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Going Green: Concordia Residents "Blossom" in the Garden

March 20, 2012
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Happy first day of spring! In celebration of the changing season, below is a story that originally ran in Faith in Caring magazine last year. Concordia Lutheran Ministries has many resident gardeners who look forward to this time of year, and this story looks at just a few of them. Enjoy - feel free to comment below!

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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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Humble Beginnings: Concordia's First Construction Projects

March 6, 2012
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In celebration of Concordia's 130th aniversary of service to others, we're periodically posting excerpts from our history book. Additionally, each issue of our "Faith in Caring" magazine features a page on Concordia's history, as told by those who were part of it.

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Good Samaritan Hospice to Hold Memorial Services in Cabot, Freedom

February 28, 2012
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However we choose to honor the memory of loved ones we've lost, it will be a blessing. As people of Christ, one way we can honor together is to unite in a special time of worship, honoring not only the memory of our loved ones, but also the ONE who purchased and won us to be HIS now and forever. Rev. 5:9

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CHF Home Health Care Patient Tells His Story

February 21, 2012
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Below is a story on one way Concordia Visiting Nurses helps those with Congestive Heart Failure, published in our June issue of Faith in Caring magazine. To be added to the mailing list or e-mail distribution list, e-mail us here or call the Concordia Public Relations Department at 724.352.1571, ext. 8266. Enjoy!

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Concordia Residents Share Valentine's Day Memories

February 14, 2012
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From our family to yours, Happy Valentine's Day! Thanks to our awesome activities staff, all of the Concordia locations are abuzz today with a number of activities and events.

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The Call to Care and a Biblical Understanding of Suffering

February 7, 2012
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Today's post is from Concordia Chaplain Rev. Roger Nuerge and is part two of the "Call to Care" series. Concordia's Chaplaincy Department actively contributes to our residents' well being.

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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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Humble Beginnings: Luther Crest and the Concordia Farm

January 24, 2012
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In celebration of Concordia's 130th anniversary of service, we're periodically posting excerpts from our history book. Additionally, each issue of our magazine, called Faith in Caring, for this year will feature a page on our continually shaping history.

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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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