Category: Long-Term Care

Coronavirus Status by MacIntosh Community

As things continue to evolve under COVID-19, we are closely following and implementing new recommendations and protocols from the CDC and Ohio Health Department. Infection control remains a vital part of every protocol we follow as well as ongoing daily education for our staff. During this unprecedented time, our commitment to families of patients and… 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 »

The Difference Between Long-Term Care and Memory Care

What’s the difference between long-term care and memory care? Knowing the answer can help you find the best fit for your parent. Below, we’ll explore the difference between the two, as well as how to determine which is right for your loved one. Long-Term Care vs Memory Care Long-term care is a service designed for seniors… 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 »