Category: Senior Health and Wellness

7 Tips to Improve Communication With Your Doctor

Clear communication with your doctor is crucial when discussing any diagnosis, health plans, medications and/or symptoms. Improve conversations with your doctor with these simple tips. Improve Your Conversation When your doctor explains a diagnosis, explain it back to the doctor as you understand it. This will help make sure you understand the information correctly and allows… Read more »

MacIntosh COVID-19 Prevention

Coronavirus Prevention

During this unprecedented time, our commitment to families of patients and residents, as always, is to provide timely and accurate information. As it relates to COVID-19, effective communication is an important part of containing the virus. We continue to communicate the latest in preventative measures as well as actual cases in our center through phone… Read more »

9 Fall Activities to do With Your Senior

Pumpkins

Autumn is here, with beautiful colors, abundant harvests, and gorgeous weather that makes most of us want to get outdoors and enjoy all the activities Central Ohio has to offer. Here’s a list of nine activities to do in the area, even better they are all free or inexpensive! Apple picking: Enjoy the pretty drive… Read more »

Healthy Weight Gain Tips for Seniors

Have you or your loved one lost weight recently without trying, here are some helpful tips for healthy senior weight gain, as well as a look at some of the underlying issues the sudden weight loss may indicate. How to Help Older Adults Gain Weight in a Healthy Way If you or your parent is… Read more »

Busting the Myths on Aging

There are many myths associated with aging. They range from the belief that seniors can’t use technology to the idea that growing older means your health will decline. We decided to help bust some of the more popular myths about aging. Aging Mythbusters Myth: Older people are crabby Fact: A study led by Arthur Stone, of the… Read more »

MacIntosh Assisted Living Move-In Special

Are you looking for an assisted living community that combines the security of care with the comforts of home? The MacIntosh Company’s Assisted Living communities are the perfect place for you or your loved one. We provide assistance with daily activities in a modern, active setting that allows residents to live independent, satisfying lives. For… Read more »

The Top 5 Amazing Health Benefits of Gardening for Seniors

Senior couple gardening for health benefits

A green thumb is a healthy thumb. Discover the benefits of gardening for seniors to inspire you during the next growing season! 1. Gardening helps keep seniors active. Gardening is a way to get your whole body moving. As you plant, weed and water, you’re putting your whole body to work. For seniors, an added… 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 »

Ask the Expert: Is it Okay to Cheat on a Cardiac Diet

Cheating on a Cardiac Diet

Dear Jane: My father is on a very restrictive cardiac diet. His doctor wants him to follow it to help better manage his coronary artery disease. After a lifetime of eating a very unhealthy diet, this abrupt change in lifestyle is very difficult for him to follow. I understand the diet is to be his… Read more »

Guide to a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle

Heart Health

February is well known for being American Heart Health Month, a yearly awareness campaign created to alert people of the risk factors for heart-related illnesses and encourage them to take steps in protecting their heart. MacIntosh participates in various ways such as helping to educate adults on the disease and preventative ways to potentially reverse… Read more »