Top 12 Tips for Beating the Caregiver Blues this Winter

It’s that time of year again. The fun and festive holiday season is over. The grey days of winter have settled in. Snow and ice seem to be the primary topic of conversation among many central Ohio caregivers and seniors. If spring seems far off and you find yourself feeling a little blue, you aren’t… Read more »

Top 10 Winter Safety Tips for Seniors in Central Ohio

Dear Rocky: My husband and I have recently become caregivers for an elderly aunt who lives nearby. This role has been filled by her daughter for many years, but she got married and moved away so we took over. With winter’s arrival here in central Ohio, we are struggling to figure out how to keep… 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 »

Holiday Decorating with a Loved One with Dementia

When a central Ohio loved one who lives with you has Alzheimer’s disease, the holiday season can present more than a few unique challenges. One of those challenges is decorating. Decking the halls for Christmas or Hanukkah is a tradition many families enjoy doing together every year. The tinsel and twinkle add to the festive… Read more »

Home Safety Checklist for Central Ohio Seniors

If you chose to spend time visiting a senior loved one at their home over the holidays, you may find yourself wondering how safe they are living alone. Adult children often find themselves in the position of trying to evaluate an older family member’s home environment for safety. Do the stairs have strong handrails? Is… Read more »

Top 5 Fall Prevention Tips for Central Ohio Seniors

Caregivers of a senior loved one have usually read the statistics on how dangerous falls can be for older adults. Unfortunately, winter in central Ohio can raise the risk factor even higher. Icy driveways and walkways for those who struggle with balance can be an especially dangerous situation. If you are a caring for a senior… Read more »

MacIntosh Resident & Staff Safety Efforts

Health & Safety Protocol

During these uncertain times, one thing is certain, MacIntosh continues to work effortlessly to protect our residents and team members. We are closely following all CDC and ODH guidelines as well as any additional recommendation. We have kept in contact with our families on a regular basis to share any updates we may have and… Read more »