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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Concordia Lutheran Ministries is excited to announce an exciting new initiative for nursing students at Butler County Community College: a Tuition Assistance Program. The Program will allow nursing students to complete the BC3 Nursing Program tuition-free with the added bonus of a secure job at Concordia Lutheran Ministries upon graduation.

Concordia Lutheran Ministries is no longer the small, single-site nursing home it used to be. We are a CARF-CCAC accredited Aging Services Network (ASN) and one of the largest, most comprehensive, financially secure nonprofit senior care providers in the country. In western PA, we have 16 inpatient locations that serve thousands of people every day.

Our continuum of care includes retirement living, personal care, assisted living, skilled nursing, outpatient rehab, adult day services, home care, hospice, medical and rehabilitation services, memory care, respite care and medical equipment. A vital component of our organization is Concordia Visiting Nurses, which, since 1998, has been providing high-quality skilled nursing and a variety of therapy services to people in their own homes.

Nurses at Concordia have autonomy, critical thinking skills and the opportunity for advancement. They have the ability to provide multifaceted patient care while also building positive patient and healthcare provider relationships to promote quality care. Not to put it lightly, our nurses are our everyday superheroes, the very lifeblood of our organization who care for patients and residents with high standards and caring hearts. If you would like to graduate debt-free and join this group of strong, talented nurses, the Tuition Assistance Program is for you. And with locations and a home health care presence throughout southwestern PA, you have MANY geographic options.

To apply for the BC3 Nursing Tuition Assistance Program, complete the application below. To learn more about the program, click here to download a helpful Frequently Asked Questions document.

Eligibility: Any student entering his/her first or second year of BC3’s Nursing Program can apply, so you must have met all BC3 criteria and been either accepted into the nursing program or in good standing if a current nursing student.

Please complete the form below in full. Have your materials and information ready, as you cannot save your progress and finish the form at a later date. If you have any questions, please email us at bc3nursingprogram@concordialm.org.
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If your application is considered favorable, you will be asked to participate in a panel interview with Concordia’s Tuition Assistance Committee, and if you are selected to receive tuition assistance, you will be required to sign an employment commitment with Concordia.

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COVID-19 Updates

7/31/2020 - 3:00 p.m. EDT 

Please note: Only Concordia locations that currently have, or at one time had, positive cases of COVID-19 are listed on this page. If you do not see the Concordia location you are interested in here, then that location has remained free of COVID-19.

Concordia at the Orchard in Butler, PA currently has zero active cases of COVID-19 (Updated 5-4)

This statement is to alert the public that the Concordia at the Orchard resident who tested positive for COVID-19 has cleared protocol and is no longer considered an active case. As of today, there are zero positive cases at the community. We will continue to follow CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines and recommendations regarding infection control and the care of our residents. Thank you for your continued prayers and support.

Some residents currently positive for COVID-19 at Concordia Village of Tampa (Updated 7-31)

This statement is to alert the public that we have 17 residents who are currently positive for COVID-19. Nine of the residents are receiving treatment in a local hospital and 8 are asymptomatic in isolation at the facility. Ten residents who previously tested positive for COVID-19 have passed away – five of whom were already on hospice care prior to contracting the virus. Their families have been notified and remain in our prayers. We are actively monitoring our residents for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and are working with our local and state health departments.

We have investigated the residents' footprints at the facility to determine who they came in contact with, and have notified our residents, their families and other employees. We will be following CDC and FL Department of Health guidelines regarding when the infected staff members will be allowed to return to work.

Since mid-March, Concordia leadership has been meeting regularly to assess the virus’ progression in the region, make operational adjustments and plan for this expected incident. Out of an abundance of caution, visitation was suspended at Concordia Village of Tampa starting in mid-March, and we are screening residents' temperature multiple times per day, monitoring all residents for signs and symptoms of respiratory illness and continuing to screen staff members' temperature at the beginning and end of their shift. All staff are currently wearing face masks. Additional personal protective equipment is also being used when appropriate.

