About

Gahanna SeniorLife Neighborhood

Find person-centered care at our small house neighborhood in Gahanna, Ohio. Our small house model provides our elders with comfortable, private suites and baths adjacent to a communal family room and residential kitchen. The focus is on enjoying life in a welcoming home with home-cooked, family-style meals, where residents make their own decisions about personal care and daily schedules.

We’re Growing!

By the end of 2021, we’ll have added 90 beds total to our existing neighborhoods – paving the way to make our small house philosophy of care more accessible to everyone. Check out our timeline to see when additions will be coming to a neighborhood near you.

Timeline showing additions to small house neighborhoods

About Gahanna

Located in Franklin County, Gahanna is just minutes from downtown Columbus and has a vibrant and diverse identity all its own. Named one of the “Best Hometowns” by Ohio Magazine, Gahanna is known as the Herb Capital of Ohio. It’s home to Creekside Park, a picturesque blend of waterfalls, stone architecture, and nature along the banks of the Big Walnut Creek. Gahanna also offers an eclectic mix of boutiques, galleries, and stores to explore.

“For me, this is not a lot different from where I came from. I just feel like I am at home.”
–Betty Fischer, Otterbein Small Houses elder

“For me, this is not a lot different from where I came from. I just feel like I am at home.”
–Betty Fischer, Otterbein Small Houses elder

What is a Small House?

THE SMALL HOUSE DIFFERENCE

Our neighborhoods are groups of five homes on cul-de-sacs in established residential areas. Each home features 10 private rooms with private baths, a communal kitchen and living room, and a secure backyard patio. This isn’t just a place where our elders stay – it’s their home.

How do we do it? We give our elders the power of choice. When to get up, what and when to eat, how to spend the day – these are all choices our elders are free to make on their own, just like at home. There are no rigid schedules or strict mealtimes; instead, independence is key.

Elders also have access to 24-hour care from a small team of licensed nurses, nursing assistants, and therapists. There’s also the emergency call system. Elders may be living here on a permanent basis, or temporarily for rehabilitation after an injury or illness. Either way, they’re treated as part of the Otterbein family.

How can we help?

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