macintosh assisted livingThe phrase “continuum of care” can mean something different depending on what field it’s referring to. When it comes to senior and assisted living, “continuum of care” refers to a comprehensive offering of services that can cover a variety of care needs seniors have.

MacIntosh assisted living communities are able to offer a continuum of care through rehab and skilled nursing services. Here’s why that matters when you’re choosing an assisted living community for your parent or loved one.

post hospital rehab insuranceDear Kristen,

My father was recently hospitalized for a broken hip. Dad’s doctor told us that he’ll need post-hospital rehab following his stay to help him get back on his feet.

Now we’re trying to figure out how (or even if) the rehab will be covered by his insurance, but it’s been really confusing trying to sort through what’s covered and what’s not. Can you give me any info on how insurance works for rehabilitation after a hospital stay?

medicare and medicaidWe hear it a lot—“what’s the difference between Medicare and Medicaid?”

The confusion is natural. If you don’t have any experience with either program, it’s easy to get the two mixed up.

To help clear things up, let’s go over the basics of Medicare and Medicaid, who’s eligible for each program, examples of what each covers and how the two can work together for Ohio seniors.

visiting loved one long term careMany adult children with parents in a long-term care community worry that they aren’t visiting enough.

Do you feel this way, too? It’s difficult, but don’t let the feeling of guilt overtake you. Cut yourself some slack—you have many other demands on your time: a career, friends, children of your own, community commitments and more. 

post hospital rehabDo you have a surgery in the next few weeks or coming months? You might want to be looking for post-hospital rehab centers.

If you’re wondering how you’ll know if you need rehab, don’t worry—your surgeon will let you know if any will be necessary after your procedure. Assuming you do need rehab, it’s always a good idea to start looking before your stay in the hospital so everything is squared away.

senior women friends in assisted livingWhen you make the move to an assisted living community, the thought of meeting new people can be a little intimidating. As we grow older, it’s natural to hesitate when it comes to making new friends, especially if you already have a supportive family and friend group.

 assisted living downsizingIs your parent moving to an assisted living apartment? Do you have questions about how to decorate the new space? We have the answers!

To help you through the process, we’d like to share these 5 tips for decorating an assisted living apartment.

 downsizing for assisted livingWhen you’re preparing to make the move to an assisted living community, it can be a little intimidating to contemplate the downsizing process (also known as rightsizing). Many of us have lived in our homes for decades, which makes it difficult to imagine what our life will look like somewhere else.

rehab caregiverWhen a patient is discharged from a hospital stay, it’s not unusual for them to need inpatient rehab services to continue their recovery. If this is the case for your parent or spouse, you may have questions about what to expect during the rehab process, as well as how family and patient communication will be handled.