9 Gift Ideas That Are Perfect for Someone in the Hospital

Gift Boxes

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 »

Your First 48 Hours in Post-Hospital Rehabilitation

You’re about to leave the hospital, headed for a post-hospital rehab facility as the next step in your recovery. Your doctor has signed off on your release, the flowers and cards from well wishers are all packed up and you’re ready to go. But you may be feeling nervous or even overwhelmed—how do you know… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Why it’s Important to Choose an Assisted Living Community Offering a Continuum of Care

When assessing the right senior living community for your parent, ensure that you are considering their current and future care needs. A senior living community that offers a continuum of care may be the best option if you want to ensure your parent doesn’t need to move again when their care needs care. MacIntosh assisted… Read more »

24 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Assisted Living Community

When you’re touring an assisted living community (which we really do recommend), you’ll want to be sure to ask the right questions while you’re there. But what are the right questions? Often, whether we’re looking for ourselves or our loved one, we don’t know what questions to ask because we’ve never done this before. So,… Read more »

How Much Does Assisted Living Cost in Columbus, Ohio?

Woman talking through here living choices in a look-book.

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 »

Helping Your Parent Make the Move to Long-Term Care

Senior woman packing and preparing for a move to a long-term care community.

Is your senior parent moving to a long-term care community soon? Here are some tips to make the process go as smoothly as possible for both you and your parent. If your parent is moving from home… Moving from home to a long-term care community (also known as a skilled nursing facility) often involves a… Read more »