How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Columbus, Ohio?

Adult daughter sitting at desk looking at another woman

My mom is in her mid-80s and while she’s in pretty good shape for her age, she’s starting to have some issues getting around. I think — and she agrees — that it’s time to start looking at assisted living communities. So, how much does assisted living cost? And how much would it cost for… 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 »

MacIntosh Moment Launch!

MacIntosh Moments

We are so excited to share this news with you! If you have been in one of our centers recently, you may have noticed a new logo and signage floating around about MacIntosh Moments! But what is “MacIntosh Moments”? We’re glad you asked! MacIntosh Moments Within our company, we strive to uphold our promise to… Read more »

9 Gift Ideas That Are Perfect for Someone in the Hospital

Gift

If your friend or family member is in the hospital, it’s natural to want to bring them something when you visit. However, how do you know what gift will be appropriate and appreciated? To help you out, here are some hospital gift ideas (that aren’t flowers!) that are perfect for older adults. What to Bring Someone in… 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 »

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 »

How to Find Long-Term Care For Your Parent

A child helping her parent find the right fit for their long-term care at The MacIntosh.

If you’ve started to notice changes in your senior parent, you may be looking for answers. Maybe Dad is having trouble eating and bathing himself. Perhaps Mom has received a new diagnosis or her chronic illness has worsened. After seeking solutions and discussing your concerns with a physician, you might wonder if long-term care is… Read more »

What’s Life Like in an Assisted Living Community?

Ladies playing Cards in Assisted Living

Dear Jennifer, We are getting ready to move my mother into an assisted living community, and she’s very apprehensive. She doesn’t like change anyway, and even though we toured the community, she’s not sure what life will be like once she moves in. Can you give us an idea? Sincerely, Freda What to Expect in… Read more »

Which Is Better—Assisted or Home Living?

Senior mother with Adult child talking to Nurse

Your senior parents need help. You know it. They probably know it, although they may not want to admit it. They may be having problems with: Chronic illness or disease, such as high blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol or diabetes Declining physical ability, such as vision, hearing, balance or walking Home safety Home maintenance and… Read more »