Two years ago Marian Biers, 90, didn’t know where she would end up living. Biers was hospitalized and her two daughters had contacted the Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio about her living arrangements when she was released from the hospital.

They all decided that Mt. Healthy Christian Village would be a good place for Biers to live. 

Biers wasn’t so sure at first. “I wanted to live in the Western Hills area,” says the former Delhi Township resident.

But two years later Biers is glad she decided to live at Mt. Healthy Christian Village, a Christian continuing care retirement community. “I love it here,” says Biers.

That’s a familiar sentiment, says Julie Price, marketing director for Mt. Healthy Christian Village. “People often remark when they come in how welcome they feel, how comfortable they feel,” says Price. “We have a very friendly staff, as well as our residents are so kind and just very engaged with each other.

“Our residents’ families express to us how this has been the best decision that they could ever make with their parents and choosing this next step in their life,” she says.

Mt. Healthy Christian Village offers independent living apartments, assisted living, rehabilitation, skilled nursing and memory care options, says Price.

And the retirement community is continuing to improve. Price says the facility is in the process of remodeling to create a 15-bed, short-term skilled nursing area that will include spacious private rooms and a dedicated dining area.

The short-term skilled nursing area, expected to be completed by 2016, is for patients who are coming from the hospital who need short-term stays to recover before going home. 

“This is a trend we are seeing more of,” Price says. “The insurance companies are sending folks to extended-care facilities for their post-acute rehabilitation and skilled nursing needs. We’re filling a need,” says Price.

Mt. Healthy Christian Village is proud of its five-star rating by Medicare, says Price. By reviewing health inspection results, staffing data and quality measures, nursing home facilities are rated by Medicare on the quality of care and services they provide residents. Five stars is the top rating. 

“We continue to have excellent ratings,” Price says. “We also we have excellent [Ohio Department of Health] state surveys.”

In addition to its excellent quality of care ratings, Mt. Healthy Christian Village also offers residents several dining, activity and spiritual health options. The main dining room features restaurant-style dining with a daily menu as well as a café menu, says Price.

The facility also offers a full-time chaplain, chapel services every Sunday, a wellness coordinator who starts every morning with exercises, a life enrichment director and trips to local restaurants and sports events, she says.

“People come here to live,” Price says. “This is about living. It’s about family. It’s about community. And I think that we’ve been really blessed with having such a good reputation.”

That well-earned reputation makes people feel welcome. Just ask Biers. “It feels like home now,” she says.