• 7201 Wade Park Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103
  • Phone: (216) 361-6141
  • Email Address: info@elizabryant.org

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ: Overview of Eliza Bryant Village

What is Eliza Bryant Village?

Eliza Bryant Village (EBV, The Village) is the oldest operating African-American founded long-term care facility in the United States. We serve more than 1,200 seniors annually with more than 290 compassionate employees and nearly 300 volunteers.

For more than 121 years, we have been an anchor institution in Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood providing high quality services and outreach programs along a continuum of care in a dignified, compassionate and secure living environment for seniors and their caregivers.

EBV is the largest employer in the Hough community. Nearly 75 percent of staff live within three miles of our offices at 7201 Wade Park Avenue, Cleveland Ohio 44103.

What is Eliza Bryant Village’s Mission Statement?

Eliza Bryant Village’s mission is to provide quality services, outreach programs and a dignified, compassionate and secure living environment for seniors.

What is Eliza Bryant Village’s Vision Statement?

Bryant Village is committed to being a premier provider of outstanding healthcare, programs and services along the continuum of care.

Who does Eliza Bryant Village serve?

Eliza Bryant Village is dedicated to improving the lives of aging adults and their caregivers. Located in a federally-designated Medically Underserved Area (MUA), many of the seniors live at or below the poverty level with a median income of slightly over $15,000. Nearly 100% of the seniors served are designated dual eligible, receiving both Medicaid and Medicare.

Who are Eliza Bryant Village’s Auxiliary groups?

EBV has three Auxiliary groups that raise critical funds to support the mission of Eliza Bryant Village. With more than 100 volunteer members, our Auxiliary Groups remain a critical key to our continued success and have been dedicated to the mission of Eliza Bryant Village since our inception 121 years ago. Over the years, Eliza Bryant Village has experienced tremendous growth and has repositioned itself to address the evolving needs of senior care within the community. Critical to our continued dedication and success is three passionate and hard-working Auxiliaries made up of about 100 wonderfully talented and compassionate women. Not only have they helped raise funds to support programs and services, the auxiliary members provide leadership and give countless hours of service to enhance the quality of life for our seniors.

Auxiliary I was originally founded as the Lady Board of Managers at the time the home was opened. In 1948, the name was officially changed to Auxiliary I. Auxiliary II, formally known and established as the Junior Board, was established in 1939. Formed in 1969, Auxiliary III is the youngest auxiliary group dedicated to supporting Eliza Bryant Village. Annual fundraisers are hosted each year by the three groups to benefit the seniors and support the mission of Eliza Bryant Village.

Is Eliza Bryant Village a Non-Profit Organization (501c3)?

EBV is a 501-C3 non-profit organization. We don’t report to shareholders for a profit – we report to our seniors, their caregivers and the community. Our residents continue to remain our top priority.

FAQ: Eliza Bryant Village Skilled Nursing

Does Eliza Bryant Village provide Skilled Nursing Services?

We offer 24/7/365 quality skilled nursing care to help older adults restore their highest level of functioning.  Our 175-bed facility features intermediate, total, skilled and memory care. Our fully comprehensive and integrated, person-centered services are designed to meet the individual needs of each senior, for short or long term stay.

Care for your aging loved one is provided by our trained staff of registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and state-tested nursing assistants under the direction of physicians. Our services include:

  • The Rehab Center (38 beds- first floor):  This skilled care unit provides comprehensive care for individuals who require skilled care and rehabilitation services including physical, occupational and speech therapy; and specialized medical and nursing services.  The goal is to return individuals to their previous level of independence—rehab to home.
  • Total Care (50 beds- second floor):  This unit cares for residents who require total assistance with their personal care.  Most of the residents are dually incontinent, wheelchair bound, and require around the clock help with all activities of daily living.  Most residents tend to be unresponsive to large group activities and are more responsive to one-to-one personal interaction.
  • Moderate Care (49 beds- first floor):  This unit cares for residents who require additional assistance with their activities of daily living. Residents tend to be wheelchair bound and alert.  They tend to require assistance with ambulation, have experienced cognitive decline, may be incontinent and need assistance with eating.
  • Memory Care (38 beds- second floor):  This unit provides care to residents with cognitive impairment that have a significant degree of disorientation to time, place and person.  Residents that are ambulatory may have a tendency to wander.  All require a higher level of monitoring to ensure their safety and security.  These residents require supervision with all activities of daily living.

Do you offer inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation?

The Eliza Bryant Village Outpatient Rehabilitation Center provides short and long term skilled rehabilitation services for individuals requiring short-term therapy and skilled care following a stay in the hospital or injury. Our comprehensive rehab center helps patients reach their optimal level of functioning and return home safely.  We offer in-home assessments to ensure patients return home to safe environment.

The average length of stay is 29 days.

Occupational therapy helps patients maintain self-sufficiency by improving tasks such as bathing, dressing and wheelchair mobility.

Physical therapy focuses on achieving the best physical function and mobility, providing strengthening programs and patient education to help with walking, balancing and sitting.

Speech and language therapy improves residents’ communication skills, targeting chewing, eating and swallowing disorders.

Our talented and passionate team includes dietitians, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians, psychologists, registered nurses, social workers, speech therapists and transition care coordinators.

Additional services include:

  • Physical, occupational and speech therapies
  • Dental, optometry and podiatry services
  • Expanded therapy and support for victims of trauma, abuse or neglect
  • Secure memory-care unit (Cleveland’s first inner city memory care unit)
  • Psychological services
  • Housekeeping and personal laundry services
  • Beautician and barber services
  • Resident council and family support groups
  • Ambulance and transportation
  • Nutritious meals
  • Palliative Care Program
  • Falls and risk managements

FAQ: Eliza Bryant Village Senior Outreach & Adult Day

Do you have programs and activities for seniors in your community?

