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

    May 11, 2020

    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

    May 10, 2020

    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

    May 08, 2020

    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

    May 05, 2020

    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: loss of appetite (40-84 percent). Shortness of breath (31-40 percent). Sputum production (28-33 percent). Muscle aches (11-35 percent). The…

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

    April 29, 2020

    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

    April 28, 2020

    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:…

  • Virtual Health: Now You Can Get Medical Care From Your Home

    April 16, 2020

    As Connecticut enters the surge stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, with state officials urging residents to “Stay Safe, Stay Home,” Hartford HealthCare will now offer access to most of its primary care, specialty and behavioral health providers through virtual health technology. More than 1,300 medical providers — including 550-plus primary…

  • Stuck at Home with No Exercise Equipment? No Problem!

    April 13, 2020

    Feeling like you can’t get the exercise you need because all the gyms are closed?  Joanna Weir, Exercise Physiologist with Hartford HealthCare’s GoodLife Fitness program, says just because you are stuck at home doesn’t mean you can’t keep to your exercise routine. Weir says it’s important to not feel like…

  • What COVID-19 Means For Cancer Patients and Their Care

    April 13, 2020

    Dr. Andrew L. Salner, Medical Director of Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute at Hartford Hospital, answers some questions of interest to cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Q: Why are people with a cancer diagnosis at a higher risk for COVID-19? A: Many people with a cancer diagnosis are undergoing treatments…

  • Listen to Our New Podcast Series: ‘Coping Through COVID’

    April 10, 2020

    Beyond the fever and cough, the coronavirus has brought fear and anxiety to our lives. At the very least, it’s disrupted everything we know. While many people can work remotely, nurses, doctors, environmental services and food workers, pharmacists, respiratory therapists and many others don protective gear and help those sick…


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