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CBS Weekend News Report: How Cedar Mountain Commons Addresses Flu Outbreak

At Cedar Mountain Commons, a senior assisted living facility in Newington, flu season is a common worry. This season is no exception, especially given the severity of the nation’s flu outbreak this year. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, about one in every 13 emergency room visits across [...]

Windham Hospital to Receive Federal Reimbursements as Medicare Dependent Hospital

Congressional approval of an extension for the federal Medicare Dependent Hospital Program (MDH) last week means about $3.8 million more in reimbursements for Windham Hospital, the only MDH hospital in the entire state. “Windham Hospital is a critical source of high-quality care for the Windham region,” said Congressman Joe Courtney [...]

How to Choose a Private-Duty Caregiver

Choosing a caregiver for yourself or a loved one can seem overwhelming. Here are questions to ask and points to follow when choosing a private-duty caregiver: 1.  Do you need hands-on care? Help around your home? Companionship? If you need hands on care you want to make sure that you [...]

New Windham Dementia Specialist Helps Bridge Gap for Caregivers

In most cases of dementia, there are two people in need – the person with the disease and their caregiver. Adrianne DeVivo, the new dementia specialist at the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging at Windham Hospital, cares for both of them. DeVivo conducts assessments with dementia patients and their [...]

How To Help Parents As They Age

By Margaret DeMarino Perhaps, having recently visited your family during the holidays, you can’t stop thinking about how surprised you were when you walked into your mother’s kitchen for the first time in months and saw crumbs scattered over the counter and dust bunnies settled under the table. Your mother had [...]

Hartford HealthCare Independence at Home receives 2018 Best of Home Care–Employer of Choice Award

GLASTONBURY – Hartford HealthCare Independence at Home recently announced that it has received the 2018 Best of Home Care – Employer of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse. The Employer of Choice Award is granted only to the top-ranking home care providers, based on caregiver satisfaction scores gathered by Home [...]

We Celebrate Our Residents Each and Every Day

Our elder community at Jerome Home is a source of life to each staff member and to each other. Their history and wisdom are essential to a progressive society and through the Therapeutic Recreation Program – we enable each resident at any stage of life to continue to give and share.


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Preventing Flu in Assisted Living

Cedar Mountain Commons is showing the nation how to prevent the spread of infection this flu season. CBS News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jon Lapook has the story.

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