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 »

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 »

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 »

Transitioning Home After a Rehab Stay

Older man holding small ball during therapy

Dear Janet: Our dad is just finishing up a stay in a rehab center and will be discharged home soon. It’s been a long road for him since he had his stroke, and we want to make sure we do everything we can to help him make a smooth transition back to his house. Do… Read more »

How Often Should I Visit My Loved One in Long-Term Care?

A family visiting their elderly parents who live in The MacIntosh’s long-term care.

Many adult children with parents in a long-term care community worry that they aren’t visiting enough. It can be difficult to juggle all of your responsibilities: a career, friends, children of your own, community commitments, and more. We understand that you want to give your loved one as much attention as you can while they’re… Read more »

Canal Winchester Assisted Living Move-In Special

Canal Winchester Assisted Living Move-In Special

Are you looking for an assisted living community that combines the security of care with the comforts of home? The Canal Winchester care community is the perfect place for you or your loved one. We provide assistance with daily activities in a modern, active setting that allows residents to live independent, satisfying lives. Now is… Read more »