Welcome to Chelsea Place Care Center
Dear Resident and Family Members,
I would like to welcome you to Chelsea Place Care Center. Chelsea Place is located in the Mark Twain neighborhood within the historic West End of Hartford. At Chelsea we celebrate our diversity in our residents, families, neighborhood and our staff. It’s through this diversity that we are able to most effectively meet the healthcare challenges of our community.
Chelsea Place has a broad scope of services, but despite having such a broad base we strongly encourage all of our staff to get to know all of the residents, their interests, needs and personalities. It is through this approach that has allowed us to be so successful with our clinical operations and resident outcomes. Our ability to retain knowledgeable and skilled professionals has contributed greatly towards our continuing improvement and success and has enabled Chelsea Place Care Center to partner with other leading healthcare organizations across the state. Continue reading
All the latest news, discussion, and updates from the iCare & Touchpoints Rehab team.
Members of the Touchpoints community team taught and coached a group of folks from the Windsor Senior Center in the use of a simple, standard hula hoop as an exercise, balance and agility tool.This light exercise and training program is exclusive to Touchpoints Rehab. The program is designed to immediately improve upright posture, upper and lower core strength, improve balance and reduce falls.
With a March 2018 program launch, Fresh River Healthcare will be one of just a few skilled nursing facilities in Connecticut with the training, equipment, personnel and community supports to offer a dedicated and comprehensive program to support patients with Parkinson disease (PD). Fresh River is uniquely qualified to offer comprehensive PD services, having assembled a multi-disciplinary team of clinical professionals.
The Touchpoints at Manchester team bid farewell to Peter, a resident from its Veteran program, as he discharged into the community. He was Touchpoints at Manchester’s first veteran admission under the VA contract and spoke about how the staff changed him to a more positive person and gave him the strength and motivation to rehab, discharge and move to a new home. He credits them with changing his life and giving him a positive attitude and hope. “Touchpoints touched my heart.R…
The Touchpoints at Manchester crew surprised Cristina Lazure, Unit Manager, on her last day at the facility. Cristina, who is a seasoned unit manager and recently obtained her RN license, will be the new Director of Nursing for Touchpoints at Chestnut. The Manchester staff proudly wore t-shirts emblazoned with “Team Cristina” and adopted #teamCristina.
Fresh River Hosts Boxing and Functional Interval Training Program as a Parkinson's Treatment
April 6, 2018Research shows that exercise helps daily symptoms and slows the progression of Parkinson’s Disease. Beat Parkinson’s Today is an exercise program developed by Michelle Hespeler, a person with Parkinson’s (PWP) and is being offered at Fresh River in East Windsor. Classes are available to residents and members of the public. The classes encourage brain stimulation, challenge balance and stability and teach proper technique and form – all in an encouraging group setting.
A team from Hartford HealthCare’s Behavioral Health Network conducted a Mental Health First Aid Training for iCare staff. The training is part of iCare’s deep and long-standing commitment to a dignified and safe resident environment and high quality behavioral health care. Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.