Welcome to New Albany 

Discover where to recover between the hospital and your home. If you need post-hospital rehabilitation and skilled nursing services for either yourself or a loved one, you’re looking for a provider you can trust. You’re looking for skilled, experienced professionals who will care for you or your loved one with the kind of commitment, respect and dignity that you would. You’re looking for people with integrity.

It’s the difference you’ll find at New Albany Rehabilitation Center, Skilled Nursing & Assisted Living. Located on Thompson Road, New Albany offers post-hospital rehabilitation and skilled nursing serviceslong-term care, assisted living and respite care.

Whether someone is coming for a short stay while recovering from a recent hospitalization or living in one of our assisted living apartments or our long-term care center, it’s our aim to help maximize independence and quality of life with a plan of care that’s individualized to each patient.

Learn more about our difference by exploring our services or scheduling a tour.

Front of the New Albany building

Assisted Living

If you’re looking for a place that feels like home but offers the security of care when you need it, Assisted Living at New Albany offers 36 spacious, private assisted living suites that are perfect for seniors.

Our professional staff provides services for those needing minimal assistance with daily living activities like bathing, dressing, grooming and medication management. You’ll enjoy the privacy of your own suite, with the security of knowing help is there if needed. At New Albany, we focus on individual wellness and encourage continued independence with a tailored plan of assistance provided by professional team members available 24 hours a day.

Each personal suite features separate living, sleeping and kitchenette areas, individually controlled heating and air conditioning, emergency call system, full private bath and walk-in closet. And we encourage you to personalize your suite with your own furnishings. View apartment floor plan here.

Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation 

Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation at New Albany is a trusted source for post-hospital rehabilitative care. Our inpatient rehabilitation program shortens the road to recovery, getting you home safe and sound after your stay in one of our 40 private deluxe rooms. Our rooms include built-in work space desks and plenty of storage space for your personal belongings.

Our comprehensive rehabilitation program includes physical, occupational and speech therapy. The therapy you receive will be based on a personalized plan of care, developed by our experienced therapy team with your input. They make it their personal mission to exceed your expectations.

In addition to your rehabilitation team, we also have a medical team to guide your recovery. We have a medical director and attending physicians to direct and coordinate medical services, a director of nursing to guide daily clinical operations, nurses and nursing assistants to deliver quality care, clinical programs and a wide array of services.

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

For residents who need a greater level of assistance with daily living tasks, our community offers extended care services. Long-Term Care at New Albany residents live in a comfortable, friendly environment and receive the help they need. You can rest assured knowing your loved one will be safe, secure and cared for by compassionate professionals trained to meet their needs.

A variety of accommodations are available in our extended care community, including fully-furnished private, semi-private and deluxe semi-private rooms as well as suites. All are equipped with half baths and free basic cable services.

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 New Albany 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 New Albany 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


Selection and enjoyment. Those are the two goals our dining services team keeps in mind at New Albany every day as they plan meals for residents. We not only want to nourish you but honor your ability to control and make decisions about what and how much you eat.

That’s why in addition to a seasonal menu, we offer our popular Bistro Menu Program to provide fresh, healthy, made-to-order alternatives. And to add to the variety, our culinary staff prepares numerous side dishes, ethnic favorites and homemade soups and desserts.

Our dining and nutrition services include:

  • At Your Service dining
  • Chef-prepared meals and open-style dining
  • Seasonal menu
  • Bistro menu (a restaurant-style selection of meal items that can be ordered anytime throughout the day or as an alternative choice to the daily special)
  • Special diets: Our dietitians play an important role in shaping our menus and we are able to handle most any special diet to include therapeutic diets.
  • Medical nutrition therapy
  • Room service
  • Snacks and pantries
  • Guest meals
  • Coffee service

Amenities, Hospitality and Activities

Creating opportunities to relax, rejuvenate and recharge are important aspects of the New Albany experience. As our guest, you can take advantage of many center amenities and services.

Here you’ll have beautifully landscaped courtyards, patios, a private dining room and comfortable lounges to enjoy and share with family and fellow residents. We also offer purposeful and individualized activities designed to maximize your quality of life.

View our August 2022 Activities Calendar

View Assisted Living Services and Amenities

View Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Services and Amenities

View Long-Term Care Services and Amenities

View Respite Care Services and Amenities

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Our Quality Measures Up

New Albany has several quality measures in place to make sure we’re living up to the expectations of our rehabilitation guests, residents and their families.  Customer satisfaction surveys are given to each skilled nursing and rehabilitation guest to complete prior to discharge, and New Albany consistently receives excellent ratings from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Ohio Department of Health.

Helpful Resources

Questions to Ask at a Care Conference

Questions to Ask at a Senior Rehab Care Conference

A patient care conference is a scheduled meeting between a patient, their loved ones and their care team to discuss their treatment. Here are some good questions to ask.

Dining in Assisted Living

Ask the Expert: Dining in Assisted Living

Ever wondered what assisted living dining services are like? Our expert gives you the inside scoop on how the food really is.

staying active and engaged

Ask the Expert: Staying Active and Engaged in Long-Term Care

How can we help your parent stay active and engaged in a long-term care community? Through person-centered activities based on their interests and activity levels.

The Optalis Difference

Since February 1998, we’ve lovingly served the residents of New Albany and the northeast Columbus and central Ohio area, including Westerville, Gahanna, Pataskala, Johnstown and Reynoldsburg. We offer a personalized approach to rehabilitation and senior living, as well as a friendly and knowledgeable staff, beautiful grounds and well-appointed rooms.

Our Partners

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