Category: Ohio

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Rehab

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I have a question about inpatient rehab versus outpatient rehab. My husband recently came down with a bad case of pneumonia. He had to be hospitalized and while he’s making progress, he’s not yet back to his old strength. When he stands, I’m worried he’ll fall because he’s still a little shaky. His doctor wants… Read more »

Assisted Living at Cranberry Park

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Are you looking for an assisted living community that combines the security of care with the comforts of home? Cranberry Park’s Assisted Living communities are 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. Services and… Read more »

Open Enrollment: Who, What, Why and How

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Many find that working your way through the Medicare Open Enrollment process for the first time can be very daunting! Seniors are bombarded with information by mail and even on television commercials but what information is actually necessary for open enrollment? Here’s a quick overview of what you should know to help make the most… Read more »

Senior-Friendly Places in Columbus, Ohio

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I’m trying to create a list of senior-friendly places in and around the Columbus area for my 81-year old mother and her friends. I’m specifically looking for restaurants and stores that offer senior discounts or special services to make life easier for older adults. Do you have such a list or do you know where… Read more »

Top 10 Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

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Being a family caregiver during frosty northern winters can be especially challenging. From power outages to slip and fall accidents on black ice, being prepared is key. Here are our top ten suggestions: Preparing for Winter Emergency Kit: Ice and snow storms can keep individuals stuck indoors for several days in a row. Make sure to… Read more »

Optalis Healthcare Acquires Vrable Healthcare Centers

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Columbus, OH, October 17, 2022, Optalis Healthcare, a leader in senior healthcare providing care in Michigan and central Ohio, has acquired Vrable Healthcare, a family-owned top-quality care provider in Ohio. The official announcement was made in October 2022 in Ohio. The move to acquire Vrable Healthcare first started mid-2022 following the acquisition of The MacIntosh… Read more »

9 Fall Activities to do With Your Senior

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Autumn is here, with beautiful colors, abundant harvests, and gorgeous weather that makes most of us want to get outdoors and enjoy all the fall activities Central Ohio has to offer. Here’s a list of nine activities to do in the area, even better they are all free or inexpensive! Apple picking: Enjoy the pretty… Read more »

Sharing a Room in Long-Term Care: A Resident’s Perspective

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Meet Craig, a veteran long-term care resident and community staple of our Monterey location. When visiting, you can often find Craig tending to the plants and animals in the courtyard, exercising his passion for gardening. He sat down for a visit and shared his many experiences as a long-term care resident, plus what you can… Read more »