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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Just as in Real Estate, Location Matters for Senior Care!

Making the decision on a skilled nursing facility for an older adult parent can be difficult. As senior care experts, we’re often asked what families should consider when making that choice. Quality of care is primary. But, according to many experts in the field, a facility’s location is also tremendously important. According to Aging.com, “When…

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The Witherell Meets the Needs of an Aging Greenwich

There’s much to love about the Town of Greenwich. In fact, Greenwich is so beloved that now more than ever, Greenwich’s senior population is opting to age right here in town, gracefully. It might surprise some to know that 18% of Greenwich’s citizens are 65 or older.  In fact, we are home to more seniors…

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Returning Home After Surgery: What Caregivers Should Know

When patients are hospitalized after an illness or surgery, they’re often discharged to the Witherell for “step-down” care to continue their recovery. Once patients are well enough to return home, our team creates a discharge plan to ensure that they are well cared for after the Witherell. This may include a referral for home care,…

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Nathaniel Witherell Offers Excellent Post-Hospitalization Acute Care

When patients are hospitalized, the goal of the hospital staff is to facilitate a full and complete recovery. But, sending a patient home too soon could result in re-hospitalization. Extending a patient’s hospital stay to ensure full recovery is costly and can put patients at risk for hospital acquired infections. The Nathaniel Witherell’s short term…

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When a Geriatric Nurse Becomes Her Parents’ Caregiver: A Q&A with Hildy Sheinbaum, RN

At some point, many adult children find themselves caring for their parents just as their parents once cared for them. While this new role can be rewarding—a chance to build even stronger bonds—it can also very challenging. Recently, we had the pleasure of speaking with Hildy Sheinbaum, RN, a geriatric nurse care manager, about the…

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When Choosing Skilled Nursing Care: Don’t Delay

Making the decision to move a family member to a skilled nursing facility is tough in normal circumstances, but during a pandemic, it’s even more challenging. One worries about the health and safety of loved ones, and about the possibility of not being able to visit. But, keeping a family member at home when they…

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Paving the Road to Recovery: The Witherell’s Discharge Team

When a patient enters the Witherell’s top rated, state-of-the-art short-term rehabilitation facility, our discharge planning team is already at work. This forward-thinking team knows that although discharge may be weeks away, the most important way to ensure recovery and prevent rehospitalization is to have a plan in place from the outset. “We actually begin the…

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The Nathaniel Witherell Receives Five-Star Rating

When searching for excellent skilled nursing and short-term rehab, positive ratings from trusted resources are critical tools in selecting care. That’s why the news is so important that The Nathaniel Witherell (TNW) has received a coveted 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Additionally, The Witherell was previously named a “Top…

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