Helpful Resources from Lutheran Senior Services

Helpful Resources


Study: Senior housing communities lead to lower level of hospitalization

A new study looking at data over a 10 year period shows that older adults living in senior housing communities have fewer hospitalizations than those with different living arrangements. Over time, older individuals who live in senior housing communities were found to be less likely to have high levels of hospitalization, finds a new study …

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Time to Return the Favor: Volunteer Testimonial

By Michelle Ray, Maryville University Student and Lutheran Senior Services Volunteer The whole time I was growing up, I was surrounded by volunteers. In church, in school – there were always people around to help me. Now, it’s my turn. It’s time to return the favor. I’m a student of physical therapy at Maryville University. …

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Be in the Know – Medicare Card Changes Coming Soon!

Medicare will mail new Medicare cards between April 2018 and April 2019. Your new card will have a new Medicare Number that’s unique to you. This number will be used in place of your social security number to help protect your identity. Things to know about your new Medicare card • You do not need …

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Downsizing Tips for Seniors

The downsizing process has become a national industry. There are televisions shows, books, businesses and products focused on simplifying our lifestyles and getting rid of things we don’t need. But, if you are downsizing as a part of a move to senior living, “simplifying” may not always seem so simple. Joy Brother is a Seniors …

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Free Resource! Checklist when Preparing for Short Stay Rehabilitation

There are one of two scenarios when it comes to short stay rehabilitation. One scenario is someone who is getting ready for a surgery that will be followed by rehab. This could be anything from a hip replacement surgery to knee surgery. The other scenario is an unexpected emergency has occurred and now the individual …

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