Long-Term Care: Who Is It For?

Long-term care is for seniors who are no longer able to safely live at home on their own and require some form of 24-hour nursing care. For those who need support with personal care needs such as walking, eating, dressing, bathing, toileting or transferring/standing up, long-term care communities can provide the necessary support.

In other words, if your parent is having trouble with multiple daily care activities, or perhaps has a chronic illness, long-term care may be right for them. In addition to assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), long-term care communities offer things such as medication management, ensuring proper nutrition and physician visits to make sure the resident’s medical needs are being met.

However, the decision does not rest on your shoulders alone. Before entering a long-term care community that offers skilled nursing, a doctor needs to confirm that their patient needs to enter the community for care. Talk with your parent and their physician if you feel long-term care may be a good fit.

Choosing a Long-Term Care Community

If your parent needs to move to a long-term care community (historically known as nursing homes or nursing facilities), you’ll need to determine which community will be the best fit for them based on your parent’s needs and tastes.

To learn more about long-term care communities and how to narrow down your options, view our free guide, What is Long-Term Care?

A senior resident at an assisted living and long term care resident walks outside with the help of a staff member

Choosing a Long-Term Care Community

If your parent needs to move to a long-term care community (historically known as nursing homes or nursing facilities), you’ll need to determine which community will be the best fit for them based on your parent’s needs and tastes.

To learn more about long-term care communities and how to narrow down your options, view our free guide, What is Long-Term Care?

Our Columbus and Central Ohio Long-Term Care and Skilled Nursing Facilities

We have seven long-term care centers that offer skilled nursing throughout Columbus and the central Ohio area.

Canal Winchester Front Entrance

6800 Gender Road
Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110

(614) 834-6800

Mill Run Front Entrance

3399 Mill Run Drive
Hilliard, OH 43026

(614) 527-3000

Monterey front entrance

3929 Hoover Road
Grove City, Ohio 43123

(614) 875-7700

New Albany front entrance

5691 Thompson Road
Columbus, Ohio 43230

(614) 855-8866

Pickaway front entrance

391 Clark Drive
Circleville, Ohio 43113

(740) 474-6036

West Park

1700 Heinzerling Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43223

(614) 274-4222

whetstone front entrance of building

3700 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43214

(614) 457-1100

Long-Term Care Amenities, Hospitality and Activities at MacIntosh Communities

All seven of the MacIntosh care communities offer long-term care. At the communities, residents are given patient-directed care and have access to comprehensive services and amenities, including the ones listed below.

Amenities and Hospitality

  • Private and semi-private rooms
  • In-room amenities (including room temperature control, TV with cable and more)
  • Attractive gathering spaces available for you to socialize, play games, lift spirits and forge new friendships
  • Enclosed courtyards for a park-like visit with nature
  • Dining
  • Full-service salon and barbershop
  • Personal laundry and linen service
  • Transportation
  • Visits from dietary and activities staff members to determine personal dining and social preferences
  • Financial service resource coordinator provides billing assistance during your stay
  • Care conferences to keep residents and families involved in care plans
  • State-of-the-art electronic medical records to provide patients with efficient and accurate care
  • 24-hour visitation
  • WiFi

Activities

  • Pet therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Exercise programs
  • Creative arts
  • Games, cards and puzzles
  • Cooking programs
  • Intergenerational programs
  • Social gatherings
  • Cultural programs
  • Clubs and special events
  • Outings

Memory Care

Two MacIntosh care communities, Monterey and West Park, also offer memory care programs for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

No two cases of Alzheimer’s or dementia are alike. They affect people in different ways, which is why we provide a personalized plan of care for each resident.

Memory care at each community includes:

  • Consistent staff
  • A secure outside courtyard
  • A large activities space and a variety of engaging activities
  • A Music and Memory program, certified by the Ohio Department of Aging
  • A monthly Alzheimer’s support group
A senior man speaks with a visitor at an assisted living and long term care community

Memory Care

Two MacIntosh care communities, Monterey and West Park, also offer memory care programs for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

No two cases of Alzheimer’s or dementia are alike. They affect people in different ways, which is why we provide a personalized plan of care for each resident.

Memory care at each community includes:

  • Consistent staff
  • A secure outside courtyard
  • A large activities space and a variety of engaging activities
  • A Music and Memory program, certified by the Ohio Department of Aging
  • A monthly Alzheimer’s support group