Long-Term Care

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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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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