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  • How To Help Parents As They Age

    January 31, 2018

    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…

  • Flu Season Sends Most People to Medical Professionals Since 2009 Pandemic

    January 29, 2018

    Flu season, which already has sent the highest percentage of people nationally to their health care providers since the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, is still at least a couple weeks weeks from its expected peak. The virus has been linked to 63 deaths through Feb. 2 in Connecticut, including 10-year-old Nico…

  • At GoodLife Fitness, Age No Excuse to Avoid Exercise

    January 23, 2018

    Whether you’re young or older, exercise begins with the first step – literally, according to GoodLife Fitness exercise physiologist Aaron Russ. Activity and exercise in older adults may be limited initially by poor posture, cardiovascular conditions and muscle limitations but these issues are not insurmountable. With the right exercise strategies,…

  • Hartford HealthCare at Home Seeks Hospice Volunteers

    January 16, 2018

    Friendly volunteers are welcome to join the Hartford HealthCare at Home Hospice Care team to visit hospice patients, provide respite for weary caregivers, be a listening ear, connect with patients’ goals, assist with bereavement or spiritual support, share gifts of music or art, visit as a registered pet therapy team,…

  • How Hurricane Maria Caused Nationwide IV Bag Shortage

    January 16, 2018

    With a nationwide shortage of intravenous bags, clinical pharmacies across Hartford Healthcare are working to ensure patient care isn’t interrupted. The Wall Street Journal reported that the shortage began in September after a group of IV bag manufacturing plants in Puerto Rico lost power because of Hurricane Maria. The shortage…

  • Safe Steps: What a Balance, Fall Prevention Program Can Do For You

    January 08, 2018

    By Sharon Treat, MSPT Outpatient Therapy, Jefferson House One of the trendier new self-help mantras is about becoming your “best self.” Those who work with the aging population know falling often gets in the way of being your “best self.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more…

  • The Science Behind Walking On Winter Ice Without Slipping, Falling

    December 28, 2017

    Sometimes you just have to know when to walk like a penguin, as unsightly as it may seem. It could save a lot of pain and misery. With sub-freezing temperatures, black-ice parking lots and slick sidewalks, it’s time. Yes, the best way to avoid a fall — and possible injury…

  • When Older Relatives and Friends Need Help at Home

    December 21, 2017

    The holidays are a time when families get together. Adult children return to their childhood homes, and see that their family member – especially their parents – needing more help than ever just to stay in their homes. But what resources are available locally?  Karen Pagliaro is the Director of…

  • Don’t Let Stress and Depression Interrupt Your Holidays

    December 01, 2017

    By Nicholas Arsenault Transitional Care Nurse, Hartford HealthCare at Home For many, the holidays are a time of togetherness, giving and being around those we love and cherish the most. But sometimes the holidays can bring about feelings that limit how much you enjoy this time of year. Stress and…

  • Alzheimer’s Association Honors Hartford HealthCare at Home Caregiver

    November 24, 2017

    WEST HARTFORD – A home caregiver described as someone who “goes above and beyond” received recognition for her work from the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter at an awards luncheon held Nov. 9 at the Pond House. Denise Guillemette, LPN, of Hartford HealthCare at Home, was nominated by Patty O’Brian, CDP,…


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