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Business Spotlight: Avon Health & Rehab

Writer  /  Christy Heitger-Ewing

Avon Health & Rehab offers a full continuum of care, from assisted living to cottages to long-term rehab and memory care. They offer five distinct lifestyles communities within their campus: 1) rehabilitation, 2) skilled nursing care, 3) memory care, 4) eight independent living cottages and 5) 26 assisted living apartments.

“Whether it’s following a hospital stay or complications with a chronic condition, we offer a broad range of 24-hour skilled nursing services to meet your needs,” says David Ashbaugh, the newly appointed administrator for Avon Health & Rehab. These services include post-stroke recovery & rehab, cardiac recovery, diabetes management, hospice & respite care and adult day care.

A graduate from IU-Bloomington, Ashbaugh started in the field by working as a nursing assistant in college where he cared for a resident with cerebral palsy. That experience grew his love for the healthcare industry as he wanted to serve patients and make them more comfortable. His first job was as a Chaplain Social Services Director at a retirement community in Illinois. A father of two and grandfather to four, he’s been an administrator for over 30 years.

Avon Health & Rehab, owned by TLC Management of Marion, Indiana, was conceptualized in the late 80s when the Ott brothers were searching for a care facility for their sick mother and were not pleased with the options that were presented to them. As a result, Gary, Dennis, Randy and Dwight Ott decided to start their own Christian-based nursing home business.

The original Avon Health & Rehab building (also known as Village of Avon) was small and located next to the Danville bowling alley. Eleven years ago, they demolished that building and erected a larger structure that’s more conducive to families. Their goal-oriented in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation services are designed to meet a variety of needs, such as physical, occupational & speech therapies, restorative therapy and onsite complex wound care.

“I’d like to make Avon Health & Rehab the provider and employer of choice in Hendricks County,” says Ashbaugh, who notes that they combine clinical expertise with a healing environment designed to help residents and patients live well.

“We are committed to delivering the personalized care and services needed to ensure quality outcomes,” Ashbaugh says. “Because we believe that when you live well, you are well, and that changes everything.”

Avon Health & Rehab is located off US 36 and 400 E. at 4171 Forest Pointe Circle in Avon. For more information, call 317-745-5184 or visit avonhealthandrehab.com.

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