Category: Assisted Living

How to Make New Friends in Assisted Living

Making New Friends

When 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. Don’t let that hesitation stop you from enjoying… Read more »

MacIntosh Assisted Living Move-In Special

assisted living Move-in Special

Are you looking for an assisted living community that combines the security of care with the comforts of home? Optalis’s Assisted Living communities are the perfect place for you or your loved one. We provide assistance with daily activities in a modern, active setting that allows residents to live independent, satisfying lives. Take advantage of… Read more »

How to Decorate an Assisted Living Apartment

How to Decorate

Is 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. ____________________________________________________________________ Answers to the most common questions seniors have about moving to… Read more »

Must-Haves When Downsizing to Assisted Living

Couple Moving

When 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. However, there are a… Read more »

Assisted Living Costs in Central Ohio

Woman talking through here living choices in a look-book.

If you’re looking for information about the cost of assisted living in Columbus, Ohio, you might have a difficult time getting an answer. That’s because assisted living costs can vary depending on the individual’s needs. However, you can get an idea of the assisted living price ranges from the Genworth Financial Cost of Care Survey… Read more »

How to Pay with the Ohio Medicaid Assisted Living Waiver

How to Pay with Medicaid Waiver

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 »

Holiday Warning Signs that a Senior Needs Assisted Living

Signs it's time for AL

Sometimes the warning signs that a senior is struggling are obvious ones, such as frequent falls or a chronic health condition. But many times, the signs are small ones. These are easy for families, especially those that live far away, to overlook until a crisis occurs. Warning Signs a Senior Loved One Needs Help Here are… Read more »

How to Vote When Living at an Assisted Living Community

Election Day is Tuesday, November 2, 2021. 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… Read more »

Should My Family Visit Assisted Living?

Should My Family Visit

Dear Kara, My mom and dad recently moved to assisted living. With family celebrations and holidays coming up, I want my grandchildren—their great-grandchildren—to visit and spend time with them. However, like all kids, they can sometimes be noisy and rambunctious. I don’t want the children upsetting other people there. What should I do? Sincerely, Mary… Read more »