What It's Really Like to Live in a Retirement Home in Cincinnati

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DupreeVideo.pngWhat’s it really like to live in a retirement home? Whether you’re looking for a place in Cincinnati to spend your retirement, thinking about downsizing to a senior apartment or looking for a caring, person-centered nursing home for your older loved one, this question probably looms large in your mind.

Retirement communities  have changed a lot over the past few decades. The best retirement care providers don’t fit many people’s preconceptions.


Bright, cheery and vibrant

Deupree House is set up more like a self-contained senior lifestyle village. In place of the artificial lighting, small rooms and hospital feel that many people would expect, at a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) like Episcopal Retirement Services’ Deupree House, you’ll find spacious, private senior apartments.

You’ll find beautifully landscaped grounds, a lot of natural lighting and beautiful artwork. You’ll find luxury. You’ll find choice.

You’ll have choice in when and where you dine. You’ll have choice in how you spend your time and choice in when and how you socialize with your neighbors. And you’ll find friends. Many of our residents form close relationships that last the rest of their lives.

Here at Deupree House, our residents keep living their lives on their own terms — just as they always have.


Oh, the amenities!

Ask our residents and they’ll tell you: One of the most rewarding aspects of living here is the amount of choice and the level of service seniors receive in dining.

Deupree House has an Internet café that serves a continental breakfast, fine dining six nights a week (plus brunch on Sundays) in the Dining Room and a new, casual casual dining experience  — Grille 39 — that is already wildly popular with residents. There are also private dining rooms, which can be reserved for special occasions.

Longtime Deupree House resident Chet Cavaliere says the Grille 39 flatbread “meat and greet” is the best he’s ever had, especially topped with his made-to order favorite—anchovies.

Residents say they appreciate the flexibility to mix pasta with different toppings and sauces.

Waiting.png(Residents at Deupree House Grille 39)


“Many of us are used to dining in places that have these types of menus, so this is very familiar,” says Ilona Perencevich. “Some evenings, when we have had a busy day, it’s nice to stay in your jeans and sports shirt and come here and have a more casual meal. The food is very good.”

We also feature a number of activity areas and other life-enriching amenities on site. They include:

  • Individual resident and community garden plots, for residents who want to try out their green thumbs

  • A beautifully landscaped courtyard

  • Conference and meeting rooms, which you can reserve for business, for community organization meetings, or for private events

  • Garages and carports for residents’ personal vehicles

  • A full-service library

  • Our Fitness Zone and trained wellness staff

  • Salons for men and women

  • Our Chapel and spiritual services

  • On-site medical services, nursing care and rehabilitative therapies

  • A robust social events calendar, featuring many group outings to area attractions, restaurants and cultural events, as well as a large variety of on-site activities and social opportunities

In addition to the wide variety of programs and activities at your fingertips, you’ll find our professional, compassionate staff providing person-centered, dignified care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Living arrangements to fit your needs and your lifestyle

Many CCRCs feature apartment-style living. But not all of them give you so many choices in floorplans, nor in the amount and degree of care you wish to receive.

Deupree House’s Independent Living community features 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartment options. Each unit is completely private — no sharing quarters with someone you don’t know! Couples can, of course, reside together.

The apartments come with fully-equipped kitchens, a den and a balcony or patio area. All utility costs (except cable and phone) are included in the rent.

And, for residents who want or need a little more support in their daily living, the option is open to step up to an Enriched Living care package.



Residents who require closer monitoring of their health and medications can opt for an Enriched Living Wellness Services package, which provides a daily check-in from a staff member, daily help from one of our Resident Assistants, medication reminders, technology-enabled communication with staffers (this is particularly useful for residents with mobility issues) and professional care planning.

Additional care services are available for residents who need more constant care. That means that Deupree House provides you with a true continuum of care — from truly independent senior living all the way through comprehensive nursing care.


Who knew that living in a retirement community in Cincinnati could be so much like living at home?

It’s one thing for us to tell you about living here. It’s another thing for you and your loved ones to experience it for yourselves.

We encourage Cincinnatians looking for a truly unique retirement living experience to come in for a tour. Talk with our current residents and team members. Scope out the grounds and the amenities.

We’re confident that, in your search for a retirement care provider, we’ll rank among the best you’ll find in Cincinnati — or elsewhere. Schedule your tour today!

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Bryan Reynolds
August 16, 2016
Bryan Reynolds is the Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations for Episcopal Retirement Services (ERS). Bryan is responsible for developing and implementing ERS' digital marketing strategy, and overseeing the website, social media outlets, audio and video content and online advertising. After originally attending The Ohio State University, he graduated from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati, where he earned a Bachelor of fine arts focused on electronic media. Bryan loves to share his passion for technology by assisting older adults with their computer and mobile devices. He has taught several classes within ERS communities as well as at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute run by the University of Cincinnati. He also participates on the Technology Team at ERS to help provide direction. Bryan and his wife Krista currently reside in Lebanon, Ohio with their 5 children.

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