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Dear Patients, Residents and Families
COVID-19 Second Booster Dose
The CDC recently released a recommendation for a second COVID-19 booster dose for certain persons. Specifically, a second mRNA booster dose could benefit people ages 50 years and older, as they are at increased risk for severe COVID-19. People ages 50 years and older may choose to receive a second booster dose, if it has been at least 4 months after the first booster. We recommend that appropriate residents receive their second booster dose. The COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) are available. Please let your physician or nurse know right away if you or your loved one would like to receive the second booster.
225 Amity Road, Woodbridge, CT 06525-2206
The Willows is a skilled nursing facility offering post-hospital, short-term rehabilitation as well as long-term and respite care. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances. Our staff is dedicated to serving the medical and rehabilitation needs of individuals recovering from illness or injury. The Willows is an AHCA Bronze Quality Award Winner and a We Honor Veterans community partner!
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- ShortStay care
- LongTerm care
- 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
- Bariatric specialties
- Colostomy care
- Dementia care
- Dental care
- Personal care
- Pet therapy
- Podiatry care
- Psychiatric services
- Vision care
- Wound care
- Hospice care
- Pain management
- Case management
- Dietary and nutrition needs management
- Discharge planning
- Individual treatment plans
- Heparin therapy
- Medication management
- 24-hour emergency alert and response system
- Coordinated transportation
- Cultural, educational, religious and social activities
- Recreation activities
- Interpreter services
- Private and Semi-Private Rooms
- Spacious rooms
- Private bathroom
- Private kitchenettes
- Fully air conditioned
- Activity room
- Wellness programs
- Private hospice room
- Beautiful Garden(s) / Courtyard(s)
- Conveniently Located
- Private balcony/ porch / patio
- Scenic views
- Suburban setting
- Beauty Salon / Barber Services
- Cable Television
- Comfortable common and lounge areas to gather with friends and family
- Dining Room
- In-room dining options
- Private dining rooms for family gatherings
- Spa Services
- Alarm system to aid in the security of residents with cognitive deficits
- Complimentary laundry facility on-site
- Computer with internet access
- Laundry facility on-site
- Mail and Newspaper Service
- Pets Permitted
- Pharmaceutical delivery service
- Phone service
- Wireless Internet
- Smoke free environment
Peter MongilloCenter Executive Director
Peter Mongillo has been working in the sub-acute and long-term care setting for 20 years. He began his career in the food service arena and was the Food Service Director for 12 years at the Willows prior to earning his Administrators license through the UCONN School of Business Program.
After serving as the Assistant Administrator at the Arden House in Hamden, CT for three years, he returned in 2012 to serve as the Administrator of the Willows.
Dr. Channa PereraMedical Director
Dr. Perera has been the Medical Director at The Willows since 2006. He is an Internal Medicine Specialist in West Haven, CT and is affiliated with Yale New Haven Hospital-Saint Raphael Campus, where he completed his residency. Dr. Perera earned his medical degree from St. George's University and has a strong passion for geriatric medicine.
Tracy KaneCenter Nurse Executive
Tracy started at The Willows in November 2016 as the unit manager on the Transitional Care Unit. She was promoted to Infection Control Nurse in 2018 and served as acting Center Nurse Executive during the COVID-19 pandemic. She graduated from Naugatuck Valley Community College and has worked in healthcare for many years.
Alyssa UllrichAdmissions Director
Alyssa has been a member of the Genesis family since 2016 and has served as an Admissions Coordinator in several buildings throughout Connecticut. Alyssa earned her Bachelors of Science Degree in Public Health with a Minor in Health Promotion from Southern Connecticut State University in 2010. She has been working in the nursing home business since 2007 and has shown compassion and kindness in every aspect of her work.
Michelle CiccarelliDirector of Rehabilitation
Michelle received her degree in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University. She has worked in the sub-acute and long term care setting for over 18 years, serving as a Director of Rehabilitation for over 10 years. Michelle’s passion is for the geriatric population and she strives to help each patient achieve their individual goals through quality rehabilitation programs.
Jessica Lombardi, LMSWDirector of Social Services
Jessica has been part of The Willows team for over 25 years. She earned her bachelor's degree in Social Work from Southern Connecticut State University. Jessica also earned her Master's Degree from the Advanced Standing Program at Fordam Univeristy. She is a certified Alzheimer's specialist and has a strong background in end of life and hospice care support.
Clean, neat and friendly staff
"I was a patient at The Willows for 3 weeks. The facility was so clean and neat. The nursing staff is great, they are so friendly and attentive! I had an such excellent experience with physical therapy that I'm actually coming back here for outpatient rehab! I highly recommend this facility if you are in need of rehabilitation!"
Attentive and kind staff
"I stayed at The Willows for short stay rehab after I broke my foot last month. Everything was just wonderful. The staff was so attentive and kind. Everything I asked for, they would get for me in no time. I also couldn't get enough of the recreation activities and programs, which I attended daily. And the rehab was just excellent!"
Kind and compassionate
"I was recently a patient at The Willows in Woodbridge and it was such a pleasant experience. The staff was so kind and compassionate and they were very accommodating. The physical therapy department is the best in the business. They helped me recover so fast and they were very helpful. Willows even accommodated my vegetarian diet. Highly recommended!!"
PT was very good!
"I recently underwent heart surgery and chose Willows for my rehab center. The PT was very good, especially Debbie and Amanda! The facility is clean and the staff is extremely accommodating. My wife and I loved the lounge area. We also loved the nursing staff, everyone was very nice!"
"The Willows staff is phenomenal. I was cared for and they treated me like family. I felt very safe here and didn't mind being tested for COVID every week. I'd chose them again if I ever need rehab."
- Nydia S.
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