Tiffin CommunityOriginally built in 1904, The Shawhan Hotel was one of Ohio's finest hotels. It housed fancy dinners and elegant parties in the Emerald Room and gave business owners a prime location on East Perry Street.

Renovations began in 1996 to restore this gracious building. It was reopened in 1999 as an assisted living community. Purchased by Elmwood in 2001, it became Elmwood Assisted Living at The Shawhan, part of the Elmwood family of healthcare communities.

Once again an anchor of the downtown, our 53-suite / 66-bed assisted living community is warm and welcoming. Classic and timeless décor adorns the many living rooms, parlors, and libraries with fireplaces, perfect settings for visiting with family and friends. Residents and their guests may also enjoy elegant dining rooms, a solarium and court yard, ice cream parlor, chapel, beauty shoppe and community room.

Elmwood at The Shawhan is unlike most other assisted living facilities in many ways. The main feature that sets us apart is our 24-hour professional nursing, which provides peace of mind and reassurance to our residents and their families. Another is our Reminiscence Neighborhood, which is home to residents with Alzheimer's disease and other memory impairments. Exceptional care in gracious surroundings is what Elmwood is all about.

Licensed by the State of Ohio as a 53-suite / 66-bed Residential Care Facility, The Shawhan is a member of Assisted Living Federation of America, Ohio Assisted Living Association, and the Tiffin Area Chamber of Commerce.

Elmwood Assisted Living at The Shawhan-Tiffin accepts Medicaid Waiver Residents. Please call for availability.

Tiffin Living RoomSUITES

Elmwood Assisted Living at The Shawhan offers numerous suite floor plan options. Each is tastefully appointed with wall-to-wall carpeting, twin bed with maple headboard and matching bedside stand, ivory damask draperies, wallpaper border, and linens for the bed and bath. A refrigerator, telephone, and cable access are also provided. Each style features a kitchenette, private bathroom with walk-in shower, closet area, individually controlled heating and air conditioning, a nurse call system and more. Most residents choose to personalize their new home. Pictures for the walls, favorite furnishings, and decorations can be brought in to create that comfortable and familiar feeling.

Three-Room Suite - Our most spacious suite offers three rooms and a bathroom. These rooms may be used in any fashion to accommodate sleeping and living space preferences. Affectionately referred to as our "Penthouse Suite," an abundance of closet space and large windows make this quite appealing for the discriminating individual or couple.

Studio Suite - Available in a number of configurations, this suite plan offers plenty of space devoted to the living and sleeping areas. Many large windows, kitchenette, private bathroom with walk-in-shower and generous closet space make this a wonderful option for an individual or couple.

Private Suite - sized appropriately for one person, this suite plan accommodates an individual quite nicely. Your favorite chair, dresser, and television will be right at home. Large windows, kitchenette, and private bathroom with walk-in shower make this ideal for you or a loved one.

Tiffin GrandsonCARE & SERVICES

Elmwood Assisted Living at The Shawhan is a residential living community which offers support with activities of daily living as well as medical monitoring, medication administration, and nursing supervision. Social and recreational programs, fine dining, housekeeping, laundry, and maintenance services are all a part of this exceptional residential community. A special neighborhood specifically designed to meet the needs of residents with Alzheimer's disease and other Dementia is also available.

Elmwood at The Shawhan: (click on services for explanation of care).

Tiffin LadiesServices Include:

  • 24-Hour Nursing Care, Assessments and Support
  • Nurse Call System
  • Medication Administration
  • Personal and Individualized Nursing Care
  • Activities, including Social, Emotional Spiritual, Educational, and Day Trips
  • Rehabilitation Therapies
  • Incontinence Management
  • Fine Dining - Three Meals Each Day
  • In-Between Meal Refreshments
  • Housekeeping and Laundry
  • Interior and Exterior Maintenance
  • Transportation
  • Wander Alert System

Tiffin ShoppeAmenities Include:

  • Historic Dining Room
  • Ice Cream Parlor
  • Bird Aviary
  • Libraries with Fireplaces
  • Private Family Dining Room
  • Elegant Grand Piano
  • Courtyard & Sunroom
  • Community Room
  • Family Tea Room
  • Activity Shuttle
  • BTiffin Icecreameauty/Barber Shoppe
  • Chapel & More

Residents enjoy ice cream treats with family and friends in the old fashioned ice cream parlor.

Photo Library

  • Living Room View #1

    Living Room View #1 

  • Living Room View #2

    Living Room View #2 

  • Living Room View #3

    Living Room View #3 

  •  Room View

    Room View

  • Library


  •  Ice Cream Parlor

    Ice Cream Parlor

  •  Main Dining Room

    Main Dining Room

  • Private Dining Room

    Private Dining Room 

  • Patio



Corner of SR 100 (S. Washington St.) & SR 18 (E. Perry St.) in Downtown Tiffin.

map-tiffinContact Information

Elmwood Assisted Living at The Shawhan
54 S.Washington Street
Tiffin, OH 44883
Director of Community Relations
Phone (419) 447-6885
Fax (419) 447-6886