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Helen Purcell the home of legendary care and authentic love.

With over 135 years of caring for its residents, Helen Purcell is here to be your choice for assisted living and memory care.

Located on 10 acres of nature-rich grounds in the Norwood Boulevard neighborhood, Helen Purcell has been providing Zanesville and Southeastern Ohio a rich history excellent care. Helen Purcell has made a place where its residents feel at home. They enjoy the company of the other residents and soon become more than just friends; this includes the people that work here. It truly is a family style setting.

The Helen Purcell home has evolved over the years and currently is an assisted living facility for both men and women. Helen Purcell remains a nonprofit 501(c)(3) and is locally managed by a board of trustees consisting of local community leaders.

Finally, Helen Purcell is now synonymous with legendary care and authentic love. This is just the way Helen Purcell would’ve wanted it to be.

With over 135 years of caring for its residents Helen Purcell is here to be your choice for assisted living and memory care
Helen Purcell is now synonymous with legendary care and authentic love


Helen Purcell offers three living arrangements in our Garden Suites, Legacy Living, and the Shinnick Center. The Garden Suites and Legacy Living are for those who are independent or may need just a little assistance, while the Shinnick Center provides memory care, respite, hospice, therapy, and long-term stays.


We welcome the opportunity to provide potential residents and their families with a guided tour of Helen Purcell’s indoors and outdoors. If you cannot make it, please visit through our virtual tours.


Probably due too it’s a long history in the community, the Helen Purcell home is generally just called Helen Purcell. Together with the name, is the building and typically when Helen Purcell is mentioned, one thinks of its’s rich history and the beautiful home on Norwood Boulevard.


Helen Purcell offers many options from independent living apartments to full care. Whether you are seeking a lifestyle that frees you from the upkeep up a house and the peace of mind that assisted living can provide, then Helen Purcell’s Garden Suites and Legacy Living are the perfect options for you.

For long-term care, our Shinnick Center provides our residents with exceptional continuing care.

As a resident of Helen Purcell, you will be able to participate in many programs and create lasting friendships. In addition to our many amenities, activities, home style atmosphere, we also provide onsite medical services.

We offer our residents the peace of mind of 24-hour nursing. We can also provide assistance with daily activities, bathing, dressing, laundry, and housekeeping.

  • Ambulance
  • Attending Physician
  • Dentist
  • Hospice
  • Laboratory
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Pharmacy
  • Podiatrist
  • Private Attendant
  • Psychiatrist
  • Therapy
  • X-Ray