My mom now lives at Kemper House Worthington. It was a very emotional transition for my family and I, and we can't say enough positive things about Kemper House and their staff. From my experience, I have encountered multiple staff members who have always greeted me with kindness and understanding. There really seems to be a commitment to love throughout the building.
They go the extra mile and truly keep the residents' best interests at the center of everything they do. They also, keep my family's minds and hearts at ease with frequent communication. As you can imagine, that can be incredibly difficult at times given the circumstances and especially difficult during the COVID-19 pandemic. We haven't been able to actually go in to her community or visit in her neighborhood but we look forward to a time soon when we can all sit and eat a meal together.
There's honestly no other place I would want my mom to be taken care of. We got lucky with Kemper House being our first choice. It was the perfect choice. Best decision we could've made.
My family made the decision to move my husband into Kemper House during the pandemic. I have greatly appreciated the staff at Kemper House. Every person I interact with on the phone, window visits, and in-person visits, knows my husband and is able to tell stories about him. This says a lot to me, that even the kitchen and maintenance staff personally are involved enough with the residents to know him so well. I also love the daily involvement of Greg (co-owner). Kemper House has a family atmosphere, not a large corporation feel. I can tell the culture of the staff is positive and caring, which passes to the residents. Thank you to everyone at Kemper House Worthington for providing a safe and warm environment to all of the residents.
I highly recommend the Kemper House to anyone with dementia or Alzheimer’s. My mother has dementia and was in an ECF for about a month. She wouldn’t eat, was losing weight, cried all the time , became much more confused. I heard about The Kemper House and did some research. We took my mom there and it’s the best thing we could have done for her. She’s not agitated, her appetite is great and she’s gaining weight ! No more crying and she laughs a lot and is very happy there. The staff is specially trained in these diseases and are GREAT with the residents and our family. They’re always pleasant and patient. Mom also always appears well groomed. I’d like to give praise to Molly that helps mom with our face time calls. She’s wonderful and caring. Kemper House engages the residents which helps them tremendously. I rest easy knowing mom is so well taken care of and happy.
The staff at Kemper House is amazing. Someone with advanced dementia can be very difficult to care for, the staff provides excellent, compassionate care. The facility is beautiful, amazing food, activities, and exercise for the residents are all top notch. I would not hesitate to have a family member live and be cared for at Kemper House.
We are very thankful for the kind, caring staff at Kemper House. They are so patient and positive. When our parents moved here, we were happy to find a place where our Mom and Dad could stay together as her Dementia and needs increased. The environment is upbeat and understanding. And the knowledgeable nurses, aides, and staff have been wonderful in supporting and caring for both of them.
We are so grateful our parents live at Kemper House Worthington! It is a positive, nurturing environment and the staff go above-and-beyond to ensure they are well cared for. Whether it’s planning a special birthday - taking the time to send us pictures - coordinating a special holiday meal together - their individualized approach to care consistently exceeds our expectations. Greg is so clearly passionate and committed to giving residents every opportunity to live their best life and every staff person shows care and compassion. We are especially thankful for Sara’s willingness to spend as much time as necessary to communicate updates and consult about our Mom’s progress. It is a relief to know our parents are living in such a loving environment and we feel incredibly fortunate to be part of the Kemper House community.
Total Care Therapy has been partnered with Kemper House since before Kemper House’s grand opening and our viewpoints on what it means to truly care for a person could not be more aligned. Kemper House is doing things for our aging loved ones that stand alone in the assisted living community, let alone the dementia/ Alzheimer’s specific community. Caitlynn Forston is leading the Kemper House Restorative wellness program which has been a year in the making to provide residents with one on one attention to maintain their physical abilities, sensory stimulation as well as mental and emotional support. Restorative caregiver, Tim Barlett spends time with the residents of Kemper House all week long with a carefully procured and individualized plan for each resident to maximize their quality of life. Owner of Kemper House of Worthington, Greg Cini has orchestrated and developed the most knowledgeable, hardworking and loving crew ( The Kemper Krew!) to care for the beautiful residents of the community. Kemper House is a warm, loving home. As a therapist in a home care setting, I have never felt more welcomed into a community of professionals and residents. Thank you Kemper House.
I'd like to share my Kemper House experience. My sister had a brief hospital stay and then was admitted into skilled nursing care. During that time, she lost 17 pounds and looked like, pardon my expression, "death warmed over". I knew I had to remove her from that situation but because of COVID that wasn't going to be easy.
With the commitment and assistance from Kemper House, I was able to get her moved to Kemper House. Within a very short time, she bounced back. She began eating (loving the food) and gaining strength which I attribute to the positive attention and support she received at Kemper House. She is thriving there.
I will always be grateful to Kemper House because I truly believe the move there brought my sister back to life and brought joy and fun into her life. Each and every associate I have encountered at KH has the personal attributes and training to provide the perfect blend of care to my sister.
I reached out to Kemper House to see if they could accommodate an individual who was really going through a hard time. She had already lived, unsuccessfully, in other communities and her family needed a solution asap. Danielle and the team at Kemper not only made her feel at home but gave her family the peace of mind they needed. The teams loving approach helped her through her hard time and allowed her to make beautiful memories with her family again. I will never forget their kindness and will always recommend them as the best memory care in Ohio. If you are worried about making this decision they are more than willing to help you look at your options. You can feel the warmth and love when you walk in. I promise you will feel better after meeting their team.
Adrienne Saint Pierre
I will always be grateful to Kemper House and their dedicated hard-working staff, and the owner Greg and Exec. Director Dan, for creating an amazingly caring place with highly competent staff to care for people with dementia. I wish there were more such residences available to people. Right after Kemper opened I moved my father there from another facility in Columbus, which as his dementia worsened was no longer a satisfactory place for him. Although my father only lived at Kemper for two months before he passed, it was evident after just one day there (no exaggeration!) that this experience was going to transform him--and it did. In short order he was HAPPY, he enjoyed the people, he ate delicious, healthy meals and tucked in every bite--what a difference. He actually said to us the day after moving in, "I must have done something right to be in a place like this!" I cannot begin to say what a difference Kemper made, and I know the staff really enjoyed him as well. The staff aren't indifferent to the residents; they really go out of their way to know each person, and know their background--who they were before dementia took over their brain. They work at engaging people, not just providing the basics of care. I had no doubt after meeting Greg that moving my father to Kemper would be the right thing to do, whether he only had a few weeks, or months to live (I hoped for longer of course). To know that the last couple of months of his life were happy gives me great peace now. Nursing staff, aides, social workers, people like Lois, Sara, Amanda, Chelsea, Caitlynn---really, everyone on staff there--are all outstanding, caring people, the kind of people who are treasures. Thank you, Greg, for taking the "leap" to create Kemper House Worthington.
Kemper house a beautiful community with wonderful and caring staff. I would definitely recommend considering this community for yourself or loved one.
The Kemper staff is extremely professional and friendly. They show a genuine love for their residents. The exercise program is the best I have seen. Highly recommend Kemper Worthington
While I haven't had any family stay with Kemper House Worthington, I have worked with Greg and his team since day one. As a community partner, they are about more than just the work they do within their walls and have continually been a great partner in programming with the Griswold Center and shown that they truly care about the wellness of the Worthington community as a whole. From in house memory screenings and educational lunch and learns to making their Zoom platform available to us and assisting with virtual program offerings during the pandemic, we are grateful for Greg, Chelsea and the whole Kemper family for their partnership and friendship. Wonderful people!
I couldn’t be happier with Kemper House Worthington and their caring staff members!
My mother was at another facility but I became increasingly frustrated with her care and the lack of communication. Although her move to Kemper came during a very difficult time because of Covid it was a positive experience from day one. Everyone I have met has been genuinely kind, nurturing and cares about the residents including the owner! They seem to have a real understanding of how to care for dementia/alzheimer patients. I’m sure that caring for the residents can be challenging but everyone maintains a positive attitude.
I am pleased with the communication and updates I get from Kemper I even participate in a support group for family members. Most importantly my mother is happy there and therefore I am happy.
After looking at multiple facilities, this was the only one that met all our needs and was within our budget. I only wish it had been open 6 months sooner since our dad was nearing death by the time he moved in as one of the first residents. To their credit, his many and profound medical needs did not deter them from accepting him, and their mercy provided a much needed relief for our family as caregivers. What sets Kemper House Worthington apart from all the others is their emphasis on living life to the fullest with dementia, from brain-healthy meals and activities to their state-of-the-art exercise room. This is not just a warehouse where they wait to die. The owner, Greg Cini, whose own family experience with Alzheimer’s combined with his huge heart and on-site presence, has created a culture of care and love for residents, their families, and the people who work there. It is truly an amazing and one-of-a-kind place.
