Manage Hearing Loss in Seniors

Everyone kind of assumes hearing loss is a normal part of aging. And it is: around two-thirds of seniors aged 70 and older have some form of reduced hearing ability. As we age, the tiny hairs in the inner ear start dying off. These hairs are responsible for picking up sound waves and sending them…

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Why Seniors Should Quit Smoking

After years of raising awareness, we probably all know the dangers of smoking tobacco. To quickly recap, here are just some of the consequences of regularly smoking: Heart attack Stroke Poor vision Lung cancer Unhealthy teeth Bronchitis Lower immune system Diabetes complications Cigarettes, cigars, hookahs, and other smoking implements release thousands of different poisonous chemicals…

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Caring for a Loved One with Progressive Dementia

Progressive dementia is a very common disorder in which a person gradually loses many of their normal mental functions. Dealing with a loved one suffering from this disorder can be extremely physically and emotionally challenging. Remembering that the person we are dealing with is suffering deeply can make it a bit easier to empathize with…

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July Fourth And Senior Independence

It’s July Fourth! And America is celebrating independence. When you come to think about it, seniors can teach us a lot about independence. Senior independence, while seemingly compromised, is, in-fact, closer to the concept of July Fourth than that of younger folk’s idea of independence. Independence and Development Although we speak about independence on a…

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Knowing What To Look For In A Skilled Nursing Facility

What to look for in a skilled nursing facility? How many times have you asked yourself this question before making the smart choice of Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many people ask this question when looking for a skilled nursing facility. So, this is actually a very common query and a…

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Healthcare Changes On The Horizon

Major healthcare changes may be on the way for Americans. Last Wednesday, J.P. Morgan Chase, Amazon and Berkshire Hathaway hired a CEO for their new healthcare venture, which they announced in January. As the skilled nursing facility in the Delmarva area “known for our progressive, compassionate healthcare system,” Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation is excited with…

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The Importance Of Balancing Routine With Novelty

“When I follow my routine, I feel on top of the world. Regardless of what the day has in store for me, I feel accomplished and in control.” – Todd Davis Routine is great. It gives us a sense of familiarity, consistency and predictability. It also allows us to get things done efficiently. And, perhaps…

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Father’s Day 2018

Today is Father’s Day. “Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person.” – Naveen Jain Father’s Day at Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation As families around…

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Why Your Loved One Would Love A Photo Album For Their Birthday

Have you ever wondered what a perfect birthday gift for your elderly mom or dad would look like? You know it isn’t a designer handbag or power tools. They’re past that. But what does interest them? Chances are meaning-making of their lives would make it pretty high up on their list. The psychoanalyst, Erik Erikson,…

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