Category: Caregiver Resources

Staying Connected Virtually During COVID-19

Stay Connected Virtually

Staying connected has never been as important as it is during this stressful time. That is why we are pleased to provide our residents and their families and friends innovative communication options with Virtual Visitation and MacIntosh Messaging. Virtual Visitation If you would like to enjoy a virtual visit with one of our Care Center… Read more »

MacIntosh COVID-19 Prevention

As concerns surrounding the Coronavirus continue to grow, we’ve gathered information from experts and trusted health sources to protect MacIntosh communities and lessen worries. MacIntosh COVID-19 Prevention The top priority at the MacIntosh Company is the health and well-being of our patients, residents and employees. Therefore, we are taking extra precautions at this time to… Read more »

9 Gift Ideas That Are Perfect for Someone in the Hospital

Gift

If your friend or family member is in the hospital, it’s natural to want to bring them something when you visit. However, how do you know what gift will be appropriate and appreciated? To help you out, here are some hospital gift ideas (that aren’t flowers!) that are perfect for older adults. What to Bring Someone in… Read more »

6 New Year’s Resolutions for Central Ohio Caregivers

Happy New Year

As we head toward the start of a new year, weary caregivers may be struggling to find ways to lead healthier lives. The demands of caring for a senior loved one can take a toll on both the physical and emotional health of the caregiver. What can you as a caregiver do to start off… 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 »

How to Provide Emotional Support for Your Spouse in Inpatient Rehab

Spouse giving care to his wife during her stay in inpatient rehabilitation.

If your spouse has suffered a health setback that has led them to post-hospital rehab, you may be wondering what you can do to boost their spirits. Here are three ideas for providing emotional support for your spouse during their rehabilitation and recovery journey. How to Provide Support For Your Spouse or Loved One 1…. Read more »

Ask the Expert: How to Involve My Parent When I Help Them

Dear Elonda, My mom has been living at home by herself since my dad passed away three years ago. She was doing okay at first but now she seems to be slowing down a bit. To help her, I go over once or twice a week to do yard work, help with laundry, go grocery… Read more »

Is the Medicare Observation Stay Costing You Money?

Dear Jessica, My father was admitted to the hospital twice in one year for the same type of illness. The second bill was a little more than half the amount of the first one, but Medicare paid hardly any of it. And although his doctor recommended he go to a rehabilitation center after the second… Read more »

How to Involve Your Parent in Care Decisions

Dear Kara: My mother’s health has been steadily declining over the last few years. While she doesn’t have any life-limiting illnesses, she has a number of small health concerns. They have caused her to struggle with mobility and stamina. She is also a little bit confused at times. We have gradually begun making many of… Read more »

Not in the Holiday Spirit? That’s Okay.

Dear Georgette: My father passed away this fall, and my mom is still grieving his loss. They were married for over 50 years. While my husband and I have small children and feel like the holidays should still be a time to celebrate, my mom wants no part of Christmas. We are struggling to try… Read more »