COVID and MCH

During these very difficult times, please know that Middlebury Convalescent Home has its residents and staff at the highest priority of keeping them safe and healthy.

The Department of Public Health has put visiting restrictions on all nursing homes per federal guidelines. We have been extremely diligent in abiding by all the regulations concerning the pandemic. Our facility continues to go through rigorous daily cleanings, restricting all visitors (including vendors of all types), and monitoring of all residents at every shift. Our staff is continuously adhering to all infection prevention policies and procedures.

As the state moves forward on re-opening our visitations, Middlebury Convalescent Home continues to dedicate itself to helping our families stay connected with their loved ones through virtual methods and being socially distant such as window visiting. We were recently given the federal directive to allow indoor visits with restrictions. Due to the size of Middlebury Convalescent Home, our indoor visiting capabilities are very limited. We ask our families to contact our facility and schedule an appointment for their visits. We want to make sure we give all of our families the time to visit with their loved ones.

We know that these are unprecedented times, and appreciate everyone’s understanding. Please contact us with any questions or concerns. We’re all on the same team working together.

KEEPING AGING PARENTS AT HOME

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

CUSTODIAL CARE VS SKILLED CARE

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

Safety Tips From MCH

Most senior citizens want to live out their lives in their own home environment without “being a burden to their children”.  Planning ahead to help your parent stay home will greatly increase their chances.  As a prerequisite to my previous news feed “Preparing a Parent for Long Term Placement”, this article will provide our community… Continue Reading

Antibiotic Stewardship

At Middlebury Convalescent Home we are always striving to educate our families and residents on a variety of matters.  One of the many issues we continually try to stress is the overuse of antibiotics.  Improving antibiotic use starts with you!  Using antibiotics wisely is the best way to ensure they work for future bacterial illnesses… Continue Reading