Quick and Easy Recipes You’ll Love Post-Rehab

You’ve had surgery, you’ve successfully completed post-hospital rehab and now you’re heading home. What are you planning on making for dinner? Returning home means returning to your normal routine. If you’ll be cooking for yourself, or if you have someone cooking for you after rehab, give these easy and healthy recipes a try. We’ve also thrown in… 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 »

What You Need to Know About Assessing Your Parent’s ADL Ability

Is it time for your parent to move to an assisted living or long-term care community? The answer to that question is never easy for an adult child to answer. It’s tough to know what to look for and how to evaluate your parent’s ability to live on their own. After all, you’re their child,… Read more »

Ask the Expert: Types of Post-Hospital Therapy for Seniors

Dear Kelly, About a week ago, my 74-year-old mom had a stroke. None of us were prepared for something like this, and now we’re scrambling to take care of her as best we can. The stroke wasn’t a severe one and she’s doing well, but she is having some speech issues and difficulty balancing. Her… Read more »

What Are Activities of Daily Living?

Activities of daily living are the things people do every day, like eating, bathing or dressing. That’s the short answer. The long one includes answers to questions like why activities of daily living (ADLs) matter and how they can help you tell what level of care your parent needs. Here’s what you need to know… Read more »

A Day in the Life at a MacIntosh Long-Term Care Community

Long-term care is becoming an increasingly common need for older adults. In fact, it’s estimated that about half (52%) of Americans 65 or above will need some type of long-term care service in the future. However, those are just numbers. Your parent isn’t a number. Your loved one isn’t a statistic. If they end up in the… Read more »

4 Signs It’s Time for Assisted Living

You’ve noticed some changes in your parent. Maybe Mom isn’t dressing like she used to, or perhaps Dad no longer plays bridge even though he used to love it. But are these signs that it’s time for assisted living? It can be difficult to tell whether your parent could benefit from assisted living or not…. Read more »

How to Make New Friends in Assisted Living

When you make the move to an assisted living community, the thought of meeting new people can be a little intimidating. As we grow older, it’s natural to hesitate when it comes to making new friends, especially if you already have a supportive family and friend group. Don’t let that hesitation stop you from enjoying… Read more »

All Better! Now What? Post Rehab Tips for Your Parent

You’ve been through the hospitalization process and the transition to rehab with your loved one. You’ve helped your parent navigate their recovery journey, and now they’re back on their feet and ready to return home. So now what? What Comes After Senior Living Rehab? If you’re wondering what comes after your parent is discharged from… Read more »

Is the Medicare Observation Stay Costing You Money?

Dear Jessica, My father was admitted to the hospital twice in one year for the same type of illness. The second bill was a little more than half the amount of the first one, but Medicare paid hardly any of it. And although his doctor recommended he go to a rehabilitation center after the second… Read more »