Category: Rehabilitation

Choosing the Right Rehab Center

Therapy Session

If a Columbus area senior loved one is hospitalized following an injury or illness, or if they are recovering from a planned surgery, their physician has likely recommended they continue their rehab. In many cases, the recommendation is a short-term stay in a skilled nursing and rehab center. While older adults are anxious to return… Read more »

Visiting a Loved One at MacIntosh

Visiting a Loved One

We are thrilled to help our residents safely visit with their families! Understanding risk, but also recognizing the benefits of visiting 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 To Meal Prep Before Planned Surgery

Meal Prep Before 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 »

Post-Rehab Recipes You’ll Love

Post-Rehab Recipes

You’ve had surgery, you’ve successfully completed post-hospital rehab and now you’re heading home. What are you planning on making for dinner? Returning home means returning to your normal routine. If you’ll be cooking for yourself, or if you have someone cooking for you after rehab, give these easy and healthy recipes a try. We’ve also thrown in… Read more »

Post-Hospital Rehab Insurance Questions

Dear Kristen, My father was recently hospitalized for a broken hip. Dad’s doctor told us that he’ll need post-hospital rehab following his stay to help him get back on his feet. Now we’re trying to figure out how (or even if) the rehab will be covered by his insurance, but it’s been really confusing trying… 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 »

Keeping Your Parent in Rehab for the Holidays

Keeping Your Parent in Rehab for the Holidays

Dear Kim, My dad is currently a patient at a rehab center in Columbus. He had a bad fall down some stairs that required extensive surgery. We know he will need to stay in rehab for several more months and likely continue with outpatient therapy. With the holidays coming up, we’d like to bring him… Read more »

What is the Average Length of Stay for Rehab?

Senior During Rehab Session

Dear Jeremy: My husband had a heart attack a few weeks ago and will soon be discharged from the hospital. The cardiologist told us that it would be best for him to go to a skilled nursing and rehab center somewhere in the Columbus area for a month or so of physical therapy. The doctor was very… Read more »

Staying Motivated for Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Staying Motivated

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?

What to Pack for Rehab

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 »