Author: Stephanie Corcoran

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 »

Ask the Expert: How to Stay Motivated for Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Senior man staying motivated in physical therapy at a Columbus rehabilitation center.

Dear Jeremy, I’m in the process of receiving physical therapy and rehabilitation services at a Columbus rehabilitation center. It’s only been a week, but I’m finding it hard to stay motivated.  Do you have any tips for me on how I can stay positive and stick to my therapy plan? Sincerely, Jeanne B. Tips for… Read more »

Visual or Audible: Great Books For Seniors in Long-Term Care

Senior woman reading a book in long-term care

If you’ve recently been transitioned to long-term care, now may be the perfect time to catch up on the reading you’ve always wanted to do. With so many resources available — audiobook and traditional physical books — the choices can almost seem overwhelming. Here are a few great options to ignite the book lover inside… Read more »

Ask the Expert: Get the Most Out of MacIntosh Care Centers

Dear Sarah, I’m going to be moving to one of the MacIntosh care centers soon and I’m starting to get a little nervous about what it’s going to be like. Do you have any tips or advice for getting the most out of the experience? Sincerely, Bert H. Hilliard, Ohio How to Get the Most… Read more »

10 Apps to Keep You Entertained in Post-Hospital Rehab

Senior woman using apps on her phone during post-hospital rehabilitation.

Are you looking for something fun to do in post-hospital rehabilitation? There are lots of things to keep you entertained if you’re in inpatient rehab at a MacIntosh care center, including activities and entertainment events, but you also have a world at your fingertips. With more than 2 million apps now available, there is so… Read more »

Ask the Expert: How Are Spiritual Needs Met at MacIntosh?

Woman with hands in prayer

Dear Elonda, My mom is going to be moving into a MacIntosh senior living community soon for assisted living. For the most part, she is ready for the move but there is one thing she’s worried about—her religion. Mom was raised Catholic and is very devout. She attends weekly Mass and before her health issues… Read more »

The Top 5 Amazing Health Benefits of Gardening for Seniors

Senior couple gardening for health benefits

A green thumb is a healthy thumb. Discover the benefits of gardening for seniors to inspire you during the next growing season! 1. Gardening helps keep seniors active. Gardening is a way to get your whole body moving. As you plant, weed and water, you’re putting your whole body to work. For seniors, an added… Read more »

How to Get Involved at Macintosh Centers: Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer helping senior living resident and serving her breakfast.

Are you looking for ways to give back? The MacIntosh Company has plenty of local volunteer work for you to put your talents to good use! Local Volunteer Work with Seniors There are seven Columbus area senior living and rehab communities that make up The MacIntosh Company. However, if you were to visit all seven,… Read more »

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 »