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Home Sweet Home: Finding the Right Senior Living Community

Home Sweet Home: Finding the Right Senior Living Community | ConcordiaLM | Scoop.it
Deciding to make the move into a senior living facility is a major life decision. Fortunately, there is hope. There are hundreds of senior living communities in Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas, providing endless options to choose from. While every senior living community is different, here are a few things you should look for when choosing your path along life’s next great adventure.
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Stoke Awareness Month Part 1: Preventing A Stroke

Stoke Awareness Month Part 1: Preventing A Stroke | ConcordiaLM | Scoop.it
As we age, most of us imagine living our golden years to the fullest extent. Whether that’s traveling the world, spending time with our loved ones or simply reconnecting with old friends, our retirement is meant to be free from stress and worry. While thousands of us are able to live out this dream, it’s not a reality for all, and even the most relaxing retirements can be thrown off course in a matter of moments.
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Don't Let Alzheimer's Stop You from Seeing the World

Don't Let Alzheimer's Stop You from Seeing the World | ConcordiaLM | Scoop.it
An Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis is a life-altering moment that seriously affects one’s plans for their own future as well as their emotional well-being. One of the most important aspects of coping with this disease is to rediscover fun activities and places that help you relax.
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How Your Immune System Can Help Keep You Young

How Your Immune System Can Help Keep You Young | ConcordiaLM | Scoop.it
It is for this reason that seniors should make a few health changes to their daily and weekly routine. Changes to your immune system will not occur overnight, but your immune system will slowly begin to decline somewhere around your mid-50s
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4 Types of Hospice Care

4 Types of Hospice Care | ConcordiaLM | Scoop.it
Hospice care is specialized healthcare for terminally ill patients that is intended to ease their pain and allows them to live the rest of their lives in comfort. If you or a loved one will be in need of hospice services in Pittsburgh, here are some things you should know about each type of hospice care.
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Keeping Your Blood Pressure Under Control

Keeping Your Blood Pressure Under Control | ConcordiaLM | Scoop.it

One of the most common conditions affecting the elderly is high blood pressure Additionally, the early stages of the disease often go undetected.

 

 

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How Staying Fit Can Possibly Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer's

How Staying Fit Can Possibly Reduce Your Risk of Alzheimer's | ConcordiaLM | Scoop.it
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Cognitive decline and memory loss have long been thought to be dreadfully unavoidable. However, some seniors in senior living communities are discovering that staying active and fit can help promote memory function and are incorporating exercise into their lifestyle. - See more at: http://www.concordialm.org/blog/how-staying-fit-can-possibly-reduce-your-risk-of-alzheimer-s#sthash.UMBJfYb4.dpuf

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Power of Active Aging - White Paper

Power of Active Aging - White Paper | ConcordiaLM | Scoop.it
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It’s no secret that aging can bring its share of challenges. Our health, mental wellbeing, and physical capabilities can all deteriorate with age if we are not careful, but there is an answer.

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Staying Healthy over the Holiday Season

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The holiday season is a happy time of year for most seniors, but it can also be very stressful. People are running themselves ragged to get ready for holiday gatherings and trips, and they’re probably around crowds more often than during any other time of the year.

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Senior Nutrition: Why You Truly are What you Eat!

Senior Nutrition: Why You Truly are What you Eat! | ConcordiaLM | Scoop.it

Although our metabolism begins to slow down significantly as we age, and you may find that you do not have the same appetite you once did, your nutrition must still be top of mind. Even if your caloric intake is not as high, your body still requires essential vitamins and nutrients to perform at its best. - See more at: http://www.concordialm.org/blog/senior-nutrition-why-you-truly-are-what-you-eat#sthash.irmm2UCD.dpuf

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Heart Healthy Living Tips for Seniors

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Although you can’t control many of the symptoms of aging, you can work to mitigate your own health as you get older. For many of us, a healthy way of life starts at the heart. - See more at: http://www.concordialm.org/blog/heart-healthy-living-tips-for-seniors#sthash.WZ2EMHN3.dpuf

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Staying Safe While Living On Your Own

Staying Safe While Living On Your Own | ConcordiaLM | Scoop.it

Living on your own as you age can sometimes lead to hazardous situations, as changes in your health require more assistance and individual care. According to statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, one out of three adults age 65 and older suffers some sort of slip and fall-type accident, making it a leading cause of injury for seniors in 2013. - See more at: http://www.concordialm.org/blog/staying-safe-while-living-on-your-own#sthash.ZIrW9lmL.dpuf

 

 

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Avoiding the Most Common Summertime Health Risks

Avoiding the Most Common Summertime Health Risks | ConcordiaLM | Scoop.it

Summer comes with a unique set of health hazards for seniors. From heat exhaustion to dehydration to bug bites, the effects of enjoying the season can be unpleasant and even dangerous. Seniors should take special care to avoid the pitfalls of summer, so they can remain as comfortable and healthy as possible. - See more at: http://www.concordialm.org/blog/summertime-health-risks#sthash.Lwvsm71y.dpuf

 

 

