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What a Senior Caregiver Role Involves

January 8
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The role of a senior caregiver is a special and important one, as it makes a difference in the lives of others each and every day. We know this first-hand at Concordia, as we have the opportunity to meet and talk with family caregivers on a regular basis. The role can be challenging, yet rewarding, and can include a wide range of tasks from doing laundry and buying groceries to taking your loved one to doctors' appointments and handling their finances.

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Video: 2018 Highlights Across the Concordia System

December 31, 2018
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From the Concordia Family to yours, Happy New Year! Since 1881, Concordia Lutheran Ministries has been a place with a Christ-centered mission of caring, comfort and healing. A few hallmarks of our long history have been our swift adaptability, prayerful growth and unwavering, gracious support from our member Lutheran churches. This year was another great example of those hallmarks.

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My Concordia Career: Linda Cairns' Story

December 27, 2018
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The Concordia Team is comprised of many talented and compassionate employees who have graciously served our mission in a variety of ways – and we are excited for you to meet these fantastic individuals! Let us introduce you to Linda Cairns!

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Top 10 Concordia Blog Posts of 2018

December 26, 2018
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It was another great year at Concordia, filled with God’s blessings, hard work and loving care delivered to over 40,000 patients and residents. We added two ne locations to our family, Concordia at Villa St. Joseph in Baden and Concordia Village of Tampa; we started an expansion project at Concordia at Sumner that will add 65 gorgeous retirement living apartments to the community; we celebrated 20 years of service at Concordia Visiting Nurses; and so much more!

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My Concordia Career: Jamie Gallagher’s Story

December 20, 2018
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The Concordia Team is comprised of many talented and compassionate employees who have graciously served our mission in a variety of ways – and we are excited for you to meet these fantastic individuals!

Let us introduce you to Jamie Gallagher, Director of Operations for Good Samaritan Hospice (GSH). Jamie began her Concordia Career in 2012 as the Inpatient Unit Manager at GSH’s Cabot location and later transitioned into the Assistant Director prior to being named Director of Operations. Jamie earned her Registered Nurse diploma from West Penn Hospital’s School of Nursing. She is currently enrolled in Robert Morris University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

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2018 Concordia at Cabot Live Nativity Enjoyed by Many | PHOTOS

December 18, 2018
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Despite some dreary weather and a huge Pittsburgh Steelers game happening at the same time, the Concordia at Cabot Live Nativity was enjoyed by over 400 people on Sunday!

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Video: What is CVN's Spiritual Care Program?

December 14, 2018
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At Concordia, we say “We put our Faith in Caring,” so to us, providing compassionate care is more than just a job, it’s an important part of our mission. The heart of Concordia’s mission is that spiritual wellbeing is the center of healthy living and enables holistic integration of our inner resources.

Concordia Visiting Nurses is committed to giving support spiritually, emotionally and psychologically to those in need as they move through their illness. Often, when people are diagnosed with an illness and are getting ready to be discharged from the hospital, they look for healing of the soul and spirit.

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My Concordia Career: Kathy Crawford’s Story

December 13, 2018
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The Concordia Team is comprised of many talented and compassionate employees who have graciously served our mission in a variety of ways – and we are excited for you to meet these fantastic individuals!

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I'll Be Home For Christmas: A Devotion from Concordia

December 11, 2018
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From the entire Concordia family to yours: Merry Christmas! Today's post comes from Concordia Chaplain Rev. Ron Cox. Concordia has an excellent Chaplaincy Department that actively contributes to our patients' and residents' spritual well being. Enjoy!

Our celebrations of Christmas bring a lot of nostalgia. Hallmark knows that. Merchants sell us ornaments and keepsakes to last and to add to throughout the years. Nostalgia isn’t necessarily bad. Most of us have fond childhood memories of a golden age and “this old house” where we grew up. “Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home!”

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My Concordia Career: Nicole Messenger’s Story

December 6, 2018
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The Concordia Team is comprised of many talented and compassionate employees who have graciously served our mission in a variety of ways – and we are excited for you to meet these fantastic individuals!

Let us introduce you to Nicole Messenger, a Licensed Practical Nurse with Concordia at Rebecca Residence. Nicole started with Rebecca Residence as a Residential Aide in 2004 and has steadily climbed the clinical ladder since!

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