How Kemper House Worthington is Responding to COVID-19 Crisis

Kemper House is committed to the health and well-being of all our residents, as well as our staff and the community at-large.

In response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, we have implemented the following health and safety interventions in compliance with recommendations from the State Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We will continue to update you here on our website as the situation evolves.

Entry is restricted to the front door at the Welcome House. Anyone entering the building must:

  • Be screened for flu symptoms and fever
  • Use hand sanitizer upon entry

All visitation is restricted at this time, with the exception of families of residents in end-of-life hospice care. Furthermore, only essential staff will be permitted in the building at this time. That includes:

  • Kemper House Worthington employees
  • Therapy services personnel
  • Hospice personnel
  • Contractors performing essential maintenance operation

All staff and residents will use hand sanitizer before every meal. Housekeeping has also increased cleaning efforts on high-touch surfaces – doorknobs, railings, etc. – throughout the building.

Activity and social programs have been suspended indefinitely at this time, including:

  • Day Friend program (respite care will be offered as an alternative)
  • Outside entertainment, such as Zumba and crafting activities

We will continue to keep residents engaged through activities lead by Kemper House staff or therapists from Total Care Therapy.

In this time of uncertainty, we wish to provide you and your loved ones a sense of security and will continue to go above and beyond to keep our residents safe. If you experience symptoms and want to get tested for coronavirus, please contact the Ohio Department of Health at 1-833-427-5634.