Call Me by My Name! Ageism and Senior Adults

The other day, we were in a supermarket and heard a small ruckus. A 40-ish woman was barking at an older woman. At first, we wondered what was wrong. As it turned out, nothing. The younger woman was merely speaking very loudly, assuming that either the older woman couldn’t hear or couldn’t understand. The incident…

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U.S. Nursing Shortage Affects Us All

You may have noticed that we’ve been advertising and posting lately for nurses: Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and Registered Nurses (RN). On June 12, we are also holding a Job Fair where nursing professionals are invited in to come in, tour our buildings, and meet members of the Witherell staff. Even…

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For a Happy Life, Skip the Strife

Ukraine, Covid, Politics, Inflation – sometimes the news can get you down, or at the very least, make you anxious – as can working long hours, worrying about a loved one, or experiencing financial hardship. All of it takes a toll on your body:  anxiety can increase your blood pressure and heart rate, cause heart…

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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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