Welcome to Fresh River Healthcare
Dear Residents and Family Members:
Thank you for visiting the website of Fresh River Healthcare. It is the collective goal of all our employees to help you or your loved one to get well soon and reach a maximum level of independence. Our team of caregivers includes specialized therapists, compassionate nurses and personal attendants, as well as other dedicated staff and medical professionals.
Additionally, we will strive to exceed your expectations. In doing so, we understand that we must partner and participate with you in your plan of care. Communication along the way will be extremely important. This will include interdisciplinary “Care Conferences”, Discharge Planning Meetings, and consistent communication with your caregivers and other staff from Fresh River.
You will find that Fresh River offers a unique and broad range of skilled nursing services. This includes short-term rehabilitation in newly renovated private rooms, respite care, and Dementia and Behavioral Health Programs in a specialized, secured environment. Continue reading
Silver Springs' Judie Ahmed and CAHCF put on informative Substance Use Treatment Symposium
September 21, 2017Silver Springs Care Center Director of Nursing Judie Ahmed and a line-up of speakers educated a group of 180 skilled nursing staff and leadership on Caring for Residents with Substance Use Disorder, held at the Aqua Turf in the Plantsville section of Southington. The speakers included experts from the iCare iRecovery program and Wexford Behavioral Health, policy experts from the Department of Public Health, iRecovery’s consultant Dr. J. Craig Allen and Judie Ahmed herself.
Basic COPD Facts and the Touchpoints Rehab Pulmonary Program
September 18, 2017Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, is a condition that makes it harder to breathe and worsens over time. While smoking is the most common cause of COPD, long-term exposure to other lung irritants—such as air pollution or chemical fumes can also bring an onset of COPD symptoms that include wheezing, cough, chest tightness, and shortness of breath.
Manchester Public Library Delivers Handmade Pillows to Residents of Touchpoints at Manchester and Westside Care Center
September 14, 2017The Manchester Public Library Summer Reading Program delivered over 75 handmade, ‘no sew’ pillows to the residents of Touchpoints at Manchester and Westside Care Center.
Fresh River hosts Huntington's Disease education for people living with HD and their care-partners
September 11, 2017Stay informed and connected with Huntington’s Disease (HD) education. You are invited to attend a Teva sponsored event, for people living with HD and their care-partners.
Managing Sugar Intake in Your Diet
September 7, 2017Eating too much sugar causes a barrage of symptoms known as “classic metabolic syndrome”. These include weight gain, abdominal obesity, decreased HDL and increased LDL, elevated blood sugar, elevated triglycerides, high blood pressure, increased uric acid levels, tooth decay and gum-disease to list a few. Sugar has also been found to affect mood and behaviors. Most disturbing is that sugar is found to be addictive.
iCare announces Dr. J. Craig Allen in new position as Medical Consultant for Substance Use Disorders
August 30, 2017iCare is pleased to announce a new consulting relationship with Dr. J. Craig Allen, to provide services as Medical Consultant for Substance Use Disorders. Dr. Allen will be instrumental in guiding and supporting iCare’s iRecovery Program. Dr. Allen will provide consultation on specific resident cases, policy and procedure support and review, education, and general program guidance.