Cottingham Retirement Community

3995 Cottingham Dr, Cincinnati, OH 45241

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About the community Cottingham Retirement Community

Cottingham Retirement Community is an independent and assisted living community in vibrant Cincinnati, Ohio. Established in 1984, we’re experienced in providing a continuum of care, meaning you won’t have to move as your needs change. Whether you need rehabilitation assistance, memory care, or long-term services, our professional caregivers are trained to address an array of needs. Here, you’ll thrive in your golden years as you take advantage of our unique community amenities, such as our Old English tavern, indoor pool, and fireside restaurant. For our residents with a green thumb, our greenhouse sits just outside, waiting to be explored. Whether you’re in pursuit of active or leisurely living, Cottingham Retirement Community holds all the opportunity that retirement has to offer. To discover more about our community, contact an A Place for Mom advisor today!

Our Community Amenities and Services

History presentations, game nights, and Sunday worship services are just a few of the activities scheduled at Cottingham Retirement Community. We strive to create moments where residents can express their social, creative, and competitive sides. Whether you prefer an introspective night spent in our library or lively game of billiards, our common areas serve to please all! Our fireside restaurant is well-versed in...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Independent living

Pricing for Cottingham Retirement Community

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Amenities at Cottingham Retirement Community

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Memory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
International cuisine
Professional chef

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Respite or short term stays offered
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Ground floor units

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Wander guard or similar system available
Secured community
Enclosed courtyard
Indoor walking paths

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Main street shops
Indoor atrium


Laundry service / drycleaning

Recreational areas

Swimming pool
Arts and crafts center
Billiards lounge
Fitness center

Primary language spoken by staff


On-site dining options

Bar or pub
Café or bistro
Private dining room


Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Protestant services
Catholic services

Reviews for Cottingham Retirement Community


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October 7, 2021
anonymous - Toured community
Our tour experience

Our family had an in person tour and we just did not really get a overall warm welcoming feeling to it. We did not think that was going to be a good fit for our loved one.

April 27, 2021
anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
My review of Cottingham Retirement

I was not impressed with the administrative staff here at all during our tour. It seemed like they just wanted to take people who wanted to sit and stare at the wall.

December 29, 2020
anonymous - Child of resident/client
Verified Review
My review of Cottingham Retirement Community

Our loved is very happy with the meals and dining services. Prior to the pandemic the activities were good and the value is excellent. We would recommend this community to others.

April 14, 2020
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Do not recommend

Had a terrible experience there in memory care. Moved my parent after two months. Very little systems in place incidents not recorded. I could go on and on. Would not recommend

October 9, 2019
Kim Quarry - Loved one of resident/client
So Grateful!

Our Mom moved in to A.L. at Cottingham in July 2019. We are so grateful! Every staff person, we have encountered have been kind, friendly, helpful and leaves us with a sense that they actually care about us and Mom. Having her live here has given us such peace of mind! There are wonderful activities for her to be involved in, if she wants. Moms neighbors are very sweet and she has made many friends already. Meals are good! Servers in the dining room nice and attentive. And we actually enjoy eating there with her when we can, it's affordable for us! Maintenance folks have been very helpful! And have taken care of things in a very timely manner! Housekeeping have been super! The nurses and aides that check in with Mom have been kind! The front desk ladies are awesome! There will never be any place that will feel like 'home' to her - as she left the house she lived in for over 55 years. But this is very close :-) She even tells us "I think this move was a good choice!" Again it's such peace of mind for us to see her adjust and enjoy living life again! Thank you Cottingham! And thank you "A Place for Mom" who helped guide us during this difficult time! We are grateful!

September 15, 2019
Fed up - Loved one of resident/client
Fed up

Is it ok to come in a family member's room and find snacks ,drinks and phones charging.Is it ok to watch an aid keep coming in the room to get her stuff. Where is the respect?

Response from Cottingham Retirement Community

September 20, 2019

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. This is not the expectation for our staff. Immediately after reading this comment, our Executive Director addressed the issue with the entire staff to ensure this problem is resolved.

January 16, 2019
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client

They helped me through the whole process. They are very friendly and the facility offers many actives. The food is good and they also had a in house cafe to get additional food or snacks etc. and the prices are very good.