If you are at the point of having to put your loved one in a place for help, the Kemper House Worthington is where you want to be.
You are instantly family and your loved one is showered with love and care. They are never left alone to deal with their anxieties. Plus they keep them physically active.
The dedication of the of the wonderful administration staff; the incredible and knowledgeable nurses; and the caring and kind aides that keep their days filled with “happy” is what makes this a VERY SPECIAL place.
During this pandemic I was at peace that they were taking good care of my sister. They did everything to make families feel calm while they were on top of this very scary time.
My life and my sister’s life has been blessed with a sense of peace, caring and love. Just can’t express how grateful I am for choosing Kemper House Worthington!!!
Kemper House was home to my Mom shortly after it’s opening and for 1 week after the Coronavirus shut down. Kemper House is different than most assisted living/memory care facilities because they are focused on providing needed and compassionate care and not just the bottom line. There is more staff per resident than competitor facilities and they hire heart and not just bodies to fill roles. There is no job beneath any employee, including the Owner and the Executive Director. Staff often went above and beyond to provide care to my Mom, especially nurses Lois and Moses, hospitality team members Amy and Ryan, activities team members Anna and Maddi and many caregivers like Nikki. Food is fresh, nutritious and prepared well - something that is uncommon at competitor facilities. Families have access to the Leadership team who, when the coronavirus lockdown began, met with me to discuss additional care requests for my Mom and then personally ensured those requests were met. Kemper House understands the needs of people with memory diseases and has designed their facility and caregiving model to meet those needs. After experiences at two assisted living facilities before Kemper House, it was clear to our family that Kemper House was one of the best. As my brother said “ They were the answer to our prayers.”
The right place at the right time with the right people - that is what my sister and I found when we quickly needed to find a residence in Columbus for our father after our mother unexpectedly died in New York State just before Christmas 2019. Kemper House Worthington is the whole package for comfort, care, compassion, and dedicated staff who “adopted” my dad as part of their family, like another uncle or grandpa, joking and laughing with him as if lifelong relatives. It was a relief. Of special note about KHW is the access to music programming, which my dad fully embraced with singing, dancing, and even a little entertaining. He was joy-filled when participating. The delicious, healthy food prepared by the creative kitchen staff is beyond compare. I so looked forward to having dinner with my dad there on Saturday evenings (pre-COVID). The environment is a comfort, with no institutional feel. Anyone who is seeking dementia care for a loved one should not make a decision without visiting Kemper House Worthington - absolutely!
So when we needed to start looking for dementia care for my wife, Kemper House stood out above all other places. Kemper House is so unique in their approach to dementia care. With their community-wide focus on love, compassion, and whole-person health, their is no comparison to other communities. The entire staff, each person there, operates with the love, safety, and well-being of each resident as their only focus.
Having a loved one in a dementia community can be very troubling and hard to deal with as a family member or friend. It was the hardest thing in my life to have my wife move there at such a young age (57). The loving environment community-wide is such a relief for family and friends. The communication / education from staff is excellent and really sets our minds at ease that our wife / mother / friend is in the best place that she can be in. She feels safe, cared-for, and has a sense of purpose at Kemper.
Not sure what else I can say, but this HAS to be the best place for dementia care, anywhere.
In late 2019, my family was looking for the right place for our father. Dad had short stays at two other assisted living homes before we found Kemper House in Worthington. The facility was new and designed specifically for Dementia and Alzheimer patients. I met with the new resident coordinator and toured the home, and found that it was extremely clean and everyone was really friendly. I learned that the owner's office was on-site and I eventually met Mr. Cini and was impressed with his knowledge and his hands-on style of leadership. Mr. Cini and his staff have created a great atmosphere at Kemper House. Dad's care was excellent and he was treated like family by everyone at Kemper House, and therefore when the pandemic hit we had confidence that he was going to be in good hands. A tough time for everyone in these unprecedented times. Kemper House afforded window visits and porch visits when able, and facetime calls to stay in touch. Dad was in the Olentangy wing of the home and our experience with the staff there was excellent. The food is really good, and prior to the pandemic I was able to visit with dad and get lunch or dinner with him. The home is designed with the Alzheimer/dementia resident in mind, and activities and physical therapy help to retain the best quality of life for the residents. When travel was allowed they would take residents out on trips around town. I would like to once again thank the staff here at Kemper House, they all treated my father like he was family. A special thanks to all the staff at Kemper House, frontline heroes in these unprecedented times. Dad passed away on November 23, 2020, I'm sure he is watching over this special group at Kemper House. I have no reservation in saying that you would have to look far and wide to find a better place for your loved one.
