Category: Rehabilitation

Visiting a Loved One at MacIntosh

Mother and Daughter Hugging

We are thrilled to help our residents safely visit with their families! Understanding risk, but also recognizing the benefits of visits with loved ones, MacIntosh residents are able to enjoy visitation, with some guidance provided by the CDC and CMS in regards to the core principles of infection control to mitigate the risks to our… Read more »

How Diabetes Can Affect Rehabilitation

If you’re a person with Type 2 diabetes, you’re probably already aware that you will always experience medical complications. That risk is heightened if you’re older, overweight or in poor health. What can you expect from post-surgical rehab? Even if your blood sugar was under control when you went in for surgery, it may well not… Read more »

Staying Motivated for Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Staying motivated is one of the most important parts of any rehabilitation journey. Whether it’s inpatient or outpatient therapy, or for an illness, surgery or injury, the success of your recovery depends for a large part on the effort you put into it. If you stay motivated, it really increases your chances of success and… Read more »

What Should I Pack for a Post-Hospital Rehab Stay?

Senior man sitting at a dining room table with a rehabilitation aide playing a game

If you’ll be transitioning from a hospital stay to a Columbus area short-term rehab center, you may be wondering what to pack. Luckily, you’ll be able to trade those awful hospital gowns for your own pajamas, but you will need more than just comfortable pajamas during your stay. Here is a list of what to… Read more »

9 Apps to Keep You Entertained in Post-Hospital Rehab

Senior woman using apps on her phone during post-hospital rehabilitation.

Are you looking for something fun to do in post-hospital rehabilitation? There are lots of things to keep you entertained if you’re in inpatient rehab at a MacIntosh care center, including activities and entertainment events, but you also have a world at your fingertips. With more than 2 million apps now available, there is so… Read more »

Your First 48 Hours in Post-Hospital Rehabilitation

You’re about to leave the hospital, headed for a post-hospital rehab facility as the next step in your recovery. Your doctor has signed off on your release, the flowers and cards from well wishers are all packed up and you’re ready to go. But you may be feeling nervous or even overwhelmed—how do you know… Read more »

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Virtual Visit

Woman Looking at Computer

The Coronavirus pandemic has created many new unique challenges for families, particularly those who wish to visit and spend time with loved ones that reside in senior living communities. At MacIntosh, we fully understand nothing can replace face-to-face interactions but have made keeping our residents connected and reduce any feelings of isolation a top priority…. Read more »

How To Meal Prep Before Planned Surgery

Meal prepping is one of the best things you can do to prepare for a planned surgery like a knee replacement or cardiovascular surgery. It’s an easy way to make the transition home from the hospital or post-hospital rehab center a little smoother. If you or a loved one will be having surgery soon, here are some… Read more »

Transitioning Home After a Rehab Stay

Older man holding small ball during therapy

Dear Janet: Our dad is just finishing up a stay in a rehab center and will be discharged home soon. It’s been a long road for him since he had his stroke, and we want to make sure we do everything we can to help him make a smooth transition back to his house. Do… Read more »

How do I Know if a Skilled Rehab Center is the Best Option?

Patient recovering in skilled rehab center post surgery

Is it better to recover at home or at a skilled rehab center after an illness, accident, or injury? It all depends on your situation.  If you’re helping a loved one make this decision, read the following story and learn more about your options.  Is Home Care or Short-Term Rehab Better? Joy, whose father had… Read more »