Mercy McAuley Center
906 Scioto St.
Urbana, Ohio 43078
Get Directions Tel: 937-653-5432

Visitation Guidelines

As we continue to maintain safety standards for the safety of our residents, families and associates, the below are the current visitation guidelines and protocols. Our families are updated frequently via digital and phone communications.

Screening of all who enter the facility for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 (eg, temperature checks, questions about and observations of sign or symptoms), and denial of entry of those with signs or symptoms or those who have had close contact with someone with COVID-19 infection in the prior 14 days (regardless of the visitor’s vaccination status).

  • Hand hygiene (use of alcohol-based hand rub is preferred).
  • Face covering or mask (covering mouth and nose).
  • Social distancing at least six feet between persons.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting high-frequency touched surfaces in the facility often, and designated visitation areas after each visit.
  • Appropriate staff use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Effective cohorting of residents (eg, separate areas dedicated to COVID-19 care).

Visitation will be resident-centric and what is best for the resident and their family. Please contact McAuley Center ahead of time for any questions regarding specific circumstances or your loved one.

Outdoor Visitation 
As outdoor visits generally pose a lower risk of transmission due to increased space and airflow, the facility will hold all visits outdoors whenever practicable, even when the resident and visitor are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. McAuley Center has created accessible and safe outdoor spaces for visitation.

Indoor Visitation
McAuley Center will accommodate and support indoor visitation, at all times and for all residents (regardless of vaccination status), except for a few circumstances when visitation should be limited due to a high risk of COVID-19 transmission (note: compassionate care visits should be permitted at all times). These scenarios include limiting indoor visitation for:

  • Unvaccinated residents, if the nursing home’s COVID-19 positivity rate is >10% and <70% of residents in the facility are full vaccinated.
  • Residents with confirmed COVID-19 infection, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated until the have met the criteria to discontinue Transmission-Based Precautions; or
  • Residents in quarantine, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, until they have met criteria for release from quarantine.

You must call to schedule a visitation appointment prior to best allow McAuley Center to accommodate the requests of everyone’s family and to make sure we are able to connect you with your loved one safely. 

High-quality, compassionate senior care from Mercy Health

Mercy McAuley Center provides quality skilled, intermediate, rehabilitative and Alzheimer’s/dementia care in a comfortable, attractive environment that residents call home. Attached to Mercy Memorial Hospital, McAuley Center offers residents the added security of nearby, quality medical services. McAuley Center is the first nursing home in Champaign County to build a facility designed specifically for the care of Alzheimer’s/dementia residents.

Services We Offer

Mercy McAuley Center offers comprehsive, compassionate skilled nursing services including:

  • Skilled and intermediate care
  • Comprehensive rehabilitative services available for short- and long-term stays
  • Respite care
  • Spiritual care program, with chapel services and Bible studies
  • Extensive activities program
  • Courtyard for outdoor activities, including gardening
  • Bird aviaries
  • Beauty/barber shop
  • Library, including large print books and books on tape

Visitor Information

Visiting Hours
Mercy McAuley Center is home to our residents. We welcome family, friends and other visitors at any time of the day. Our main doors are locked after 9 p.m. and reopen at 6:30 a.m. If you would like to visit your loved one during these hours, please ring the bell outside our main entrance and staff will assist you.

Gathering Spaces

Rooms are available for gatherings with friends and family at no charge. You can inquire or make reservations at the front desk or by calling (937) 484-6120.

We understand that pets are special to our residents, so we encourage their visits as well. If you choose to bring a pet, we ask they be on a leash and that their immunizations are up to date.


We encourage you to stop by for a tour of the facility for your anticipated admission needs. If you would like to schedule a tour or discuss reservations, contact Admissions at (937) 207-3986.

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