Daily Dose of Inspiration

Assisted Living and Identity Issues

What’s an Identity? Identity is a psychological concept that applies to all of mankind. We all have an identity, which basically makes up our qualities, personality, expressions, beliefs and looks. As we get older, we start to define ourselves: “That’s just how I am.” Or, “That’s not me.” Our identities help us filter out what’s…

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Journaling – Why You Should Write A Journal

Have you ever thought about writing a journal? Well, it’s never too late. Here are three reasons why you should start your journaling journey. Therapeutic Benefits Journaling can be therapeutic. Writing and expressing your thoughts and feelings can give you clarity and leave you feeling grateful. You may start to notice things you’ve overlooked or…

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National Senior Citizens Day 2018

The Origins of National Senior Citizens Day August 21st is a big day in the calendar at Delmar Nursing and Rehabilitation. It’s the day we take time to honor senior citizens. On August 19, 1988, President Ronald Regan signed Proclamation 5847, proclaiming August 21 as National Senior Citizens Day. In the proclamation, Regan called “upon…

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Tips For Visiting Your Loved One in a Nursing Home

You might find it hard to visit your grandmother, neighbor, or uncle in a nursing home. Your loved one may be in advanced stages of dementia, and it’s painful to see them that way. If they can no longer even communicate, you might wonder if visiting even makes a difference. At Delmar Nursing and Rehab,…

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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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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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