested positive.

The state's report on COVID-19 cases at long-term care facilities is expected to be updated weekly.




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