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15 Questions You Could Ask a Person Living With Dementia Over the Phone

By: Presbyterian Senior Living
April 16th, 2020

This article is republished with permission from LifeBio. It may seem tough to communicate with a person living with Alzheimer's Disease or other related dementias by phone, especially during a global pandemic.  Here are two tips for starters.

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7 Ways to Reduce Stress and Anxiety During Stay at Home Orders

By: Tinika Wilson
April 8th, 2020

Stress and anxiety have increased for almost everyone while we are attempting to practice social distancing and self-isolation to protect ourselves from the spread of COVID-19.  Stress is a feeling of physical or emotional tension while anxiety is a natural response to stress and a feeling of fear of what is about to happen. It is important for us to remember to practice emotional self-care during these stressful times. Here are 7 ideas that can help you manage stress and anxiety while you are at home.

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Spiritual Reflections: Living in a COVID-19 World

By: Daniel Stewart
April 2nd, 2020

In an email this weekend a resident remarked to me– “It is indeed unsettling how quickly and scary the world has suddenly become.  And the isolation from one another increases the distress, of course.” Those words express the feelings of many as we continue to face the COVID-19 situation, with all its uncertainty, inconvenience and economic impact. We wonder: To whom do we tell our fears? In what do we place our hopes? Where do we find refuge?

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COVID-19: Best Practices for Seniors from the CDC

By: Emily Shoemake
March 24th, 2020

In the midst of the current public health emergency, it is important to stay educated and take precautionary measures to protect both you and those around you. Early data suggest older people are twice as likely to have serious COVID-19 illness. This may be because immune systems change with age, making it harder to fight off diseases and infection. Older adults also are more likely to have underlying health conditions that make it harder to cope with and recover from illness. Presbyterian Senior Living communities have implemented restrictions and procedures to help reduce the spread of this virus, but we realize that many seniors are living on their own. To help with your at-home preparedness and prevention, the following are precautionary guidelines for seniors published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Things for Seniors to do During COVID-19 Isolation

By: Emily Shoemake
March 19th, 2020

Social isolation is a term that we talk about frequently in regards to seniors, as isolation and loneliness are threats that many seniors face every day. With the current global status, just about everyone is taking this time to practice social isolation to help control the spread of the coronavirus. During this time of staying at home, it is important to continue daily activities to keep both your brain and your body active.  The following are some ideas from crafting to exercise to virtual museum tours that can help you fill your day while you're at home.

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Presbyterian Senior Living Receives 2020 Customer Experience Award from Pinnacle Quality Insight

By: Emily Shoemake
March 12th, 2020

Presbyterian Senior Living (PSL) is proud to announce that Pinnacle Quality Insight has awarded 12 PSL communities with its distinguished 2020 Customer Experience Award™. Communities that have been awarded have exceeded in qualifying categories of independent living, personal care/assisted living and skilled nursing.

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