Independent Living

Lovely cottage homes or apartment living for residents who need a little more support, but are still able to care for themselves.

Assisted Living

Apartment living with services such as dedicated nursing care and housekeeping for those who need additional daily support.

Short-Term Rehabilitation

Designed to help rehab and return a person to their previous home, following a serious illness, injury or hospitalization.

Memory Care

Three units designed to accommodate residents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or other types of Dementia.

24-hour Health Center

Our Health Center provides semi-private and private accommodations with 24-hour total licensed nursing care.

Respite/Hospice Care

Providing care givers relief of caring for ill elderly family members or comfort for those dealing with terminal illnesses.

A Life Plan Community

Once known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community, Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community is now called a Life Plan Community to better reflect the lifestyle options we offer our residents. Living at Otterbein Franklin is not about retirement, but more about living an active, healthy life and still being able to plan for your future needs and preferences. Our non-profit, faith-based community offers many choices for people aged 62 or better, who desire security, peace of mind, and the freedom to live life to the fullest in a Christian, home-like setting. We are located on 120 park-like acres in downtown Franklin, Indiana, close to shopping, dining and entertainment. Our charming campus features an array of living options to suit any lifestyle, including Life Care Services.

Life Care Services are available upon paying an entrance fee which guarantees placement and services for your lifetime.

We offer the following lifestyle options:

  • Independent Living Cottage Homes and Apartments
  • Assisted Living Apartments
  • Skilled Nursing & Short-Term Rehabilitation
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation
  • Long Term Care
  • Memory Care-Early, Mid and Advanced Stage in three separate locations, to accommodate Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias.
  • Respite and Hospice Care

“My mother and father-in-law lived at the Community for many years. They experienced many of the levels of care that were available. The staff treated them like family. Many staff members have been employed here for over 20 years! It is obvious that this is more than a “job” for them. I can truly say that the happiest years of my mother-in-law’s life were spent at Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community. The communication between Otterbein Franklin and my family was helpful and considerate. I am happy to recommend Otterbein Franklin.” Read more testimonials here.

Margie Fendley

daughter-in-law of residents

Independent Living

We offer Independent Living in a neighborhood setting in Brookside, our modern day retirement suburb, which consists of 194 superb single and paired-patio homes ranging from 800 to 2,000 square feet, with many of them including sunrooms and two-car garages. We also offer Independent Living in our apartments located in the Wesley Center. You can choose from a studio, one bedroom, or two bedroom apartment.

Assisted Living

Residents interested in Assisted Living Apartments may choose from studio, one bedroom or two bedroom apartments that are available in Wesley Center. A nursing station staffed by certified aides or licensed nurses is appropriately located on each Assisted living level, thereby providing quality care, assistance and coordination of services. Not to worry, if you were already in an Independent Apartment and require more assistance, there is no need to move. We would simply add the additional services you need right in your own apartment.

Short-Term Rehabilitation

We pride ourselves on having a reputation for providing quality rehabilitative therapy. Our admissions team is available 7 days a week to accommodate individual needs for admissions and after hour inquiries. Our beautiful rehab suites are just the place to recover from an injury, illness or surgery. We have helped thousands of patients not only regain their strength, but regain their independence and quality of life after a medical or surgical event. We have two therapy gyms with state-of-the-art equipment and a dedicated staff that is onsite 7 days a week. We offer Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy for inpatient and outpatient needs. To learn more about our Rehab program and our Therapy services, please call 317-736-7185.

Memory Care

Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community has three Special Memory Care areas designed to accommodate residents diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of Dementia. We were one of the first in the industry to recognize the three stages of Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, so we created three levels of Special Memory Care. Our goal will never change just because the diagnosis does. We strive to give each resident their best day…every day. Each resident is provided care by our dedicated and specially trained staff. They are also engaged in the highest level of interaction through our specialized programming.

“The goal of each Special Care area is to provide accommodations for residents in an environment conducive to independent functioning, while maintaining their personal respect and dignity.”

24-hour Health Center

Our compassionate and experienced nurses work to provide our residents with the highest level of respect and care. Our first priority is to maintain their personal wellness and satisfaction in a long term nursing care environment where we strive to address each resident’s individual care needs. In addition to our nursing staff, the Health Center incorporates Social Services staff, Activity Directors and Restorative personnel to enrich our resident’s lives every day.

Respite/Hospice Care

Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community offers respite services for caregivers of loved ones with 24 hour care needs. Respite quite literally translates to a break or rest. Often times taking care of a loved one can be overwhelming and time consuming. Because caregivers need time to themselves, Otterbein Franklin offers respite on a daily or even weekly basis. While their caregiver is taking personal time, their loved one will be given the same consideration and care that all our residents receive. This also includes medical care if need, as well as social and emotional support.

Otterbein Franklin also offers Hospice services for those with advanced or terminal illness. Family members can feel confident that their loved one will receive the appropriate care and support, while remaining comfortable and pain-free. Support and social services are also available for family members and residents utilizing hospice services.

Community Weekly – June 1, 2018

Here are the “Goings On” at Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community this week! B-OLD - Sailing Next-to-New Shop sale Looking for Bridge players Motorcycle rides - June 15th Otterbein Senior Olympics BINGO volunteers needed Lew White Tour Travels for Otterbein Franklin...

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Wellness Weekly – Don’t Miss It!

Lisa Coors, personal trainer and owner of Coors Core Fitness, will present a private seminar for us live from Cincinnati about “The Parkinson’s Revolution”. We will use digital technology for a virtual, face-to-face phone conference, from the comfort of Otterbein...

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Welcome to our community.

Otterbein Franklin SeniorLife Community (formally know as Franklin United Methodist Community) opened its doors in 1957 as a continuing care retirement community that provides a variety of living options and care choices for retired persons. The long-standing traditions and standards of the United Methodist Church remain a part of our community; however residency is open to persons of all faiths and denominations. We stand committed as a non-profit, faith-based organization willing to serve the needs of our community.