Otterbein Cridersville Provides Peace of Mind for Mother and Son

Posted on: April 21, 2022

It’s no secret that independent living at Otterbein SeniorLife offers countless benefits for residents ― maintenance-free living, access to amenities, social opportunities, and more. In addition, the family members of residents also receive one of the most important benefits ― peace of mind.

For Otterbein Cridersville resident Marcille S. and her son Bruce, the past 19 years she has spent at Otterbein have been a blessing. Marcille loves the programming and social interaction at Otterbein, and Bruce loves that his mother is safe, comfortable, and loving life.

Otterbein Cridersville: The Right Place for Mom

A few years after Marcille’s husband passed away, Bruce and his four brothers, who all live in different areas, were looking for somewhere their mother could move where she could always have help when she needed it.

Pull quote from Bruce that says: “Her having a place that she was watched over was really important to us, so we are grateful for that,” said Bruce, a retired nursing home administrator. “It’s just that ease and the comfort and the security that’s offered here. It’s a real plus.”

As for Marcille, she loves how there’s always something to do at Otterbein, whether it’s fun programming with fellow residents or spending hours putting together a good puzzle.

“They have programs going on all the time here. I have my choice of doing anything that I want to do,” she said. “Puzzles are my downfall. I can work on them all the time.”

The Benefits of Independent Living

Along with the amenities and programming, Bruce also points out other valuable benefits of choosing Otterbein.

“She doesn’t have to worry about taking care of everything, as you do in a home. Sidewalks are shoveled and the leaves are raked and she doesn’t have to worry about any of those situations,” he said.

Marcille echoes this same sentiment, “If I ever want anything, all I have to do is say something, and it’s here.”

Knowing that Otterbein also has a full spectrum of care and service, from assisted living to skilled nursing to post-acute care, is yet another plus for Bruce. He knows his mother’s needs will be met no matter what lies ahead.

Friendly and Personal Atmosphere

If you ask virtually any resident or family member about the atmosphere at any Otterbein community, they will give you the same answer: warm and friendly. Marcille and Bruce are no exception.

Pull quote from Marcille that says: “They’re very accommodating. They know you the minute you walk in the door. They call you by your name … I feel like it’s just family.”

More About Otterbein Cridersville

Located just a short distance from Lima, Ohio, Otterbein Cridersville provides residents with plenty of amenities and social opportunities in a rural setting. Click below to learn more about what independent living at Otterbein Cridersville has to offer.

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