Long-Term Care

Reducing Dementia Risk: New Studies Offer Hope

Alzheimer's | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

According to Alzheimer’s Disease International, 152 million people are expected to have a diagnosis of dementia by 2050. While there’s currently no treatment to slow the progression of this debilitating condition, a recent report in The Wall Street Journal offers hope. Through a review of recent research studies, the Journal notes that there are things…

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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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Why Community Care Matters

About Us | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

The Nathaniel Witherell: Exceptional Care, Close to Home Since 1903 If you’re a Greenwich native, chances are you spent time at The Nathaniel Witherell, either to rehab, visit someone or to volunteer. Over the years, about 80% of our residents have had roots in Greenwich. We’re also the only municipally operated skilled nursing facility in…

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