The assistance you need, when you need it.

Assisted living is a residential option for seniors who need a little assistance with daily activities. Optalis assisted living communities in Columbus and central Ohio offer well-appointed senior apartments, housekeeping, meals and personal care and support services as needed.

An assisted living community is not a nursing home — it offers a different lifestyle. An assisted living community is for seniors who need a little assistance but are for the most part independent, while a nursing home or long-term care facility is more appropriate for seniors who have serious medical needs.

An assisted living community offers medical and living assistance as well, but they’re also focused on providing a social environment with planned activities, physical wellness programs and other convenient support services that help seniors continue to enjoy active, fulfilling lifestyles.

Assisted Living Communities in Columbus, Ohio area

Canal Winchester Front Entrance

6800 Gender Road
Canal Winchester, OH 43110

(614) 834-6800

Mill Run Front Entrance

3399 Mill Run Drive
Hilliard, OH 43026

(614) 527-3000

New Albany front entrance

5691 Thompson Road
Columbus, OH 43230

(614) 855-8866

Pickaway front entrance

391 Clark Drive
Circleville, OH 43113

(740) 474-6036

whetstone front entrance of building

3700 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, OH 43214

(614) 457-1100

What’s Life Like in an Assisted Living Community?

Wondering what life at an assisted living community would be like? It’s very similar to life at home. Residents are still able to do what they’ve always enjoyed doing — but one important difference is that they have the support they need.

At an Optalis assisted living community, residents live in apartments that they can decorate with their own furnishings and decorations. They have access to activities like fitness classes, crafts and entertainment events, as well as nutritious, chef-prepared meals.

Each resident in an assisted living community has a plan of care tailored to their needs and their doctor’s recommendations. Housekeeping, laundry and maintenance services are also included.

A senior man walks with the help of a staff member outside at the Canal Winchester nursing and rehab center

What’s Life Like in an Assisted Living Community?

Wondering what life at an assisted living community would be like? It’s very similar to life at home. Residents are still able to do what they’ve always enjoyed doing—but one important difference is that they have the support they need.

At a MacIntosh assisted living community, residents live in apartments that they can decorate with their own furnishings and decorations. They have access to activities like fitness classes, crafts and entertainment events, as well as nutritious, chef-prepared meals.

Each resident in an assisted living community has a plan of care tailored to their needs and their doctor’s recommendations. Housekeeping, laundry and maintenance services are also included.

Assisted Living Amenities, Hospitality and Activities

We have assisted living communities throughout Columbus and the surrounding area, including Canal Winchester, Hilliard and Circleville. At each, you’ll find top-quality amenities and a packed social calendar.

Amenities and Hospitality

  • Private apartments and suites
  • Beautiful courtyards with walking paths
  • Housekeeping and linen service
  • Restaurant-style bistro menus prepared by chefs
  • Well-appointed dining room, restaurant-style meals, room service and readily available snacks
  • Beauty salon and barber shop
  • Transportation
  • 24-hour professional nursing staff
  • Health and wellness monitoring
  • Medication management
  • Assistance with bathing, dressing and grooming
  • Emergency call system
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy available
  • Podiatry, dental, optometry and psychological services
  • Furnished respite suites for short-term accommodations

Activities

  • Pet therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Creative arts
  • Games, cards and puzzles
  • Exercise programs
  • Cooking programs
  • Intergenerational programs
  • Social gatherings
  • Cultural programs
  • Clubs and special events
  • Scheduled outings

The Optalis Difference: Continuum of Care

Optalis care communities offer something unique: a continuum of care. In addition to assisted living, we offer rehabilitation, skilled nursing and long-term care.

That means if a resident comes into a Optalis assisted living community and then needs a higher level of clinical care months or years down the road, we can deliver that care on the same campus.

This is important because it means you or your loved one won’t have to get used to new faces and new spaces. Additionally, it means the staff will already be familiar with you or your loved one. You will know the community and the community will know you.

This continuum of care is also a benefit for couples with different need levels. If one spouse is a good fit for assisted living while the other needs long-term care, they can both live in the same building while receiving the appropriate care.

Assisted Living Rehab & Recovery

Five of our Optalis communities offer respite recovery suites, called Assisted Living Rehab & Recovery, to provide proactive care and rehabilitation for those transitioning from a hospital, same-day surgery center or skilled center prior to returning home. 

For a daily rate plus a level of care charge, Assisted Living Rehab & Recovery offers a comfortable, fully-furnished apartment suite alongside 24/7 nursing support and personal care assistance. 

Other program amenities include:

  • Medication management
  • On-site physical, speech and occupational therapy
  • Full dining menus with room service options
  • Help with all the activities of daily living such as bathing and dressing

Our Assisted Living Rehab & Recovery program is also a great way to determine if you would like to make one of our communities your permanent home.

If you’ve been denied skilled care through insurance or exhausted your health care benefits coverage but feel you’d benefit from therapy and nursing services, contact us today! 

Female resident in wheelchair with a nurse and family member

Assisted Living Frequently Asked Questions

We encourage you to bring your own furniture and to decorate your room to your personal tastes.

We don’t have long-term leases. All residents pay on a month-to-month basis. We simply ask for thirty days’ notice if and when you plan to vacate your apartment.

At most of our centers, the security deposit is $1,000. The deposit is non-refundable.

Although we have contracted with a pharmacy to provide medications to all of our residents, you may continue to have your medications filled at the pharmacy of your choice.

You may keep your medications in your apartment. If you prefer, our nurse can secure it in our medication cart and administer it to you at the appropriate times. However, there is a charge for that service.

For your convenience, several of our attending physicians make themselves available to see assisted living residents. If you prefer, you may continue to see your own physician(s) outside the center.

Just like your own home, you’re free to come and go as you wish. We only ask that you let the staff know if you’re going to miss a meal or be out of the center for an extended period of time.

All meals and snacks are included in our daily rate and provided according to your dietary needs. We do our best each day to offer appetizing and nutritious meals. Whether you order from our bistro menu or choose the special of the day, we’re confident that you’ll find something that appeals to you. A private dining room for family gatherings and parties is available by reservation. Please contact the facility receptionist for information on how to reserve the room.

For your convenience, the apartment is equipped with a small kitchenette. While stoves are not provided, you’re welcome to have small appliances such as a coffee maker or microwave in your apartment.

Social, educational and recreational activities are available each day of the week. From music and games to crafts and religious services, we offer something for everyone.

Some of our assisted living centers offer transportation to doctors’ appointments either free of charge or for a nominal fee. In any event, we will be happy to assist in arranging transportation to and from your appointments outside the center in the most cost-effective manner that’s in keeping with your needs.

All our centers are smoke-free facilities, so smoking is not permitted in your apartment. Smoking by residents and guests is permitted only in outside designated areas.

We have no limits on visiting hours. Family, friends, children and even pets are welcome to visit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Absolutely. Guest meals are available daily and can be ordered by contacting our receptionist.

All of our centers are equipped with a full-service salon. All salon services are billed to you.

Your Guide to Assisted Living

Still have questions about assisted living? You’re always welcome to get in touch with us, but we also have a free resource to help you out. Download our guide, “What Is Assisted Living?”, to find the answers you need.

In it, you’ll find information on things like the difference between assisted living and skilled nursing, the costs and benefits of assisted living, how to choose the best living option and more.