How Is Transportation Handled in Assisted Living?

Senior resident taking advantage of provided transportation.

Wondering how your transportation needs will be met after moving to assisted living? Here’s everything you need to know! Assisted Living Transportation Services At MacIntosh assisted living communities, our transportation services include scheduled outings and transportation to some outside appointments. Some of our assisted living centers offer transportation to doctors’ appointments either free of charge… Read more »

How to Provide Emotional Support for Your Spouse in Inpatient Rehab

Spouse giving care to his wife during her stay in inpatient rehabilitation.

If your spouse has suffered a health setback that has led them to post-hospital rehab, you may be wondering what you can do to boost their spirits. Here are three ideas for providing emotional support for your spouse during their rehabilitation and recovery journey. How to Provide Support For Your Spouse or Loved One 1…. Read more »

Transitioning from Assisted Living to Long-Term Care

There’s a lot of talk about how to handle the transition of your loved one from home to assisted living—but what about from assisted living to long-term care? After all, it’s a fairly common transition that many seniors eventually face. As Paula Span writes in an article on assisted living for the New York Times, “however suitable… Read more »

Your First 48 Hours in Post-Hospital Rehabilitation

You’re about to leave the hospital, headed for a post-hospital rehab facility as the next step in your recovery. Your doctor has signed off on your release, the flowers and cards from well wishers are all packed up and you’re ready to go. But you may be feeling nervous or even overwhelmed—how do you know… Read more »

How Long-Term Care Can Help Your Parent with Physical Fitness

Exercise is vital at all ages. However, for seniors, it often comes with unique challenges. Those challenges can stand in the way of seniors maintaining a healthy level of physical activity. But there is help available. Long-term care communities are designed to make it easy for seniors to safely engage in physical activities—here’s how. Fitness… Read more »

Ask the Expert: How Do I Pay for Assisted Living?

Dear Jaclyn, I’ve been considering moving to an assisted living community for some time now. However, I have some questions about how I will pay for it. What are my options? Does Medicare cover assisted living? James K. Columbus, OH Paying for Assisted Living Dear James, Many people have questions about how to pay for… Read more »

My Spouse Is in Post-Hospital Rehab. Now What?

You’ve successfully gotten your spouse through their surgery and have helped them make the transition to an inpatient post-hospital rehabilitation center for their recovery. Do you know what’s coming next? Here’s what you can expect during their stay at the rehab center and the transition home, as well as tips and advice to make the… 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 »