Dining in Assisted Living

Dining in Assisted Living

Dear Katrina, I’ve been helping my dad look into assisted living communities. I know this might not seem like a big deal, but one of his main concerns is what the food will be like. He’s worried that if he moves, he’ll be stuck eating boring, bland food every day. He’s also a pretty independent… Read more »

Sharing a Room in Long-Term Care: A Resident’s Perspective

Sharing a Room in LTC

Meet Craig, a veteran long-term care resident and community staple of our Monterey location. When visiting, you can often find Craig tending to the plants and animals in the courtyard, exercising his passion for gardening. He sat down for a visit and shared his many experiences as a long-term care resident, plus what you can… Read more »

Providing Long-Distance Care for My Aging Parent

Providing long-distance care

Providing care for a loved one from afar doesn’t have to be a challenge. With these tips, you can develop a meaningful long-distance caregiving relationship with your parent or loved one that will be rewarding for everyone. Let’s get started! What is Long-Distance Caregiving? Providing care from a distance of more than an hour is… 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 »

Staying Connected in a Physical Rehab Center

staying connected in rehab

  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 »

Get the Most Out of Optalis Care Centers

get the most out of MacIntosh Care Centers

Dear Sarah, I’m going to be moving to one of the Optalis 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 »

How Is Transportation Handled in Assisted Living?

How is Transportation Handled

Wondering how your transportation needs will be met after moving to assisted living? Here’s everything you need to know! Assisted Living Transportation Services At MacIntosh assisted living communities, our transportation services include scheduled outings and transportation to some outside appointments. Some of our assisted living centers offer transportation to doctors’ appointments either free of charge… 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 »