Daily Dose of Inspiration

3 Guidelines To Improve Your Listening Skills

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” – Bryant H. McGill In our last post, on National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW) at Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation, we wrote about the importance of listening. But, as you probably know, listening isn’t simple. Sometimes we lose…

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National Skilled Nursing Care Week At Delmar Nursing And Rehabilitation!

National Skilled Nursing Care Week This week marks the nation’s 51st annual National Skilled Nursing Care Week (NSNCW). In 1967, the American Health Care Association (AHCA) helped establish what was then known as National Nursing Home Week, to highlight the role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for America’s seniors and disabled. Since then, the…

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Nostalgia At Age 65+: When Your Loved One Gets Caught Up In History

“I don’t like nostalgia unless it’s mine.” – Lou Reed Nostalgia – defined as being homesick, or yearning for returning to a past period or irrecoverable condition – has an interesting history. What was once considered to be a severe disorder has now become a term for fondness. Nostalgia, in today’s terms, is when you…

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IT’S NOT THE FLU, BUT IT’S A THREAT TOO

A virus called adinovirus mimics the flu, causing it to be misdiagnosed and under-reported. Experts warn it may be just as dangerous to older people as the flu. Adenoviruses are a group of viruses that cause symptoms similar to classic influenza. People who contract it can experience fever, headaches, body aches, and respiratory difficulty. Unlike…

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TAKING AN ACTIVE ROLE AS A RESIDENT IN A SKILLED NURSING FACILITY

“Men must necessarily be the active agents of their own well-being and well-doing… they themselves must in the very nature of things be their own best helpers” – Samuel Smiles   Active Participation A skilled nursing facility (SNF) can conjure various images in a resident’s mind. Taking an active part in the healing process, though,…

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Implant Controls Blood Sugar Without Insulin Injections

An implant can now control pancreatic insulin levels without the need for constant injections. Patients with Type I diabetes have a poorly functioning pancreas that doesn’t produce enough insulin to metabolize blood glucose. Constant injections are necessary for millions suffering from the disease. But now, researchers at Cornell University, have developed an implantable device that contains…

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Today Is National Hugging Day!

National Hugging Day is an annual event dedicated to hugging. It was created by Kevin Zaborney and occurs annually on January 21. The day was first celebrated on January 21, 1986 in Clio, Michigan, USA. We encourage all of you to envelop someone you love in a big, warm hug TODAY! Enrich their lives and…

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