The health and well-being of our patients, residents and team members is our number one priority. Despite many of the counties in which we operate beginning to re-open, per the Departments of Health, Concordia is still operating under a no visitation policy, except for patients/residents in end-of-life situations. However, those wishing to see their loved ones can schedule time with them at one of our safe visitation areas. Please call your loved one's facility for more information. For information regarding Concordia’s coronavirus precautions and cases, please click here. We have also began publishing regular video devotions from our Chaplains. To take a look, click here to visit our Mission & Ministry page.

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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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My Concordia Career: Beth Schultz’s Story

March 19
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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 Beth Schultz!

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5 Ways to Stay Connected with your Long Distance Senior Loved One

March 17
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From the Concordia family: Happy St. Patrick’s Day! For many of us this year, the holiday might not come with the celebrations we’re used to. Practicing social distancing means forgoing the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade and group activities. And for seniors in a nursing home or personal care/assisted living facility with a temporary visitation restriction, spending the holiday with a loved one in person might not be an option.

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My Concordia Career: Patricia Thomas’ Story

March 12
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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 Patricia Thomas!

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Finding Hope During Lent

March 10
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Today’s post was written by Deaconess Intern Sara Scungio. Concordia’s Chaplaincy Department actively contributes to our resident’s well being, especially during the Lenten season. Enjoy!

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My Concordia Career: Hailey Bigley's Story

March 5
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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 Hailey Bigley!

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Concordia Calendar Artist Profile: Margaret Zabor

March 2
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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. March and June’s resident artist is Margaret Zabor of Concordia Village of Tampa.

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