Category: Caregiver Resources

Holiday Decorating with a Loved One with Dementia

When a central Ohio loved one who lives with you has Alzheimer’s disease, the holiday season can present more than a few unique challenges. One of those challenges is decorating. Decking the halls for Christmas or Hanukkah is a tradition many families enjoy doing together every year. The tinsel and twinkle add to the festive… 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. The holiday season is upon us and with growing concerns the CDC recommends limiting holiday visitation by celebrating with just the members in your household or even virtually with family outside… Read more »

Indoor Visitation

Reuniting at last

We are thrilled to help our residents safely reunite with their families! Understanding risk, but also recognizing the benefits of visits with loved ones, MacIntosh residents will be able to enjoy SCHEDULED INDOOR VISITATION. Beginning Monday, October 12thth, with stringent visitation policies to mitigate the risks to our population, we will be coordinating in-person indoor… Read more »

Open Enrollment: Who, What, Why and How

Many find that working your way through the Medicare Open Enrollment process for the first time can be very daunting! Seniors are bombarded with information by mail and even on television commercials but what information is actually necessary for open enrollment? Here’s a quick overview of what you should know to help make the most… Read more »

Top 5 Fall Prevention Tips for Central Ohio Seniors

Caregivers of a senior loved one have usually read the statistics on how dangerous falls can be for older adults. Unfortunately, winter in central Ohio can raise the risk factor even higher. Icy driveways and walkways for those who struggle with balance can be an especially dangerous situation. If you are a caring for a senior… Read more »

Fire Safety Resources for Seniors in Central Ohio

October is National Fire Prevention Awareness Month. For older adults, the risk of being harmed or fatally injured in a fire is more than double that of younger adults. When a senior reaches the age of 85 their risk climbs to nearly five times higher. That means that while seniors make up only 13% of… Read more »

What to Know About Flu Shots & Seniors

Dear Dr. Dineen: My 87-year old mother moved in with us this past summer. She is still fairly active and independent but just wasn’t safe on her own any longer. I’m trying to convince her to get a flu shot. Since she had it last year, she doesn’t want to get it again. Mom thinks… Read more »

Staying Connected Virtually During COVID-19

Staying Connected Virtually During COVID-19

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 »

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 »