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Concordia Retirement Communities Embrace Aging in Place

March 21, 2013
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There have been many questions raised recently in light of the unfortunate situation at an independent living facility in California, resulting in the death of a resident. We wanted to take a minute to reassure all of our residents, patients, families and friends of our policy and procedures.

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Ask the Experts: Concordia Offers Specialists to Help Educate the Community

February 5, 2013
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Concordia Lutheran Ministries has been caring for seniors for a LONG time, and one of our favorite things to do is share some of our experience with people in the community. So a few years back, we started a Speakers' Bureau for community groups and service organizations that wish to have a speaker discuss important health and senior-related issues.

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A Few Questions to Ask When Looking for a Continuing Care Retirement Community

January 22, 2013
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For many people, the thought of moving, or helping mom and dad move to a retirement community can be an intimidating, overwhelming idea. The most important thing you can do is take a breath, come up with some questions to ask and start visiting.

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A First-Person Account of Concordia's Mission Work in South Africa

November 27, 2012
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For those who don't know, Concordia Lutheran Ministries supports a number of mission projects around the world. In October, a group of Concordia friends went to South Africa for a mission trip. Below is the experience of one of the participants, and a few pictures as well. Enjoy - and please comment if you like!

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Safe at Home: CVN Service Helps Seniors Stay Independent

November 6, 2012
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The need for safety is perhaps the most instinctual feeling we yearn for as people sociology experts refer to it as "ensuring our genetic survival." And throughout history, we've gone to great lengths to do just that.

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Summer Reading Suggestions from Concordia Residents

August 14, 2012
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Summer is great for a lot of things barbecues, baseball, blockbuster movies, vacations, fireworks, nice weather, flip flops, swimming... the list could go on and on. For a lot of people, the summer is also a great time to get wrapped up in a few good books.

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The Benefits of an In-House Pharmacy for Long Term Care

July 24, 2012
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A growing trend in the world of long term care pharmacy is for facilities to own or become partners in the pharmacy that serves their location. Concordia was ahead of the curve in this regard when executives decided to start their own long term care pharmacy approximately 10 years ago, and thus Providence Pharmacy Services was born.

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Father's Day Gift Ideas for Your Senior Dad

June 12, 2012
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If your aging Dad or Grandpa is fine with another tie for Father's Day this year, then by all means, slap a bow on it and offer it up this Sunday, June 17! If you want to consider some alternatives, here are a few other ideas from Concordia.

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Telehealth Technology Helps Patients Stay Independent

May 30, 2012
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Diabetes Alert Day and 10 Super Foods

March 27, 2012
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