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Alicia Fenstermacher

Alicia Fenstermacher has been working in Aging Services for over 20 years, 14 years of which have been with PSL. As the Senior Corporate Director of Purposeful Living, Alicia is responsible for supporting successful aging, quality of life, and purposeful living initiatives such as Wellness, Customer Satisfaction, Memory Care, Social Work Services, Culture Change, and Community Life. She is a licensed Social Worker, licensed Nursing Home Administrator, and licensed Personal Care Home Administrator. Alicia lives in the Lehigh Valley with her husband Jeff, son Mattias, stepson Maverick, and two dogs named Freddie Mercury and Bebe’ Le Strange. Passionate about the importance of relationships and individual empowerment, Alicia is all about embracing our own “unique-us.”

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Health & Aging  |  Housing & Development

Transforming Relationships Through the Power of Compassionate Touch

PSL is pleased to provide Compassionate Touch® during this pandemic to reduce resident loneliness, build relationships, and enhance engagement. Compassionate Touch® is an evidence-informed approach combining skilled touch with compassionate presence to enhance quality of life.

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CCRC  |  Miscellaneous  |  Presbyterian Senior Living

How PSL Continues Resident Enrichment During COVID-19 Distancing

As the senior living industry as a whole continues to adjust to the "new normal" during this pandemic, I wanted to share what the Presbyterian Senior Living community teams are doing to connect residents to their own purpose and life meaning.

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Are You Asking the Right Questions?

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Health & Aging

Active Aging Week 2020 at Presbyterian Senior Living

Active Aging Week was October 5-11, 2020. It is an international celebration of active lifestyles organized by the International Council of Active Aging (ICAA.) This week-long celebration occurs annually and Presbyterian Senior Living (PSL) has participated for the past 8 years.

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Miscellaneous

Personal Care, Assisted Living, and Health Center Visiting Options at Presbyterian Senior Living

"When can I visit (my parent, my spouse, my best friend, my child) in person and hold their hand or hug them?" is a question we hear throughout the day. At this time, the answer relies on many different variables that are unfortunately out of our control. What we do know is that being able to connect with your loved one is essential to you, the resident and to us.

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Health & Aging  |  Reflections & Leadership

Personal Care in PA: And the Julie H.C. Bailey PRIDE Award Goes To…

Recognizing excellence in dementia care by direct care professionals in the healthcare field. The Julie H.C. Bailey PRIDE award is given annually to one worthy recipient in each of the states the Delaware Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association serves: Delaware, Southern New Jersey, and Southeastern Pennsylvania. This prestigious award is presented to the winners at one of the annual Alzheimer’s Association annual conferences to highlight and celebrate their extraordinary examples of excellence in dementia care.

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Reflections & Leadership

Person-Centered Language: Dirty Little Words Caregivers Should Never Repeat

As senior care providers begin to focus more on person-centered care, it becomes evident the language we are accustomed to using needs a bit of refining. At the core of person-centered care, you’ll find the word respect. What is respect? It’s defined as the willingness to show consideration or appreciation for someone or something. The language we use is a key indicator of the amount of respect we have for others.

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