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Important Technology for Seniors

By: Doug Atkinson
September 21st, 2017

Technology use among seniors is continuously on the rise. According to an updated poll by the Pew Research Center, adults over the age of 65 are more digitally connected than ever before. And some groups of seniors are even as connected as their under-65 counterparts. However, even with the growing tech-savvy senior population, it can be difficult to know what technology is most useful or beneficial for seniors. The following technologies can improve a senior’s life in many ways, from connecting with family to helping with cognitive function.

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90 for 90: Celebrating 90 Years of Service to Seniors

By: Doug Atkinson
September 14th, 2017

History is always on the move. The events and achievements of today and the plans and aspirations of tomorrow all become a part of a single narrative with the passage of time. Presbyterian Senior Living is a ministry that had very modest beginnings. Through the vision of its founders and the diligent work of the generations to follow, it has grown into a comprehensive network of services for seniors. It’s hard to believe that PSL is celebrating 90 years of service to seniors and their families this year. And as we look to the future, we will continue to evolve and diversify the scope of our services to exceed expectations of the individuals we serve.

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Reflections & Leadership

Reflections on Leadership: Facing Your Giants

By: Steve Proctor
September 7th, 2017

In 2008 my wife and I had the privilege of traveling to Israel. Part of the trip included visiting the place where the conflict between David and Goliath took place – the valley of Elah. For those who have not read the story, it can be found in I Samuel Chapter 17, verses 1-54. It is rich with detail as a titanic struggle between good and evil. For a few minutes I was able to touch the stones in the stream where scholars believe the young shepherd boy David collected 5 smooth stones in preparation for fighting the giant Philistine warrior Goliath. The images were striking. I could almost feel the drama of the story unfolding, imagining the thoughts of a shepherd selecting the stones that he was going to use in this life or death conflict.

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Personal Care/Assisted Living

Your Options for Personal Care in Pennsylvania

By: Doug Atkinson
August 31st, 2017

Searching for the right senior living community for your loved one can be difficult, especially if you’ve suddenly found yourself in the position to make the decision or if you’re just starting your search. There are a lot of terms thrown around for each type of care or service offered at different communities, and they can get confusing. But there’s one term you’ve probably come across a few times that tends to be more confusing than others: Personal Care.

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What is Skilled Nursing and When Should You Consider It?

By: Doug Atkinson
August 24th, 2017

If you’ve been looking into the different types of care for your senior loved one, you’ve most likely come across the phrase “Skilled Nursing,” and you might not be sure what it is. At first glance, the term can seem vague. Does it mean the nurses at a community are skilled at their jobs? Is it its own level of senior care? Does my loved one need it? The answer to the first two questions are “yes,” but determining if skilled nursing is right for your loved one will depend on several factors.

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When is it OK to Take a Vacation from Caregiving?

By: Doug Atkinson
August 17th, 2017

You may have found yourself in this situation recently: your aging loved one needs extra care and support, and you’ve stepped up to the plate. You’re not alone; more and more families experience the same decision every day. And while rearranging your schedule, creating a new household budget, and opening up your home all in the name of caring for your loved one is absolutely a noble choice, it can also be extremely stressful. You may soon realize you need a short break. And that’s totally normal.

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