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Cockatiels, Church, and More: The Important Role of Therapeutic Recreation

Healthy Aging | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Bingo and bridge, live musical performances and plays, puzzle making and handcrafts—activities that may seem to be nothing more than pleasant hobbies in senior living actually serve an important function. Robust recreation programs are an important tool to promote the health and well being of elderly residents. Studies have shown that stimulating the brain helps…

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Starting a New Chapter: How to Successfully Transition to Skilled Nursing

Caregivers | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

When a loved one moves from home to a skilled nursing facility, a new chapter begins. Like any change, navigating a successful transition takes time and effort. At The Nathaniel Witherell, helping ease those transitions is Justine Vaccaro, LMSW, who serves as our director of social work. Just like the first day of school for…

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Deciding on Skilled Nursing Care? Make Peace of Mind Your #1 Criterion

Alzheimer's | 0 comments | by Harrison Edwards

Deciding to move a family member into a skilled nursing facility can be emotionally trying. Adult children can feel guilty about not being able to care for their parents at home, or they fear their parents won’t be cared for properly. Financial considerations also complicate matters, particularly when children worry their parents’ assets won’t cover…

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