Forest Hills Center

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Nursing & Rehabilitation

2841 E Dublin Granville Rd
Columbus, OH 43231


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Located in Columbus, Ohio, Forest Hills Center is a skilled nursing and rehabilitation community offering full-time and short-term residential care, as well as respite care services.

Community Features

Our tranquil, relaxing environment is close to cultural and social activities, and we have a full calendar, which includes live entertainment, outings, dancing, exercise, crafts and game nights. Plus, our beautiful grounds feature well-maintained walking paths residents can enjoy at their leisure.

Our convenient amenities and services include:

  • On-site beauty/barber shop
  • Chef-prepared meals
  • Transportation

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Skilled Nursing

Skilled Nursing Services

We also attend to the medical needs of our residents and have nursing staff on-site 24/7. Some of the medical services we provide the Columbus area include:

  • Podiatry care
  • Dental care
  • Optometry services
  • Counseling
  • Assistance with daily tasks, including eating and dressing
  • Medication compliance
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • Wound care
  • Audiology services

Adult Day Services

Adult Day Services

At Forest Hills Adult Day Center, we specialize in Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and neurodegenerative disease care. We have an attending neurologist on staff, as well as an on-site therapy department. Our adult day services program allows you opportunity to work, run errands or just take a day for yourself.

Though our Columbus community is comfortable and residents can move about as they please, our grounds are completely secure, so you’ll have peace of mind that your loved ones are safe. Through activities, exercise programs, arts & crafts, group outings and music, we make sure our participants get the most out of their stay with us. Also, meals are all provided while in our care.

It’s all affordable, too. We are participants in the Passport, Senior Options, Care Giver Grants, Ohio Health Plan, Medicaid and private pay among others. If you need help sorting out the particulars, let us know. We’re happy to liaise with your insurance company to make the necessary arrangements for your loved one.

Call us today at 614-891-1111 to arrange a tour of our skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in Columbus.

Dementia Care

Dementia Care is a top-priority at Forest Hills Center

It can be difficult when you have a loved one who has dementia. It can often be exhausting for families to help their loved one during this time of their life.

That is why the team at Forest Hills Center has a staff dedicated to working with families in order to provide the best dementia care for all of our patients.

Specialized treatment

As one of only two facilities in the Columbus area that specializes in dementia care, we know how to care for residents with dementia. Our staff and physicians ask detailed questions about your loved one so we can better connect with them on a daily basis. Information that is gathered from is used to develop individual plans for each of our residents so that they will have the best experience possible.

When a new resident comes to Forest Hills for dementia care, we measure their physical, mental and cognitive health to determine which of our communities will best fit their needs. Our staff also receives continuous education about dementia so that your loved one receives the best care available.

Care that is provided

All residents with dementia at Forest Hills Center are tended to 24/7. Our dedicated team works diligently with each resident to help alleviate the stress dementia can cause family and friends. Relieving you of this stress means you will be able to cherish each minute that you share with your loved one.

We make sure that your loved one is cared for at all times. That is why our staff is specially trained to remind residents to eat, bathe and take their medications. Our facility is designed specifically to cater to residents living with dementia in order to minimize the chances of injury. There is also a secure border that prevents residents from wandering away from our facility.

When you have a family member living with dementia, you can be sure they will receive the best care available in Columbus when you bring them to Forest Hills Center. Call us at 888-975-1379 to schedule an appointment meet the staff that will be caring for your loved one.

Dr. Douglas Scharre

Dr. Douglas Scharre

Douglas Scharre, M.D., is a board-certified neurologist who has been the medical director at Forest Hills for many years.

Dr. Scharre has a long history of working with dementia patients prior to coming to Forest Hills. Dr. Scharre joined the Department of Neurology at The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center in 1993 and has completed research in the areas of dementia and mild cognitive impairment. He is particularly interested in dementia-related behaviors and degenerative dementias. Over the years, he has been published in several books and journals, where he has shared his research on a number of neurological disorders such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and many others.

Before moving to Ohio, Dr. Scharre received his medical degree from Georgetown University and later complete his neurology residency at Letterman Army Medical Center in 1987. Four years later Dr. Scharre completed a two-year fellowship at UCLA in the area of Neurobehavior.