Imagine stepping outside into the fresh air and sunshine to do a little yard work, fetch your mail and put together a picnic lunch. If this sounds like the perfect day, you might not believe that it’s actually a form of physical and occupational therapy.
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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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?
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.
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?
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.