Holiday Visits Can Be Eye-Opening

  Even with the challenges of the year, many of us are heading home for the holidays. Or, at the very least, we’re making plans to check in with our aging parents. According to  AARPs Caregiving in the U.S. 2020 Report, eleven percent of family caregivers are “long-distance caregivers,” meaning they live more than an…

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Aging Well, Today and for the Future

Aging well is a big topic. It’s something we all strive for, which is likely why it’s inspired an entire wellness industry. At The Nathaniel Witherell, we’re blessed to count several centenarians among our residents. They’ve aged well, weathering many of life’s storms. But they also have something to teach us about longevity from their…

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Reuniting With Senior Family Members: What to Know and Do

Maintaining social distance from elderly family members during the pandemic was challenging but necessary. Now, as more people are fully vaccinated, we’re reveling in those joyful reunions. For those whose parents or grandparents live independently, that first visit after months apart can offer valuable insight into a senior’s health and well-being. Typically, adult children notice…

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The Witherell’s Social Workers: A Team That (Literally) Does it All!

The job of a social worker in a skilled nursing facility is challenging and complex. It generally involves overseeing the psycho-social well-being of hundreds of seniors, while also supporting family members before, during, and after the transition of a loved one to long-term care. During the last year, however, the pandemic brought new challenges: health…

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Our Best Shot for the Future: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics at the Witherell

In early January, the Nathaniel Witherell began vaccinating our residents and staff against COVID-19. As of today, many at our facility have been fully vaccinated and our clinics will continue providing vaccinations this month. In the words of our medical director, Dr. Frank Walsh, “It’s important for us all to do everything we can to…

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