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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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Fall Nutrition Tips for Seniors (2018)

September 25, 2018
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Now that Summer has officially transitioned to Fall, many of us are preparing for cooler weather. This probably means changing out our seasonal wardrobes from shorts and short sleeves to pants and sweaters and scheduling routine home maintenance to prepare our home for the cold temperatures that are ahead.  

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How to Detect the Early Signs of Dementia

August 28, 2018
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Is your loved one doing or saying things out of character? Are they forgetting things more frequently than before? Are they lacking the focus they once had? If so, you might be wondering if these symptoms could mean your loved one has dementia.

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Summer Activity Ideas for Seniors (2018)

July 24, 2018
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Summer is often a season that many look forward to during the colder months. The freezing, wintery days can feel long and dreary to many, as we long for the warm breeze of summertime. Now that it's finally here, how can you make the most of it with your senior loved one? While not all summer activities are suitable for seniors, most can be adapted to their needs and there are numerous options that can be a perfect fit to enjoy the summer months with your loved one.

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