Welcome to Whetstone in Clintonville/Upper Arlington, Ohio

At Whetstone Rehabilitation Center, Skilled Nursing & Assisted Living, we offer post-hospital rehabilitation and skilled nursing care, outpatient rehabilitation, long-term care, assisted living and respite care. Located off Route 315 on Olentangy River Road across from Riverside Hospital, we serve Clintonville, Upper Arlington, Worthington and the greater Columbus area.

We believe that care should be tailored to the individual — no two people are the same, so why should their care plans be the same? We take the time to get to know you, whether you’re here for a few weeks for rehabilitation or decide to reside here in assisted living or long-term care. You’ll get to know our excellent, knowledgeable staff on a first-name basis and have everything you need to live a healthy, fulfilling life.

Learn how we can help you reach your health goals by contacting us or scheduling a tour today.

Whetstone Main Building

Assisted Living

If you or your loved one is looking to combine the security of care with the comforts of home, welcome home to Assisted Living at Whetstone! Striking the perfect balance of independence and assistance, we offer help with daily living activities like bathing, dressing, grooming and medication management as you enjoy the privacy of your own suite.

Assisted Living at Whetstone features 60 spacious, private, one-bedroom assisted living suites that feature separate living, sleeping and kitchenette areas, individually controlled heating and air conditioning, emergency call system, full private bath and walk-in closet. We encourage you to personalize your suite with your own furnishings. View apartment floor plans here.

Assisted Living at Whetstone is an ODA-certified Medicaid Waiver provider under the assisted living program. Admission criteria includes a prerequisite for individuals wishing to gain occupancy under the Medicaid Waiver program that requires private funds for a minimum of one year prior to eligibility for the Medicaid Waiver program. For additional information, contact our community.

Get to know the community by scheduling a visit today. We look forward to showing you around.

Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation 

Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation at Whetstone offers the therapy services you need to get back on your feet after a hospital stay or health setback. We offer both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, and physical, occupational and speech therapy.

At Whetstone, we’ll work with you to create a personalized care plan with the right mix of therapy types to shorten your road to recovery. Our staff is highly trained and knowledgeable, and will be with you every step of the way to help you meet your goals.

A variety of accommodations are available in our Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Whetstone, including furnished private and semi-private rooms. All are equipped with half baths, basic cable services and Wi-Fi.

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.

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.

Long-Term Care

When your loved one can no longer live safely at home, long-term care can provide the necessary support and services. Long-Term Care at Whetstone residents receive the help they need with activities of daily living in a comfortable, friendly environment staffed by respectful, compassionate health professionals who treat your loved one like their own.

While living at Whetstone, your loved one will also have access to services and amenities designed to improve their overall health and wellness. Our care is patient-directed, meaning both you and your loved one will always have a say in their care plan.

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 Whetstone offers short-term stays that can vary from a few days to a few weeks. We provide furnished respite suites in both our skilled nursing and assisted living levels of care. Your loved one will have access to a nursing team 24 hours a day, with a personalized plan of care.

Respite-stay guests at Whetstone 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.

Chef serving female resident dinner in the dining room


At Whetstone, taste is just as important as healthiness when it comes to our food. Our dining services manager works closely with registered and licensed dietitians to provide nutritious meals and personalized therapeutic diets, but that’s not the only thing that affects the menu — far from it. More than anything, our goal is to provide delicious food that gives you the options you want.

That’s why we offer seasonal, bistro and heart health bistro menus, as well as numerous side dishes, ethnic favorites, homemade soups and desserts. We also have flexible dining options — you can eat in one of our dignified dining rooms or enjoy room service, snacks, open pantries, guest meals and coffee service.

Amenities, Hospitality and Activities

At Whetstone, it’s easy to find something to do that you’ll enjoy. Our activities calendar is always filled with both fun and educational events, giving you plenty of opportunities to socialize, learn new things and stay active.

We also offer convenient amenities and hospitality services to help the community feel more like home. Our staff is always on hand to make your stay as pleasant as possible.

View our August 2022 Assisted Living Activities Calendar

View Assisted Living Services and Amenities

View our August 2022 Care Center Activities Calendar

View Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Services and Amenities

View Long-Term Care Services and Amenities

View Respite Care Services and Amenities

Our Quality Measures Up

We hold ourselves to the high standards that our rehabilitation guests and residents have come to expect. We’re also evaluated by the Ohio Department of Health and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which measure quality through annual surveys and ratings.

Helpful Resources

Goals of Short-Term Rehab

What Are Realistic Expectations for Rehab?

What can you expect during your rehab stay? Find out here!

Pain Management

Choosing an Assisted Living Community: Why Continuum of Care Matters

Not all assisted living communities are created equally. Some offer only assisted living while others offer a full continuum of care.

Heart Health

Tools to Maintain a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

If you or a senior you love just finished rehab, it’s important to maintain the healthy habits you learned. These tips make it easier.

The Optalis Difference

For more than 40 years Whetstone has been the area’s expert in nursing and rehabilitative care. Our clinical team has the ability to care for a diverse range of patient needs and our commitment to providing quality, person-centered care is unmatched. The close proximity of Whetstone to several major hospitals in Central Ohio makes us an ideal place to complete rehabilitation and recovery.

Our Partners

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