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Health & Aging | Housing & Development

Transforming Relationships Through the Power of Compassionate Touch

By: Alicia Fenstermacher
November 13th, 2015

Presbyterian Senior Living (PSL) is pleased to announce a new approach to resident service and engagement, Compassionate Touch®—an evidence-informed approach combining skilled touch with compassionate presence to enhance quality of life for those in later life stages.

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Health & Aging | Housing & Development

[Case Study] How We Reduced ER Visits Among Seniors by More than 50%

By: Presbyterian Senior Living
May 28th, 2015

Over the course of several years, Presbyterian Senior Living, one of the largest providers of affordable senior housing in PA, started noticing an increase in ER visits among seniors living at our Presbyterian Apartments location in Harrisburg, PA. Because of our commitment to providing residents with affordable, quality care and supportive services, it was imperative we take action to uncover the root cause. And, as with any root cause analysis, if the causes are not understood, efforts to address the issues are futile. Therefore, two questions came to mind: Why the increase in ER visits? What can we do to address this issue?

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Health & Aging | Housing & Development

Then, Now, What's Next? Transitional Care Unit Coming to Dover, DE

By: Presbyterian Senior Living
May 28th, 2015

Presbyterian Senior Living is committed to reinventing health care. With more than 85 years in providing high quality retirement choices and affordable residential living options for people 55 and older, we are the mid-Atlantic's leader in senior living options. Each of our locations offers benefits to their local communities. In addition, our broad network provides a range of senior living services, including Independent Living, Affordable Senior Housing, Personal Care, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Adult Day Services and more. It's no wonder our communities were ranked as 2015 top nursing homes by U.S. News and World Report.

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Housing & Development

The Best of Both Worlds: New Trends Shaping Senior Housing in PA

By: Presbyterian Senior Living
May 7th, 2015

Baby boomers are getting older. By the year 2030, it's estimated that adults over 65 will make up 20 percent of the world's population. While some of these adults will continue to live in their homes, many will seek the comfort of maintenance-free retirement options. Research conducted by Center for Housing Policy projects the doubling of the 65-plus population, over the years to come, will shape the demand for senior housing and supportive care services. What does this mean for senior housing providers?

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Housing & Development

How to Declutter Your Home: Busting Through the Clutter to Simplify Your Life

By: Presbyterian Senior Living
April 30th, 2015

We've all been waiting and it's finally here—spring! That wonderful time of year when the days are long and you can finally get outside and enjoy the beautiful sunshine, chirping of the birds, and sweet smelling breeze. However, if you're like many homeowners, it's also the time of year to declutter your home. As the classic saying goes, "Out with the old, in with the new."

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Housing & Development | Reflections & Leadership

What Makes a Nursing Home a Best Nursing Home?

By: Presbyterian Senior Living
April 17th, 2015

Recently, six Presbyterian Senior Living communities were ranked at the top of the U.S. News & World Report list of Best Nursing Homes 2015. Best Nursing Homes provides information on care, safety, health inspections, staffing, and operations for approximately all nursing homes and retirement communities located throughout the United States. Data is obtained from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Nursing homes too new or those with little data available may not appear in the list.

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