New Retirement Community Offers Combined Housing, Medical Care On-Site


UPDATED: Thursday August 8, 2013 6:23 PM

There is a new type of retirement living in Dublin that combines housing and medical care.

The retirement community, called Avondale, is allowing people to avoid nursing homes and save taxpayer dollars.

The community is a new concept developed by National Church Residences, and it is the first of its kind in Ohio.

National Church Residents Regional Manager Ryan Foster said there are 100 apartments with one to two bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen, living room, and medical services.

He said a care manager helps residents with everything from a doctor, to Medicare, to hospice needs. There are also adult daycare programs, a nurse on site, and therapists.

“We can make sure that folks have the care that they need in the home where they’re living,” Foster said. “So the housing becomes a platform for those services at a much lower cost and certainly a more comfortable living arrangement.”

Avondale residents Carol and Charles Ginn are very happy with the services the community provides.

“We don’t have to go a long ways to get things done, so it’s very important to us,” Carol Ginn said.

Foster said rent is on a sliding scale with some government money given.

He also said it is cheaper for taxpayers by keeping these residents out of hospitals and is a big improvement on nursing homes.

Foster said Avondale’s 100 rooms are already full, but he plans to have another 100 apartments built in Avondale.

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