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Gahanna SeniorLife Neighborhood

Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Gahanna, OH

Otterbein Gahanna residents, referred to as elders, experience person-centered care in one of five houses with private suites, family meals, and shared living areas. Our small house model means our elders receive personalized attention for skilled nursing, rehabilitation, memory care, and long-term care.

The small house neighborhood inspires connection and life enjoyment, a direct complement to the values you’ll discover in the surrounding Gahanna community.

In partnership with The Green House Project, we’re creating the Otterbein Difference for our elders, families, and partners >>

Small House Amenities at Otterbein Gahanna

Gahanna SeniorLife Neighborhood is more than a nursing home — it’s a new and innovative style of nursing care that encourages personal choices and provides an individualized approach to caregiving.

There are many ways that our small house amenities set us apart from traditional nursing homes:

  • Maximum of 12 elders/rehab guests in each small house
  • Private suites and baths near shared living areas
  • Elder-directed menus and activity planning
  • Licensed nurses and nurse assistants on duty 24 hours per day
  • Fenced, shaded outdoor courtyard
  • Central hearth with adjacent open kitchen and dining area
  • One large dining table for home-cooked, family-style meals
  • Low staff turnover rate with dedicated caregivers for each house
  • Therapy services in addition to memory support and long-term care
  • In-room personal medicine cabinet

Otterbein Gahanna Has Grown!

We’ve added 10 new private suites to our neighborhood — paving the way to make our small house philosophy of care more accessible to everyone. Our new suites feature remote-controlled personal heating, complimentary Wi-Fi, and spacious bathrooms with walk-in showers.

nursing suite in Gahanna Ohio

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 also 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


Read More About Otterbein Gahanna

Explore our blog to hear from elders, see what life is like at a small house, and more.

Resident getting help from staff

Otterbein Gahanna Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation


RN checking in on residents vitals

Gahanna SeniorLife Neighborhood is a group of five homes on cul-de-sacs in an established residential area in Gahanna, Ohio. Each home features 12 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 at Otterbein Gahanna 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.


Where is Gahanna SeniorLife Neighborhood located?

Otterbein Gahanna is located in Franklin County, just minutes from downtown Columbus, Ohio. Gahanna is home to Creekside Park and an eclectic mix of boutiques, galleries, and stores to explore.

Does Gahanna SeniorLife Neighborhood have any preferred healthcare partners?

Yes! Otterbein Gahanna is a preferred partner with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Mount Carmel Health.

Do residents have to share rooms in the small house neighborhood?

Otterbein Gahanna residents, who we refer to as elders, enjoy private suites, each with its own bath. Elders gather for family-style meals and activities in shared living and dining spaces.

How many residents live in each small house?

Gahanna SeniorLife Neighborhood includes five small houses. Each small house has 12 private suites housing a maximum of 12 elders and rehabilitation guests.

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