Van Duyn Comprehensive Plan to Enhance Our Resident Experience

Communication Van Duyn seeks to improve communication between its residents, its residents’ families and stakeholders within the community. Formation of the Van Duyn Family Partnership:  Complete The Van Duyn Family partnership includes representatives from the Family Council, community advocates and senior Van Duyn executives and ensures the Family Council’s input and concerns are heard and…

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Preparing your Elderly Loved one for Surgery

Surgery can be Life-Saving While surgery and anesthesia pose risks for the elderly, it is estimated that more than half of seniors over age 65 will undergo at least one surgical operation. Surgery can be life-saving and can prolong life when it is successful. Will the Benefits of Surgery Outweigh the Risks? The major question…

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Dangers of Obesity in Seniors

The Obesity Epidemic According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more than 41% of US seniors age 60 and over are obese. More than 42% of middle-aged adults age 40-59 years are obese. Obesity has been shown to be a high risk factor for many diseases: Certain kinds of cancers Coronary Heart…

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All about Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s is the Second most Common Neurodegenerative Disease Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and the most common movement disorder. It is estimated that about a million Americans are afflicted with Parkinson’s disease and about 10 million suffer from it worldwide. It is listed as a chronic disease with no…

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Van Duyn News Alert Regarding Temporary Phone Outage

  VAN DUYN ALERT   The phone company’s fiber optic cable was accidentally severed on a local line outside of our Van Duyn property, which also provides service to our facility. As a result, all customers on the line have had their incoming calls affected, including our phone service at Van Duyn. However, all of…

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