About CCEC

A welcoming place to call home

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. The community is one of only five organizations in the nation offering these specialty services to older adults.

We were established by the Ohio School for the Deaf Alumni Association, which opened the first Ohio Home for the Aged and Deaf in 1896. Today, Columbus Colony for Elderly Care and Columbus Colony Housing, an independent living apartment building, form the foundation for a deaf friendly campus providing housing, healthcare and recreational services to older adults in the Westerville area.

Experience Short-Term Rehabilitative Care with Long-Term Results

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.

Located minutes away from several Columbus hospitals and surgical facilities in Westerville, Ohio, Columbus Colony for Elderly Care offers compassionate rehabilitative services in a welcoming environment. Your recovery begins the moment you arrive, with an individualized treatment plan designed just for you. From rebuilding strength to developing new lifestyle habits, you focus on getting well while we focus on managing your personalized care plan.

If you have a planned surgery in your future or are recovering from injury or illness, schedule your short-term, rehabilitative therapy with Columbus Colony for Elderly Care. We offer physical, occupational and speech therapies as well as nutritious meals and excellent medical, nursing and therapeutic care to promote a comfortable and speedy recovery in one of our private and newly remodeled Fast Track Rehab recovery suites featuring their own bathroom and a communal shower. In most cases, short-term rehab stays range from 14-21 days, depending on your individual needs.

Ready to reserve your recovery suite? Call (614) 891-5055 to schedule your stay.


Our History

CCEC was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1977 and is part of a tradition of service going back for more than 100 years when the first Ohio Home for the Aged Deaf was founded in 1896. Established by the Ohio School for the Deaf Alumni Association, CCEC and its neighboring independent living apartment buildings, Columbus Colony Housing, create a welcoming and inclusive campus providing housing, healthcare and recreational services to older adults in the deaf and hearing communities. Read more about our history here: https://www.osdaa.com/Alumni/History.

Kathie Will

Interim Administrator

Krystylmoné Heller

Director Of Nursing

Deitra Woodson

MDS Coordinator/UDA Nurse

Charlotte Garcia

Director Of Interpreting

Bailey Szuch

Activities Director

Kristyn Eck

Social Services Director

Donna Nash

Environmental Service Director

Bethany Burke

Human Resource Director

Kay Flood

Dietary Director

David Carmichael

Maintenance Director

We appreciate everything the staff did to help make my mother’s transition smooth. We spoke with her last night via video call, and you can just tell she is in a better place physically and mentally (especially after the ice cream party night!). Thank you.

Tony and Pam

This is the best place to live. I feel safe here, and the nurses are so good. I really like it here.

Harold C.

I’m 3000% better than when I arrived and I attribute this improvement to the therapy department. They changed my life! The food is great here—comparable to any good restaurant, and I’m gaining weight. I also like the people I’ve met here.

Stanley J.