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New Albany SeniorLife Neighborhood

Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in New Albany, OH

Otterbein New Albany residents, referred to as elders, live 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.

Through person-centered care, the small house neighborhood inspires connection and life enjoyment, a direct complement to the values you’ll discover in the surrounding New Albany 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 New Albany

New Albany 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 New Albany 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.

Furnished bedroom and bathroom suite at Otterbein Gahanna

About New Albany

New Albany was named the No. 1 suburb in America by Business Insider for its close access to Columbus, low average commute time, high median household income, low crime rate, and excellent public school rating. With these impressive statistics, it’s no wonder we chose New Albany as the location for one of our Small House Neighborhoods.

Business headquarters and picturesque white fences coexist alongside newly-built homes and acres of golf courses. It’s a growing community with plenty to do and see, making it popular for young families. It’s also just minutes from downtown Columbus, home to plenty of green space and Metroparks, and easily accessible from I-270.

“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 New Albany

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

resident painting at easel

Otterbein New Albany Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation


physical therapist assisting resident with exercises

New Albany SeniorLife Neighborhood is a group of five homes on cul-de-sacs in an established residential area in New Albany, 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 New Albany 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 New Albany SeniorLife Neighborhood located?

Otterbein New Albany is located minutes from downtown Columbus, Ohio, and is easily accessible from I-270. New Albany has a high median household income, low crime rate, and excellent public school rating. It’s a growing community with lots to do and see.

How is life in a small house similar to living with your family in a home of your own?

Each small house at Otterbein New Albany houses a maximum of 12 elders, also known as residents. Because of its small size, elders and staff get to know each other similar to a family. Everyone eats meals together and enjoys activities and special occasions. Elders’ family and friends are welcome to join in on the fun.

How is Otterbein New Albany connected to The Green House Project®?

Otterbein New Albany and eight additional Otterbein Small House Neighborhoods were designed and built using the Green House model. A not-for-profit organization, The Green House Project began in 2003 to challenge the traditional model of nursing home care. Like our small houses, Green House homes are self-contained houses where elders have private rooms and baths with shared living and outdoor spaces. The Green House Project is leading the transition from institutional long-term and post-acute care to more meaningful, comforting, and satisfying real-home environments.

Are residents on a set schedule each day?

Otterbein New Albany elders are given the power to choose each day what time they get up, what they eat, and how they spend their time. As independence is encouraged, there aren’t any rigid schedules or strict mealtimes.

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