Nursing

Nursing is an honored, trusted profession prized highly at Otterbein. You benefit from our high nurse-to-patient ratio.

Registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and state-tested nursing assistants staff our Lebanon care teams. They manage, observe and evaluate your care on a routine basis.

Each nurse is a member of an interdisciplinary team working to coordinate specialized care as prescribed by your physician. With their help, you follow an individualized and complete plan of care.

Our nurses, along with all our staff at Otterbein, advocate for your wellness and dignity. You are always encouraged to meet your fullest physical, mental, social and spiritual potential.


  • Licensed nurses on duty 24 hours a day
  • Nursing assistants on duty 24 hours a day
  • Emergency call system 24 hours a day
  • Medication administration
  • Therapeutic programming
  • Short-term rehabilitation and long-term care
  • Certified for both Medicare and Medicaid

Memory Support

Residents enjoy an environment designed to enhance self-esteem, independence and a warm sense of community.

Our memory support environment is safe and secure. But also comfortable and homey. Meaningful activities abound, geared to the interests and strengths of each resident.

We do all we can to help each person retain as much independence as possible. We help you stay useful and contribute as you can. Socialization is encouraged. Art and music are part of every day.

Our specially-trained staff assesses individual needs and preferences as time goes on. New medical information and care innovations about cognitive impairment come to light every day. So our program evolves based on resident needs and current research. Quality of life remains uppermost.


  • Baking and cooking
  • Creative arts
  • Music
  • Gardening
  • Bus trips
  • Reminiscence groups
  • Hymn singing
  • Seasonal celebrations
  • Birthday parties

Transitional Care

Seamless care from your very own Otterbein Lebanon team — on campus — optimizes your recovery. We manage your condition until you can return to your daily routine.

Transitional care is by definition short term — usually less than 30 days. But those few weeks are crucial. Skilled medical care is vital. So is continuity of communication and coordination of care. That’s why your transition is managed by people you know at Otterbein.

The Transitional Care Unit (TCU) has 24 beds, 16 private and eight semi-private. The TCU is staffed with skilled nurses and therapists who work in conjunction with your hospital discharge department or home health agency.

As you progress, we teach you to manage your own needs. You learn to understand medications. You’ll recognize the signs and symptoms that should lead you to contact a health provider. You return home stronger and wiser.


  • Registered nurse on duty 24 hours a day
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Wound care management team
  • Respiratory care
  • Tracheotomy care
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Psychological services
  • Social services
  • Health management

Transitional Care Unit Fact Sheet


Assisted Living

Assisted living is different for everyone. The goal is to keep you enjoying your life in comfort, as independently as possible.

Assisted living basically means that you will receive regularly scheduled help with some of life’s daily activities. Like meals, housekeeping and transportation. Our health care professionals work with you to customize a plan.

Together, you’ll determine how much or how little assistance you need day to day. Services range from minimal support to concentrated services for specialized needs. We’ll review your plan regularly and adjust as needed.


  • Meals served three times daily, including preparation of special diets if needed
  • Weekly housekeeping and linens service
  • Licensed nurse on duty 24 hours a day
  • State-tested nursing assistants on duty 24 hours a day
  • 24-hour security call system
  • Exercise programs, cultural and recreational activities
  • Assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming*
  • Medication management*

Wellness Services

Whatever your lifestyle choice, our programs are designed to help keep you in the best of health.

Otterbein’s physical and social activities enrich your spirit and brighten each day. Our fitness equipment tones muscle. Exercise classes keep you supple. Scenic walking trails provide sun, fresh air and a spiritual lift. Countless activities await you every day.

The healthcare professionals in our wellness services clinic keep an eye on your overall health. You visit once a month. If your needs change, we help you plan the next level of care.


  • Recreational, education and cultural programs
  • Monthly wellness screenings, blood pressure, weight and pulse checks
  • Worship and chaplaincy services
  • 24-hour security call system
  • Access to on-site assisted living, memory support, respite, skilled nursing and rehab services if ever needed


Hospice Care

Hospice care, ACHC certified and accepting patients.

Love and comfort

For every member of the Otterbein family, it’s ultimately about the quality of life. At the end of life’s journey, we plan to be physically, emotionally and spiritually present to you and your loved ones.

Compassionate hospice care workers

  • Our nurses will be responsive, involving you and your loved ones in all your care options, ensuring you comfort and relief.
  • Our chaplains will be there with loving guidance and support.
  • Your family will be consoled, and you will be at home at last, in every sense of the word.

About Hospice

Hospice is a philosophy of care and a service for those facing life-limiting illnesses as well as their families and caregivers. 
The focus is to help the patient experience peace, comfort and quality of life during their final months while offering support to their loved ones.



Home Health

You can be part of the Otterbein Lebanon family without living on campus. A high level of personalized care and therapy is available within our nine-county service region.

When you’re recovering from surgery, illness, injury, a wound or a fall, there’s a special Otterbein Home Health team ready to help. We’ll bring the best personal and professional care possible to your doorstep. 

Skilled nurses, home health aides, and physical, occupational and speech therapists come to you. We take the time to listen to your concerns, guide you, and share encouragement.

Since physical healing benefits from spirituality, spiritual caregivers will pray, read scripture, or simply chat with you as you wish. We believe you deserve to be comfortable, happy, safe and respected.

If you live in Warren, Butler, Clinton, Hamilton, Montgomery, Greene, Highland, Fayette, or Clermont counties, call (513) 696-8565.


  • Intravenous infusions
  • Wound care
  • Disease management
  • On-site assessment at skilled nursing facilities prior to home discharge
  • Medicare
  • Anthem
  • Aetna
  • Humana
  • United Health Care
  • Medicaid
  • Others (call us to inquire)

Adult Day Services

Otterbein’s Adult Day Services at Lebanon is a joyful place. Recreational and therapeutic programs fill your loved one’s mind, body and spirit with life.

Here, your loved one is safe, supervised by a caring staff with 40 years’ experience. Individual and group activities increase self-esteem and enjoyment. Exercise, group crossword puzzles, music and arts, crafts and cooking, games, parties and spiritual programs happen daily.

We can also help your family member access a wide range of health and wellness services.  And of course, we’ll administer medicines and wellness checks, and care for toileting, ambulation, bathing and eating as needed.

There is even a monthly support group for you, the caregiver.

Location and hours

Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
102 King St., Lebanon, Ohio 45036

We are just minutes from I-75, near these communities: Carlisle, Franklin, Lebanon, Maineville, Mason, Middletown, Monroe, Morrow, South Lebanon, Springboro, West Chester.

Call and come by for a tour: (513) 696-8567 or (877) 343-0672. Find out why this is a cost-effective alternative to early nursing home placement.


  • Fully-equipped kitchen, bathing area, activity rooms, exercise area, and wrap-around deck for outdoor activities.
  • Ample parking for pickup and drop-off.
  • Physical, speech and occupational therapy.
  • Podiatry, personal care, and beauty and barber services.

Respite Care

Sometimes you have to remove yourself from a stressful situation. When that happens, you are welcome to stay with us for a few days, a few weeks or up to four months.

Sometimes caregivers need care. The physical and emotional demands of caring 24 hours a day for a family member lead to stress. You know it’s important to find time for yourself, but how do you do that? Check into Otterbein Lebanon for a respite. You and your loved one can take advantage of our high standards of care. And you can both enjoy our life enrichment activities, as you are able.

Or perhaps you need a seasonal break. Winters demand snow shoveling. Driving can be hazardous. You may feel shut in and away from friends. A healthy hiatus on our campus can re-engage you in life. Let our ministry help strengthen your spirit with joy, peace and serenity.


  • Maintenance-free living
  • Full privileges of a resident
  • Healthful meals
  • Chaplain and worship services
  • Hundreds of activities
  • Wellness services

Life Enrichment

We never stop working to help you achieve as much independence, meaning and satisfaction possible — in every aspect of your life.

At Otterbein Lebanon, your activities counselor works with you to create a plan for optimal personal development. One that encompasses your physical, spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and vocational well being.

We take care of your basic needs, freeing you to become the person God wants you to be. And you become that person by doing things that are educational, cultural, healthful or just plain fun.

For more information, contact (513) 933-5473.


  • Making new friends
  • Formal and informal gatherings
  • Enjoying communal meals
  • Ongoing learning opportunities
  • Music and lecture programs
  • Reading groups, computer training
  • Group games and puzzles
  • Arts, crafts, woodworking, cooking
  • Scheduled outings
  • Chaplain and worship services
  • Fitness programs, yoga
  • Gardening and fishing

*These are occasional fee-based services.

For more information, contact us.

 
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