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Things to Know, What to Do When a Loved One Dies

By Marc Levesque, senior resource case manager; Jessica Dakin, geriatric care program manager; and Michelle Wyman, certified dementia specialist, all with Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging The death of a loved one is difficult and overwhelming. Experts at the Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging have created a guide [...]

Senior Services Celebrates National Skilled Nursing Care Week

In celebration of National Skilled Nursing Care Week being observed May 10-16, Hartford HealthCare Senior Services is recognizing its long-term skilled nursing communities: Jefferson House, 1 John H. Stewart Drive, Newington, and Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave., Southington; and managed community Jerome Home, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain. These [...]

Tips for Getting Medications Safely During COVID-19

Medications are such an important part of keeping well and health. Keeping yourself as safe as possible in getting medications can be a challenge in light of COVID-19, especially for those at higher risk. Some of these higher risk groups include individuals with chronic lung disease, serious heart conditions, are [...]

The Top 7 COVID-19 Symptoms, Ranked by Prevalence

Initial COVID-19 symptoms vary, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says most people with a coronavirus infection will experience: Fever (83-99 percent). Cough (59-82 percent). Fatigue (44-70 percent). Anorexia (40-84 percent). Shortness of breath (31-40 percent). Sputum production (28-33 percent). Muscle aches (11-35 percent). The CDC says in [...]

You’re Wearing a Mask, But What About Communicating? Some Tips

As wearing face masks becomes the new normal, not only for healthcare workers but for everyone else navigating life, it’s important to communicate effectively while wearing one. Paulette Schwartz, Director of Human Centered Care for Hartford HealthCare Community Network, and LeaAnn Blanchard, Executive Director of The Orchards at Southington, know [...]

Questions About Medicare? Get Answers at Upcoming Webinar

Get all the information you need about Medicare without leaving your home by registering for one of six webinars scheduled in May with Marissa Hiebel, a Medicare Educator for Hartford HealthCare’s Integrated Care Partners. Hiebel will cover these topics, among others, at the one-hour seminar available with an internet connection: [...]

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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Jefferson House recently received the highest Best Nursing Homes Rating from U.S. News & World Report. Jefferson House received the top “high performing” rating for short-term rehabilitation and long-term care. Ratings are categorized as “below average,” “average” or “high performing.” 

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Southington Care Center recently received the highest Best Short-Term Rehabilitation Rating from U.S. News & World Report. Ratings are categorized as “high performing,” “average” or “below average.”

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