The Otterbein Difference
How our skilled nursing and rehab small house neighborhoods are making care safer for everyone.
You take care of a lot – work, your family, yourself. And taking care of a senior loved one can be a difficult job on top of all that. At Otterbein, our staff members, called partners, take care of your loved one as you would.
Learn more about our commitment to health and safety at our small house neighborhoods and see how they’re different from traditional nursing homes.
Here’s what sets us apart:
- Our model, with 10 elders and dedicated partners in each house, means the spread of COVID-19 can be controlled dramatically better than in large, institutional nursing home environments.
- We test and re-test residents and partners weekly under normal circumstances, and more frequently should a positive case arise. A partnership with a private laboratory provides results in less than 3 days.
- We’ve gradually, and safely, opened up outdoor visitation options at each location when permitted. And we help organize video or phone calls for each resident to stay connected with friends and family on their schedule.
The Small House Model
Otterbein Small House Neighborhoods were built on the Green House model, a way of senior living that completely revolutionized traditional nursing care. Emphasis is on choice for our residents – called elders – in how they want to plan their days, what they want to do, and more.
- Private rooms with bathrooms
- Open family room and kitchen
- Access to secure outdoor area
- Choice of when and what to eat
- 24/7 small team of nursing staff
Marsha J., Daughter of LTC Elder at Otterbein Middletown
Jill H., Otterbein Small House Elder
Helen A., Otterbein Small House Elder
Nicole Bussard, family member of an Otterbein Small House elder
Mickie Sizemore, family member of an Otterbein Small House elder
Small Houses Vs. Traditional Nursing homes
Download your free guide to compare what our small houses include that you won’t find anywhere else.
What Are We Doing During COVID-19?
Get a closer look at how we’re making life safe and meaningful for our elders during this time.