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Seven Traits of a Good Senior Care CNA

March 13, 2012
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One of the jobs with the most direct contact with patients and residents at Concordia are Nurse Aides and Certified Nurse Aides (CNAs). The job description of a CNA includes transporting patients, reporting changes in behavior, assisting with meals, cleaning and much more, but it can be summed up in one word: caring.

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5 Safety Tips for Seniors

January 31, 2012
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The goal for many seniors is to remain in their home as long as possible, before considering a retirement community. And that typically means a few changes need to be made around the house. With over 15 years of providing care in patients' homes, Concordia Visiting Nurses (CVN) has made hundreds of recommendations for improving home safety. Below are a few safety tips for seniors to consider.

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New Video Shows Caregivers the Ropes of the Elder Pages Pittsburgh Website

January 17, 2012
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In November 2011, Concordia Visiting Nurses launched a new website to help family caregivers with the many questions that come up each day. Below is a link to a video that was recently finished to help those family caregivers understand everything the site offers and how to best take advantage of it. (Apologies for not putting the video directly into this post - technological problems!)

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Insulin Pens Offer an Alternative to Traditional Vials

October 25, 2011
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Insulin plays a vital role in the treatment of diabetes. Traditionally, insulin has been administered using vials and syringes. In recent years, a new insulin delivery device has become available for almost all types of insulin. It is known as the Insulin Pen.

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Autumn Nutrition Tips

September 27, 2011
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Autumn's crisp colors, cool winds and sunny afternoons make it an ideal time to celebrate this beautiful season's abundance. The fall gives us foods in vibrant orange, yellow and red hues, in the form of pumpkins, squash and apples. Best of all, these harvest foods are packed with nutritional value.

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Charitable Giving: Four ways to make a charitable gift

September 20, 2011
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Like other nonprofit organizations, Concordia Lutheran Ministries relies on the generosity of donors to help fulfill its mission of caring for others. Many people choose to contribute their time and resources in support of their charitable interests. Today, it is important to carefully consider your gifts and make them in the most cost-effective ways. This post will briefly cover four of the most common ways to make a charitable gift.

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Concordia Sees More People Reserving Rooms for Rehabilitation

September 13, 2011
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On the game show "Family Feud," contestants have to guess the most popular responses to a survey-type question posted to 100 people. For example, if the category were "Things you would make reservations for," the top three results would most likely be flights, restaurants and hotel rooms.

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Tips for Seniors to Stay Hydrated

July 26, 2011
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Did you know that as we age, the mechanism in our body that tells us we're thirsty becomes less sensitive? This means that for seniors, although you may not seem thirsty, you're at higher risk of dehydration. And with the heat wave that has blanketed half the country lately, there's never been a better time to learn a little bit about the importance of hydration.

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7 Signs Mom or Dad May Need Extra Help

July 19, 2011
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As the adult child of a senior parent, you probably find yourself wearing a variety of hats, depending on what condition mom and dad are in. On any given day, you may be the cook, housekeeper, chauffeur, nurse aide, handyman? even the personal assistant from time to time.

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Summer Nutrition Tips for Seniors

June 14, 2011
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Summertime provides some unique nutrition opportunities and challenges for seniors. As temperatures rise seniors need to pay close attention to their health through a balanced diet, replenishing lost fluid and practicing food safety. By following a few simple nutrition tips, seniors can enjoy a healthy and safe summer.

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