Category: Long-Term Care

Care Center 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 Care Center residents will be able to enjoy SCHEDULED OUTDOOR VISITATION. Beginning July 20th, with stringent visitation policies to mitigate the risks to our population, we will be coordinating in-person outdoor visitation… Read more »

How Often Should I Visit My Loved One in Long-Term Care?

A family visiting their elderly parents who live in The MacIntosh’s long-term care.

Many adult children with parents in a long-term care community worry that they aren’t visiting enough. It can be difficult to juggle all of your responsibilities: a career, friends, children of your own, community commitments, and more. We understand that you want to give your loved one as much attention as you can while they’re… Read more »

How to Find Long-Term Care For Your Parent

A child helping her parent find the right fit for their long-term care at The MacIntosh.

If you’ve started to notice changes in your senior parent, you may be looking for answers. Maybe Dad is having trouble eating and bathing himself. Perhaps Mom has received a new diagnosis or her chronic illness has worsened. After seeking solutions and discussing your concerns with a physician, you might wonder if long-term care is… Read more »

How to Plan for the Holidays with a Loved One in Long-Term Care

Senior adult and daughter holding hands by christmas tree

If this is your loved one’s first year in a long-term care community, the holidays can be a stressful time. Even if they’ve lived there for some time, it can still be difficult. Your celebrations will be different from how they were in years past — but “different” doesn’t have to mean “bad.” Here are… Read more »

Ask the Expert: Staying Active and Engaged in Long-Term Care

Dear Beth, My mom is currently living at an assisted living community in the Columbus, Ohio area. However, her health has deteriorated in the past few months and the community has told us that she will need to go to a long-term care community to receive the proper level of care. The community she’s at… Read more »

Sharing a Room in Long-Term Care: A Resident’s Perspective

Macintosh Monterey resident shares experience of quality care.

Meet Craig, a veteran long-term care resident and community staple of our Monterey location. When visiting, you can often find Craig tending to the plants and animals in the courtyard, exercising his passion for gardening. He sat down for a visit and shared his many experiences as a long-term care resident, plus what you can… Read more »

How to Help Your Parent Make the Move to Long-Term Care

Senior woman packing and preparing for a move to a long-term care community.

Is your senior parent moving to a long-term care community soon? Here are some tips to make the process go as smoothly as possible for both you and your parent. If your parent is moving from home… Moving from home to a long-term care community (also known as a skilled nursing facility) often involves a… Read more »

Visual or Audible: Great Books For Seniors in Long-Term Care

Senior woman reading a book in long-term care

If you’ve recently been transitioned to long-term care, now may be the perfect time to catch up on the reading you’ve always wanted to do. With so many resources available — audiobook and traditional physical books — the choices can almost seem overwhelming. Here are a few great options to ignite the book lover inside… Read more »

Transitioning from Assisted Living to Long-Term Care

There’s a lot of talk about how to handle the transition of your loved one from home to assisted living—but what about from assisted living to long-term care? After all, it’s a fairly common transition that many seniors eventually face. As Paula Span writes in an article on assisted living for the New York Times, “however suitable… Read more »