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Dear Family and Friends,
We understand the huge toll that separation has taken on our residents and families. We are excited to announce that our Genesis-affiliated Centers will now allow indoor visitation at all times and for all residents (regardless of vaccination status), with the exception of the three scenarios listed below. CMS, the federal agency that regulates nursing centers, has updated its visitation guidance due to high resident vaccination rates and a drop in COVID-19 cases around the country. read more
Groton Regency Center is a skilled nursing facility offering post-hospital, short-term rehabilitation as well as long-term and respite care services. We also have a specialized transitional care unit, which offers pulmonary management services. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances. Groton Regency is an AHCA Silver Quality Award winner and a WE HONOR VETERANS community partner!
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- ShortStay care
- Transitional Care Unit
- LongTerm care
- Pulmonary Program
- Neurological care and rehabilitation
- Respite care
- Palliative care
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation - including joint replacement, injuries and amputation
- Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
- On-site Medical Director
- On-site Nurse Practitioner
- Attending Physicians
- Registered Nurses
- IV Therapy
- Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN)
- Audiology care
- Colostomy care
- Dementia care
- Dental care
- Personal care
- Podiatry care
- Vision care
- Wound care
- Hospice care
- Pain management
- Case management
- Dietary and nutrition needs management
- Discharge planning
- Individual treatment plans
- Medication management
- 24-hour emergency alert and response system
- Coordinated transportation
- Cultural, educational, religious and social activities
- Recreation activities
- Private and Semi-Private Rooms
- Private bathroom
- Wellness programs
- Private hospice room
- Beautiful Garden(s) / Courtyard(s)
- Conveniently Located
- Beauty Salon / Barber Services
- Cable Television
- Comfortable common and lounge areas to gather with friends and family
- Dining Room
- In-room dining options
- Computer with internet access
- Laundry facility on-site
- Mail and Newspaper Service
- Phone service
- Wireless Internet
Patrick Townsend, LNHACenter Executive Director
My name is Patrick Townsend. I have been a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator for 25 years. I am Licensed in CT, MA, ME. Throughout my career I have worked many different types of Skilled Nursing Facilities giving me a wide range of experience. My educational background includes a B.S. in Business Management from Southern Connecticut University of Phoenix. I was born and lived most of my life in Groton or surrounding areas which gives me a unique perspective to our market unlike any one else.
Dr. John J. HennesseyMedical Director
Dr. John J. Hennessey has been the Medical Director at the Groton Regency since 2005. He works in Private Practice at the Gales Ferry Medical Group. Where he has been since 1999. He has worked in local nursing facilities since 2001. Dr. Hennessey went to Undergraduate School at Syracuse University in Syracuse, NY. B.A. Economics, Cum Laude. Attended Medical School at Tufts University School of Medicine from 1992 - 1996 . He did his Internship and Residency at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, CO. Dr. Hennessey graduated with his M.D. Degree May 1999. His Specialty is Internal Medicine, which he is Board Certified. Dr. Hennessey has Hospital Affiliation with Lawrence and Memorial Hospital and is a member of (CSMS) New London County Medical Society. He is married with 3 children. In his spare time he enjoys skiing, biking and fishing.
Joanie AnticoCenter Nurse Executive
Joanie has been a Licensed Nurse for over 25 years and a Director of Nursing since 2012. Joanie's background is mostly in Long Term Care with some acute care experience. Joanie is very supportive to her staff and ensures that a team environment is maintained. She strongly believes in staff development to ensure the highest quality of care for her residents.
Lynn Marchionni-MarinoDirector of Admissions
Lynn has been an Admissions Director for 14 years in various roles. She graduated from Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in Newington, Connecticut in May 2000. She worked several years in Out Patient Physical Therapy clinics. She enjoys traveling with her husband abroard. She has traveled to various countries including the Phillipines several times, Italy, London, France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Holland. She enjoys traveling stateside as well with her husband and family. She enjoys spending as much time as possible with her Granddaughter and Grandson. Lynn was born and raised in Connecticut and enjoys all the Shoreline has to offer. In her spare time she enjoys cooking and singing.
