It’s Not Just What, It’s Where: What You Should Know About Short-Term Rehab

Whether you or your loved one are facing surgery or recovering from a serious illness, short-term rehab may on the list. But with so many options, what do you do first? The big difference: The Nathaniel Witherell Located on 22-magnificent acres in Greenwich near the Westchester County border, The Nathaniel Witherell provides world-class short-term rehab,…

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Dealing with Caregiver Burnout

Being a caregiver can be very rewarding, but it also can cause great stress. According to the AARP, a staggering 42 million Americans―that’s one in four adults―face challenges of caring for an adult friend or relative, and 36 percent of family caregivers characterize their situation as “highly stressful.” Because of the responsibilities that come with…

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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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