Dining at Salem Circle of Care

Did you know our residents enjoy a fine dining experience in our main dining area? Residents can socialize with each other while being served homemade soup, salads, and a healthy but tasty daily menu. Our Dietary Manager hosts “Food Club” once a month with residents to discuss food articles, go over the monthly menu, and choose a meal of the month from their favorite foods. Residents enjoy sharing their favorite recipes, which are occasionally incorporated into the meal of the month choice & the daily soups.

Many residents have Physician ordered therapeutic diets for conditions such as Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), Diabetic, and Liberalized Renal diets. Residents who need to watch their sugar or salt are provided with substitutes. Those with Liberalized Renal diets are served with foods lower in potassium such as noodles, rice, & some fruits, which replace the potatoes, tomatoes, oranges, orange juice & bananas.

We also accommodate residents with chronic conditions such as CVA’s & Dysphagia with mechanically altered textures to aid in chewing and swallowing. We have guidelines for liquid consistencies. Our  Speech Therapist determines the need and level of thickened liquids required to minimize choking and aspiration risk.

In addition to providing specialty diets, we have weekly visits from our Consultant Dietician to address diets, weights & any other nutritional concerns related to our residents.

Looking for more information on Dietary Plans? Check out the link below for information on 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  http://www.dietaryguidelines.gov/sites/default/files/2020-/Dietary_GuidelinesforAmericans2020-2025.pdf

For information on our dietary programs, or to become a new resident, contact us today!

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

With the US FDA’s approval of a vaccine for emergency use to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been receiving questions about the vaccine and when it may become available at our facility. To provide information to our residents, staff, and families, we have put together a FAQ and resources to learn more about the vaccine.

Ohio Long Term Care COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ:

Who can get the vaccine?

According to the Ohio Department of Health, Ohio will be administering the vaccine to healthcare workers, and residents and staff of long-term care facilities as part of Phase 1a of their vaccine plan.

Will there be a cost to Ohio Nursing Home Residents to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, there will be no out of pocket costs to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in an Ohio Nursing Home / Long Term Care Facility.

When will the vaccine become available to nursing homes in the state of Ohio?

Circle of Care was among the first Skilled Nursing Facilities to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine in the state of Ohio. The first round of vaccines were distributed by the CVS Pharmacy team of Kent, Ohio on Monday, December 21, 2020.

Where can I go to learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine?

US Center for Disease Control: CDC Vaccine FAQ Information

US Department of Health and Environmental Control: Vaccine Updates

Ohio Department of Health:  Vaccine Information & Updates

US Food and Drug Administration: COVID Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Update

We’re very proud to say that our entire staff has tested negative for COVID-19! On Friday, 6/26/20, our team received testing from the Ohio National Guard per orders of Governor Mike Dewine to test over 900 nursing homes in the State of Ohio.

Thank you to all of our staff for all of your hard work and sacrifices to keep our residents and staff members safe!

Our COVID-19 Policies

Circle of Care Skilled Nursing Facility is staying proactive in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are making efforts to prevent the virus from entering our facility due to the impact it would have on our residents. To learn more about our policies and procedures, visit our COVID-19 Facility Guide.

About Ohio State Testing for COVID-19

Ohio governor calls on National Guard to help nursing homes

Ohio National Guard ramps up testing at nursing homes

100% Deficiency Free Infection Control Survey

Salem Circle of Care Scored 100% Deficiency Free on COVID-19 Focus Survey

We’re excited to announce our COVID-19 Focus Survey results from the Ohio Department of Health back deficiency-free! We’re proud of our team for all of their hard work keeping our residents safe!

On May 21, 2020, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) completed a COVID-19 Focused Infection Control Survey to determine if our facility was in compliance with Federal requirements related to implementing proper infection prevention and control practices to prevent the development and transmission of COVID-19. The Survey found that our facility was in compliance with the requirements and no deficiencies were cited!

Congratulations to our team for all of their hard work!

