Summer and Older Adults: Tips for a Safe, Healthy Season

At the Witherell, summer is one of our favorite seasons. It’s a time when we can fully enjoy our gorgeous gardens for entertainment, family visits, or even just a stroll to savor the bright blooms in the Rose Garden or the gurgling fountain in the Friendship Garden.  Though summer brings many joys, for older adults…

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The Culinary Wellness Garden: A Labor of Love

One of the unique features of The Nathaniel Witherell’s gorgeous campus is our well-tended and designed gardens. Our Rose Garden, where we enjoy seeing beautiful pink and champagne blossoms throughout the summer, is the site of many lively barbecues and outdoor entertainment. Our Friendship Garden, a gift from the Friends of Nathaniel Witherell, is a favorite spot…

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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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A Healthy Diet is the Key Ingredient to Aging Well: A Q&A with Our Registered Dietitians

While we know that diet plays a key role in overall wellness by enhancing the body’s immune response and reducing the risk of disease, for seniors, proper nutrition is essential to healthy aging. Beyond nutrition, food can also evoke memories of family celebrations and cultural connections. For the Witherell’s registered dietitians, creating meal plans for…

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Visitation at the Witherell: New Hope for the Future

As spring approaches, optimism is in the air! As of this writing, most of our residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and we continue to make strides in vaccinating all staff. New federal data now show that the number of new COVID-19 cases in nursing homes has dropped dramatically since December, when vaccinations of…

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In December, Our Halls Were Decked With Holiday Cheer!

The Witherell is known as a bright and bustling place during the holidays, and this year was no exception. Although we missed having family on hand for gift exchanging and special events, we still had lots of festive fun while also knowing we were staying safe and healthy.  Once again, our therapeutic recreation department, helmed…

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To Stay Connected, A Visitation Pod At the Witherell!

The pandemic has certainly challenged us all. For nursing home residents and their families, balancing regular visitation with health and safety protocols has been especially difficult. But, thanks to some creative brainstorming from our team at the Witherell, we’ve recently pioneered unique and innovative visitation solutions. The Witherell has become the first skilled nursing facility…

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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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