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Top 10 Most Visited Blogs in 2019

Presbyterian Senior Living

In 2019, we had a lot of visitors on our blog — 62,000 to be exact! At Presbyterian Senior Living, we strive to provide reliable and resourceful information for those interested in the senior living industry. Whether you're a future resident looking to navigate a move to a senior living community, a caregiver feeling stressed, or a medical care provider looking for information to share with your patients, we're here to help. Here's a small recap of our most visited blogs in 2019!

1. 15 Celebrities You Won't Believe Are Turning 65 in 2019

seniors turning 65 2019

As time goes on the face of aging is continuously evolving. A hundred years ago a 65-year-old would be considered elderly. Today, a 65-year-old may live the same vibrant life that a 40-year-old does. As technology and healthcare advance, so does the length and quality of life. As an example of this, here are 15 celebrities turning 65 in 2019 that are still living vibrant and active lifestyles!

2. Pros and Cons of Keeping Your Aging Loved One at Home

senior care discussion blog bannerDeciding what kind of care your elderly loved one needs can be a difficult task. At some point you’ve probably wondered to yourself if they need the kind of care only professionals can provide, even though it means being away from their family. On the other hand, can you afford to keep them at home despite the added stress that would bring? The reality will differ for every person, but there are some universal pros and cons to consider when making the decision.

3. 23 Factors To Consider When Evaluating Senior Living Communities

evaluating senior care blog bannerChoosing a senior living community can be a monumental decision. From where to begin to which questions to ask, the list of considerations can be overwhelming. And while it’s not an easy process, it’s not insurmountable, either -- particularly if you understand all of the elements that go into finding the right living arrangements for seniors and the people who love them. To that end, we’ve rounded up 23 factors to keep in mind when evaluating senior living communities.

4. Non-Profit vs. For-Profit Senior Living Organizations: What You Need to Know

non-profit vs for-profit blog bannerWhen you begin searching for senior living for an aging parent, the options can be overwhelming. One way to sort through the choices is to determine whether communities are nonprofit or for-profit. While all communities must generate revenue to survive, the two models offer significant variation in their driving interests, pricing, quality of care and other factors.

5. Reflections on Leadership: Defining Moments- Turning Points

defining moments blog bannerPsychologists often refer to the concept of defining moments – certain events in life that shape the person you have become. These events can be positive or negative, but they play an outsized role in the narrative that a person constructs about what has meaning for them and how they see life.

6. Think F.A.S.T: How to Tell if Someone You Know is Having a Stroke

Think Fast Stroke Blog BannerDo you know the warning signs of stroke? The American Heart Association reports every 40 seconds someone has a stroke. It can happen to anyone, at any age. Recognizing the signs and taking immediate action can make the difference between life and death for someone you love. The sooner the treatment, the less chance a person risks developing serious brain damage. Learn the stroke warning signs to watch out for. By doing so, you may just save a life.

7. A Timeless Solution to Loneliness

Timeless Solution to Loneliness Blog BannerWith today’s ever-growing technology, email and Facebook correspondence is often recommended to connect lonely seniors with the world. But, technology isn’t everyone’s cup of tea; some simply don't want to use it or cannot afford it. Fortunately, there is one timeless form of communication that has lost popularity among the new technologies coming out everyday: writing letters.

8. What is Skilled Nursing and When Should You Consider It?

what is skilled nursing blog bannerIf 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.

9. What Is (and Isn’t) Normal Aging

normal aging blog bannerAs we age, many of us will start to experience subtle changes in our body. Most of us might not want to admit it, but these changes are part of the normal aging process and are nothing to be ashamed of. There are, however, some changes that are not part of the normal aging process. If you start to notice those changes, you may want to consider taking action to protect your health.

10. The Best Places for Senior Living in Pennsylvania

best places to retire in PA blog bannerThere are so many important factors that come into play when picking a place to call home, and location will be near the top of the list. The good news is Pennsylvania is a great place for senior living, with a lower-than-average cost of living, beautiful scenery, and more. But what is the best place for senior living in PA? It ultimately depends on what you want to do, so we’ve compiled a list to help you figure that out.


As we begin to build our calendar for 2020, we are looking forward to providing the same high-quality content that you have come to expect from Presbyterian Senior Living. If you have any topics that you would like to see us cover, feel free to contact us and let us know.

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About 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.

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