Our Inez Myers Senior Outreach & Adult Day Care Center provides programs and services that are specially tailored to assist seniors with a wide variety of activities that help maintain their independence, promote feelings of self-worth and stay in their home longer.  These programs are offered Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p. m. offering respite for caregivers who may need time to work, relax or take care of other obligations.

Our unique enhanced medical model program tailors services to seniors with cognitive and physical impairments through daily enrichment activities. This medical model program includes traditional services such as social service, activities, and crafts and also includes critical medical skilled services from nurses, therapists, social workers, trained dementia staff and geriatric physicians.

Activities and amenities offered through this program include:

  • Nutritious meals (breakfast, lunch and snack)
  • Fitness and wellness programs
  • Caregiver support groups
  • Music and art therapy
  • Cultural activities and field trips
  • Wheelchair accessible shower and laundry services
  • Monitoring of chronic conditions through blood pressure and glucose checks and administration of medicine as prescribed by a physician
  • Dental, optometry and podiatry services
  • Physical, speech and occupational therapy
  • Safe and reliable curb to curb transportation

Is respite for caregivers provided?

The Eliza Bryant Village Caregiver Support Group provides a safe space for caregivers to connect with new friends and learn tools and resources for coping with stress, anxiety and caring for aging adults.  Our Caregiver Support Group meets on the fourth Thursday of every month from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. These meetings are open to the public and we invite you to join us to connect with our professional guest speaker, staff and view our center. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Elizabeth Parker, Adult Day Care Social Worker, at (216) 658-1884.

Do you offer Home Care services to help seniors in your neighborhood still living at home?

Home Care services are offered through our Senior Outreach Program. These services help our aging neighbors stay in their home longer by providing help with activities for daily living and hygiene care, assistance with minor household chores such as cleaning and laundry, help with errands such as picking up medication and transportation to medical appointments.

Can you help transport my aging loved in the community?

Our On-Demand Transit Program provides seniors in the community safe and reliable transportation to help with neighborhood errands like picking up medication, medical appointment transportation or going to visit a loved one. For just $5 (round trip), rides are available Monday through Friday between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  Reservations must be made one day in advance. Call 216-658-6150 or 216-658-1883.

FAQ: Eliza Bryant Village Rehab To Home

Do you offer inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation?

The Eliza Bryant Village Outpatient Rehabilitation Center provides short and long term skilled rehabilitation services for individuals requiring short-term therapy and skilled care following a stay in the hospital or injury. Our comprehensive rehab center helps patients reach their optimal level of functioning and return home safely.  We offer in-home assessments to ensure patients return home to safe environment.

The average length of stay is 29 days.

Occupational therapy helps patients maintain self-sufficiency by improving tasks such as bathing, dressing and wheelchair mobility.

Physical therapy focuses on achieving the best physical function and mobility, providing strengthening programs and patient education to help with walking, balancing and sitting.

Speech and language therapy improves residents’ communication skills, targeting chewing, eating and swallowing disorders.

Our talented and passionate team includes dietitians, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, physicians, psychologists, registered nurses, social workers, speech therapists and transition care coordinators.

Additional services include:

  • Wheelchair positioning and mobility
  • Inpatient and outpatient treatment plans
  • Falls and Balance program
  • Wound care
  • Stroke recovery and rehabilitation

FAQ: Eliza Bryant Village Independent Senior Housing

Does Eliza Bryant Village offer affordable housing for independent seniors?

We offer 149 low-income housing units for seniors, regulated by The Department of Housing and Development (HUD). Per HUD 202 qualifications, tenants must be 62 years or older, capable of living with our without supportive services. Income limits will apply based on HUD guidelines.

The Amasa B. Ford Lodge, built in 2008, features 45 one-bedroom apartments. The Garden Estates, built in 2001 features 44 one-bedroom, one-story garden style apartments. The Manor, built in 1996, features 60 one-bedroom apartments.

Amenities and services offered through our Independent Senior Housing include:

  • All utilities
  • Basic cable at minimal cost
  • Fitness center
  • Campus wide WIFI
  • Individually controlled heat and air conditioning
  • Computer lab
  • Laundry facilities on-site
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Transportation services
  • Free, convenient parking
  • Social services
  • Programs and activities
  • Multipurpose room
  • Fully equipped kitchens

FAQ: Eliza Bryant Village Volunteer Program

Can I volunteer at Eliza Bryant Village?

Yes, absolutely. Our success in serving our seniors and community for more than 121 years is dependent not only on our dedicated staff, but also on our volunteers who are critical in fulfilling our mission to provide quality services, outreach programs and a dignified, compassionate and secure living environment for seniors.

Volunteering with Eliza Bryant Village is a great way to add new skills and to network. But most important, you are helping to improve the quality of life for seniors in your community. Consider joining the hundreds of individuals and groups who volunteer with us in ongoing and one-time opportunities each year in a variety of different options including:

  • Friendly Visits
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Special Events
  • Music Programs
  • Fitness
  • And more!

How do I become a volunteer?

It’s easy to become a volunteer at Eliza Bryant Village. Volunteers are required to complete an Individual Volunteer Application or Group Volunteer Application. These can be found on our website at www.elizabryant.org.  Volunteers will participate in a placement interview and attend a volunteer orientation at Eliza Bryant Village. Background checks are required for individual volunteers over the age of 18. Eliza Bryant Village will facilitate the background check on-site. For more information about Eliza Bryant Village’s Volunteer Program, please contact Chantel Davis, Manager of Philanthropy and Volunteers, at cdavis@elizabryant.org or (216) 658-1882.