At this time, we ask for your continued prayers for all of the Concordia Lutheran Ministries family – our patients, residents and staff – as we work to minimize the spread of this virus.

Concordia at Sumner in Copley, OH currently has zero active cases of COVID-19 (Updated 7-17)

This statement is to alert the public that the one Concordia at Sumner staff member who tested positive for COVID-19 cleared protocol and is no longer considered an active case. As of today, there are zero positive cases at the community. We will continue to follow CDC and OH Department of Health guidelines and recommendations regarding infection control and the care of our residents. Thank you for your continued prayers and support.

Concordia of Monroeville currently has zero active cases of COVID-19 (Updated 7-29)

This statement is to alert the public that the Concordia of Monroeville resident who tested positive for COVID-19 has cleared protocol and is no longer considered an active case. As of today, there are zero positive cases at the community. We will continue to follow CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines and recommendations regarding infection control and the care of our residents. Thank you for your continued prayers and support.

Concordia of the South Hills currently has zero active cases of COVID-19 (Updated 7-29)

This statement is to alert the public that the Concordia of the South Hills employees who tested positive for COVID-19 received subsequent negative test results, making them “false positives.” As of today, there are zero active positive cases at the community. We will continue to follow CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines and recommendations regarding infection control and the care of our residents. Thank you for your continued prayers and support.

At this time, we ask for your continued prayers for all of the Concordia Lutheran Ministries family – our patients, residents and staff – as we work to minimize the spread of this virus.

Some residents and staff currently positive for COVID-19 at Concordia at Villa St. Joseph in Baden, PA (Updated 7-31)

This statement is to alert the public that we have 21 residents and 2 staff members who are currently positive for COVID-19. The residents are in isolation at the facility and the employees are in isolation at their homes. Two residents who previously tested positive for COVID-19 have passed away – their families have been notified and remain in our prayers. We are actively monitoring our residents for signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and are working with our state health department.

We have investigated the residents' and employees' footprints at the facility to determine who they came in contact with, and have notified our other residents, their families and employees. We will be following CDC and PA Department of Health infection control guidelines.

Since mid-March, Concordia leadership has been meeting regularly to assess the virus’ progression in the region, make operational adjustments and plan for this expected incident. Out of an abundance of caution, visitation was suspended at Concordia at Villa St. Joseph starting in mid-March, and we are screening residents' temperature multiple times per day, monitoring all residents for signs and symptoms and continuing to screen staff members' temperature at the beginning and end of their shift. All staff are currently wearing face masks. Additional personal protective equipment is also being used when appropriate.

Concordia at Cabot currently has zero active cases of COVID-19 (Updated 7-31)

This statement is to alert the public that the Concordia at Cabot Lund Personal Care resident who tested positive for COVID-19 has unfortunately passed away at the hospital. The family remains in our thoughts prayers. As of today, there are zero positive cases at the community. We will continue to follow CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines and recommendations regarding infection control and the care of our residents. Thank you for your continued prayers and support.

Please continue reading for updates from our other locations, all of which have no positive COVID-19 cases at this time.

Per recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the PA, OH and FL Departments of Health, we are temporarily changing our visitation policies:

PA facilities: Concordia has implemented a "no visitor policy" at all of its locations in PA, except for patients/residents in end-of-life situations. Anyone entering a building for any reason, including staff, will be screened for temperature, signs and symptoms of COVID-19, recent travel destinations, contact with someone with a confirmed or potential case of COVID-19, and whether they reside in a community where community-based spread of COVID-19 is occurring. Loved ones are encouraged to contact the Activities Department at the facility to ask about alternate methods of visitation.

