About Otterbein

Otterbein’s Purpose: Respectful Stewardship Through Senior Living Services

Otterbein SeniorLife offers seniors unlimited lifestyle options through independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, rehab, memory support, respite care, in-home care, and hospice services.

We’re a non-profit 501(c)(3) health and human service organization, so our values and initiatives are focused on serving our residents.

That’s why we’re constantly looking for new ways to better serve the residents at our communities throughout Ohio and in Indiana. From vibrant lifestyle communities to our revolutionary small house neighborhoods to hospice care and home health, we’re here to provide the highest level of compassionate care.

You deserve to live the lifestyle of your choosing — we’re here to help make that happen.

The Values That Inspire Us

Respect. Value the older person as a child of God

Commitment. Believe in the mission with loyalty and passion of purpose

Stewardship. Use our time, talent, and treasure prudently with our neighbor in mind

Community. Work with persons and organizations in a spirit of inclusiveness

Quality. Strive to achieve the measure of excellence in all we are and wish to become

Ministry. Perfect our service through faith, hope, and love

Wisdom. Appreciate and value that which is borne of life’s experience in all persons

Health. Promote the holistic well-being of individuals

Celebrating Our Passion

Serving Seniors for 110 Years

Our booklets allows you to take a peek inside our communities, learn more about our values, see our financial stability, and more. Just flip through the pages below to start exploring!

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Our Services

Visit our services page to learn more about each offering.

  • Independent Living
  • Assisted Living
  • Skilled Nursing/Long-Term Care
  • Adult Day Services & Respite Care
  • Home Health
  • Hospice
  • Memory Care
  • Post-Acute Care and Rehabilitation


Otterbein’s History

For more than 100 years, Otterbein has provided senior housing options rooted in respect and community.

Otterbein began in 1912 as the United Brethren Orphanage and Home for the Aged. In the 1960s, Otterbein began to focus exclusively on care for elders, phasing out the orphanage.

Over the next few decades, to better meet the needs of seniors, Otterbein began to transition to the modern senior lifestyle solutions it offers today. In fact, Otterbein developed some of the first CCRCs in the country.

During that time of major expansion, Otterbein constructed independent living residences, continuing care retirement communities, skilled nursing and rehabilitation homes and neighborhoods, and small house neighborhoods. Additionally, we added a home health and hospice program to serve ten counties in southwestern Ohio.

Then, in 2012, we celebrated our 100th anniversary. 

We’re proud of our past and look forward to a bright future as we continue to enrich individual life journeys for all.

Otterbein’s Leaders and Innovators

Otterbein is directed by a dedicated leadership team and a board of directors who have a strong bond with our mission and ministry.

Our leaders are part of the communities they serve, and are committed to continuing the mission of personalized fulfilling senior lifestyle options.

Financial Stability and Accreditation

Otterbein is stable and financially secure, and that means peace of mind for Otterbein residents, future residents, and partners.

Otterbein has been awarded an “A” rating by Standard and Poor’s. Of the approximately 1,902 CCRCs in the United States, Otterbein is one of only eight non-profits rated A or better by S&P. Additionally, of the 58 multi-site senior care companies rated by S&P, Otterbein is one of only six to be rated A or better.

Metrics of Excellence

Otterbein’s quality is continuously measured and focused on improvement. Otterbein quality measurement results include:

  • Several five-star locations ranked by CMS, a nationwide nursing home five-star ranking system.
  • EAGLE accreditation at all locations.
  • A mention on the 2016 HomeCare Elite list, a national rating of the top 25 percent home health agencies in the country, for our home health services.
  • An average resident satisfaction rating of just under 91 percent in the Ohio Department of Health survey.

How can we help?

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