LATEST NEWS

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Health Care News

Update from Adminsitrator – June 24, 2021

June 24, 2021 Dear Family Members, Hope this letter finds you safe and well. The State of Connecticut, Department of Public Health recently updated the visitation guidelines for nursing homes. Please review the following updates for resident visitations: The facility front door should be unlocked during normal business hours, 8 AM to 8 PM Monday… Continue Reading Continue reading

Update from Administrator – June 8, 2021

June 8, 2021 Dear Family Members Hello, I hope this email finds you well. My name is Patrick McDonnell, and I am the new Administrator at Shady Knoll Health Care Center. I am excited to be returning to Athena Health Care Systems where I started my career in 1998. I practice an open-door policy with… Continue Reading Continue reading

Update from Administrator – May 10, 2021

May 10th, 2021 Dear Families, This week, we celebrate National Nurses Home Week, which begins on May 6th each year since 1974 and ends on May 12th, in honor of Florence Nightingale’s birthday. We have events planned every day to celebrate with both our staff and residents. Ice cream truck, live music, and a picnic… Continue Reading Continue reading

Update from Administrator – April 21, 2021

April 21st, 2021 Dear Families, We hope this email finds you healthy and as optimistic as we are about the continuing decline in COVID cases in our surrounding community. Considering these encouraging numbers, we will begin to take a slightly different approach with these weekly email updates to you, focusing more on recreation activities taking… Continue Reading Continue reading

Update from Administrator – April 12, 2021

April 12th 2021 Dear Families, Our facility is still open! There have been no new residents with COVID diagnosis since January 3rd! Please review the new guidance which allows for LOA with family when the facility is COVID free. The facility is required to go over “best practices” when taking out loved ones and we… Continue Reading Continue reading

Update from Administrator – March 31, 2021

Due to prior obligations, this week’s community meeting with our administrator, Tim Flaherty, will be cancelled. The meetings will resume next week as scheduled (every Wednesday at 4pm). I apologize for the inconvenience. March 31st, 2021 Dear Families, At long last – we have new guidance from the CDC on nursing home visitation! This new… Continue Reading Continue reading

Update from Administrator – March 3, 2021

March 3, 2021 Dear Families,   Hope you are all doing well. I’ve very excited at the prospect of opening up the facility to indoor supervised social distance visits with our residents. We are coming up on a 14 day cycle where no resident or staff member has tested positive. Emily, the Recreation Director, will… Continue Reading Continue reading