FL facilities: Concordia has implemented a "no visitor policy" at the entire Concordia Village of Tampa campus, except for patients/residents in end-of-life situations. Anyone entering the building for any reason, including staff, will be screened for temperature, signs and symptoms of respiratory infection, recent travel destinations, contact with someone with a confirmed or potential case of COVID-19, and whether they reside in a community where community-based spread of COVID-19 is occurring. Loved ones are encouraged to contact the Activities Department at the facility to ask about alternate methods of visitation.

OH facilities: Concordia has implemented a "no visitor policy" at the entire Concordia at Sumner campus, except for patients/residents in end-of-life situations. Anyone entering the building for any reason, including staff, will be screened for temperature, signs and symptoms of respiratory infection, recent travel destinations, contact with someone with a confirmed or potential case of COVID-19, and whether they reside in a community where community-based spread of COVID-19 is occurring. Loved ones are encouraged to contact the Activities Department at the facility to ask about alternate methods of visitation.

Concordia has been synonymous with high quality care for nearly 140 years, and our commitment to those we serve remains unwaveringly high in the current landscape. We sincerely appreciate the concerns of our community and we continue to ask for your prayers. To read the current CDC guidelines and updates, please click here to visit the CDC website.

The 3rd ANNUAL CONCORDIA REHABILITATION CEU DAY, SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 28, 2020, IS BEING POSTPONED UNTIL THE FALL. PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SUPERVISOR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. THANK YOU.

Concordia will once again present a free CEU day for PT/OT/PTA/COTA employees and guest partnering therapists.  This year’s course is:

“Current Concepts in Management of Parkinson’s Disease”

Concordia employees are expected to attend the seminar, as it will provide an opportunity to interact with therapists across Concordia’s continuum of care, as well as provide a cost-free opportunity to earn 7 CEUs.

The host site this year is Boyce Campus of Community College of Allegheny County.

  • 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. - Registration (breakfast provided)
  • 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Lecture: Overview, Etiology, Clinical Impairments, Medical Management, Therapy Examination, Staging          
  • 10:00 - 10:15 a.m. - Break
  • 10:15 a.m. - Noon - Lecture: Non-motor Impairments, Speech Dysfunction and Interventions  
  • Noon - 12:30 p.m. - Lunch (provided)
  • 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. - Activity Lab: Exercise Strategies
  • 2:00 - 2:15 p.m. - Break
  • 2:15 - 4:00 p.m. - Activity Lab: Exercise Strategies

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. If you have any questions, please contact your direct supervisor, or email khilliard@concordialm.org or kbateson@concordialm.org.

Click here for Google Maps directions.

School is just days away, summer is quickly slipping by us and NFL training camps are open for business. It’s time to again say hello to another Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers season!

And back by popular demand, this season you have the chance to support our hometown team(s) while supporting Concordia and our residents at the same time. Now through Friday, September 6, all Concordia employees are eligible to sign up to participate in our “Home Team Touchdown Challenge - Employee Giving Campaign,” which benefits Concordia’s charitable funds at our western PA, Akron and Tampa locations.

To make your pledge, simply fill out the form below and you will receive an email confirming your participation! We ask you to pledge a minimum of 50 cents for each touchdown scored by either the Steelers, Browns or Buccaneers during the 2019 regular season (ending Dec. 30, 2019). For reference, last year’s totals were Steelers: 54, Buccaneers: 49 and Browns: 44.

Following the final regular season game on December 29, 2019, we’ll calculate your gift total and help you facilitate your contribution. It’s that easy! Please plan to make your gift prior to January 31, 2020

Please contact the CLM Foundation office at ext. 8355 with any questions or concerns. Be sure to make your pledge before the deadline: Friday, September 6!

Sign Up Here to Pledge Your Donation Today!

Following the final regular season game on Dec. 29, 2019, totals will be tallied and a one-time cash, check or credit card gift will be made to the Good Samaritan Endowment Fund, Concordia’s primary charitable care fund. And don't worry: your personal information always stays with us.
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Motivated by Christ and His Gospel to help those in need, the Concordia Lutheran Ministries Foundation is pleased to invite you to submit an application for a grant from our Angel Ministries Fund. Concordia believes that we should direct our God-given blessings to support the work of Christians already proclaiming the Gospel and showing His love to those who need it.

