Financial stability and compliance with Ohio Department of Developmental Disability requirements were the focus of discussion during Quadco Rehabilitation Center’s regular monthly meeting, held in Stryker.
Quadco Executive Director Bruce Abell presented information to the organization’s board members regarding generally accepted guidelines for cash reserves held by non-profit organizations. He told the board the cash reserves are measured in the ability an organization has to cover monthly expenses. He said that, depending on the stability of a non-profit organization’s income, widely recommended levels for cash reserves range from between three to six months for organizations considered to have stable or predictable income and 12 months for organizations that would have income considered to be more unpredictable.
Abell reported that Quadco’s cash reserves are in line with the three to six months recommendation. He added that he feels the organization has a stable and predictable income and continues to be in a healthy financial position.
In discussion related to compliance to Ohio Department of Development Disabilities regulations, Abell said Shannon Zellers, program manager, and Becky Fox, assistant to the executive director, attended training related to internal compliance for Agency Medicaid Providers. Zellers and Fox reported that, based on information presented at the training, Quadco remains on track and up-to-date with compliance issues and is using the best options available for training staff members.
Abell also reviewed Program Participant Satisfaction Surveys from the last six months, and reported, “We received a very positive group of surveys, and there were several comments regarding the positive treatment people are receiving from staff. This continues a long-standing trend.”
In other business, Zellers showed members examples of items created by the Art Club, including a nautical and a Fourth of July decoration. She said participants in the Garden Club have been busy tending the gardens, decorating the outside of the Quadco facilities, and preparing for the local farmers markets and the Williams County Fair. The Activities Center recently created decorations that were used as part of a local church’s Vacation Bible School.
The Community Club made a trip to visit Rudy’s Hot Dog for lunch and to view how the food service occupations in the restaurant function.
Rachel Lange, Quadco’s Northwest Employment Services manager, said the department is currently serving 31 individuals in job placement and retention services. She said the department receives “tremendous support” from local employers.
Transportation and Safety Manager Steven Slattman reported that Quadco vehicles traveled 31,546 miles in 21 days during the month of June, with no accidents. He said no injuries were reported for the month.
The next meeting of the Quadco board will be Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the Stryker facility’s conference room.