Daily Dose of Inspiration

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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Mental Health Month: Time To Internalize

As a SNF providing mental health care, Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation proudly promotes May is Mental Health Month.1 Although it’ll be in April in just a few hours, there’s plenty of time to internalize a message or two regarding mental health and live with it until May rolls around again. Stigma A major subject when…

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Care And Compassion

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” – Dalai Lama One reason that makes Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation the preferred choice of so many families in the Delmarva area is our unparalleled level of care and compassion. But compassion can be a subjective term. Sure, feeling…

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Disability Insurance Awareness Month

Anyone familiar with Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation needs no introduction to the world of disabilities, unfortunately. And although there are excellent solutions for your loved one’s health and wellbeing, as you are equally familiar with, not all Americans are so fortunate when it comes to their incomes. This is why The Council for Disability Awareness (CDA) took…

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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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