Should you choose to apply for an Angel Tear Ministries Fund grant for the 2020 calendar year, please bear the following in mind in preparing your organization’s application:

  • Grants will only be extended to faith-based organizations. Preference will be given to those organizations requesting grant assistance for projects regarding service to children, the poor or malnourished, the underserved or underrepresented, the elderly, and/or the unchurched.
  • Concordia prefers to extend grant assistance to organizations that focus their proposals on programming over those that focus on capital improvements, administrative costs/salaries, or transportation.
  • Your project should encourage the individuals and/or community being served to do everything (however small) to help themselves. While all persons rely upon God for intervention and assistance, people being helped by Concordia-funded projects should also be advancing toward assuming greater (not less) responsibility for helping themselves.
  • The plan should be described as simply as appropriate and focus on “who, what, where, why and when.” The description of project objectives should make clear that the objectives are achievable within the defined timeframe and under the plan’s conditions.
  • Concordia’s goal is to provide “pump-priming” resources with the hope that after the initial investment, the project could continue to function and be sustained by local/other resources. To this end, please limit your grant application to no more than 50% of the project’s total anticipated costs. Concordia does not intend to either provide the full cost of a project or nurture a culture of over-reliance or entitlement on the part of the grantee, as there are no guarantees that previous grantees will receive funding in subsequent granting cycles.
  • The project proposal should include an explanation of how the success (or lack thereof) of the project will be evaluated and described. Mainly, prepare to answer the questions (1) “Did we do what we said we were going to do?” (2) “Did our work make a positive difference? (3) “How do we know?”

The deadline to submit your application is September 30. Thank you in advance for your work to better God’s Kingdom. For questions or concerns regarding this application or the Angel Tear Ministries Fund, please contact Concordia Development Manager Larissa Yates at 724-352-1571, ext. 8363 or giving@concordialm.org.

Deciding on a place to spend your retirement years may seem overwhelming. Knowing the right questions to ask during your search can make the process as seamless as possible and help alleviate any confusion you may have. To get the most information from the communities you visit during the search for your new home, download our guide: Questions to Ask When Searching for the Right Senior Living Community. Inside you’ll learn:

  • How to determine what type of community may be right for you.
  • The types of pricing structures many communities offer and what is included in the cost.
  • How to get the most out of community programs, services, educational opportunities and events.
  • How to determine what forms of community healthcare and personal care services are available to meet your long-term needs.

Just complete the simple form below to download our free guide today. And don't worry, your personal information always stays with us.

If you want to learn more about Concordia’s Senior Care Communities or Home and Community Services, please don’t hesitate to call our administrative headquarters at 1-888-352-1571. No matter what you or your loved one's needs are, you can be sure to find the right solution with Concordia Lutheran Ministries. To discover the Concordia difference, schedule a tour of a Concordia location near you.

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A Guide to Aging in Place

For many seniors, being able to remain independent and "age in place" is a top priority - whether that means aging in the house you've lived in for years, your retirement apartment or in another living arrangement. But doing so isn't always easy, and often requires some modifications to your surroundings, your mindset and your reliance on assistive devices/equipment. What steps can you or your loved ones take to help remain as independent as possible? Download: Concordia Medical Equipment – A Guide to Aging in Place. Inside, you’ll discover:

  • How to use adaptive equipment to minimize risks
  • The importance of remaining socially active
  • Tips for minimizing home safety hazards
  • Ways to determine your adaptive medical equipment needs

Just complete the simple form below to download our free guide today. And don't worry, your personal information always stays with us.

If you have any questions about Concordia Medical Equipment or additional senior care services, please don’t hesitate to call our administrative headquarters at 1-888-352-1571. No matter what you or your loved one's needs are, you can be sure to find exactly the right solution with Concordia Lutheran Ministries. To view and purchase our vast array of medical equipment products, visit the Concordia Medical Equipment website at www.ConcordiaMedicalEquipment.com.

