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Move It! Exercise for Seniors

on 03/28/2018 10:37 AM
As far back as 400 B.C., Hippocrates, who has long been referred to as the “Father of Medicine”, wrote, “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.”   As usual, Hippocrates was way before his time. Almost two thousand years would pass before sci...
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New Medicare Cards Coming Soon

on 03/19/2018 8:00 PM
In April, CMS will begin mailing new Medicare cards with new numbers. CMS Administrator Seema Verma: “We’re taking this step to protect our seniors from fraudulent use of Social Security numbers which can lead to identity theft and illegal use of Medicare benefits. We want to be sure that Medicare beneficiaries and healthcare providers know about these changes well in advance and hav...
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Beginning Yoga for Older Adults

on 03/01/2018 4:09 PM
Many senior adults turn to yoga for gentle exercise that can reduce tension and increase flexibility. In the early 80s, women (and some men) donned their leg warmers, Reebok high tops, and spandex body suits to stretch it out with Jane Fonda and dance to Let's Get Physical.   Today, seniors are still "getting physical" and keeping active through a variety of exercise ...
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Reducing Your Kidney Disease Risk

on 02/27/2018 10:17 AM
MARCH IS KIDNEY AWARENESS MONTH You’ve probably seen people wear red to draw awareness to heart disease or pink to bring awareness to breast cancer, but kidney disease isn’t often the subject of much attention. That’s surprising since one in three Americans are at risk for kidney disease. The kidneys perform several very important jobs for your body. According to the Na...
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Heart Disease in Women: Heart Disease No Longer A “Man’s Disease”

on 01/25/2018 1:15 PM
Cancer has been called the “most feared diagnosis.” However, many women don’t realize that heart disease is actually the leading cause of death in women in the United States. Heart disease was once called a “man’s disease,” but one in four female deaths in this country are from heart disease, making it an equal opportunity disease.   Even more conce...
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Glaucoma: The Silent Disease

on 12/27/2017 10:32 AM
Glaucoma has been called the “silent disease” because there are usually no symptoms and no pain.  Phyllis Diller once advised women, “Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age—as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.”  It is true that our vision does change as we age. We may hold the book farther away until reading glasses become neces...
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Proper Hand Washing: The Easiest Route to Healthier Living

on 11/13/2017 6:09 PM
Proper Hand Washing: The Easiest Route to Healthier Living Many of us go to great lengths to stay healthy and avoid illness and infections. However, many people neglect the easiest way to limit the transfer of bacteria and viruses and it’s practically free—proper hand washing.   As you touch door handles, shake hands, and touch grocery carts, germs come in contact wit...
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Say What? Hearing Loss Prevention for Older Adults

on 10/19/2017 10:55 AM
Have you been to a movie theater lately and enjoyed the surround sound experience? Did you know that the noise level of that movie probably approached 98 decibels, only slightly below a rock concert?    What steps can we take now to protect our hearing and reduce hearing impairment?   Turn it down! Our ears are assaulted every day by noise from many sources. Be more ...
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Healthy Eating for Older Adults Doesn’t Have to be Complicated

on 09/27/2017 9:55 AM
Our bodies change as we journey from 60 to 80 and beyond. These physical and health changes require that we choose what goes in our body with even more thought than in our younger days. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Eating a variety of foods from all food groups and limiting sodium and sugar will help supply the nutrients we need as we age. We’re not too old to learn some new tric...
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Center Listed as U.S. News 2016-2017 Best Nursing Home

on 05/27/2017 9:49 AM
Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation has received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News 2016-2017 Best Nursing Homes, available exclusively at http://www.usnews.com/best-nursing-homes. The Best Nursing Homes ratings highlight the top nursing homes in each city and state, out of nearly 15,000 facilities nationwide. U.S. News’s goal is to help users find ...
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What Your Mother Really Wants for Mother's Day

on 05/14/2017 9:56 AM
She was there when you soared and there when you failed, moms are often the biggest cheerleader for their children.  But, there comes a time when as children we become mom's advocate. The one who gently pushes her to go to the doctor for care, to eat more, or make it through a few weeks of therapy after an injury or surgery. Each Mother's Day, children of all ages honor the contr...
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Senior Sun Safety Tips

on 05/01/2017 10:00 AM
Summer is a time of year most people look forward to, especially in the cool winter months. However, there are some precautions individuals should take to stay safe during months with excessive heat. Seniors, infants and children, and those with chronic conditions are vulnerable to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. While excessive heat can bother anyone, seniors are at a special risk, especially...
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When Memory Loss Becomes a Concern

on 02/27/2017 10:03 AM
Everybody misplaces items, forgets the name of someone they know well, or doesn't show up for an appointment because it slips their mind. How often have you found something you lost in an unexpected place, like your keys in the freezer? While memory loss is a common occurrence, especially in aging, there is a difference in memory loss and a significant decline in cognition such as those a...
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Veterans Day Celebration

on 11/11/2016 10:04 AM
Happy Veterans Day!  A special ceremony including all the veterans of Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation in Wilmington, Delaware. They will be saluted, awarded and pinned by a fellow veteran from Heartland Hospice. They will also join in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance as well as singing "God Bless America."  This will be followed by watching a sentimen...
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T-Shirt Throwing Contest

on 08/01/2016 10:05 AM
At Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation, we love to hear suggestions from our residents about activities they enjoy. Recently, Parkview resident Mr. James Childs suggested that we have a Wet T- Shirt Throwing Contest on the patio to cool off from the hot summer days.  All of the residents had a blast seeing how far they could throw the wet towel. Staff brought in old t-shirts that we so...
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Parkview Hosts Talent Show During National Nursing Home Week

on 07/27/2016 10:06 AM
Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation in Wilmington we had a great resident and staff talent show during National Nursing Home Week. The residents told jokes, recited scriptures, sung songs and one of the residents even danced to James Brown's I Feel Good. The staff enjoyed watching the residents of Parkview perform but little did the resident know they we were in for a tre...
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Promoting Readmission Prevention with an Exceptional Tool

on 07/25/2016 10:08 AM
As the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) secures its annual review of payments as it relates to Quality, a key component, binding quality to reimbursement, is Readmission to a Hospital. For decades, the return to a hospital for a related or unrelated episode was just standard operating procedure, the unofficial battle cry of a nursing or rehab team could have been, "when in d...
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Parkview Goes Green for St. Patrick's Day

on 03/17/2016 10:10 AM
The residents and staff of Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center enjoyed this year's St. Patrick's Day party. The activities staff decorated the main dining room with an Irish theme. All of the bulletin boards were also decorated with festive Irish decorations. To complete the spirit of the day, Parkview team members and residents wore green shirts. Angel, our activities director,...
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Center Celebrates Mardi Gras with Art Therapy

on 02/09/2016 10:08 AM
Parkview Nursing & Rehabilitation residents celebrated Mardi Gras with a special art therapy session lead by Sherita Sparrow. Sherita is the art specialist and director of The Feather's Touch Art Therapy Program. She provides therapeutic art for seniors living in skilled nursing centers in the Wilmington area. Her programs seek to engage residents both as a group and individually.  ...
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