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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Making Our House a Home: The Witherell’s Facilities Team

Residents and visitors to the Witherell say our clean, perfectly maintained, beautiful campus makes everyone feel at home. But, managing a facility where 200+ short and long-term residents live, plus a 20-acre campus, is no small task. Lucky for all, the Witherell has two pros at the helm. Together, they and their staff manage daily…

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Reuniting With Senior Family Members: What to Know and Do

Maintaining social distance from elderly family members during the pandemic was challenging but necessary. Now, as more people are fully vaccinated, we’re reveling in those joyful reunions. For those whose parents or grandparents live independently, that first visit after months apart can offer valuable insight into a senior’s health and well-being. Typically, adult children notice…

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Witherell’s Nurses: Care Delivered with Compassion and Skill

Nurses are the backbone of any healthcare facility, and that’s especially true in skilled nursing. The Nathaniel Witherell is quite lucky in this regard; our nursing team is second to none and our dedicated nurses are specialists in elder care. As a town-owned and operated facility, our nursing culture is supportive, welcoming, and nurturing. Perhaps…

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