Christie Lunny, OTADirector of Rehabilitation
I graduated from New England Tech in 2006 and have spent my OTA career here at Groton Regency. In August of 2020 I took over the Rehab Director role, a new career challenge. I am certified in modality treatments through Genesis Rehab and enjoy watching my patients progress to their optimal level of function. I live locally with my son and dog. When not at work I enjoy walks with my dog and my son and preparing meals for my family.
Best Friends Rehab Together
Three ladies who were best friends came here for rehabilitation following knee replacements at Hartford Hospital by the same physician! Their outcomes in our TCU were excellent and they continue to sing our praises. All have returned after other procedures and say they would never go anywhere else.
Above & Beyond
"The Groton Regency staff went beyond the call of duty!"
"Rehabilitation was good and everyone was nice to me."
I'll Be Back
"I will be back for my second knee. I guess that says it all."
"I never thought I would get this far! When I got here I was like Jell-o. I appreciated how everything was explained to me."
Convenient & Kind
"I like it here. It is very convenient and everybody is very nice."
Nice & Clean
"It's so nice and clean! I would recommend Groton Regency."
"What they do comes naturally, working together compassionately."
Wish I Could Stay
"I like it here. I wish I could stay! I was always treated with dignity and respect."
Staff Was Great
"The staff was great. They could do 5 things blindfolded and do them right! The food was very good too."
I was admitted to Groton Regency on Tuesday, 29 Jan 19 and released Wednesday,13 Feb 19. The reason for this writing is to let you know that I was admitted due to a Back Fusion Surgery and I was pleasantly surprised of the care that I received at this facility. Normally you hear, read and/or see on tv the lack of care received at these type of facilities. I wished that I could single out one person for their exceptional service, but truthfully I can not. I'm talking about all of the employees that came in contact with me from the nurses, rehabilitation staff, CNA'S, Kitchen Personnel to the custodian's. I would recommend this facility to others.
- Heyward W.
Virginia L. was admitted to Groton Regency on 05/27/20. Virginia came to us after a Hernia repair which required a nine day hospital stay. Virginia came to us demonstrating decreased trunk strength, poor posture, pain and weakness making all mobility and daily tasks difficult. After 2.5 weeks of participation in skilled therapy Virginia was Independent with ambulation using a rollator walker on level and ramp surfaces as well as independent with daily self care tasks. Virginia was able to discharge back to the Retirement section at the Groton Regency on June 8, 2020.
Able to return home
Beverly was admitted to Groton Regency on 07/24/20 and came to us after a hospital stay due to fall at home where she lives alone. Upon admission pt was oxygen dependent, required moderate assistance for all mobility, moderate assistance for self care tasks. After 2.5 weeks participation in skilled OT and PT Beverly was ambulating with a four wheel walker without physical assistance, she no longer needed oxygen and was supervision to contact guard for self care tasks. Pt was able to return home with 24/7 home care services.
Made great gains!
Maria admitted to Groton Regency on 07/31/20 after a month long hospital stay due to multiple falls at home where she lives with her husband. Upon admission Maria required moderate assistance for self feeding and was dependent for all other self care tasks, she required max assistance of 2 people for all bed mobility and transfers and was non ambulatory. After approx x 4 weeks participation in skilled OT and PT Maria was able to transfer with assistance contact guard, ambulate approx 50 ft. using a 2 wheel walker, she is independent for self feeding, grooming and upper body care and requires minimal assistance for lower body care. Pt made great gains and was able to discharge home on 08/28/20 to her husband with 24/7 supervision.
Wonderful team of caring professionals
Just wanted to reach out and thank you for having such a wonderful team take care of our Mom, Kathleen C. She was treated like she was the only patient in your facility. Jenn, her personal nurse (it seemed that way) was outstanding in her communication. Her care for mom and her follow up to any necessary needs that we all had. Life often goes with complaints and not enough compliments. We wanted you to know we were very satisfied with the care, given the extreme situations of what was needed at the time. We would highly recommend your facility in the future and hopefully we are on the mend with mom and moving her to the next level of needs for a healthy recovery and a renewed 2021! Be well, Crystal and Tracy “The world is a canvas, create your own COLORFUL reality!"
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