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4 Types of Hospice Care

March 23, 2016
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Hospice care is specialized healthcare for terminally ill patients that is intended to ease their pain and allows them to live the rest of their lives in comfort. When most people imagine hospice, what usually comes to mind are inpatient hospice services, which are delivered in a healthcare setting. What they may not know is that there are generally four types of hospice care, two of which are carried out in the home. If you or a loved one will be in need of hospice services in Pittsburgh, here are some things you should know about each type of hospice care.

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7 Springtime Activities for Seniors (2016)

March 22, 2016
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While most of us in Concordia Land spent the first day of spring indoors watching snowflakes fall to the ground, it’s pretty exciting to know that regular sunshine and warm weather are in our very near future – especially for our senior loved ones, who may be more susceptible to bouts of wintertime depression.

There are many reasons to be happy in the spring – new life is emerging, birds are chirping, flowers are blooming – but for individuals with mobility concerns, having the ability to get out and about has to be at the top of the list. So now you have the opportunity, but what are some fun or therapeutic activities you can do with your senior loved one?

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Incorporating Technology into Senior Living Communities

March 16, 2016
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When most people imagine cutting-edge technology and how it impacts their lives, a senior living community probably doesn't immediately come to mind. The older members of our population didn't grow up with television, let alone smartphones and the Internet. Even those born just a generation ago didn't have regular access to computers like many of today's children. And yet, many senior housing communities are embracing technology as a means to keep their residents active, healthy and happy.

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What Our Residents Are Saying: Concordia at Sumner Retirement Living March 2016

March 15, 2016
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While it’s true that Concordia at Sumner Retirement Living offers a wide variety of services, activities and amenities, we believe that one of its best features is the sense of community created by the residents and staff members here. We focus on giving our residents the best in quality, security and value – and always with a smile. Of course, when you factor everything in, we think we have the best retirement community in eastern Ohio, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Some newer Concordia at Sumner residents shared their thoughts on their new home. Take a look - and don't forget to check out the pictures at the bottom!

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Reducing your dementia risk through nutrition

March 8, 2016
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For many people, one of the biggest fears associated with aging is the possibility of developing Alzheimer’s disease or some form of dementia. According to the National Institutes of Health, one in seven Americans over 71 years of age has some form of dementia.

While home care services and senior care communities have come a long way in enabling individuals with memory impairments to live full, happy lives, there is still a long way to go. As daunting as this seems, research suggests there are ways to reduce your likelihood of developing a dementia-related illness. No surprise, it starts with what we eat. And lucky for us, March is National Nutrition Month, so there’s no better time than now to take a look! Special thanks to Concordia Dietetic Technician, Registered Ruth Douthett for contributing information for this article!

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Consider a Gift to Concordia This Easter Season

March 1, 2016
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He has risen!

Easter is a special time of year where we celebrate the resurrection of the Lord and the rebirth of nature through spring. Concordia Lutheran Ministries gives glory to God and rejoices in the power of His unending love, which inspires our legacy of high quality services and care. We pray that we might continue to be the hands and feet of Jesus!

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How Lent Helps Us Handle Loss

February 23, 2016
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Today's post was written by Concordia Chaplain Rev. Daniel Strussenberg, who serves at Concordia of the South Hills, Concordia of Monroeville and Harmony Physical Rehabilitation. Concordia's Chaplaincy Department actively contributes to our residents' well being, especially during the Lenten Season. Feel free to comment and share!

How do you handle yourself when people leave you?

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Keeping Your Blood Pressure Under Control

February 16, 2016
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With age, people tend to become more susceptible to various ailments and disorders. Unfortunately, this is due to the fact that aging typically weakens the immune system for many of us, consequently leading to a higher risk of illness.

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4 Steps to Healthy and Happy Aging

February 10, 2016
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People in the United States live a lot longer than they once did, but that doesn't always mean that they age gracefully. Happy and healthy aging is very possible and even likely, especially if you follow these steps. As always, consult with your doctor before making any changes to your lifestyle.

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Concordia Couples Share Proposal Stories for Valentine’s Day

February 9, 2016
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Happy Valentine’s Day from Concordia! Is there anything more encouraging to lovebirds worldwide than to hear about those inspirational couples who have been married for 50+ years? All of our resident couples have their own special love stories, and we thought it would be sweet to celebrate Valentine’s Day by sharing the beginning of eight of them – their proposal stories. Enjoy!

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