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Staying Safe in the Sun: 5 Summertime Skin Care Tips for Seniors

Staying Safe in the Sun: 5 Summertime Skin Care Tips for Seniors | ConcordiaLM | Scoop.it
Summertime brings a wealth of outdoor activities that seniors can enjoy, from hiking to tennis to just relaxing in the sun. But summer also heightens the importance of skin care. Here are some ways that seniors can protect their skin while still getting the most out of the summer.
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Stroke Awareness Month Part 2: Coping with the Aftermath

Stroke Awareness Month Part 2: Coping with the Aftermath | ConcordiaLM | Scoop.it
May is Stroke Awareness Month, making now an excellent time to discuss how life can change, post-stroke. Strokes affect everyone a bit differently, so some roads to recovery will be longer than others. The most important part is that the stroke survivor, close friends and family, and primary caretakers have a clear understanding of what to expect. - See more at: http://www.concordialm.org/blog/stroke-awareness-month-part-2-coping-with-the-aftermath#sthash.sX9AVvfZ.dpuf
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Through the Eyes of a Caregiver: The Bumpy Road of Emotions

Through the Eyes of a Caregiver: The Bumpy Road of Emotions | ConcordiaLM | Scoop.it
When a loved one falls ill, family members are usually asked to step up to the plate to aid their family. However, there is almost always one family member who takes on the bulk of the care. As the primary caregiver you not only have to manage all aspects of your loved one’s care, but you will be the one to keep your family up-to-date. This can create a bumpy road of emotions.
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Signs That Being a Family Caregiver is Becoming Too Much

Signs That Being a Family Caregiver is Becoming Too Much | ConcordiaLM | Scoop.it
It is not uncommon for family members to step up and take on the increasing care needs of an aging or ill loved one. Below are a few indicators that you may be burning out, or having trouble providing a sufficient level of care for your loved one
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Incorporating Technology into Senior Living Communities

Incorporating Technology into Senior Living Communities | ConcordiaLM | Scoop.it
When most people imagine cutting-edge technology and how it impacts their lives, a senior living community probably doesn't immediately come to mind. Teleheath technology, for example, is leading the industry by helping patients stay independent and in their own homes.
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4 STeps to Healthly and Happy Aging

4 STeps to Healthly and Happy Aging | ConcordiaLM | Scoop.it

People in the United States live a lot longer than they once did, but that doesn't always mean that they age gracefully. Happy and healthy aging is very possible and even likely, especially if you follow these steps. - See more at: http://www.concordialm.org/blog/4-steps-to-healthy-and-happy-aging#sthash.qMqwfbFn.dpuf

 

 

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Senior Malnutrition: A Growing Problem?

Senior Malnutrition: A Growing Problem? | ConcordiaLM | Scoop.it
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According to recent reports, senior malnutrition is now affecting one out of every three seniors coming into hospitals for treatment. Because patients who are seniors are already in a debilitated condition when they reach the hospital, treatment centers may find deficiencies making it harder to treat them overall. - See more at: http://www.concordialm.org/blog/senior-malnutrition-a-growing-problem#sthash.SZiKIQeO.dpuf

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Being Social For Better Senior Health

Being Social For Better Senior Health | ConcordiaLM | Scoop.it

When you retire, it’s important to make social interaction a part of your routine, since it is beneficial for your physical and emotional health. However, not heading to the office or getting out and about every day can severely limit how often we interact with our communities.

 

 

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Fall Flu Prevention Tips for Seniors

Fall Flu Prevention Tips for Seniors | ConcordiaLM | Scoop.it

As we age, our immune system begins to weaken, which means seniors must take a proactive approach to preventing the flu. While general health and hygiene must always be top of mind, they are even more important during flu season. - See more at: http://www.concordialm.org/blog/fall-flu-prevention-tips-for-seniors#sthash.6SSeDka2.dpuf

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Dealing with Dementia? Communication May be the Key!

Dealing with Dementia? Communication May be the Key! | ConcordiaLM | Scoop.it

Dealing with Dementia? Communication May be the Key! - See more at: http://www.concordialm.org/blog/dealing-with-dementia#sthash.zUBg7di7.dpuf

 

 

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What You Need to Know About Paying for Hospice Care – Video

What You Need to Know About Paying for Hospice Care – Video | ConcordiaLM | Scoop.it

For individuals battling a serious illness, there often comes a time when a cure is no longer probable. If/when that situation arises, providing comfort care can do so much for the individual emotionally, socially and even spiritually as we prepare for what comes next. Hospice care helps ease some of the overwhelming feelings that come in these last weeks or months.

 

 

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Avoiding the Most Costly Mistakes When Searching for Senior Living

Avoiding the Most Costly Mistakes When Searching for Senior Living | ConcordiaLM | Scoop.it

A senior living community provides you or a loved one with different levels of service designed to accommodate particular needs and allow residents to age with dignity. - See more at: http://www.concordialm.org/blog/avoiding-the-most-costly-mistakes-when-searching-for-senior-living#sthash.DHU1CO0h.dpuf

 

 

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