Author Archives: Nancy Pesce

Covid Update

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) visitation policy is to allow visitation for all residents, except if visitors are Covid positive or experiencing symptoms. You do not have to make an appointment. Doors will continue to be locked because visitors still need to be screened and to adhere to all CDC core principles of infection prevention.

Visitation in resident rooms are allowed with a roommate. Masks are required regardless of vaccination status. Also, while visiting, movement in the facility is limited. This includes not walking through hallways, stopping at the nurse’s station, or entering offices with or without the resident.

Middlebury Convalescent Home makes every effort to adapt to the “new norm” of nursing home life due to the pandemic and maintaining safety for all of our residents as well as our staff.

Thank you for your continued cooperation.

Updated COVID Visitation

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) recently revised its visitation policy.  Visitation is now allowed for all residents at all times, except if visitors are Covid positive or experiencing symptoms.  You do not have to make an appointment.  Doors will continue to be locked because visitors still need to be screened and to adhere to all core principles… Continue Reading

Updated Covid Information

Middlebury Convalescent Home is continuously focused on the well-being and safety of our residents and staff. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for long-term facilities are continually updating our guidance on testing, visitation, and activities in response to COVID-19 vaccination on a very regular basis.… Continue Reading


Middlebury Convalescent Home, Inc. will celebrate its 60th anniversary on June 22nd, 2021. Middlebury Convalescent Home has served Middlebury and the surrounding areas with a standard of excellence in healthcare that remains the cornerstone of our philosophy. Our approach to “Care Beyond Compare” focuses on physical and mental well-being by encouraging independence, freedom of choice,… Continue Reading


For a multitude of reasons, caregivers may want to care for their elderly loved ones at home.   As long as the situation presents itself as safe for everyone who will be involved, keeping aging parents at home is a very generous and wonderful thing to do.  However, caring for a loved one can also be… Continue Reading


In this news article we will briefly explain the difference between custodial care versus skilled care.  Typically, either service is for a recipient who needs someone to help them with their physical and/or emotional needs for an extended period of time.  These services can take place at home, assisted living, or in a skilled nursing… Continue Reading

How to Talk to Elderly People

At times it can be challenging to talk to an elderly person.  Before trying to come up with any interesting topics to discuss, you should learn how to communicate with the senior population.  Here are some pointers. Give them your undivided attention and allow them to speak without interruption and at their own pace.  Be… Continue Reading

Myths vs Facts

Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) have come a very long way since their inception. Sometime in the 17th century they were called “poorhouses” or “almshouses”.  Health care has highly progressed through the years in terms of clinical practices, resident rights, quality improvement, and the overall approach to the needs and wants of residents and patients. Regrettably, even… Continue Reading

MCH made the top 10 Best nursing homes in Connecticut!!!!

“U.S. News & World Report has released its latest ratings identifying top nursing homes. The ratings for 2018-19 include 71 nursing homes in Connecticut designated as a U.S. News “best nursing home.” The homes are given an overall rating as well as a short-stay rehabilitation rating, a new addition to the ratings now in their ninth year.… Continue Reading

Staying Socially Connected

In keeping with our safety tips and how to take good care of your loved one while still living at home, this article will focus on additional pointers to help your parent.  As our seniors get older, many cannot cope with their losses, and therefore become isolated and can suffer from depression.  The following is… Continue Reading