New Small House at Otterbein Marblehead Now Open

Posted on: June 5, 2024

Otterbein SeniorLife is currently the largest provider of an innovative skilled nursing home model that is changing the way America cares for elders and rehab guests. Our “small houses” are a unique concept designed to de-institutionalize traditional skilled nursing home care. 

Otterbein is pleased to have brought this model to Ohio at our Marblehead campus 10 years ago to meet the needs of seniors for rehabilitative care. That small house, called the Jane Baker House, has been so successful and so well received that Otterbein Marblehead is pleased to announce a companion small house is now open for both long- and short-term-care nursing. The new house is called Cornerstone Cottage at Marblehead.

How Do Small Houses Work?

Small houses are not designed from a hospital approach like many nursing homes. Each small house is home to 10-12 elders, and each includes:

  • Private suites
  • A large living room, dining, and kitchen area with home-cooked meals
  • Schedules that are up to each elder
  • Exceptional care in a real-home setting close to everything elders need

Learn more about the small house model in our free guide >>

An Otterbein Small House Equals a Big Difference

Otterbein Marblehead Executive Director Jen Lenthe said, “We live our mission every day of enhancing the quality of life and holistic growth of older persons, and we are so proud to offer this innovative approach to nursing care to our community.”

Otterbein Marblehead is rated 5 stars by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, the highest rating possible.

Otterbein operates nine small house neighborhoods in Ohio, located in Monclova, Perrysburg, Maineville, Springboro, Middletown, Union Township, Loveland, Gahanna, and New Albany. Each small house neighborhood employs about 75 people.

Otterbein also offers six full-service SeniorLife communities (Marblehead, Lebanon, Cridersville, Pemberville, and St. Marys in Ohio, and one in Franklin, Indiana) as well as a southwestern Ohio-based home health agency and hospice.

Learn More About Cornerstone Cottage

For more information about Cornerstone Cottage at Marblehead or to reserve your private suite, call us at 419-798-8203, or visit our page.

Learn More About Cornerstone Cottage