Rehabilitative Care


Brand new home-like setting with all private suites, tranquil outdoor spaces, and a state-of-the-art therapy gym. In the heart of it all you’ll find a beautiful kitchen and great room where meals are home-cooked and served family-style around large 10-person tables.

Our dedicated, licensed therapists help restore your abilities on both an outpatient or inpatient basis.

If you’re recovering from surgery, a hospital stay or an acute incident, Otterbein Cridersville has a customized on-site therapy program for you. Speech and language therapists help you improve your communications.  Occupational therapists build up your skills with day-to-day tasks. Our physical therapists treat injury or dysfunction with movement and massage.

If needed, you may practice your program in an in-patient welcoming home environment with private rooms, baths and home-cooked meals. Nurturing personal care and individual choice is available to everyone—while you stay as social and autonomous as possible!

  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy

Wellness Services

Whatever your lifestyle choice, our programs are designed to help keep you in the best of health.

Otterbein’s physical and social activities enrich your spirit and brighten each day. Our fitness equipment tones muscle. Exercise classes keep you supple. Scenic paved paths provide sun, fresh air and a spiritual lift. Countless activities await you every day.

The healthcare professionals in our wellness services office keep an eye on your overall health. You visit once a month. If your needs change, we help you plan the next level of care.

  • Recreational, education and cultural programs
  • Monthly wellness screenings, blood pressure, weight and pulse checks
  • Worship and chaplaincy services
  • 24-hour security call system
  • Access to on-site assisted living, memory support, respite, skilled nursing and rehab services if ever needed

Assisted Living

Assisted living is different for everyone. The goal is to keep you enjoying your life in comfort, as independently as possible.

Specialized care for you

Assisted living allows you to preserve your independence while providing you with a safe environment and help with daily activities.

Assisted living is a long-term senior care option that serves as a less restrictive alternative to nursing facility care. Combining personal support services and health care with a home-like environment, assisted living is an appropriate choice for seniors who don’t require 24-hour medical care but for whom independent living isn’t a viable option.

Otterbein is a senior living community in Cridersville, Ohio that offers a wide range of lifestyle and care options catering to the needs of each resident. Through our assisted living services, we help residents with activities of daily living, like eating, dressing, and bathing. We can also provide nursing services and help with medications, housekeeping, laundry, and more.

Putting You in Control of Your Life and Future

Together with our nursing team, you get to decide exactly what type of care and assistance you require. Our nursing team will carry out an in-depth evaluation in order to develop an individualized care plan. We offer the following services:

Assisted living is one of the fastest growing long-term care options available today. At Otterbein, we provide assisted living care plans that are tailored to each resident. Our aim is to give our residents peace of mind and make their daily lives easier and more enriching. Our experienced and highly qualified staff provides exceptional services that promote independence while respecting each resident’s needs and desires.

  • Weekly housekeeping and laundry services.
  • Certified nursing assistants on duty 24 hours a day
  • Licensed nurse on duty 24 hours a day
  • Three meals daily, prepared in accordance with special dietary requirements if necessary
  • Exercise programs
  • Social, recreational, and cultural activities
  • 24-hour security call system
  • Medication administration*
  • Assistance with dressing, toileting, and personal hygiene*


Nursing is an honored, trusted profession prized highly at Otterbein. You benefit from our high nurse-to-patient ratio.

Registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and state-tested nursing assistants staff our Cridersville care teams. They manage, observe and evaluate your care on a routine basis.

Each nurse is a member of an interdisciplinary team working to coordinate specialized care as prescribed by your physician. With their help, you follow an individualized and complete plan of care.

Our nurses, along with all our staff at Otterbein, advocate for your wellness and dignity. You are always encouraged to meet your fullest physical, mental, social and spiritual potential.

  • Licensed nurses on duty 24 hours a day
  • Nursing assistants on duty 24 hours a day
  • Emergency call system 24 hours a day
  • Medication administration
  • Therapeutic programming
  • Short-term rehabilitation and long-term care
  • Certified for both Medicare and Medicaid

Memory Support

Residents enjoy an environment designed to enhance self-esteem, independence and a warm sense of community.

Our memory support environment is safe and secure. But also comfortable and homey. Meaningful activities abound, geared to the interests and strengths of each resident.

We do all we can to help each person retain as much independence as possible. We help you stay useful and contribute as you can. Socialization is encouraged. Art and music are part of every day.

Our specially trained staff assesses individual needs and preferences as time goes on. New medical information and care innovations about cognitive impairment come to light every day. So our program evolves based on resident needs and current research. Quality of life remains uppermost.

  • Baking and cooking
  • Creative arts
  • Music
  • Gardening
  • Bus trips
  • Reminiscence groups
  • Hymn singing
  • Seasonal celebrations
  • Birthday parties

Respite Care

Sometimes you have to remove yourself from a stressful situation. When that happens, you are welcome to stay with us for a few days, a few weeks or up to four months.

Sometimes caregivers need care. The physical and emotional demands of caring 24 hours a day for a family member lead to stress. You know it’s important to find time for yourself, but how do you do that? Check into Otterbein Cridersville for a Respite Stay. You and your loved one can take advantage of our high standards of care. And you can both enjoy our life enrichment activities, as you are able.

Or perhaps you need a seasonal break. Winters demand snow shoveling. Driving can be hazardous. You may feel shut in and away from friends. A healthy hiatus on our campus can re-engage you in life. Let our ministry help strengthen your spirit with joy, peace and serenity.

  • Maintenance-free living
  • Full privileges of a resident
  • Healthful meals
  • Chaplain and worship services
  • Hundreds of activities
  • Wellness services

Life Enrichment

We never stop working to help you achieve as much independence, meaning and satisfaction possible — in every aspect of your life.

At Otterbein Cridersville, your activities counselor works with you to create a plan for optimal personal development. One that encompasses your physical, spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and vocational wellbeing.

We take care of your basic needs, freeing you to become the person God wants you to be. And you become that person by doing things that are educational, cultural, healthful or just plain fun.

  • Making new friends
  • Formal and informal gatherings
  • Enjoying communal meals
  • Ongoing learning opportunities
  • Music and lecture programs
  • Reading groups, computer training
  • Group games and puzzles
  • Arts, crafts, woodworking, cooking
  • Scheduled outings
  • Chaplain and worship services
  • Fitness programs, yoga
  • Swimming
  • Water aerobics
  • Gardening and fishing

For more information, call our health care specialists at (419) 645-7160 or (800) 545-4121.

*These services may be fee-based.