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Five Valuable Personal Care Services That Assist Seniors Living in Personal Care Communities

August 13
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According to the National Institute on Aging, over half of seniors 65 and older will need some form of healthcare service in their lifetime. For individuals who need additional assistance with activities of daily living (ADL) such as bathing, eating, dressing, and mobility - personal care communities offer services and amenities to assist with these tasks as well as with instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) which include activities that require more complex cognitive and motor skills. Instrumental activities of daily living may include preparing meals, shopping, housework, taking medication and more. Ensuring that your senior loved one is receiving quality care in an environment suited to their needs is important when searching for the right personal care community. Below are five services available to seniors in personal care communities that are invaluable in assisting with the activities of daily living.  

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Your Guide to Choosing a Short-Term Rehab Facility After a Hospitalization

July 23
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After a major surgery, accident or hospitalization due to an illness, your doctor may recommend seeking additional treatment at a short-term rehabilitation center . Most centers that offer post-operative care, including physical, speech and occupational therapy, are part of skilled nursing facilities (SNF). And many of these facilities offer comprehensive accommodations, amenities and treatment plans to ensure you receive quality care and a simple-as-possible transition back to a home environment.

If you are searching for the best short-term rehabilitation center to accommodate your needs, or the needs of a loved one, we hope the following information will help guide you through the process.

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3 Wellness Benefits of Retirement Community Living | Infographic

July 16
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For many seniors, moving to a retirement living community means increased independence, more flexible living options and the worry-free lifestyle that comes with not having to maintain a home. However, for many individuals, community activities that provide opportunities for physical fitness, socialization, learning and spiritual wellness are also significant benefits of moving to a senior living community.

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Understanding Hospice Care in 2019

April 16
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Hospice care is one of the more misunderstood types of healthcare today. In short, it is a form of specialized healthcare that provides services to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients. If you or a loved one is considering hospice care services, the following will hopefully help you understand what hospice care provides as well as what resources are available.

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The Importance of Adaptive Equipment as We Age

March 26
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According to statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3 million seniors are treated in emergency rooms due to fall-related injuries every year. Approximately one-fifth to one-third of those older adults who fall suffer lacerations, hip and head injuries. These injuries not only make living independently more difficult, but they could even have long-term effects on a senior’s well-being.

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What Hospice Care Can Do for Your Loved One

March 5
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When you think of hospice care, you may not have the full picture in your head of what it means and what it can offer your loved one and their family. This type of specialized care is tailored to patients with terminal illnesses, with the goal of providing comfort and improving the patient’s quality of life. Hospice care provides a full complement of medically driven comfort and symptom management, but is not curative care, which is care to cure an illness.

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Heart Health Tips for Seniors (2019)

February 28
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While February is known for being the month of love thanks to Valentine’s Day, February also marks American Heart Month – a time for all of us to take a look at our heart health and make lifestyle changes to keep it strong.

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What a Senior Caregiver Role Involves

January 8
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The role of a senior caregiver is a special and important one, as it makes a difference in the lives of others each and every day. We know this first-hand at Concordia, as we have the opportunity to meet and talk with family caregivers on a regular basis. The role can be challenging, yet rewarding, and can include a wide range of tasks from doing laundry and buying groceries to taking your loved one to doctors' appointments and handling their finances.

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Tips for Enjoying the Holidays with Your Senior Loved Ones (2018)

November 27, 2018
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The holiday season is here! You've probably already heard many Christmas songs and commercials as well as seen Christmas decorations in stores and on neighbors' houses. While this is a memorable time of year, it's important to remember that during this time, different people can experience many different emotions - from joy, love and anticipation to loneliness, sadness and feeling blue. If you're a caregiver, or if you have a senior loved one in your family, this is important to remember since it's not uncommon for some seniors to feel down around the holidays.

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Tools to Help Family Caregivers (2018)

October 23, 2018
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Here at Concordia, we have the opportunity to meet and talk with caregivers of all types, and we know that a family caregiver's job is not easy. We also know first-hand how rewarding it can be to care for a loved one.

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