The Nathaniel Witherell Blog

Starting a New Chapter: How to Successfully Transition to Skilled Nursing

Caregivers | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

When a loved one moves from home to a skilled nursing facility, a new chapter begins. Like any change, navigating a successful transition takes time and effort. At The Nathaniel Witherell, helping ease those transitions is Justine Vaccaro, LMSW, who serves as our director of social work. Just like the first day of school for…

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Deciding on Skilled Nursing Care? Make Peace of Mind Your #1 Criterion

Alzheimer's | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Deciding to move a family member into a skilled nursing facility can be emotionally trying. Adult children can feel guilty about not being able to care for their parents at home, or they fear their parents won’t be cared for properly. Financial considerations also complicate matters, particularly when children worry their parents’ assets won’t cover…

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Ice Cream for All! One Family’s Generosity Melts Our Hearts

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

There are many ways our supporters give back to the Witherell: some donate time, some donate money, and others, well…they donate time, money, and ice cream! It’s been a long-standing Brennan family tradition to “treat” our residents to an annual visit from the Phil & Tom Good Humor Ice Cream truck. Dennis Brennan, a former…

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Nathaniel Witherell’s Culinary Wellness Garden Puts Locally Sourced Produce on The Menu

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Being recognized as one of the best nursing homes in Connecticut by U.S. News & World Report is a fabulous distinction. Now, we can claim one more: with recent completion and ongoing harvest of fresh vegetables from our Culinary Wellness Garden, we now offer “farm to fork” dining for our residents. Stephanie MacLeay, a registered…

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Greenwich Student Volunteer Connects Nathaniel Witherell Residents to Technology

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

For rising junior Joseph Farrell, the question “How did you spend your summer vacation?” is one he’s more than happy to answer. That’s because this young Greenwich student is piloting a technology program to teach our residents how to use the internet so they can connect to family, world news, and various forms of entertainment….

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