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Jefferson House receives national Five Star Quality Rating

Jefferson House, a skilled nursing, outpatient rehabilitation and palliative care community located at 1 John H. Stewart Drive, recently received an overall Five Star Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Jefferson House has been rated overall Five Star for a number of years, but this year...

Cooled RF

How Cooled Radiofrequency Can Help Osteoarthritis, Back Pain

For people who suffer with chronic knee, hip or back pain, discomfort can affect every aspect of day-to-day living. Going up and down stairs, taking a walk around the block, running errands and even sleeping can be physically painful and emotionally draining. Maybe you’ve suffered for years with knee, hip...

Healthy Lifestyle and Alzheimer's

Can These Lifestyle Choices, Together, Prevent Alzheimer’s?

As researchers continue investigating new drugs to stop Alzheimer’s disease, two recent studies point to a simplified approach to preventing dementia: Stop smoking, say no to red meat, exercise at least 150 minutes and restrict alcohol use. That’s a great start. It’s not a cure, say researchers who presented a...


HHC Staff Raise Awareness about World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

In recognition of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, staff members from Hartford HealthCare’s Center for Healthy Aging set up tables at several hospitals to provide free information about the services they offer to help keep seniors safe.  World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) was launched by the...


Soon-to-Open Healthy Aging at Backus Adds Coordinator

Kristine Johnson, former Eastern Region Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter, has been named the Resource Coordinator for the soon-to-open Center for Healthy Aging at Backus Hospital. Prior to her work with the Alzheimer’s Association, Johnson served as a Child Advocate for the Southeastern Connecticut Center for Juvenile Justice...


Lewy Body Dementia: What You Need to Know

By Dr. Barry Gordon When former Boston Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner passed away recently, his family shared that the near-Hall of Fame player famous for a World Series error had been battling Lewy body dementia. Many people are familiar with the dementia associated with Alzheimer’s disease, but fewer are...