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.
We 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. Continue reading
- Parkinson Disease Program
- Huntington's Disease Program
- Behavioral Health Program - Secured Unit
- NeuroGym Therapy and Rehab Equipment
- Synchrony Dysphagia Treatment System
- Greater Hartford Memory Care Center
- Distinctive Dining and Dietary Services
- Touchpoints Therapy: Rehabilitation Services
- Sub-Acute and Skilled Nursing Specialty Programs
- Recreation Programs
- Social Services and Discharge Planning
All the latest news, discussion, and updates from the iCare & Touchpoints Rehab team.
Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month – Fresh River Healthcare Adding Respite and Home Assessment
April 18, 2019As Fresh River celebrates its First Anniversary of the Parkinson’s Disease Program, the capacity to support both the patient and the caregiver continues to expand. Families, caregivers and residents have provided feedback through the many events and offerings available and the Fresh River team has responded. This has led to a Home Assessment, with a focus on four key elements, and a specialized Respite Program.
Brad Davis and 'The Talk of Connecticut' Discuss Fresh River Healthcare and the Parkinson's Disease Program
April 15, 2019iCare’s Heather Bale was on The Talk of Connecticut with radio legend Brad Davis and Paul Pacelli discussing the Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorder Program at Fresh River Healthcare as part of Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Brad and Paul asked questions about Fresh River’s program, the disease and cutting edge treatments and supports. Listen here….
Mark your calendars for a special presentation at Fresh River Healthcare entitled, ‘Dyskinesia: The Sudden and Uncontrolled Movements of Patients with Parkinson Disease’ by Dr. Duarte Machado of the David and Rhoda Chase Family Movement Disorders Center. Dr. Machado will review the management and the impact of Dyskinesia or Persons with Parkinson’s Disease. Patients, residents, families, caregivers, healthcare providers and interested members of the public are invited to a…
iCare Health Network will be holding four nursing career job fairs in April. Seeking CNAs, LPNs, and RNs for immediate placement. Come see us in Farmington, Meriden, East Windsor and Rocky Hill. Share this link with a friend!
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and awareness is key to improving care and advancing research toward a cure. Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder and is a neuro-degenerative disease whereby cells responsible for producing dopamine die off in the substantia nigra area of the brain. Dopamine is essential for movement as it acts as a transmitter for signals from the brain to other parts of the body.
iCare’s Sarah Howroyd, Director of Mental Health and Addiction Services, appeared with Governor Ned Lamont, Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz and leaders from Saint Francis Hospital, and others as part of the state’s Live LOUD — or Live Life with Opioid Use Disorder campaign. Live LOUD — or Live Life with Opioid Use Disorder — is a new website from the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, with information about Connecticut’s crisis, immediate resourc…