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

Waiting List Information

Waiting List Information Connecticut law requires skilled nursing facilities to maintain a waiting list for admission.  Homes are required to keep waiting lists and must admit applicants in the order in which they appear, unless the law expressly allows otherwise.  Some of the several exceptions to the waiting list law include: Short term rehab (less… Continue Reading

NeuroGym

Middlebury Convalescent Home’s goal is always to be proactive in our efforts to rehabilitate individuals in all aspects of the aging process.  With that said, we are very excited to announce that we are the first skilled nursing facility in Connecticut to have just acquired new state-of-the-art therapy equipment. The NeuroGym ® Technology, Inc.’s Sit-to-Stand… Continue Reading

Our Volunteer

Anya Brych is a volunteer at Middlebury Convalescent Home, who has been volunteering at MCH since May 2015.  She is a UCONN student and will be a junior this coming September 2016. Anya is studying Molecular and Cellular Biology.  Her plan is to become a doctor of oncology.  She has been recently selected to receive… Continue Reading

Update on Music & Memory Program

We are excited to be Music & Memory certified at Middlebury Convalescent Home. This exceptional, personalized music program is rapidly sweeping our nation and is grounded in extensive neuroscience research. Its purpose is to enhance quality of life and promote culture change in long-term care environments. Music can transport an individual to another place and… Continue Reading

MCH is now Music and Memory Certified!

We are happy to announce that MCH is Music and Memory Certified! Very soon we will be creating personalized music playlists to our residents using Ipods. As we all know from hearing that song associated with a first love or the hits that were popular in our teen years, music is profoundly linked to personal memories.… Continue Reading