Post-Hospital Rehabilitation Care Center Checklist

Selecting a post-hospital rehabilitation center is an important decision. We believe MacIntosh rehabilitation centers are superior, and we invite you to compare us with other central Ohio rehab centers. Tour a MacIntosh center and two other centers using the below selection criteria to assist in making a decision. 2 = Excellent 1 = Acceptable 0… Read more »

Ask the Expert: Can Assisted Living Help?

Dear Edward: We visited my mother in Columbus, Ohio, recently. For numerous reasons, we haven’t seen her since last Christmas. While she’s been telling us she is doing well, I’m not so sure that is true. At a minimum, she is lonely. She might even be depressed. Some of the other concerns I have are… Read more »

Ask The Expert: Should My Family Visit Assisted Living?

Dear Kara, My mom and dad recently moved to assisted living. With family celebrations and holidays coming up, I want my grandchildren—their great-grandchildren—to spend time with them. However, like all kids, they can sometimes be noisy and rambunctious. I don’t want the children upsetting other people there. What should I do? Sincerely, Mary Hilliard, Ohio… Read more »

Ask The Expert: How to Help Dad Move to Memory Care

Dear Allie, After trying for years to help my dad stay at home, my wife and I have determined he’s not safe in his home. We’re moving him to memory care at West Park in Columbus. However, he doesn’t want to move from his home. How can we make the move easier on him? How can we make him… Read more »

Hepatitis C Risk Increases

The aging of Baby Boomers is bringing great changes to this nation. Along with rising worries about safety nets and health care comes a concern about Hepatitis C. Boomers are 5 times more likely to have Hepatitis C than the rest of the U.S. population. 1 out of every 30 Boomers has Hepatitis C. That doesn’t mean… Read more »

Medication Management in Assisted Living

Medication management is a critical service offered in most assisted living communities. After all, 77.5% of residents in assisted living need help with medications, according to one recent study. That same study noted that, on average, residents took 13 medications, 3 of them on a daily basis. Ensuring Your Loved One Receives the Proper Medication… Read more »

What Is Assisted Living?

What is assisted living? What kind of care will my family member receive in assisted living? Is assisted living the best option for my senior loved one? These are three of the most commonly asked questions by people who are searching for the best living environments for loved ones. No wonder most people don’t understand… Read more »

Advice for Patients: Paying for Skilled Nursing

Your patient requires skilled nursing care, but the family has no resources and is unsure how to pay for it. What can you tell them? Medicare Coverage of Skilled Nursing Care Your patient must meet the following criteria before Medicare will cover their care in a skilled nursing facility: They have Part A Medicare with days left… Read more »

Managing the Cost of Skilled Nursing Care

Dear Averi: My aging mother needs more help than I can provide for her. In my conversations with various continuing care retirement communities, I think that skilled nursing would probably be the best option. What do I need to do? Any advice would be helpful. Sincerely, Dora Dear Dora, You have provided a great service… Read more »

Test Your Stroke IQ

Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and one of the leading causes of long-term disability. Nearly 800,000 people suffer a stroke every year. Women, African Americans, and Hispanics are at higher risk for experiencing a stroke. One in three deaths in Hispanic women is the result of a stroke. However, experts say… Read more »