Welcome to Monterey in Grove City, Ohio

Why settle for a nursing home when you could experience the difference at Monterey Rehabilitation Center, Skilled Nursing & Memory Care?

At Monterey, located off Stringtown Road in Grove City, Ohio, caring is our top priority. We provide post-hospital rehabilitation and care, outpatient rehabilitation, long-term care, secure memory care and respite care

Monterey is a care community that serves the people of Grove City, Ohio with individualized care plans and a commitment to providing each person with the best possible experience. We’re a well-known neighbor in the community, rarely missing an opportunity to join in whatever fun our town is having, and our employee longevity promotes a comfortable familiarity here. Get to know us by calling or scheduling a tour today.

Front of the Monterey building

Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation

People trust us with their rehabilitation needs. They know that after a surgery, illness or health setback, there’s no better place to get back on their feet. 

Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation at Monterey offers both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation. You can receive physical, occupational and speech therapy all on one convenient, modern campus. We work with you to create goals and a treatment plan personalized to you, so you can get back to your best health as soon as possible. 

Those with managed care insurance plans may have coverage for a skilled nursing and rehabilitation stay at one of our communities. It’s best to contact your insurance provider directly for those details, but we can also help you navigate your benefits.

Curious about how Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation at Monterey will meet and exceed your expectations? Learn more about our services or schedule a tour to see for yourself.

If you are considering or have scheduled surgery and would like to plan for your recovery needs, we recommend making a pre-surgery reservation. This will provide you with peace of mind that you’re prepared for both your surgery and recovery. There is no financial obligation should your surgery be canceled or postponed.

Long-Term Care 

Long-term care residents at our southwestern Columbus skilled nursing community receive the support they need with activities of daily living while enjoying a wide variety of services and amenities. 

At Long-Term Care at Monterey, we practice person-centered care. That means when your loved one chooses to reside with us for long-term care or skilled nursing, we take the time to get to know them and create a care plan that’s tailored to their unique needs. 

We believe in care that’s individualized, not institutionalized. To make Long-Term Care at Monterey a better place to live for residents, we offer:

  • Permanent staffing assignments
  • Bathing choice: each resident chooses the time of day and frequency of their bathing
  • Natural rising: each resident wakes in the morning when they choose
  • Neighborhood naming to create a strengthened sense of community

Memory Care

The memory care program at Monterey’s secure memory care neighborhood offers a unique and effective approach to Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Specialized programming offers residents a variety of structured activities throughout the day, which minimizes anxiety and agitation.

An enclosed courtyard provides security while social engagement promotes emotional support. Our compassionate staff members understand the unique needs of residents experiencing memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Memory Care at Monterey includes:

  • 41-bed unit offering a variety of resident accommodation options
  • 24-hour nursing care with consistent staff
  • A secure outside courtyard
  • A large activities space
  • A Music and Memory program certified by the Ohio Department of Aging
  • A monthly Alzheimer’s support group
  • Care planning and supervision by a registered nurse
  • Assistance with activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing and personal hygiene
  • Emergency call system
  • Medication management
  • Health and wellness monitoring

Respite Care

Respite care can be defined as a short-term stay for a loved one to allow a respite, or recovery time, for the caregiver. Some of the reasons a caregiver might seek a respite care stay for their loved one include a planned surgery, vacation or needed time to manage their stress and personal health and well-being.

Respite Care at Monterey offers short-term stays that can vary from a few days to a few weeks. We provide furnished respite suites with access to a nursing team 24 hours a day, which includes a personalized plan of care. 

Respite-stay guests at Monterey receive the same patient-directed care as our residents. This includes a compassionate interdisciplinary team that ensures their individual needs are met as well as access to numerous services, activities and amenities.

It’s typically best to plan ahead for a respite care stay, but we understand that it’s not always possible. If an urgent need arises, feel free to contact us to check our availability.

Close up shot of food from Monterey dining hall


Meals provide sustenance on many levels — physical, social and emotional. From enjoying a favorite comfort food to eating with friends, dining at Monterey is an important part of life here.

To provide the same flexibility you’re used to at home, we offer communal meals in dining rooms as well as room service, a beverage cart, snacks, open pantries, guest meals and coffee service. We have seasonal, bistro and heart-healthy bistro menus to meet all needs and tastes.

We make sure our food is just as healthy as it is delicious through registered and licensed dietitians who work with our dining services manager to ensure specialized meals are served. Optimal nutrition is achieved by serving regular or minimally restricted diets that allow for resident choice, determined with the person and in accordance with his/her informed choices, goals and preferences, rather than exclusively by diagnosis.

Amenities, Hospitality and Activities

Do everything you did at home and then some with our wide selection of activities, services and amenities. We offer private and semi-private rooms, beautiful common spaces and welcoming dining areas.

Our services and amenities are designed to foster a sense of community. Residents are able to be as independent as they wish, with the assistance they need, when they need it, to enjoy the wide range of activities offered.

View our May 2022 Activities Calendar

View Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Services and Amenities

View Long-Term Care Services and Amenities

View Memory Care Services and Amenities

View Respite Care Services and Amenities

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Our Quality Measures Up

Our quality measures aren’t only based on our high standards, but those of our rehabilitation guests, residents, families and governing entities. The Ohio Department of Health and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services measure quality through annual surveys and ratings, and Monterey consistently receives excellent ratings from both, as well as customer satisfaction surveys.

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The Optalis Difference

While some senior care communities, specialized care centers, skilled nursing centers and post-hospital rehabilitation centers are parts of national chains, Monterey is locally operated by The Optalis Company. Since 1984, we’ve lovingly served the residents of Grove City, Ohio.

We are one of seven Optalis senior care communities in the Columbus, Ohio area. Learn more about The Optalis Difference that sets us apart from the rest.

Our Partners

We’re proud to work with premier hospitals and health systems in Central Ohio. Our partners include: