Healthy Aging

Check in With Older Adults Over the Holidays? Here’s Why.

Caregivers | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

When you have a parent who is an older adult, gatherings during the holidays present a great opportunity to get a sense of how they’re doing, both physically and emotionally. You might notice that things aren’t quite what they should be; there may be signs of decline. Questions come to mind, like: Has dad lost…

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To Stay Connected, A Visitation Pod At the Witherell!

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

The pandemic has certainly challenged us all. For nursing home residents and their families, balancing regular visitation with health and safety protocols has been especially difficult. But, thanks to some creative brainstorming from our team at the Witherell, we’ve recently pioneered unique and innovative visitation solutions. The Witherell has become the first skilled nursing facility…

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Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab: A Witherell Specialty

Cardiac Rehab | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

The Witherell’s Short-Term Rehabilitation Unit has garnered serious accolades—like a coveted 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and “Top Performing” status from U.S. News & World Report. It also draws consistently positive praise from Witherell alumni, local hospitals, and top physicians. Usually, people tend to think of short-term rehab in terms of…

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Therapeutic Recreation Is Fun and Flexible at the Witherell!

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Safeguarding the health of our residents is number one. But we also know that an essential part of well-being, and an important tool in preventing cognitive decline, is keeping seniors mentally engaged and emotionally connected. So, we’ve gotten very creative lately! Even though group activities are restricted currently, our therapeutic recreation team continues to offer…

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Staying Vigilant is Important, Here’s Why

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

As we continue to follow stay at home orders that include restricting visitors at The Nathaniel Witherell, it’s easy to get frustrated with the lack of connection to loved ones. But, it’s important to remember that this inconvenience is not only temporary, it’s critical to the health and well-being of everyone at the Witherell. According…

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