top of page

About Us

We are locally owned, family operated, and committed to making your time here the best we possibly can.

History of
The Sanctuary of Geneva

     In 1999, the Douglass Family sold it's family owned and operated lumber yard, Douglass Lumber, that had served Ashtabula County since 1895.  The family was looking for a new way to reinvest in their community.  Noticing the lack of quality care in the area for the aging population, William, Bill, and Russ Douglass teamed up with a other local investors to build and open The Sanctuary of Geneva.  

     The Sanctuary of Geneva opened it doors to Geneva and the surrounding community in February of 2002.   Since that time, The Sanctuary of Geneva has become synonymous with quality care for its residents and family members.  

Legacy Healthcare Services

Legacy Healthcare Services ensures that any resident in need has convenient access to services designed to help them attain and maintain their highest level of function, safety, and independence.  Physical therapy is designed to re-education muscles, to retrain other parts of the body to function for those parts which cannot, and teach clients to manage their disability with or without equipment. Our program concentrates on mobility in bed, in a wheelchair, or when walking.   Occupational therapy offers training in areas of self care, home care, community integration and exercise to restore strength and coordination in the upper extremities.  Speech-Language Pathologists diagnose and treat various types of communication, swallowing and cognitive disorders.  


Bill Douglass,
Managing Partner


In late 2004, Bill became the Managing Partner of The Sanctuary of Geneva.  Bill brings a vast knowledge and expertise to The Sanctuary.  Prior to being the Managing Partner, Bill was in real estate development, real estate sales, and  a small business owner.  The Douglass Family owned and operated Douglass Lumber Company and Bill managed the store in Geneva from 1973 until its sale in 1999.  Bill is a member of the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct, Ashtabula County and City of Geneva Planning Commission, and  the E. Capital Board.  Bill and his wife, Pat, raised their three grown children in Geneva where they have lived since 1975.  


Trisha Dodd,
Executive Director

Trisha is the newest member of the management team at The Sanctuary joining the team in July 2021.  Trisha is working with her father, Bill Douglass, to ensure The Sanctuary continues to be family operated.   Prior to working at The Sanctuary, Trisha was an elementary teacher in Geneva for 16 years.  Trisha earned her Masters of Science in Education from Walden University and her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Baldwin Wallace University.   Trisha and her husband are raising their four boys in Geneva and are activity involved in the community. 

Experienced and Dedicated Staff

Staff members of The Sanctuary of Geneva become part of your extended family.  Our full-time nursing staff has over 65 years of experience within our facility alone!  They have relationships built with the local doctors who serve our residents.   Our dedicated dietary staff has been in place for over 11 years and have mastered many family recipes.  Within our caregiver staff, we have a dedicated and trained team who work to build caring  and trusting relationships with our residents to ensure they receive the best care.  Crafts, games, Bingo, exercise, holiday parties, and local entertainment are just some of the items our Social Coordinator works to provide for our residents.  When you walk in our doors, you will be greeted by our staff's smiling faces.  

The promise is simple:

Our family is committed to yours.

At The Sanctuary of Geneva, we prioritizing employee retention and training, knowing that is what most directly impacts the quality of care and service delivered to the residents of The Sanctuary of Geneva. Staff members participate in a daily "huddle" to relay information between departments, share updates on residents and foster communication within our staff.  We also hold monthly staff meetings with trainings to keep our staff informed on the most up-to-date information that directly effects our resident population.  

bottom of page