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Witherell Ranked as one of “Best Nursing Homes in Connecticut”

The Nathaniel Witherell in Greenwich was listed as one of “The best nursing homes in Connecticut” in a report released by US NEWS AND WORLD REPORT last week.

One of the criteria cited by US NEWS was Witherell’s 5 star Medicare rating from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The rating system evaluates every nursing home participating in the Medicare system with 5 stars being the highest achievable rating. The system measures recent health inspections, staffing levels and clinical quality outcomes. Only 12% of nursing homes nationally have a 5 star rating.

Witherell was also the only municipally owned facility in Connecticut on the list published by US NEWS.

The Nathaniel Witherell is owned and operated by the Town of Greenwich and has been serving the community for over 50 years. As a not-for-profit municipally owned facility, The Nathaniel Witherell’s quality of care is enhanced by characteristics that are unique to the industry. Because of its stability as a municipal employer, its Town employees remain in their positions for much longer than the industry average. In fact, the Nathaniel Witherell has a turnover rate that is 6 times lower than the national nursing home average. According to Allen Brown, Executive Director of Witherell, "Our commitment to person-centered care, in combination with extremely low turnover, has made it possible for Witherell to foster consistent assignments of nurses and certified nursing assistants to residents." He added, "Town ownership is also the primary reason for Witherell’s unique volunteer program. Hundreds of town residents volunteer their time to enrich the lives of our residents, bringing energy and providing a connection to the community."

The Nathaniel Witherell is located on 24 acres 2 miles from downtown Greenwich. They maintain separate and distinct neighborhoods for short-term rehab, long-term care and specialized dementia care. Witherell was one of the first nursing homes to promote "Person-Centered Care" where residents determine their own daily routine including timing of services, menu choices, fine dining services and choosing from a calendar of events.

For additional information, contact:
Allen Brown, Executive Director
abrown@witherell.org
203-618-4323
www.nathanielwitherell.org

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