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Five Health Benefits of Owning a Dog

on 07/24/2018 3:47 PM
You’ve heard it said, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”, but you may not have heard “A dog is good for your health.”  Some people think dog ownership means dog hair on the sofa, veterinarian bills, and an extra mouth to feed, but recent medical research may change that way of thinking. Research has shown a number of surprising health benefits of dog owners...
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3 Steps for Preparing Essential Documents for Seniors

on 05/23/2018 9:02 AM
Don't let an emergency of a loved one leave you scrambling for official documents. By proactively gathering essential healthcare and financial papers, an emergency can be a little less stressful for caregivers when they need critical access to information to help a family member.   3 Steps for Preparing Essential Documents for Seniors File all important documents in one plac...
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Harbor CNA Wins Corporate Shining Star Award

on 05/22/2018 2:19 PM
Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilitaiton CNA Koren Perkins received the Exceptional Living Center's Shining Star of the Year Award.  A surprise awards ceremony was held in the lobby of Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Lewes, DE, on Tuesday where Perkins was recognized for her unwavering dedication to her patients on a daily basis.   body {...
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Stay Strong and Healthy, Guys, with Screenings

on 05/22/2018 2:18 PM
June has been a special month for men and their families since 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. We celebrate men and their essential role in the family and in the community. Men are husbands, fathers, sons, bosses, employees, and coworkers. June is also a great time to draw attention to the health issues that impact men and the importa...
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Creative Ways to Show Appreciation to Military Members and Families

on 04/26/2018 3:30 PM
Most Americans are familiar with Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day and was observed on November 11 because World War I ended at 11:00 A.M. on November 11, 1918. President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially proclaimed November 11 to be Veterans Day in 1954. Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, has been observed as far back as the Civil War, but it was mad...
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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 11:36 AM
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 10:09 AM
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 concern...
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Glaucoma: The Silent Disease

on 12/27/2017 10:30 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 5:07 PM
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 with your hands. These germs are easily spread to your eyes, nose, ...
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Hearing Loss Prevention for Older Adults

on 10/19/2017 11:11 AM
Hearing Loss Prevention for Older Adults 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 nois...
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Healthy Eating for Older Adults Doesn't Have to be Complicated

on 09/26/2017 10:40 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 tr...
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What Your Mother Really Wants for Mother's Day

on 05/14/2017 10:18 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 contrib...
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Senior Sun Safety Tips

on 05/01/2017 10:25 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 04/15/2017 10:27 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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Job Fair at Harbor - April 8

on 04/01/2017 10:30 AM
Join us for a Job Fair at Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilitation in Lewes, Delaware Saturday, April 8, 2017 Time: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.   APPLY ONLINE! Where: Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilitation 301 Ocean View Blvd Lewes, DE 19958   We are seeking: C.N.A.s  7P-3P (PT) 3P-11P & 11P-7A FT and PT ($1,000 bonus for FT & $500 for PT) RNs/LPN FT, PT a...
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Personalized Music Programming to Increase Quality of Life for Seniors

on 03/15/2017 10:32 AM
Don't be surprised to see smiling faces and individuals singing when you visit Harbor Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Lewes, Delaware. Residents at this local skilled nursing community are benefiting from new Music & Memory programming that allows individuals to enjoy their favorite music to encourage feelings of happiness and joy. "Becoming a MUSIC & MEMORY Ce...
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Harbor Hosts Bridal Show for Residents

on 03/01/2017 10:34 AM
Harbor Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Lewes had our first, and now annual, Bridal Show! Twenty "bridal” employees, including our certified nursing assistants and director of nursing, were dressed in vintage wedding gowns, carrying beautiful flowers donated by a local florist with handsome employees as grooms. After the fashion show, two resident couples renewed their vows, and ev...
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