The Nathaniel Witherell Blog

Weight Training: A Workout That Works for Seniors

Healthy Aging | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

We’ve heard about the importance of exercise for adults and children. But what about the elderly? Studies show that cardiovascular exercise and weight training can help prevent disease, improve cognitive function, reduce fall risk, and boost social interaction for seniors, too. What’s the best way to get started? We consulted Ailinh Tu, Rehabilitation Manager at…

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Seniors Need Good Nutrition: Here’s How to Encourage a Healthy Appetite

Caregivers | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Loss of appetite is a common complaint among the elderly. Often, a combination of medical and pharmacological issues causes seniors to lose interest in eating the foods they once loved, and that can lead to their skipping meals. Skipping meals can lead to unintentional weight loss, which increases risk for fractures, pressure wounds, infections, and…

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The Witherell Welcomes Dr. Laura Gruber to our Medical Team

About Us | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

We’re pleased to herald the arrival of Dr. Laura Gruber, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist (physiatrist), to our medical team. Dr. Gruber specializes in helping patients minimize pain while maximizing function and independence after injury or surgery. Dr. Gruber is affiliated with National Health Rehabilitation, a national organization of physiatrists, and takes over for…

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New Programs Help Reduce Hospital Stays and Re-Admissions

Leadership | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Caring for the elderly presents unique challenges, and keeping our residents out of the hospital, or from being re-admitted after a hospital stay, is our top priority. Recently, we implemented two innovative programs that are already helping us achieve our goal. One is a new Falls Reduction Program and the other is a Respiratory Education…

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Pooches on Parade: a Spring Tradition at the Witherell!

Healthy Aging | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Spring is one of our favorite seasons at the Witherell. The Rose Garden is in bloom, the days are longer and milder, and the pups—well, if it’s spring, it must mean they’re on parade! On Friday, May 3rd, we once again kicked off a new season with our heartwarming, tail-wagging Pooches on Parade event. It…

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