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.

Our team provides compassionate, long-term skilled nursing care for those who need that extra level of support in their lives.

Among the health and wellness services available at CCEC are:

  • Full-time skilled nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Podiatry
  • Psychiatry/Psychology
  • Laboratory Services
  • Audiology Services
  • Dietician Services
  • Beautician Services

Beyond Health Care

Life at CCEC means living with purpose, staying engaged and enjoying activities you love. Specially trained staff members coordinate a full range of daily programs from arts and crafts to movement and exercise, from in-room activities and classes on campus to escorted trips with interpreters. You will find recreational, cultural, spiritual and health programs for every ability and every interest.

Communication is a vital part of life at CCEC, and our strategically designed facilities were created with this in mind. Closed-captioned TV programming, audio and visual alarm systems, TTY service, telephone amplification, and video phones are all available. Multi-sensory stimulation programming and large open spaces with ample sightlines are all thoughtfully designed to facilitate communication.

Learn More. Call (614) 891-5055.


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.

Q. Does CCEC’s Medical Director sign or use an interpreter to communicate?

A: Our medical director does not sign but does receive assistance from an interpreter when communicating with residents.

Q. Do all staff know American Sign Language?

A: All our staff members do not sign; however, we do have a number of deaf staff members and other staff who are fluent in ASL. In addition, we offer quarterly ASL classes to employees at CCEC, so our staff are trained in American Sign Language and understanding of deaf culture.

Q. What activities are provided to expand communications and interaction between deaf and hearing residents?

A: We are fortunate to have staff in our activities department who use sign language and deaf employees who help engage all residents in the community. We focus on activities that are highly visual to encourage participation and help with understanding.

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.