Category: Assisted Living

How To Compare the Costs of Assisted Living vs. Living at Home [Ohio]

Smiling Seniors after finding out Cost of Assisted Living

Are you or a loved one having some trouble living independently at home? Are you starting to consider assisted living as an option? If so, you likely want to find the right care, but you also want to know how much each option is going to cost before you make any final decisions. Complete this… Read more »

Canal Winchester Assisted Living Move-In Special

Canal Winchester Assisted Living Move-In Special

Are you looking for an assisted living community that combines the security of care with the comforts of home? The Canal Winchester care community is 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. Now is… Read more »

What’s Life Like in an Assisted Living Community?

Ladies playing Cards in Assisted Living

Dear Jennifer, We are getting ready to move my mother into an assisted living community, and she’s very apprehensive. She doesn’t like change anyway, and even though we toured the community, she’s not sure what life will be like once she moves in. Can you give us an idea? Sincerely, Freda What to Expect in… Read more »

Which Is Better—Assisted or Home Living?

Senior mother with Adult child talking to Nurse

Your senior parents need help. You know it. They probably know it, although they may not want to admit it. They may be having problems with: Chronic illness or disease, such as high blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol or diabetes Declining physical ability, such as vision, hearing, balance or walking Home safety Home maintenance and… Read more »

8 Assisted Living Activity Ideas to do in Columbus, Ohio

Looking through photos with a senior loved one in assisted living

Initially, visiting a senior loved one in assisted living might seem uncomfortable. What will you do? What should you talk about? Not to fear – with a little planning, you can have a handful of fun activities to suggest. And our list might just inspire you to create your own favorite visiting activity. Read on… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »