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Glaucoma: The Silent Disease

on 12/27/2017 10:13 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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Job Fair & Open Interviews - RNs, CNAs, LPNs

on 12/13/2017 10:48 AM
NOW HIRING RNs, CNAs, and LPNs Join the Vernon Health & Rehabilitation team! Attend our Holiday Career Fair on December 27 from 1-6 p.m. at 1955 Vernon Street in Wabash, Indiana, for open interviews. We are hiring for LPNs, CNAs, and RNs for all shifts. The first four hires will receive a Fitbit, TV, or Keurig! APPLY ONLINE TODAY! 
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Proper Hand Washing: The Easiest Route to Healthier Living

on 12/01/2017 4:47 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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COPD: Prevalence, Treatment, and Quality of Life

on 11/14/2017 8:34 AM
If you’re one of the millions of Americans who have been diagnosed with COPD, you know the symptoms—coughing, shortness of breath, wheezing, fatigue, difficulty taking a deep breathe, and tightness in your chest. You also know that living with COPD can impact your quality of life.   What is COPD? The National Institutes of Health report that over 14 ...
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Say What? Hearing Loss Prevention for Older Adults

on 10/04/2017 1:19 PM
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 loss about six years before women, often a resul...
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Healthy Eating for Older Adults Doesn’t Have to be Complicated

on 09/19/2017 2:54 PM
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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Trick or Treat at Vernon Health & Rehabilitation

By posted by on 10/27/2016 10:09 AM
Calling all Goblins, Witches, Princess, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, it's all treats, no tricks this Halloween at Vernon Health & Rehabilitation! The Center will be hosting trick or treat, Monday, October 31 from 6-8 p.m. Visit us at 1955 Vernon Street.
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Renee Hamilton Joins Vernon Manor

on 07/14/2016 11:39 AM
Renee Hamilton has been appointed as the community liaison at Vernon Health & Rehabilitation in Wabash, Indiana. As the community liaison, Renee will work with families, area hospitals, group homes and community agencies to transition care to Vernon Health & Rehabilitation. In this role, Renee will promote the newly remodeled short-term rehabilitation wing at Vernon Health & Rehabil...
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Tips to Avoid the Flu Virus this Winter

on 02/17/2016 11:40 AM
While the winter has been uncharacteristically mild, the influenza virus is entering with a bang and spreading throughout the region. Young children, pregnant women, individuals with chronic health conditions and people age 65 years and older are regarded as high risk for serious complications related to the flu. The best way to prevent the flu is to get vaccinated every year. The Centers for D...
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Julie Harden Joins Vernon Manor Team

on 03/02/2015 11:45 AM
Welcome Julie Harden to Vernon Manor! Julie will be joining our team in March 2015 as the Social Service Director. Julie comes to Vernon Manor with more than 20 years of social service experience in serving individuals with special needs. We are very excited to have Julie join our team.
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Summer Camp Forms Sent

on 02/20/2015 11:46 AM
ATTENTION PARENTS: Check your mailboxes. Summer camp forms will be distributed this spring. Please complete the application form for your loved one and return them timely. Everyone loves camp!
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St. Patrick's Party to Celebrate Irish Culture Planned

on 02/13/2015 11:47 AM
Green! Green! Green! Come kiss the Irish! A St. Patrick's Day party will be held on March 17 in the Cherry Blossom Room. St. Patrick's Day falls on a Monday which is sure to upset many leprechauns' plan because it's all about the chance to drink green "punch" and a way to spend a day claiming Irish heritage. Festivities will include green cupcakes and green sparkling punch. You can also view the ...
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Royal Court Voted at Valentine's Day Dance

on 02/03/2015 11:48 AM
Hail to the King, Queen, Prince, and Princess. Come one come all....It's time to vote for new royalty! A Valentine's Day dance will be held on Friday February 13 in the Cherry Blossom Room. Staff and resident voting for the notable title of King, Queen, Prince, and Princess is open until Thursday, Feb. 12. That's amore..... Karaoke, snacks, and dancing will occur with the crowing. T...
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Vernon Manor Hosts Super Bowl Party

on 02/02/2015 11:49 AM
Fun was had by all at the Vernon Manor Super Bowl party on Feb. 1. Residents joined together in the Cherry Blossom room to watch the Seahawks and the Patriots on the 50" television. Snacks were enjoyed during the excitement of the game! Although the beloved Patriots didn't win, a good time was had throughout the night by all residents that attended.
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Brittany Hicks January Shining Star Winner

on 01/30/2015 11:50 AM
Congratulations to Brittany Hicks for being named the Shining Star for the month of January! Brittany has been a certified nursing assistant at Vernon Manor for six years. She is being recognized for her extreme dedication to those we serve. Employees are nominated by residents, families, and peers. A team gathers monthly to make a final selection for the monthly Shining Star award. Employees a...
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Christmas is Coming to Vernon Manor

on 12/23/2014 11:52 AM
Meet Santa's helpers! Wrapping, wrapping, wrapping! With less than a week to Christmas, there is so much wrapping to do!
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Nicole Neeley Named Shining Star for November

on 11/20/2014 11:53 AM
Congratulations to Nicole Neeley who has been Vernon Manor's "Shining Star" for the month of November! Each month any employee who goes above and beyond in serving residents is nominated for the Shining Star award.  Nicci serves our residents as an Activity Assistance; however, she also assisted through out the month as a CNA in the Nursing Department as well. Thank yo...
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Vernon Manor Christmas Festivities

on 11/20/2014 11:52 AM
Tis the season for holiday cheer! Vernon Manor families will join together with their loved ones on December 6, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. in the Cherry Blossom Dining Room for the annual family Christmas event. Families will enjoy ham provided by Vernon Manor and are asked to bring a dish to share with family and friends. Shhhhhhh..there is some speculation that Santa might join the festivities mid after...
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Vernon Manor Awarded Medicare Certification

on 02/12/2014 11:54 AM
Vernon Manor in Wabash, IN, announced today that they received Medicare Certification from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. "We are so excited at the opportunity to provide this additional service to our residents and look forward to partnering with the community to meet their skilled medical needs. At Vernon Manor, we provide respiratory and tracheotomy care, IV services ...
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