caregivers

A Different Kind of Holiday Season at the Witherell

Caregivers | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

As we look ahead to Thanksgiving, and Christmas and Chanukah shortly thereafter, one thing is clear: 2020 is going to require some new holiday traditions. Although the classic Thanksgiving meal is something we all look forward to, we know the holidays are about more than food and gifts. They’re really about being with family and…

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Returning Home After Surgery: What Caregivers Should Know

Cardiac Rehab | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

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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When Caregivers Also Need to Take Care

Caregivers | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Caring for our families comes naturally. So, it’s no surprise to note that about 34.2 million Americans provided unpaid care to an adult age 50+ in the last year, according to the Family Caregiver Alliance. “It’s wonderful to care for someone who once cared for you. But, caregivers should also know the challenges of caregiving,…

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Seniors Need Good Nutrition: Here’s How to Encourage a Healthy Appetite

Caregivers | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Loss of appetite is a common complaint among the elderly. Often, a combination of medical and pharmacological issues causes seniors to lose interest in eating the foods they once loved, and that can lead to their skipping meals. Skipping meals can lead to unintentional weight loss, which increases risk for fractures, pressure wounds, infections, and…

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The Witherell Hosts Dementia Information Sessions

Alzheimer's | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Two workshops to be held at 6:30 pm on May 16 and June 20 The statistics are staggering—5.8 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer’s (the most common form of dementia) and by 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 14 million, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. And for those caring for loved…

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