Protecting the Most Vulnerable, Governor Lamont Issues Order for Visitors to Nursing Homes

For residents of the Nathaniel Witherell, seeing family members and friends is an important part of staying healthy. With the advent of Covid-19, we’ve encouraged visitation, by adhering to the strictest protocols from CMS and the State of Connecticut in order to protect our vulnerable residents. On January 19, 2022, Governor Lamont issued Executive Order…

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Holiday Visits Can Be Eye-Opening

  Even with the challenges of the year, many of us are heading home for the holidays. Or, at the very least, we’re making plans to check in with our aging parents. According to  AARPs Caregiving in the U.S. 2020 Report, eleven percent of family caregivers are “long-distance caregivers,” meaning they live more than an…

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Planning a Visit? Some Important Thoughts for the Holidays

Good news! Families will now be able to visit residents of the Witherell at all times, thanks to recent guidance from the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Medicare and Medicaid. Nursing homes are now allowed to permit visits without the need for advanced scheduling or limitations on the number of visitors who…

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Take heart: Cardiac Rehab is a surefire way to speed recovery

People often think of short-term rehab for knee and hip replacement. But for those recuperating from heart attacks, bypass surgery, and even angioplasty, cardiac rehab at a well- equipped facility like The Nathaniel Witherell, which offers sub-acute care, is an excellent option to speed a healthy recovery. Physicians often prescribe cardiac rehab within a month…

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Aging Well, Today and for the Future

Aging well is a big topic. It’s something we all strive for, which is likely why it’s inspired an entire wellness industry. At The Nathaniel Witherell, we’re blessed to count several centenarians among our residents. They’ve aged well, weathering many of life’s storms. But they also have something to teach us about longevity from their…

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