Welcome to Westside Care Center
Dear Residents and Families,
Please use this link to view and sign up for available indoor visits with your loved one at Westside Care Center through SignUp Genius. [NOTE: Residents admitted to isolation must complete the two week quarantine before being able to schedule an indoor visit. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled visit for check-in and COVID testing. Appropriate personal protective equipment such as masks will be utilized by both parties during the visit.]
I would like to welcome you to Westside Care Center. Our team of caregivers is committed to enriching the lives of the residents we serve. More than that, we strive to help and assist anyone that comes through our doors. We understand that placement of a loved one in an advanced care setting is challenging and our goal is to use our knowledge and personal touch to support however we can. Compassion is our culture at Westside, through every level of the organization.
My philosophy as an Administrator has been to do whatever is necessary to assist others. I bring that philosophy to our dedicated staff here at Westside, and we are looking forward to showing you our capabilities. Our customer service is a cornerstone that sets us apart from others. I ensure that any issues are handled promptly and effectively but furthermore, take a proactive approach to prevent problems from arising. We are able to accomplish this through teamwork and open and honest communication. Continue reading
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Chelsea Place Care Center Holds Spirit Week, 2021
November 24, 2021As a kick-off to the holiday season and to show appreciation to its hard working employees, the team at Chelsea Place Care Center held a Spirit Week November 14-20th. The Week included, as it always does at Chelsea Place, plenty of music, dancing, food and fun. The different theme days included Twin Day, Sports Day, Crazy Hair or Hat Day, Throwback Thursday and more. Nice work, Chelsea team!
Touchpoints at Chestnut Celebrates Employee Appreciation Day
November 22, 2021To celebrate its hardworking staff, the team at Touchpoints at Chestnut threw an Employee Appreciation Day. No better way to show appreciation than serving some delicious food. The spread was mainly East Indian cuisine prepared by Dunns River, a Jamaican Restaurant in Hartford. The event was a big success and an excellent way to kick off the upcoming Thanksgiving Holiday. Chestnut’s Dwayne Mullings, Cori Knutsen and Jennifer Oliveira served the staff.
iCare Health Network and Touchpoints at Home Celebrate National Homecare and Hospice Month, 2021
November 19, 2021During the month of November, the home care and hospice community honors the millions of nurses, home care aides, therapists, and social workers who make a remarkable difference for the patients and families they serve. These heroic caregivers play a central role in our health care system and in homes across the nation. According to the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) website, to recognize their efforts, we call upon all Americans to commemorate the power of caring, both…
iCare's 60 West Featured on PBS NewsHour for its Unique Mission
November 17, 2021On the November 16 episode of PBS NewsHour, 60 West was featured and profiled in a segment titled “America’s prison population is aging, but care options for older parolees remain limited.” The segment featured two residents describing how 60 West has impacted their lives and Administrator Jessica DeRing detailing the impact of the care center’s mission on individuals and public policy.
Touchpoints at Manchester Team Celebrates CMS Five Star Status
November 15, 2021On November 11, 2021 the team at Touchpoints at Manchester took a moment to celebrate a big achievement: the care center’s return to Five Star designation with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)! According to the CMS website, CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare nursing homes more easily and to help identify areas about which they want to ask questions. The Nursing Home Compare Web site features a q…
A Special Thank You to All Our Veterans -- Happy Veterans Day 2021
November 11, 2021Celebrations of service, gatherings and group recognitions are beginning to reemerge and are more important than ever. This is especially true when the purpose is to celebrate our nation’s Veterans, their service and their sacrifice. On behalf of iCare Health Network, our care centers and entire staff, we would like to honor all of our nation’s veteran’s for all that they gave in service of our country. There are dozens of veterans in every iCare facility as staff members, re…