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Giving voice to the topics that mean the most to those who matter the most.

Doug Atkinson

After graduating from college, Doug worked at a local TV affiliate before coming to Presbyterian Senior Living (PSL). He is now the Social Media Marketing Assistant at PSL, and writes for the blog, produces videos, and creates content for PSL's social media sites.

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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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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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Caregiver Support | CCRC

Finding an Alzheimer's Care Center for Your Loved One

By: Doug Atkinson
August 3rd, 2017

If your loved one has dementia or Alzheimer’s, finding the right care center can be challenging. You want to be certain your loved one will be well taken care of professionally, but with the love and compassion of your own family. The good news is there are many senior care communities near you that can provide the kind of memory care you’re looking for.

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