Print
AAA

Concordia Blog

Ways to Avoid Family Conflicts When Caring for Aging Parents

November 22, 2017
+

When an aging loved one is in need of care, lack of communication and the stress of the situation can cause conflicts between family members - especially during the holidays. We understand that caring for aging parents can be an emotional process, and because of this, family members need each other for support during this time more than ever. The last thing you want is conflict. Unfortunately, disagreements do occur when caring for aging parents, and can add to the stress of the caregiver, family members and even your loved one who is in need of care.

Read more...

Adopt a Concordia Resident for Christmas This Year (2017)

November 21, 2017
+

Here is a stat that should make you smile: Americans contributed an estimated $390.05 billion to U.S. charities last year. That’s billions with a “b.” And that’s a lot of generous, caring people and organizations! We have a number of opportunities for those wishing to support Concordia this season (visit www.CLMSeasonofHope.com for info), and one in particular is pretty fun! It’s called “Adopt A Resident.”

Read more...

Infographic: 5 Tips to Keep Your Mind Sharp with Age

November 21, 2017
+

Have you noticed that your memory isn't as sharp as it once was? Do you misplace items or forget your train of thought more often than before? If so, you may be experiencing some age-related forgetfulness.

We understand that age can take a toll on our brains, but we also know that there are ways that we can keep our minds sharp even as time goes by. Keeping your mind active and stimulated can often help you maintain your mental capability. Take a look at the below tips to keep your brain functioning at its best. Always remember to consult with your health care professional before starting a new diet or exercise regimen.

Read more...

5 Tips to Keep Your Mind Sharp with Age

November 21, 2017
+

Have you noticed that your memory isn't as sharp as it once was? Do you misplace items or forget your train of thought more often than before? If so, you may be experiencing some age-related forgetfulness.

Read more...

Video: What Difference Did the Reformation Make?

November 15, 2017
+

On November 8, Dr. Christian Hallstein, a Professor of German Studies at Carnegie Mellon University, held a special lecture at Concordia of the South Hills to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The presentation is titled “What Difference Did the Reformation Make.”

Read more...

A National Home Care & Hospice Month Video Message (2017)

November 14, 2017
+

Every November, Concordia Visiting Nurses, Concordia Private Care, Good Samaritan Hospice, VNA Alliance and Concordia Hospice of Washington honor their dedicated team during National Home Care & Hospice/Palliative Month.

Read more...

2017 Purse Gala Raises Over $43,000 for Camp Erin Pgh

November 13, 2017
+

The Fourth Annual Purse Gala benefiting Camp Erin ® Pittsburgh, a ministry of Good Samaritan Hospice, welcomed nearly 200 elegant attendees to the Lexus Club at PNC Park on Wednesday, November 8. For the second straight year, fundraising revenue set a new record! We’re proud to report that more than $43,000 will be netted from this year’s Purse Gala.

Read more...

Concordia's Third Annual Season of Hope Starts Today!

November 7, 2017
+

As the weather turns – we become more and more aware that we are entering into the holiday and Christmas season at a rapid pace. It is a reminder of the importance of hope. During this season, as we await and celebrate Jesus’ birth, we are all in search of hope- for healing, for happiness and comfort. Concordia’s residents and patients are hopeful that each day, they will see and feel our best efforts to be the “hands and feet of Jesus” in the care we offer – and we are privileged to provide it year-round.

Read more...

Tips for Helping Seniors Stay Safe Online (2017)

October 31, 2017
+

The old cliché that individuals 65 and over are technophobes who fiercely resist technological advancements is crumbling more and more with each passing year. At Concordia, we see more new residents than ever coming into our buildings with smartphones, tablets and laptops – and with the expectation that they can easily connect to the internet.

Read more...

Helping Your Loved One Manage Transfer Trauma

October 24, 2017
+

Did you know that many individuals with dementia and other memory-impairing ailments often experience transfer trauma, even if their move is voluntary? Transfer trauma is the stress that occurs when one changes their living environment. But seniors with dementia can be particularly susceptible.

Read more...