“Congratulations to our staff at Circle of Care in securing a deficiency-free focused survey! As the Infection Preventionist, I see how our day to day infection control practices have kept our residents and fellow staff members safe. I am proud of our team and this monumental accomplishment”

Deb, Infection Control Nurse

PPE Equipment at Salem Circle of Care

“Our team is committed to giving first-rate care to all our residents at a holistic level. I want to thank each and every member of my team for their caring, hard work, and dedication. We couldn’t do it without all of you!”

– Jeanna, Director of Nursing

About Circle of Care Salem Healthcare & Rehabilitation

Circle of Care is a 62 Bed Skilled Nursing Facility located in Columbiana County featuring state of the art rehabilitation care, long-term care, and options for hospice care. We are located directly across from Salem Regional Medical Center, which allows for easy access if there is ever an emergency. Circle of Care has experienced staff with a strong focus on quality care. We offer a full calendar of life-enriching services and activities.

Our COVID-19 Policies

Circle of Care Skilled Nursing Facility is staying proactive in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are making efforts to prevent the virus from entering our facility due to the impact it would have on our residents. To learn more about our policies and procedures, visit our COVID-19 Facility Guide.

Circle of Care Rated Among Top In State; Looks Forward to 2019

Circle of Care ranked as #33 of 961 Senior Care Facilities in the State of Ohio and achieved a “100%” Accuracy Rate on their State Exception Review.

Salem, Ohio – January 2019

Circle of Care Skilled Nursing Facility has recently announced 2 major accomplishments for the year of 2018. The 62 Bed Skilled Nursing Facility is located in Columbiana County and features state of the art rehabilitation, long-term care, and options for hospice.

According to a satisfaction survey conducted by the Ohio Department of aging, Circle of Care ranked as the #33 facility in the state out of 961 Facilities. The survey considered “Move In”, “Care & Services”, “Environment”, “Facility Culture”, “Caregivers”, “Meals & Dining”, and “Spending Time” as factors for overall satisfaction.  Circle of Care exceeded State averages in every category, including 100% for “Move-in” satisfaction and “Care & Services”, “Environment” and “Family Culture” scores into the 90th percentile.

“We have worked diligently on improving our ranking. I have been at the facility for three years and my team and I have implemented weekly meeting to review our quality measures and any concerns, which has led to improvements in quality of care.”

–  Deanna Dothard

Additionally, the Facility scored 100% Accuracy on the Mix Care Exception Review completed by Myers and Stauffer. The review takes an in-depth look at the federally mandated assessments of the patients at a long-term health care facility (also known as a Minimum Data Set, or MDS).  These assessments help create a snapshot of the residents at the facility and overall resident satisfaction. Scoring 100% on this review is quite an achievement considering that the state of Ohio accepts scores 75% and above.

“Receiving zero error rate means a lot to our facility, because we strive very hard to ensure that all our residents receive the level of care they require, also we make sure that the resident’s care is our first priority.”

–  Deanna Dothard

Family is considered the key to success for Circle of Care and helps to separate them from the other 960 facilities in the State of Ohio. “We are a family and we let our residents know that we will do whatever is necessary to make sure that their needs and the needs of the facility are met.”

 “We here at the Circle of Care strive to follow our Mission & Vision Statement which reads as the following:  Our vision is to provide quality health care services to the members of our community, and to be recognized as a leader in providing personalized care and services.  We value customer satisfaction, professionalism, and respect for individuals with a focus on continuous quality improvement, dedication, and commitment to the community we serve.”

–  Deanna Dothard

Circle of Care would like to recognize their team of nurses, STNA’s, RT’s, Department Heads, Dietary, and Housekeeping for their hard work that has led to their success in 2018. In 2019 they look forward to their new dialysis unit prospering, increased census, and obtaining a 4 STAR ranking with Medicare Compare.

About Circle of Care Salem Healthcare & Rehabilitation

Circle of Care is a 62 Bed Skilled Nursing Facility located in Columbiana County featuring state of the art rehabilitation care, long-term care, and options for hospice care. We are located directly across from Salem Regional Medical Center, which allows for easy access if there is ever an emergency. Circle of Care has experienced staff with a strong focus on quality care. We offer a full calendar of life-enriching services and activities as well as scheduled outings with our beautiful transportation bus.