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New for 2019! We are now accepting CarePartners of Connecticut Medicare Advantage plans.*

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How Normal is Memory Decline as We Age?

Normal aging makes joints creak and skin sag. Inside the brain, cognition changes in similarly “predictable ways,” according to Dr. Amy Sanders, director of the Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s Memory Care Center in Wethersfield. Research has shown, she said, that the speed with which adults process new information or retrieve stored [...]

Why St. Vincent’s, the Daughters of Charity and Hartford HealthCare are the Right Fit

BRIDGEPORT — The ceremony Tuesday officially binding St. Vincent’s Medical Center, a Catholic hospital that traces its history to the early 1900s and the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, with Hartford HealthCare did not pass without at least one revelation. “Who believes in fate?” asked Vincent DiBattista, St. [...]

St. Vincent’s Medical Center joins Hartford HealthCare

St. Vincent’s Medical Center is now officially part of Hartford HealthCare. On Tuesday, Hartford HealthCare completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, and its related operations, from Ascension. During a special ceremony and celebration, employees and leaders noted the rich history [...]

How To Talk To Someone Who Has Dementia

By Michelle Wyman, Dementia Specialist Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging How to communicate with people who have dementia: Always state their name before speaking. This attracts their attention. Maintain eye contact throughout the conversation. Avoid speaking from another room or from behind. They may have forgotten you were in [...]

Fall Nutrition: Baked Tomato and Egg Cups; Apple Oatmeal Custard

It’s fall and schedules are colliding with kids getting back to school and you getting out the door on time for work. But don’t forget to fuel your day with a healthy breakfast. It will not only give your body energy, but also provide important nutrients for your health. Besides [...]

Why Your Perception Of ‘Old’ Changes As You Age

Bruce Horovitz Kaiser Health News My perception of old age is inextricably linked to my grandmother. When I was a kid, I thought this 65-year-old, white-haired woman whose entire body wobbled when she walked was very old. Now that I’m 66, my personal perception — or perhaps, misperception — of [...]

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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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