Say What? Hearing Loss Prevention for Older Adults

on 10/19/2017 10:23 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? With our nation’s population of older adults increasing, hearing loss has been called a major public health issue. Men tend to develop hearing l...
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Healthy Eating for Older Adults Doesn’t Have to be Complicated

on 09/21/2017 4:11 PM
Healthy Eating for Older Adults Doesn’t Have to be Complicated 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 n...
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Area Seniors Attend Open House at Atrium Independent Living

on 06/29/2017 6:11 AM
Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate our recent renovations! The Atrium Independent Living at Churchman Village in Newark, DE, welcomed more than 100 visitors at our June 22 open house. This event was designed to showcase Delaware’s Best Kept Secret for Seniors! The moderately priced, newly renovated spacious apartments, library, activities and exercise rooms drew many compl...
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Atrium Independent Living to Host Open House June 22

on 05/19/2017 8:44 AM
The Atrium at Churchman Village, an independent senior living center, is hosting a Community Open House on Thursday, June 22 from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. The Atrium is located at 4949 Ogletown Stanton Road in Newark, DE. The Atrium at Churchman Village welcomes the community to tour the center and meet the executive director, director of nursing, activities director and other team members. Attending t...
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What Your Mother Really Wants for Mother's Day

on 05/12/2017 7:37 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 contributions...
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Senior Sun Safety Tips

on 05/10/2017 10:22 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 Care Becomes a Concern

on 04/04/2017 10:25 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 ass...
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Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

on 01/06/2017 9:04 AM
"Oh the weather outside is frightful, but inside it's so delightful." While these may be words from a classic holiday carol, the sentiment is true. During the winter months, snow, sleet, and ice can make getting out and around a challenging - and often dangerous undertaking - for seniors. These winter safety tips will help to make sure you’re ready to handle the cold weather. ...
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When a Caregiver Needs a Break: Respite Care

on 11/22/2016 12:01 PM
As the population ages, the saying "It takes a village to raise a child," should be amended to "It takes a village to care for our senior population." In a 2015 study, an estimated 34 million adults in the United States provide unpaid care to an adult over age 50, often spending an average of 24 hours a week providing care. If a spouse is caring for a partner, that time spent c...
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Churchman Village Atrium Renovates Apartments

on 08/24/2016 3:37 PM
After three decades of being a place to call home in Newark, The Atrium at Churchman Village, an independent senior living community, is receiving a new lease on life. Over the next few years, additional renovations for the apartments at The Atrium are expected to update the bedrooms, kitchen, and bathrooms. “We are excited at some of the high tech that is going into out new apartments,&r...
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Promoting Readmission Prevention with an Exceptional Tool

on 04/27/2016 7:52 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 dou...
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5-Star Quality Rating Awarded to Churchman Village

on 04/26/2016 10:36 AM
Churchman Village has received a Five-Star Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This award is reflective of the ongoing, personalized care by Churchman Village clinical staff. The CMS Five-Star Quality Rating allows residents and their families an easy way to assess nursing home quality and to provide the necessary information to find the right center for the...
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