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National Home Care and Hospice Month: What Our Patients Are Saying

November 18
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As November marches forward toward the Thanksgiving holiday, we here at Concordia continue to celebrate National Home Care and Hospice Month by honoring the millions of nurses, therapists, aides and social workers who make a difference in the lives of the people they serve. And we will continue to shine a spotlight on those special caregivers who tirelessly deliver high-quality care in our patients’ homes every week this month.

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5 Health Conditions to Watch for As You Age

November 14
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Everyone hopes that they age gracefully and live out their golden years with relatively few health problems, but there are still a few health conditions that affect many people as they get older. Here are just a handful of conditions to look out for as you start to approach old age.

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National Home Care and Hospice Month: GSH Named Beaver County Business of the Year

November 13
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In keeping with our promise of posting something about home care or hospice each week this month (in honor of National Home Care and Hospice Month), we wanted to share some very cool news about Good Samaritan Hospice (GSH)… drum roll please …

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Concordia Resident Authors Book on His Life, WWII Experience as a POW

November 11
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Every year on Nov. 11, we take a moment to honor the men and women who have served our country throughout the years. While all of our veterans should be celebrated and recognized, it’s especially important to feature our World War II veterans, as the number of survivors is dwindling. Of the approximately 1 million WWII vets left in the world, Concordia is home to around 150 of them. And one in particular had an amazing story to tell… so he wrote a book on it.

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Aging and Your Gender

November 10
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In the United States, men live on average 76.3 years while women live an average of 81.1 years. This is based on statistics provided by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) in 2011. The difference between male and female life expectancies in the U.S. (4.8 years in favor of women) is consistent with the rest of the world, but may also speak to the difference in how men and women age.

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Find Your Loved Ones a Welcoming & Supportive Environment | Infographic

November 6
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Nationwide, there are over 16,000 nursing homes that are home to 1.6 million residents. While so many choices make it possible to find the perfect nursing home for your loved ones, narrowing down your choice is often easier said than done. Knowing what to look for in your search for the right nursing home can help you make the right decision.

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Planning for Long-Term Care

November 5
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According to Genworth Financial  and its annual long-term care cost survey, the cost for long-term care facilities in PA can run between $40,000 and $100,000 a year. This includes care provided in an assisted living/personal care facility or skilled nursing home and other types of senior living communities that are specifically tailored to the needs of seniors who require assistance. These costs for senior housing in PA are expected to rise 4 percent to 5 percent annually over the next five years.

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National Home Care and Hospice Month: A Letter from CVN's President and CEO

November 4
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Did you know November is National Home Care and Hospice Month? This is the time of year when we honor the millions of nurses, therapists, aides and social workers (among others) who make a difference in the lives of those they serve. Well… at Concordia, we believe these individuals should be honored every day, but it’s still nice to have a month dedicated to it!

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Concordia of the South Hills Celebrates Five Years of Being in the Concordia Family (Photos)

October 28
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Five years, in the world we live in today, is a pretty significant span of time. In five years, you might pay off a car loan from start to finish, you could complete a bachelor's degree, and you'll likely go through 2.5 smartphones…

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5 Ways Seniors can Combat Wintertime Illness

October 28
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“Getting older is a part of life” – isn’t that what everyone says? One of the ways that aging affects the body is by decreasing the effectiveness of the immune system. This can cause problems for elderly people and even more so in the winter months. It is critical for the well-being of any senior to know and put into action effective methods to reduce the chances of contracting a wintertime sickness.

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