Vision Loss and Seniors

Aging Increases Chances for Vision Loss As we age changes take place in our eyes which can lead to partial or full vision loss. Many of these changes take place slowly and painlessly and it is sometimes only when the condition is far advanced that it becomes noticed.  A 2011 survey that did not include…

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New Vaccine for Shingles

Shingrix new Shingles Vaccine The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has announced that a new more effective shingles vaccine is now available called Shingrix that was licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2017. The CDC recommends that healthy people over the age of 50 get the vaccine. It is  given in two…

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World Marriage Day Celebrated In Style At Van Duyn!

February 11th was “World Marriage Day” and we wanted to do something special for our resident couples! Two of our beloved couples were able to participate in this memorable event.Mr. and Mrs. Patton and Mr. and Mrs. Morgan. The Patton’s have been married for 67 years!!! When asked their key to success-Mrs. Patton replied “patience.”…

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Urinary Tract Infections UTI and Seniors

Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) are some of the most common infectious diseases to hit seniors. whether they are living at home or in a rehabilitation facility. UTI can come on very suddenly with burning, pain, frequency and urgency. Sometimes, however, UTI can go unnoticed especially in seniors who are incontinent. The pain of UTI can…

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Van Duyn Announces Our Employees of the Month!!

Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing congratulates our two superstar Employees Of The Month! They are: Christina Weinberger, our Recreation Therapy Leader and Janne Murphy, our MDS Nurse. Our Employees of the Month receive: An employee of the month pin A designated parking space [one month’s time] or bus pass [30 rides] Certificate Letter Flyer in…

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Seniors, Osteoarthritis and Physical Exercise

Winter Aches and Pains, Osteoarthritis Winter, the time for beautiful snow and white panoramas, also brings with it a lot of aches and pains, especially for seniors. Osteoarthritis is a disease where cartilage, which is a natural cushion between the bones, is worn down in the joints. This disease will affect most seniors to some…

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