Coronavirus Status by MacIntosh Community

As things continue to evolve under COVID-19, we are closely following and implementing new recommendations and protocols from the CDC and Ohio Health Department. Infection control remains a vital part of every protocol we follow as well as ongoing daily education for our staff. During this unprecedented time, our commitment to families of patients and… Read more »

Holiday Decorating with a Loved One with Dementia

When a central Ohio loved one who lives with you has Alzheimer’s disease, the holiday season can present more than a few unique challenges. One of those challenges is decorating. Decking the halls for Christmas or Hanukkah is a tradition many families enjoy doing together every year. The tinsel and twinkle add to the festive… Read more »

MacIntosh COVID-19 Prevention

As concerns surrounding the Coronavirus continue to grow, we’ve gathered information from experts and trusted health sources to protect MacIntosh communities and lessen worries. The holiday season is upon us and with growing concerns the CDC recommends limiting holiday visitation by celebrating with just the members in your household or even virtually with family outside… Read more »

Home Safety Checklist for Central Ohio Seniors

If you chose to spend time visiting a senior loved one at their home over the holidays, you may find yourself wondering how safe they are living alone. Adult children often find themselves in the position of trying to evaluate an older family member’s home environment for safety. Do the stairs have strong handrails? Is… Read more »

Preventing Vitamin D Deficiency

Older adults in central Ohio are at higher risk for a vitamin D deficiency during the winter than their friends in southern climates. That is because most of us spend less time outdoors during the winter. Less exposure to sunlight means the body has less opportunity to produce vitamin D naturally. More and more studies… Read more »

4 Signs It’s Time for Assisted Living

You’ve noticed some changes in your parent. Maybe Mom isn’t dressing like she used to, or perhaps Dad no longer plays bridge even though he used to love it. But are these signs that it’s time for assisted living? It can be difficult to tell whether your parent could benefit from assisted living or not…. Read more »

Indoor Visitation

Reuniting at last

We are thrilled to help our residents safely reunite with their families! Understanding risk, but also recognizing the benefits of visits with loved ones, MacIntosh residents will be able to enjoy SCHEDULED INDOOR VISITATION. Beginning Monday, October 12thth, with stringent visitation policies to mitigate the risks to our population, we will be coordinating in-person indoor… Read more »

Open Enrollment: Who, What, Why and How

Many find that working your way through the Medicare Open Enrollment process for the first time can be very daunting! Seniors are bombarded with information by mail and even on television commercials but what information is actually necessary for open enrollment? Here’s a quick overview of what you should know to help make the most… Read more »

Top 5 Fall Prevention Tips for Central Ohio Seniors

Caregivers of a senior loved one have usually read the statistics on how dangerous falls can be for older adults. Unfortunately, winter in central Ohio can raise the risk factor even higher. Icy driveways and walkways for those who struggle with balance can be an especially dangerous situation. If you are a caring for a senior… Read more »

The Difference Between Long-Term Care and Memory Care

What’s the difference between long-term care and memory care? Knowing the answer can help you find the best fit for your parent. Below, we’ll explore the difference between the two, as well as how to determine which is right for your loved one. Long-Term Care vs Memory Care Long-term care is a service designed for seniors… Read more »