April 18, 2018
Vicki Rickabaugh - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Thank You Cottingham for Your Warm Welcome and Care

My 85 year Mom moved into Cottingham Retirement Community the beginning of 2018 and we are all SO happy about her decision to move to Cottingham's Independent Living. We wanted a facility that had all levels of care so my mom could become comfortable in a facility and not have to move when / if her needs change. All of the staff are very friendly and welcoming. The residents are happy and easy to talk with which made Mom feel welcome and comfortable. So much do to: bingo, painting, playing cards, wine and cheese socials. I can tell Mom's "well being" has already improved since she is now more active. The most important part is that Mom is happy and enjoys her new friends! Of course, I can't forget to mention that she loves the meals and her cleaning lady! Thank you Cottingham for caring about my Mother!

December 27, 2017
Doug - Loved one of resident/client
Poor medicine ordering

Mom went from Tuesday am to Wednesday evening without a heart medicine they waited until last Wednesday to mail order 3 month supply I raised cain Wednesday am n told she would have medicine Wednesday pm asked Wednesday pm told medicine was at Walgreens they ordered emergency supply but I HAD TO GO GET IT! Will contact Ohio agency that regulates senior assisted living facilities tomorrow!!

December 13, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Needs Sprucing Up

I toured at Cottingham Retirement, and while I thought that the people there were nice, I felt that the community itself was old and dated. The décor was very 80s or 90s, and I felt it really could use some sprucing up.

September 5, 2017
Anonymous - Resident/client
Verified Review
I Am Happy With My Choice

My experience has great and I'm very happy being here. Everybody who has been around me has been good. The community is a good place for me, my daughter is pleased with the community and the whole family thinks it is a good place for "mom". The people are real friendly and I would recommend Cottingham Retirement Community to anyone.

August 18, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
The Placement

We placed my loved one in the community and everything is well.

August 9, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community

Beautiful,clean,cheerful place with awesome amenities. Apartment very spacious and nice outdoor areas.I especially liked the safety features for independent living such as GOD tracking and wellness check first thing in the am. Certainly a top of the line place.

July 19, 2017
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Just like being on a cruise ship

My dad is doing extremely well since moving here. He loves it and we are more than pleased with the community. He is still trying to get into a daily routine but he is doing better. He has joined some actives and is enjoying them. The staff is extremely friendly and attentive and very accommodating. In fact, his case worker keeps in constant contact with me if she has any kind of concerns she feels I need to know about. The food we think is very good we have had a couple of meals there. The staff does not pressure you into doing anything it's almost the mind set of a cruise you can do as much as you want or as little as you want.

January 10, 2017
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
A little pricey!

This community is exceptionally nice . The feel though that I got when I was there was dark and cold. The dining hall is great and very nice. The only thing that was the problem was that the price was a little bit more than expected.

October 4, 2016
Anonymous - Toured community
Verified Review
Good Community, My Tour Was Nice

I had a pretty good tour of this facility. This is a nice community with kind people. The community from what I saw looked nice and clean. Everything appeared well maintained. The staff was kind and friendly. They were also informative, and answered my questions. This community just wasn't the right match for my mother and her needs.

September 22, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Our Father's New Home

We found the facility to be clean and caring. The staff is kind but sometimes not as present as we would like. There are activities for the residents that are well planned.

September 20, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Mom's Care

This is a great community. Very clean. The food is excellent and the food needs some improvement and needs to be served warm. I was happy with the activities that they are offering my mom to help her stay active. I would over all recommend this community to other families.

March 2, 2016
Anonymous - Loved one of resident/client
Verified Review
Friendly, attentive staff

Overall our experience with Cottingham Retirement Community has been a good one. It's a nice looking place, the people seem friendly, and I appreciate how good the staff is about checking on residents when they don't come out for meals or activities.

February 24, 2016
A Friend of a Resident - Loved one of resident/client
A great assisted living community

We have only had a friend living there for about 4 weeks. Up to this point it has been a very welcoming place with many activities for the residents. It is extremely clean and the caregivers have been very helpful and friendly. I think this place was a real find.

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Cottingham Retirement Community offers Studio, 1 Bedroom and 2 Bedrooms. Learn more.

Cottingham Retirement Community has received an average review rating of 4 based on 42 reviews. See all reviews.

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