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Concordia will be offering a free CEU day for PT/OT/PTA/COTA employees and select partnering therapists/companies on Saturday, March 30, 2018 from 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. The course is titled "Cardiopulmonary Rehab for the Medically Fragile Patient," and will be held in the auditorium at the Butler Health System towers. Upon completion, clinicians will earn 8 CEUs for state licensure requirements.

Concordia employees are expected to attend the seminar, as it will provide a convenient, no-cost opportunity to earn your required CEUs. The simple registration form below must be completed by March 1.

The itinerary, which is subject to change, is as follows:

  • 7:30 - 8 a.m. - Registration
  • 8 - 8:45 a.m. - Anatomy and the Chest X-ray
  • 8:45 - 10 a.m. - Basics of COPD Diagnosis and Assessment
  • 10 - 10:15 a.m. - Break
  • 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. - Respiratory Therapy and Pharmacology
  • 11:15 a.m. - Noon - Patient Case Study in Pulmonary Rehab
  • Noon - 12:45 p.m. - Lunch (provided free of charge)
  • 12:45 - 1:15 p.m. - Current and Future Payment Issues
  • 1:15 - 2 p.m. - Basics of CHF Diagnosis and Assessment
  • 2 - 2:15 p.m. - Break
  • 2:15 - 2:45 p.m. - Auscultation: Basic Heart and Lung Sounds
  • 2:45 - 3:15 p.m. - Patient Education Tools
  • 3:15 - 3:45 p.m. - OT for Energy Conservation
  • 3:45 - 5 p.m. - Exercise Prescription for the Medically Fragile Patient

Please complete the registration below. If you have any questions, please contact your direct supervisor. Click here for Google Maps directions.

Are you taking advantage of this free CEU opportunity?

Complete this registration form by March 1 to attend the Concordia Rehabilitation Continuing Education Day on March 30, 2019.
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Do you find yourself worrying about your loved one more than before? Does your loved one need more help around the house lately? As your loved one ages, it's common to worry more and find yourself helping them more than you used to. When you find yourself in this situation, you might begin to wonder what type of care your loved one needs as they transition into needing more support.

Home care services are an option that many loved ones favor as it allows them to stay in their home and enables them to maintain independence longer. In addition, it allows for as little or as much personalized, one-on-one care as they need. If you're not quite sure that home care services are right for your loved one, download our guide: Signs Your Aging Loved One May Need Home Care Services.

Just complete the simple form below to download our free guide today. And don't worry, your personal information always stays with us.

If you have any questions , or if you want to learn more about Concordia Home & Community Services or Senior Care Communities, please don’t hesitate to call our administrative headquarters at 1-888-352-1571. No matter what your/your loved one's needs are, you can be sure to find the right solution with Concordia Lutheran Ministries. You can also discover the Concordia difference by scheduling a tour of a Concordia location near you.

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When you begin to realize your senior loved one may be in need of care - more care than you or your family members are able to provide - you might wonder how to begin the conversation about senior care options with your loved one. Many people in this situation feel afraid and sometimes even guilty to bring up this topic, but the truth is that it’s something that needs done to ensure your loved one can remain safe, healthy and independent for as long as possible.

So how do you start the conversation and avoid pitfalls that can lead to negativity and hurt feelings? Download our guide: Tips for Talking to Your Loved One About Senior Care.

Just complete the simple form below to download our free guide today. And don't worry, your personal information always stays with us.

If you have any questions about starting the conversation, or if you want to learn more about Concordia Senior Care Communities or Home & Community Services, please don’t hesitate to call our administrative headquarters at 1-888-352-1571. No matter what your/your loved one's needs are, you can be sure to find the right solution with Concordia Lutheran Ministries. You can also discover the Concordia difference by scheduling a tour of a Concordia location near you.

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