Partners in Caregiving, Part I: Three Tips for Families Supporting Loved Ones in a Nursing Facility

Transitioning a family member to a skilled nursing facility can be an unexpected emotional challenge. Family members who were primary caregivers may feel relief, then guilt and grief, while the loved one may experience confusion, depression, and/or anxiety. At The Nathaniel Witherell we understand this oftentimes difficult situation, which is why we make every effort…

Read More

The Nathaniel Witherell to Introduce Innovative Music and Memory ProgramI to Improve Residents’ Quality of Life

It’s probably safe to say that for most of us, music is an essential part of life. From the first nursery rhymes we learned as toddlers to the pop songs of our teenage years and the show tunes or classical music of adulthood, familiar melodies can instantly bring us back to another time and place…

Read More

Witherell Resident Spotlight: Ruth Albert

Some very interesting folks with fascinating personal stories reside at The Nathaniel Witherell. Every few weeks, Witherell features a new “Resident Spotlight” article, which is framed and found on the wall by the chapel foyer. From time to time, we’d like to share some of these stories with you on the blog. Below is our…

Read More

Witherell Resident Spotlight: Eric Knutsen

Some very interesting folks with fascinating personal stories reside at The Nathaniel Witherell. We’d like to share these with you, from time to time. If you happen to stop by, you’ll notice that every few weeks, Witherell features a new “Resident Spotlight” article, which is framed and found on the wall by the chapel foyer….

Read More

Nathaniel Witherell Achieves 5-Star Rating Again!

  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Recognizes Stellar Performance of Witherell’s Short-Term Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center in Greenwich, CT Because searching for a nursing home for a loved one can be a stressful experience full of questions and concerns about the care provided, it is welcome news when just such a facility receives…

Read More

Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care at The Nathaniel Witherell: Q and A with Jayne Kennelly, Nurse Manager, and Lynn Bausch, Director of Nursing

The greatest known risk factor for dementia is advancing age. Most individuals with the disease are age 65 or older, and dementia incidence doubles every 5 years from age 65 on. Because we’re all living longer, this explains why various forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, are so prevalent. The Nathaniel Witherell specializes in caring…

Read More