Category: Senior Health and Wellness

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 »

Home Safety Checklist for Central Ohio Seniors

Home Safety Checklist

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 »

Dealing with Emotional Loss

Dealing with Emotional Loss

Dear Kara, I am the primary caregiver for my aunt. She is my late-mother’s sister, and we have always been close to her. A few months ago, her husband of almost 50 years passed away unexpectedly, leaving her on her own for the first time. Within a few weeks of his funeral, we realized she… Read more »

Staying Heart Healthy at Home

Heart Healthy Meal

Dear Tacy: My parents are both retired and starting to slow down a bit. I’m a little concerned that their more sedentary lifestyle is putting them at risk for heart problems. Do you have any tips you can share on how to keep your heart healthy as you grow older? Ruth Dear Ruth: I do!… Read more »

Historical Places Around Columbus for Seniors

Historical Places Around Columbus for Seniors

Looking for interesting places to go in the Columbus, Ohio area? There are so many places to choose from that we’ve narrowed it down to historical sites. Step back in time and explore roads to the past at any one of these eight Columbus area historical places that are perfect for seniors and older adults!… Read more »

Get the Most Out of MacIntosh Care Centers

get the most out of MacIntosh Care Centers

Dear Sarah, I’m going to be moving to one of the MacIntosh care centers soon and I’m starting to get a little nervous about what it’s going to be like. Do you have any tips or advice for getting the most out of the experience? Sincerely, Bert H. Hilliard, Ohio How to Get the Most… Read more »

How Are Spiritual Needs Met at MacIntosh?

spiritual needs in ltc

Dear Elonda, My mom is going to be moving into a MacIntosh senior living community soon for assisted living. For the most part, she is ready for the move but there is one thing she’s worried about—her religion. Mom was raised Catholic and is very devout. She attends weekly Mass and before her health issues… Read more »

Volunteer Opportunities at Macintosh Centers

Volunteer helping senior living resident and serving her breakfast.

Are you looking for ways to give back? The MacIntosh Company has plenty of local volunteer work for you to put your talents to good use! Local Volunteer Work with Seniors There are seven Columbus area senior living and rehab communities that make up The MacIntosh Company. However, if you were to visit all seven,… Read more »

Communicating with Your Parent’s Healthcare Providers

communicating with healthcare providers

Adults over 65 visit physicians at more than twice the rate of adults aged 18-64. So as your parent ages, it’s likely their office visits may increase due to changing health needs. It’s also likely that you will be asked to join them on their visits to provide support and help them communicate with their… Read more »

Importance of Pain Management

Pain Management

Everyone has a different pain threshold so they react differently. Doctors sometimes have a tough time finding the right balance between too much pain medication and too little. And with addiction rates nationwide on the rise, no physician wants to put a patient at risk. While it will be very important for you to work… Read more »