Dementia Care

Friends of the Nathaniel Witherell Secure $4.49 Million for Project Renew

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David Ormsby, Chairman of the Friends of Nathaniel Witherell, Inc., announced yesterday that the Friends has helped obtain a $4.49 million State of Connecticut historic income tax credit to offset the construction costs of Project Renew, the project to modernize and refurbish The Nathaniel Witherell, the highly regarded, short-term rehabilitation and long-term nursing care center owned…

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Hortulus Supports Witherell’s Project Renew with a Major Donation

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With daffodils about to bloom and warm weather in the wings, The Nathaniel Witherell thought this to be an auspicious moment to announce a major donation to Project Renew: The Capital Campaign for The Nathaniel Witherell from Hortulus: A Garden Club of America Garden Club in Greenwich, CT. The Hortulus gift will make possible a new outdoor…

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Nurse Manager Jayne Kennelly Joins Maria Shriver’s Wipe Out Alzheimer’s Challenge “Big Wall of Empowerment”

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Jayne Kennelly, Nathaniel Witherell Nurse Manager on the Specialized Dementia Unit, is in good company. She has been selected to join Maria Shriver, Ann Romney, Chris Evert, Rosalynn Carter, Brooke Shields, and dozens of other inspirational women featured on Maria Shriver’s Wipe Out Alzheimer’s Challenge “Big Wall of Empowerment.” The online Challenge encourages readers to…

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Witherell’s Music and Memory Program Helps Those with Alzheimer’s and Other Forms of Dementia

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The Witherell’s Music and MemorySM program is moving full steam ahead. In our first blog on this topic, we announced that the Witherell was working with Music and Memory, a nonprofit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology. The goal is to create and provide…

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

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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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