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Employee Appreciation Week 2020: A Video Thank You to Our Team

May 12
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For as long as we can remember, Concordia has designated the second full week of May as Employee Appreciation Week, mainly because it coincides with National Nursing Home Week. During this spirited week, the Concordia team enjoys a celebration each day, honoring their dedicated work with great food, fun themed dress-down days and a special gift.

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Mother’s Day 2020: A Video Greeting to our Residents

May 8
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From the Concordia family, we want to wish all of the mothers and mother figures a happy Mother’s Day this Sunday!

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Five Generations of Mothers and Daughters: One Family’s Century of Experience With Concordia

May 5
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Last year we introduced you to one family whose legacy of mother-daughter relationships has positively impacted the Cabot community for nearly a century. This year, not only has the Goepfert/Vantine family continued to serve families, patients and residents faithfully, but a new generation of family members has also found a place at Concordia.

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Stay Connected with Your Senior Loved One During COVID-19

May 1
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If your senior loved one is a resident at an assisted living or retirement community that currently has temporary visiting restrictions due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), you may be dealing with a lot of new challenges. The most difficult challenge might be finding new ways to stay connected when an in-person visit to your loved one’s nursing home or retirement home isn’t an option.

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A Thank You to Some of Our Many Superheroes

April 28
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In the United States, April is National Volunteer Month which is a time to celebrate the remarkable ways volunteers lend a helping hand to organizations and people in need every day. While this would usually have been a time to recognize our amazing group of Concordia volunteers for their service and commitment to our residents, patients and family members, due to COVID-19, all of our scheduled volunteer appreciation celebrations have been temporarily put on hold. (Read More for photo slideshow)

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Concordia Calendar Artist Profile: Betty Taylor

April 21
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In 2019, Concordia’s calendar featured amazing resident artists – some who studied art in college and made a career out of it, some who won awards for their paintings and even those who always enjoyed art but didn’t truly get to paint until coming to Concordia. The good news is that the first group only scratched the surface of the talent found at Concordia. For 2020, our calendar features gorgeous paintings from 11 new artists.

Titled “Brush Strokes 2,” the calendar features a different painting each month by a resident who lives at one of our locations. And each month, we’ll introduce you to the artist, here. April’s artist is Betty Taylor of the Concordia at Cabot Haven Apartments.

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Home Care: Providing Comfort in Uncertain Times

April 14
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In-home care providers serve a population who need assistance with activities of daily living. Examples of these activities include light housekeeping, bathing, dressing and many other daily routines that an individual with a compromised health condition may not be able to easily do on their own. Coincidentally, this population is currently at a higher risk of developing serious complications from COVID-19. So, what does this mean for home care as an industry?

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Concordia Cares: Send A Smile Program

March 31
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One of the best ways to brighten someone’s day is with a smile. And that’s certainly true, because we’ve seen so many smiles over the past few weeks thanks to the videos, photos, letters and messages of encouragement from our community members and friends. If you would like to send uplifting materials to our residents (this can be photos, videos, letters, e-card, etc.) email us at: sendasmile@concordialm.org.

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Concordia Cares: What’s Happening at our Communities and Ways to Get Connected

March 31
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Despite recent challenges brought by COVID-19 during the past several weeks, we’re incredibly blessed to have an amazing group of dedicated team members who have been working diligently to find new ways to serve our residents and their families each day. And while some of the day-to-day activities might look a bit different, what hasn’t changed is our commitment to ensuring our residents are connected to their friends and loved ones.

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March is National Nutrition Month: A Q & A with a Registered Dietitian

March 24
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In honor of National Nutrition Month, we spoke with Concordia Visiting Nurses’ Registered Dietitian Helenkay Smith, MS, RDN, LDN about how she helps her home health patients manage their nutritional needs while they are being treated for a variety of medical conditions. In her role at Concordia, Helenkay provides thorough and explanatory advice for those navigating chronic and short-term diagnoses.

In the wake of the COVID-19, it is more critical than ever to maintain good nutrition and adequate hydration. Helenkay speaks about diets for those diagnosed with diabetes and congestive heart failure, two conditions that could potentially put a patient at risk for complications from viral infections. Her adapted meal plans for individuals with these diagnoses are timely as they are designed to boost one’s immunity – one of our greatest defenses against COVID-19.

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