Long-Term Care

Visiting a Skilled Nursing Facility? Here’s What to Know

About Us | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Visitors are always welcome at the Nathaniel Witherell. Not a surprise, since the Witherell is home to many spunky, creative, dynamic seniors who love spending time with people and pets. That’s why we regularly roll out the red carpet and host events that involve family and friends. First-timers to our campus may not know what…

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Alzheimer’s Disease: A National Crisis That Requires Community Support

Alzheimer's | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

The good news for America’s baby boomers is that they’re living longer. In fact, the 65+ demographic will more than double over the next 40 years, according to recent reports. With longevity on the rise, also comes a rise in those with Alzheimer’s Disease, unfortunately. According to The Alzheimer’s Association, “one in three seniors dies…

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The Witherell Has Gone to the Dogs (and Cats and Birds)!

Dementia Care | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

We all remember our first pet. Even as we age, memories of our childhood pets remain, long after dates, places, and faces fade from recall. For residents at the Nathaniel Witherell, those fond connections to companionship are renewed often through the Witherell’s Pet Therapy Program. The Witherell has always been a place where pets are…

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Residents In the Spotlight: Author & Illustrator, Carolyn Moynihan

Culture | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

From Kipling to Emerson, writers have long found inspiration for their tales from nature. For Carolyn Moynihan—author, artist, and Nathaniel Witherell resident—inspiration struck when a chipmunk skittered across her path while on a walk with her daughter. From that encounter, an idea for a children’s book series was born. Carolyn wrote the first in the…

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The Witherell Adds New Physiatrist Service to Enhance Recovery and Well-Being

About Us | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

A “physiatrist” is a physician not be confused with a “psychiatrist” or a “physicist.” A physiatrist is a doctor who helps patients recover faster from an injury or surgery by maximizing their physical and psychological potential. They use a variety of techniques to help minimize pain that can include exercise, injections, medication, prosthetics, physical therapy…

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