Category: Senior Health and Wellness

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 »

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 »

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. Now… 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 »

Top 10 Winter Safety Tips for Seniors in Central Ohio

Dear Rocky: My husband and I have recently become caregivers for an elderly aunt who lives nearby. This role has been filled by her daughter for many years, but she got married and moved away so we took over. With winter’s arrival here in central Ohio, we are struggling to figure out how to keep… Read more »

Preventing Vitamin D Deficiency

Older adults in central Ohio are at higher risk for a vitamin D deficiency during the winter than their friends in southern climates. That is because most of us spend less time outdoors during the winter. Less exposure to sunlight means the body has less opportunity to produce vitamin D naturally. More and more studies… Read more »

Home Safety Checklist for Central Ohio Seniors

If you chose to spend time visiting a senior loved one at their home over the holidays, you may find yourself wondering how safe they are living alone. Adult children often find themselves in the position of trying to evaluate an older family member’s home environment for safety. Do the stairs have strong handrails? Is… Read more »

Top 5 Fall Prevention Tips for Central Ohio Seniors

Caregivers of a senior loved one have usually read the statistics on how dangerous falls can be for older adults. Unfortunately, winter in central Ohio can raise the risk factor even higher. Icy driveways and walkways for those who struggle with balance can be an especially dangerous situation. If you are a caring for a senior… Read more »

Fire Safety Resources for Seniors in Central Ohio

October is National Fire Prevention Awareness Month. For older adults, the risk of being harmed or fatally injured in a fire is more than double that of younger adults. When a senior reaches the age of 85 their risk climbs to nearly five times higher. That means that while seniors make up only 13% of… Read more »