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June is Men’s Health Awareness Month

Throughout the month of June, many health organizations focus on raising awareness of preventable health issues and encouraging early detection of illness in men and boys. Men’s Health Month has been recognized every June since 1992. Men’s Health Month’s official website explained that, on average, men die five years earlier than women, which is due… Continue Reading Continue reading

June 3, 2020 A Healthier Approach To Caring

Staying Positive During Difficult Times

Over the past few months, many of the Athena care centers have been working hard to raise spirits and positivity within their buildings. Not only have the staff been working tirelessly to provide exceptional health care, they have also been coming up with creative activities and fun events for their residents. The past few months… Continue Reading Continue reading

May 29, 2020 A Healthier Approach To Caring

Athena Health Care Heroes

Athena Health Care Heroes   Jennifer Cisowski Director of Nurses at Litchfield Woods Health Care Center As Director of Nurses, Jen has been fully committed to taking care of her residents during this pandemic. Without a single day off, she’s been working tirelessly to make sure everyone is taken care of. She has pushed a… Continue Reading Continue reading

May 19, 2020 A Healthier Approach To Caring

Letter to Residents, Families and Others Regarding Resident COVID-19 Testing

Dear Resident, Family Member or Responsible Party, We want to take this opportunity to update you about measures being taken to protect the rights, health and safety of nursing home residents. We know that our nursing home residents are in the high risk of infection from COVID-19. We also know that appropriate PPE, testing and… Continue Reading Continue reading

May 13, 2020 Athena News

Athena Health Care Systems Tapped to Open New Centers in Torrington & Meriden to Care for COVID-19 Patients

  Athena will manage previously shuttered nursing homes with plans to open to patients next week Farmington, CT – Athena Health Care Systems, a recognized leader in senior care and one of the region’s largest operators of skilled nursing centers, announced today that it has agreed to a request by the State of Connecticut to… Continue Reading Continue reading

April 14, 2020 Athena News

Notice From CT DPH Long-Term Care Ombudsman Regarding COVID-19

Dear Family Members and Responsible Parties, Below is a notice from the Connecticut Department of Public Health’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman regarding new measures being taken to protect the health and safety of nursing home residents across Connecticut. As you will see, the state has determined that more extreme precautions must be taken to prevent and… Continue Reading Continue reading

April 1, 2020 Athena News

Statement from Sharon Health Care Center on Covid-19 Patient Diagnosis

This morning, we learned that a long-term resident of Sharon Health Care Center tested positive for Covid-19. The female resident resides on one of our long-term care units and remains in our center under the caring hands of our staff. We have notified the Connecticut Department of Public Health and its division of Epidemiology and… Continue Reading Continue reading

March 22, 2020 Athena News