April Hero - Amy Schlabach
OHCA's Heroes of Long Term Care program honors individual
long-term care employees for their service to residents, the facility,
and to their community. Heroes are nominated from long-term care
facilities throughout Ohio.
Millersburg Employee Named April 2016 Long-Term Care “Hero”
The state’s largest organization representing long-term care facilities has honored a Millersburg, Ohio human resources professional as its February 2016 “Hero of Long-Term Care.”
Amy Schlabach, human resources coordinator at Majora Lane Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care, Millersburg, Ohio has been selected by the Ohio Health Care Association (OHCA) as its Hero of Long-Term Care for April 2016. OHCA honors one long-term care employee each month for their service to long-term caregivers, residents and the community.
Schlabach will be featured on the OHCA website (www.ohca.org) during the month of April, and will be recognized at the Association’s Annual Convention in Columbus, Ohio.
Crystal Torrence, Licensed Administrator (LNHA) at Majora Lane, says that Schlabach is passionate about serving the facility’s residents and the community.
"According to some, a hero is a person who is admired for their brave deeds and has noble qualities,” Torrence said. “Amy Schlabach has exhibited these abilities and qualities throughout her career."
Schlabach has been with Majora Lane for 26 years, working as a State Tested Nurse Aide, as a mentor aide to help new employees, as Director of Majora Lane’s Carriage Court (specialized Alzheimer’s care), and as human resource coordinator.
“Amy has many accomplishments throughout her years with Majora Lane,” said Torrence. “She instantly builds a strong rapport with residents and family members to give them a feeling of comfort.” Offering a caring shoulder for residents, families and staff, Schlabach is recognized as a leader, teacher and mentor.
In addition to her work at Majora Lane, Schlabach was facilitator for the Alzheimer’s Support Group Association of Holmes County for several years, and volunteers for the County Training Center, Relay for Life and cancer support groups. She also finds time to be involved with her grandchildren’s activities and a full family life.
“Amy was nominated for this award because she is a very dependable worker, caring individual, who always has time for anyone no matter how busy she is,” said Torrence. “She is always there to lend a helping hand no matter how long her day or night might have been. She goes above and beyond for the residents and staff; Amy is truly our Hero of Long Term Care!”
Majora Lane Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care provides award-winning therapy and medical care after surgery or illness. Services include physical, occupational and speech therapy to address a wide range of needs, including orthopedic, cardiovascular and CVA stroke. Private therapy rooms are provided for patients transitioning home. The center also offers care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementias in a secured environment. The staff of Majora Lane is proud of its five-star ranking by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and a better than 90% satisfaction rating with family members. The facility is located at 105 Majora Lane, Millersburg, OH 44654; 330-674-4444. Additional information is available online at http://majoralane.altercareonline.com/
The Ohio Health Care Association is a non-profit association of more than 900 skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, and providers serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, representing nearly 90,000 individuals. Many OHCA members also provide a variety of home and community-based services. OHCA is the largest long-term care association in the state, and the only chartered Ohio affiliate of the American Health Care Association, representing more than 12,000 long-term care facilities nationwide.