Making informed healthcare decisions isn't always easy or straightforward. To ease the process, we encourage you to use the helpful resources available on the Web. Below are just a few to get started. Clicking any of the following hyperlinks will open a new window in your browser. The MacIntosh Company is not responsible for the content provided by sites and offers them for informational purposes only.

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Mended Hearts
www.mendedheartscentralohio.org »
Mended Hearts has been offering the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers for 60 years. Recognized for its role in facilitating a positive patient-care experience, Mended Hearts partners with 460 hospitals and rehabilitation clinics and offers services to heart patients through visiting programs, support group meetings and educational forums.

American Heart Association
www.heart.org »
A non profit organization devoted to building healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease through education and research. Their website consists of resources on how to live a heart healthy life.

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Golden Buckeye Card
www.goldenbuckeye.com »
We help mature adults live active, healthy and independent lives through programs like our well-known Golden Buckeye Card. We promote positive attitudes toward aging and older people through outreach, volunteer programs and other efforts. We also provide home and community-based services that help frail individuals remain in their own homes and support consumers of long-term care.

Silver Sneakers
www.silversneakers.com »
The award-winning* SilverSneakers Fitness Program is a proven, results-oriented program that enables older adults, often burdened with chronic conditions, to take charge of their health and maintain an active, independent lifestyle. SilverSneakers offers an innovative blend of physical activity, healthy lifestyle and socially oriented programming that allows older adults to take greater control of their health.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
http://www.aarp.org »
American Association of Retired Persons web site covers news, issues, volunteer and community programs.

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Franklin County Office on Aging
www.officeonaging.org »
The Franklin County Office on Aging is primarily responsible for planning and coordinating services and programs that assist older citizens in the maintenance of independent living.The Office on Aging administers the Senior Options and Adult Protective Services programs. Senior Options is funded by the Senior Services Levy and provides "one-stop shopping" for callers needing information, advocacy or direct access to a wide range of community-based services. Adult Protective Services is funded by the Department of Job and Family Services and assists impaired adults who may be harmed due to abuse, neglect or exploitation.

Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging
http://www.coaaa.org »
Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging web site provides specific information about services and programs available to seniors living in the central Ohio area.

ElderLife Solutions
http://www.elderlifesolutions.com »
Professional Senior Care Managers

Golden Guidance
http://www.goldenguidance.com »
Professional Senior Care Management

Financial Resources
Medicare.gov
http://www.medicare.gov »
The official USA government site for people with Medicare

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
http://www.cms.hhs.gov »
CMS provides extensive information about Medicare and Medicaid benefits.

Social Security Administration
http://www.ssa.gov »
Social Security Administration web site provides information about social security benefits including eligibility guidelines.

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National Association for Home Care
http://www.nahc.org »
NAHC represents home care and hospice agencies. Includes news, technical papers, hospice information, and legislative updates.

Medicare Home Health Compare
www.medicare.gov/HHcompare »
Medicare's Home Health Compare tool for choosing and comparing home care agencies based on quality and staffing measures.

OCS Homecare Resources
http://marketing.ocsys.com/homecare_elite.asp »
As the leading post-acute healthcare information company, OCS offers unparalleled insight into the multitude of factors that drive provider success. We are the keepers of the nation's most comprehensive set of integrated measures spanning clinical outcomes, financial performance, resource utilization, patient satisfaction and operational indicators for Home Health, Hospice and Private Duty agencies.

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Ohio Assisted Living Association
http://www.ohioassistedliving.org »
Provides extensive information about assisted living in the state of Ohio.

Senior Transitions Services
http://www.stsmoving.com »
Senior Transition Services was established to assist senior citizens in the Central Ohio area who need to relocate to a new home. All aspects of the transition are covered, including finding new housing, sale of existing house, personal property disposal, packing/unpacking, and moving services.

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Hospice Foundation of America
http://www.hospicefoundation.org »
The Hospice Foundation of America site explains the philosophy behind hospice care and the organizations programs. The foundation is dedicated to providing care, comfort, and support to patients and their families in the final stages of a terminal illness.

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Ohio Health Care Association
http://www.ohca.org »
The Ohio Health Care Association provides information and education to Ohio's long-term care providers, suppliers, consultants, and the public at large.

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