If you have a loved one with Alzheimer's there is no place you will find that is better than Kemper House Worthington. From the "highest" person in the organization to the one cleaning windows they only hire and train quality people. I was very concerned about how confrontational my wife could be in "new" situations. Dropping her off was the worst day of my live but a team of four met her at the door to welcome her. As they took her in Sara Stewart, Nurse Manager, turned to me and said: " we will take very good care of her for you". Those words rang true time and again as I worked with all the wonderful people who truly loved and cared for my wife as one of their own. I would also say that the level of communications and inclusion in decision making is unprecedented. You will know what is happening and why decisions are made and that was in the midst of the Covet19 pandemic.
We took a leap of faith by moving our mom to Kemper House sight unseen, and during COVID, and it absolutely exceeded our expectations. We were in a situation where we needed to move our mom very quickly, in less than 24 hours, which is a timeframe that is not deemed possible by a lot of places. We had contacted Kemper House at about 4:30 pm one day and were able to have our mom physically moved in at 12:30 pm the next day. The speed, care and grace with which this incredibly quick move was handled, and during the pandemic no less, was phenomenal. And things only got better from there. The Kemper House staff, nurses, aides, and administrative staff alike, not only truly understand dementia and how best to navigate the disease, they genuinely care and love the residents. One example of the uniqueness we found at Kemper was that they asked for my mom’s story – her background, history, who she was before she got sick. That story was learned by the staff to aid in their care of her. I personally witnessed this in action, so it is not just completed paperwork that is filed away in a drawer. My mom was not her disease – she was a very vibrant, positive, energizing person filled with smiles and laughter. The Kemper House staff saw that; they see beyond the disease and see the person within. My only regret is that my mom was not able to live longer to reap the benefits of this amazing place with its incredible staff.
My Mom had dementia. We could no longer care for her at home. She and my Dad were married for more than 60 years. We needed a place where Mom could be cared for and Dad would be comfortable visiting. I contacted 7 facilities. My brother and I visited three facilities. The team at Kemper House Worthington earned our trust and confidence for this important task. Danielle was our first contact. We found her to be informative. The facility is beautiful. Dan, Sarah, Greg and the entire nursing and care team were awesome. To be specific, we received timely updates. They never made us feel like we weren't supposed to be there. They always made time to help us find something or someone needed. Mom's hygiene was better than it had been in more than a year. Her room and the whole facility always looked and smelled clean. The Chef and dining facilities are exceptional. The therapy/gym, fidget stations, beauty salon, Olive (the therapy dog), and court yard, the security for doors and access... there was nothing lacking.
My Dad, who has only ever lived on the property where his home is, said that if he needed a facility he would be comfortable staying at the Kemper House Worthington. I would be comfortable staying at the Kemper House Worthington.
I can recommend the Kemper House Worthington without reservation and count them as friends, maintaining contact now six months after Mom's graduation to the next life. We know she was cared for and feel that, through the Kemper House Worthington, her last days gave her the best quality of life she was capable of realizing.
Thanks Dan and your team for loving my Mom and us. - Ken
We love Kemper House! Both my mom and dad have been living here for months now, and knowing they are safe and well cared for has been such a burden lifted from our family. The nurses and staff are always available to answer any questions we may have, and our regular Care Conferences are so great to hear about how my parents are doing. Thanks to Greg especially for being so patient with my dad! Kemper has been everything we wanted and more!
Not because I work there, but the concept that they have is second to none, the owners , my coworkers all really care about the residents. great place to have your loved ones there.
Total Care Therapy
To say Kemper House is going to make a change in our community is an understatement! The methods and attitudes concerning the care for those with Alzheimer's and Dementia are guaranteed to meet your needs as a loved one and a resident.
Greg and Dan are very effective and efficient in providing excellence in overall care and life enhancing programs. They're passionate about Kemper House and emphasize a more full and complete life for all residence.