Fairfield County Giving Day Starts at Midnight

Support the Friends of Nathaniel Witherell  Take Part in 24 Hours of Online Giving, March 5, 2015, beginning at midnight! The time to support Friends of Nathaniel Witherell, as part of Fairfield County’s Giving Day, has arrived!  Giving Day is a 24 hour online event to Give Where You Live in celebration of the work of outstanding local…

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

As we discussed in our last blog, transitioning a family member to a skilled nursing facility can be an unexpected emotional challenge. Understanding this, the Nathaniel Witherell makes every effort to help families establish a relationship with the medical staff caring for their loved one, become active members of the care team, and get involved in…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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