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Presbyterian Villages of Michigan is committed to serving seniors and communities. It’s our goal to be a first-line provider of resources, including information. Aging should be an adventure, not a scary trip!

In the PVM Blog, the experts at PVM will regularly publish articles and information. Topics may range from smart ways to age in place in your long-time home, to tips on how to shop for a senior community. We will have articles on transportation, wellness, nutrition, technology, activities, outlook-on-life, and more.

This month we have a special guest columnist, Lyndsey Malkovich, a student intern from Oakland University’s Wellness, Health Promotion & Injury Prevention program.

Why should providers care about rural health care? Critics argue that rural areas are less marketable. They are less populated, span a larger geographic area, lack public transportation, and struggle to attract new physician and nurse talent. To sum it up, rural areas require more effort to reach fewer people and are therefore less profitable for health systems.

To All of Our Readers: Welcome to 2020! We wish you a wonderful year full of promise and vitality. It is a very special year for Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (PVM) since it is our 75th Anniversary.

You may have heard the term Games People Play. We have all dealt with game playing by others in our careers and in our lives. However, it also rears its ugly head with caregiving and often among family members. If you are the primary caregiver for a loved one you will feel the effects much more deeply than others. Here is what to watch out for and how to deal with it:

If you are among the 500,000 plus Americans who undergo open-heart surgery each year, then you have Dr. Daniel Hale Williams to thank for it. Defying conventional wisdom and against all odds, Dr. Williams successfully stitched together a tear in the heart lining of a young stabbing victim, which by today’s standards would be considered routine. What makes this operation remarkable is that it took place in 1893! Anesthetics were primitive, there were no antibiotics, and blood transfusion had yet to be perfected.