Senior Living Blog

Presbyterian Senior Living : Blog

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

Emily Shoemake

As the Digital Content Assistant at Presbyterian Senior Living, Emily produces content for the PSL blog and engages with our audience on social media. Emily is a Shippensburg University and Delta Zeta alumna from Bedford County, Pennsylvania.

Blog Feature

Caregiver Support  |  Finance & Planning

How You Can Help Your Aging Parents With Their Finances

As your parents grow older you may find yourself worrying about their financial situation. Whether it’s because of declining health or because their savings are running low, these can be stressful times. But they don't have to be. There are a few simple things you can do to help your parents with their finances that can put them in a more stable situation and give you peace of mind.

Read More

Blog Feature

Caregiver Support  |  Personal Care/Assisted Living

Caregiver Stress: 5 Tips for Managing Life as a Caregiver

Taking on the role of caregiver for a senior loved one can be challenging. You're faced with a number of new responsibilities and unfamiliar feelings, like worrying about handling the additional obligations that come with caregiving, or fear about the future. You may feel guilt for not being able to do more or even anger and resentment towards your senior loved one.

Read More

Are You Asking the Right Questions?

Subscribe to the Presbyterian Senior Living blog and receive our free Community Evaluation Checklist to ensure you ask what’s most important to you.

Blog Feature

Health & Aging  |  Personal Care/Assisted Living

12 Signs It's Time to Consider Personal Care for Your Loved One

Have you found yourself suddenly faced with the decision of having to choose a long term care facility for mom or dad?  With so many options and so little time, how does one decide what’s best for their current situation?

Read More

Blog Feature

Caregiver Support

How to Tell When Your Loved One Needs Care Beyond Your Means

Being a caregiver for an aging loved one can be challenging. As he or she continues to need more care, you may start scolding yourself for not spending enough time with your loved one, or for not having the energy or patience needed to give your loved one the kind of one-on-one care they require.  When you are feeling exceptionally stressed, tired and worn out, you might even think your loved one is deliberately making it harder for you to care for them properly by being demanding, irritable or unreasonable. 

Read More

Blog Feature

Health & Aging

The Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Weight in Seniors

Maintaining a healthy weight is not only more challenging, but even more important as we age. You can support your aging loved one's health and continued independence by supporting healthy lifestyle choices.

Read More

Blog Feature

Caregiver Support  |  Health & Aging

Fun in the Sun: Enjoying Summer Without Worrying About the Heat

With summer right around the corner, and many people spending lots of time outdoors, it is important to keep your health in mind. Summer is a time for the outdoors, but it can be easy to fall victim to heat-related health issues if you’re not careful. The good news is there are a few summer safety tips you can follow to make sure that doesn’t happen.

Read More