Author: Stephanie Corcoran

How to Vote When Living at an Assisted Living Community

Voting in an assisted living community

Voting is a fundamental right of all Americans, therefore, federal laws are in place to ensure everyone has the right to vote regardless of where they live. This means there are accommodations in place to help those living — or temporarily recovering — in assisted living or skilled nursing gain the access they need to… Read more »

Ask the Expert: Dining in Assisted Living

Assisted living residents at pickaway manor dining

Dear Katrina, I’ve been helping my dad look into assisted living communities. I know this might not seem like a big deal, but one of his main concerns is what the food will be like. He’s worried that if he moves, he’ll be stuck eating boring, bland food every day. He’s also a pretty independent… Read more »

Sharing a Room in Long-Term Care: A Resident’s Perspective

Macintosh Monterey resident shares experience of quality care.

Meet Craig, a veteran long-term care resident and community staple of our Monterey location. When visiting, you can often find Craig tending to the plants and animals in the courtyard, exercising his passion for gardening. He sat down for a visit and shared his many experiences as a long-term care resident, plus what you can… Read more »

How Do I Provide Long-Distance Care for My Aging Parent?

Senior women pressing on iphone screen to end a call with her daughter.

Providing care for a loved one from afar doesn’t have to be a challenge. With these tips, you can develop a meaningful long-distance caregiving relationship with your parent or loved one that will be rewarding for everyone. Let’s get started! What is Long-Distance Caregiving? Providing care from a distance of more than an hour is… Read more »

4 Tips for Easier Post-Rehab Grocery Shopping

Senior woman post-hospital stay grocery shopping

Going back to daily life after post-hospital rehabilitation and therapy can be challenging. One typical chore you may or may not have missed is grocery shopping, which can quickly become tiring or beyond your current physical capacity after rehab. Fortunately, we have a few simple tips to make this task easier and less overwhelming. That… Read more »

7 Stimulating Memory Care Activities and Why They’re Important

A senior woman in memory care is reading a book with her adult daughter.

If you’re caring for a loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, it may be hard to know how to help them. Of course, you want to make their life as easy as possible but it may be difficult to know exactly what they need. Are the questions you’re asking them and the activities you’re… Read more »

Historical Places in and Near Columbus Seniors Will Love

Map of the historical things to do around Columbus, Ohio.

Looking for interesting places to go in the Columbus, Ohio area? There are so many places to choose from that we’ve narrowed it down to historical sites. Step back in time and explore roads to the past at any one of these eight Columbus area historical places that are perfect for seniors and older adults!… Read more »

How to Stay Connected in a Physical Rehab Center in Columbus Ohio

A group of senior men and women reviewing a book in a book club.

  During your stay in a Columbus area post-hospital rehabilitation center, you may find it challenging to keep in touch with your friends and family. To keep your spirits up and your crowd of wellwishers informed, we have some unique ways to communicate with your loved ones while you’re in rehab we’d like to share…. Read more »

How to Help Your Parent Make the Move to Long-Term Care

Senior woman packing and preparing for a move to a long-term care community.

Is your senior parent moving to a long-term care community soon? Here are some tips to make the process go as smoothly as possible for both you and your parent. If your parent is moving from home… Moving from home to a long-term care community (also known as a skilled nursing facility) often involves a… Read more »

Ask the Expert: How to Pay with the Ohio Medicaid Assisted Living Waiver

Senior man paying bills.

Dear Jaclyn, My dad is living at an assisted living community and someone recently told us that the Ohio Medicaid assisted living waiver can help cover the cost. I’ve never heard of this before—could you tell me more about it? I’m wondering if Dad is eligible and if so, how we can apply. Sincerely, Nancy… Read more »