What makes Whetstone different from other care communities?

While many senior care providers claim to be the best, few can truly back that claim. At Whetstone Rehabilitation Center, Skilled Nursing & Assisted Living, we stand behind our claim so much that we’ve made it our mission: to provide personalized, uncompromised healthcare that always exceeds expectations. Whether it’s assisted living, post-hospital rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation , specialized cardiac care or long-term care, every Whetstone associate upholds a commitment to ensure that you or your loved one has the opportunity to enjoy the best possible experience. And if your healthcare needs change, Whetstone provides a continuum of care options for you to consider.

Whetstone is locally owned and operated

While some senior care and assisted living communities, specialized cardiac care centers, skilled nursing centers and post-hospital rehabilitation centers are parts of national chains, Whetstone is locally owned and operated by The MacIntosh Company. Since 1998, we’ve lovingly served the residents of Columbus, Ohio.

Our quality measures up!

Our quality measures aren’t only based on our high standards, but those of our of our rehab 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. Customer satisfaction surveys are given to each guest to complete prior to discharge. *The greatest compliment is when our patients appreciate and recommend our services.

  • 89.2% recommend our post-hospital care services
  • 94.3% rating for overall quality of rehab services
  • 92.2% rating in overall quality of clinical care
  • 92% rating for impression of how they were treated by the staff
  • Almost 88% of our patients complete rehab treatment without returning to the hospital!
  • More than 82% of our rehab patients are discharged home!

*based on data from 2017

As one of our company’s two heart health centers, The MacIntosh Heart Heath Center at Whetstone’s quality measurement tools are monitored daily. *We track each patient's participation in all aspects of the center's program offerings, their increase in knowledge, and understanding of their condition and success in accomplishing the goal of self-managing their heart disease in the home environment.

  • 14% re-hospitalization rate of patients with cardiac disease compared to the national average of 19%
  • 40% average patient post test score increase after finishing our program
  • 100% heart health patients recommend the program

*based on data from 2017

Our staff never stops learning

Ongoing staff training means our administrative, nursing, therapy, dining and facilities staffs remain compliant with state and federal healthcare regulations, food handling and sanitation standards, and OSHA regulations. Known internally as MacIntosh University, we maintain a comprehensive online library of continuing education and in-service courses for the long-term care industry for associates in all departments and for all skill levels.

Patient-directed care ensures every Whetstone resident lives each day to their fullest potential

Personalized healthcare means every resident within our Whetstone care community, along with the support of their family, remains instrumental to making decisions about their care. We respect these personal preferences to provide an atmosphere where residents can truly thrive as individuals. Uncompromised healthcare means each community is consistently well maintained, quality standards never waver, and residents maintain the highest quality of life without fail.

To learn more about the Whetstone Rehabilitation Center, Skilled Nursing & Assisted Living difference, call (614) 457-1100.


“I have lived at Whetstone Rehabilitation Center, Skilled Nursing & Assisted Living for almost five years. I can truly say that I love all the aides and staff; they’re very helpful and treat me like family. The food is tasty. I love my tablemates in the dining room. I look forward to seeing everybody daily. I would recommend Whetstone Rehabilitation Center, Skilled Nursing & Assisted Living to others."

-Myra W.  Resident of New Albany Gardens