Category: Rehabilitation

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Ask the Expert: How to Stay Motivated for Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

Senior man staying motivated in physical therapy at a Columbus rehabilitation center.

Dear Jeremy, I’m in the process of receiving physical therapy and rehabilitation services at a Columbus rehabilitation center. It’s only been a week, but I’m finding it hard to stay motivated.  Do you have any tips for me on how I can stay positive and stick to my therapy plan? Sincerely, Jeanne B. Tips for… Read more »