Category: Rehabilitation

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 »

Ask the Expert: How’s the Food in Rehab?

At a Macintosh rehab center, patients can choose the kinds of foods they want to eat.

Dear Sharon, My mother is having her knee replaced, and she will be staying at a Central Ohio rehabilitation facility to recover. However, she is an extremely picky eater. I’m concerned she won’t like the food and will be miserable during her stay. Yours Truly, Cynthia Choose the Food You Like at Rehabilitation Centers Dear… Read more »

How to Stay Connected in a Physical Rehab Center in Columbus Ohio

A group of senior men and women reviewing a book in a book club.

  During your stay in a Columbus area post-hospital rehabilitation center, you may find it challenging to keep in touch with your friends and family. To keep your spirits up and your crowd of wellwishers informed, we have some unique ways to communicate with your loved ones while you’re in rehab we’d like to share…. Read more »

10 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 »

My Spouse Is in Post-Hospital Rehab. Now What?

You’ve successfully gotten your spouse through their surgery and have helped them make the transition to an inpatient post-hospital rehabilitation center for their recovery. Do you know what’s coming next? Here’s what you can expect during their stay at the rehab center and the transition home, as well as tips and advice to make the… Read more »

The Importance of Continuing Therapy at Home

Everyone who receives services from an inpatient rehabilitation center leaves with a discharge plan in place that outlines any necessary follow-up care. This plan often includes therapy exercises to be completed at home. It might be tempting to ease up on your exercises and go back to your normal routine once you’re back in the comfort of… Read more »

Ask the Expert: What Are Some Examples of Therapy Exercises?

Dear Jeremy, My husband was recently hospitalized for a bad case of pneumonia. He’s recovering but he’s going to need rehabilitation after he leaves the hospital to get back on his feet. He’s a little nervous because he has no idea what to expect. Can you give me some examples of therapy exercises? I think… 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 »