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5 Spring Activities for Seniors

March 29, 2011
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Spring is an exciting time of the year, since it usually means an end to the snowy winter and ushers in the sunshine of summer. Along with the warmer temperatures, spring also brings a number of opportunities to enjoy some different activities with mom, dad, grandma or grandpa.

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Explaining Medicare's Quality Care Indicators

March 22, 2011
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With so many options and a potentially less than concrete understanding of what's what, deciding where to get necessary skilled nursing care isn't always the easiest decision. To help provide a starting point for your search, Medicare developed a Quality Rating System that is based on three sources of information: Health Inspections, Staffing and Quality Measures.

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What Exactly is a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)?

March 15, 2011
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Despite our best efforts, we in the senior care field are occasionally guilty of assuming everyone knows the definitions of everything we talk about (much like other industries). Case in point: Continuing Care Retirement Communities, or CCRCs as we often refer to them.

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Balance Exercises for Seniors

March 8, 2011
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Every year, many seniors are hospitalized from falls usually due to loss of balance. Loss of balance typically comes from a lack of body strength and energy, which can often be improved by doing simple exercises around the house.

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8 Nutrition Tips for Seniors

March 1, 2011
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Happy National Nutrition Month!

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7 Movie Recommendations for the Young at Heart

February 22, 2011
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With the Academy Awards set for this Sunday, we're taking a look at a few of the favorite movies of those who call Concordia home. Some were award winners, some were box office hits and a few fall somewhere in between.

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10 Signs Your Aging Loved One May Have a Memory-Impairing Disease

February 15, 2011
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Identifying when an aging parent or grandparent may be developing a memory-impairing disease such as Alzheimer's is not an easy task especially considering how many people disregard the indicators as "normal signs of aging."

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5 Activities to Get Grandma and Grandpa Talking

February 8, 2011
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When it comes to spending quality time with our aging parents or grandparents, there's one activity that never gets old: talking. With a life's worth of great stories to tell, sometimes all it takes is the right activity and the questions to get the conversation started.

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Concordia Accepts Excellence in Quality Care Award

February 1, 2011
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We're a tad late on this one but still wanted to post it (scroll down for the video). At a ceremony on Jan. 6, PA Secretary of Aging John Michael Hall presented Concordia Vice President of Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Charlene Kline with the inaugural Excellence in Quality Care Award.

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Charitable Gift Annuities Offer Unique Opportunity for Donors

January 25, 2011
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Nonprofit organizations like Concordia rely on a number of sources for revenue to carry out their respective missions operations, investments, grants, etc. Another major pathway for income is through donations.

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