Category: Assisted Living

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 »

Ask the Expert: Dining in Assisted Living

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 »

Independent Living vs. Assisted Living: Which Is the Best Fit?

A question you hear a lot in senior living is “which is the right fit—independent living or assisted living?” The answer to that question lies in the definition of each community type. By fully understanding the two terms, you’ll be able to better understand which is the ideal place for you. Independent Living Defined Independent living is… Read more »

24 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Assisted Living Community

When you’re touring an assisted living community (which we really do recommend), you’ll want to be sure to ask the right questions while you’re there. But what are the right questions? Often, whether we’re looking for ourselves or our loved one, we don’t know what questions to ask because we’ve never done this before. So,… Read more »

4 Signs It’s Time for Assisted Living

You’ve noticed some changes in your parent. Maybe Mom isn’t dressing like she used to, or perhaps Dad no longer plays bridge even though he used to love it. But are these signs that it’s time for assisted living? It can be difficult to tell whether your parent could benefit from assisted living or not…. Read more »

How to Make New Friends in Assisted Living

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 »

Ask the Expert: Can Assisted Living Help?

Dear Edward: We visited my mother in Columbus, Ohio, recently. For numerous reasons, we haven’t seen her since last Christmas. While she’s been telling us she is doing well, I’m not so sure that is true. At a minimum, she is lonely. She might even be depressed. Some of the other concerns I have are… Read more »