Welcome to Columbus Colony for Elderly Care

At Columbus Colony for Elderly Care Community in Westerville, Ohio, our loving staff and beautiful campus create a warm, welcoming place to call home. Families appreciate the high quality of care that their loved ones receive here. But it’s more than the dedication of our staff that makes our community so special. Our skilled nursing community can serve up to 150 residents, and we specialize in short-term rehabilitation, outpatient therapy and long-term care with a special focus on individuals who are deaf, deaf and blind or hard of hearing. 


How We Are Responding to COVID-19

Ensuring the care, safety and wellbeing of our residents and staff is at the heart of what we do every day. Throughout the pandemic, we have closely monitored the situation, adjusted protocols on our campus, and kept our staff, residents and families informed every step of the way. CCEC is following all federal and state infection and health guidelines to reduce the risk of illness to residents and staff.

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Communication. Validation. Access. Acceptance.

Communication: the ability to effectively engage with others, whether for joy or need. Validation: the idea that our experiences and desires as individuals are important. Access: the demand that resources and information are made available to us all. Acceptance: regardless of age or unique ability, being accepted just as we are.

Life at Columbus Colony for Elderly Care (CCEC) centers around these core principles. Our family –  residents, their loved ones, our diverse staff and their supportive families – uphold these principles to make life at CCEC a special place for special people.

Offering skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services, CCEC is a not-for-profit 150-bed healthcare community with dedicated staff who are recognized as leaders in their field.

With a special focus on caring for hearing and vision impaired older adults but open to all who need their services, CCEC offers a one-of-a-kind campus in welcoming Westerville, Ohio. Personalized communication is a central principle to our mission. Our diverse staff is trained in American Sign Language (ASL), and qualified professional interpreters are on-site, full time. CCEC is an inclusive community welcoming hearing and sighted persons and the deaf, deaf and blind, and hard of hearing.

Long-Term Skilled Care

More than just a place to call home, CCEC offers our long-term care residents a friendly community and supportive culture. We emphasize the needs of the individual and the collective to foster the principles of communication, validation, access, and acceptance for both hearing and deaf, sighted, and blind residents.

Fast Track Rehab

When you experience a setback due to injury, illness or planned surgery, our Fast Track Rehab program gets you back to doing what you love faster. Our highly skilled professionals provide comprehensive and supportive rehabilitative care to help you build strength and put you on a path to recovery.

CCEC Hand Carving Statue

In one singular sign, the words “I love you” can be expressed by a deaf person. When you enter through the doors at Columbus Colony for Elderly Care (CCEC), this sign is the first thing you see.


Columbus Colony for Elderly Care (CCEC) is a resource for patients seeking short-term rehab, long-term care and outpatient therapy. Additionally, our 150-bed community has a special focus for individuals who are deaf, deaf and blind, or hard of hearing equipped with interpreters on-site.