The Nathaniel Witherell Hailed as “High Performing” by U.S. News & World Report!

Well, we’ve done it again! The Witherell’s Short-Term Rehabilitation unit has earned a “High Performing” Short-Term Rehabilitation ranking from U.S. News & World Report for the second year in a row since the rating was first launched in 2018-19. With the release of the 2020-21 rankings, The Witherell once again claims a top spot for…

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Weight Training: A Workout That Works for Seniors

We’ve heard about the importance of exercise for adults and children. But what about the elderly? Studies show that cardiovascular exercise and weight training can help prevent disease, improve cognitive function, reduce fall risk, and boost social interaction for seniors, too. What’s the best way to get started? We consulted Ailinh Tu, Rehabilitation Manager at…

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The Witherell Welcomes Dr. Laura Gruber to our Medical Team

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

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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The Nathaniel Witherell Short-Term Rehabilitation Facility Hailed by U.S. News & World Report

For Greenwich residents, The Nathaniel Witherell’s short-term rehabilitation services are a “Town jewel.” But now that The Nathaniel Witherell has received one of the new and coveted short-stay rehab ratings from U.S. News & World Report, residents across Connecticut will become aware of the high-quality care, top staff, and positive patient outcomes for which the…

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

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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The Witherell Gets an Update: Historic Charm With Modern Amenities

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Nathaniel Witherell holds a cherished spot in Greenwich history. But history aside, delivering the utmost comfort to our residents is our top priority. So, we recently undertook a substantial renovation project to further enhance our historic property with modern updates. The result will be a campus…

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Rehab Success Story: Peter Neckles

Peter Neckles loved playing golf, but debilitating hip pain prevented him from enjoying his favorite sport. But, after rehabbing at The Nathaniel Witherell following hip replacement surgery, he can now be found on the golf course, down in sunny Palm Beach, FL. Peter, 68, a retired partner of the Manhattan law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate,…

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