News & Announcements

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Knollwood Makes Best Nursing Homes List – U.S. News & World Report

Knollwood Nursing Center is a top skilled nursing provider in Massachusetts, as published in U.S. News & World Report’s recent listing of top nursing homes across the country. We are proud and honored to be recognized in the magazine’s select group among the 412 nursing homes in the state.  The list was compiled based on Medicare/Medicaid 5-star ratings and yearly operational inspections.

U.S. News evaluated more than 15,000 nursing homes nationwide to come up with the slightly more than 2,000 included in the list.  “Millions of Americans will spend at least some time in a nursing home this year,” noted Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of the U.S. News.  “Finding a nursing home that meets an individual’s specific needs can be challenging for families,” Kelly said in a release. “Our nursing home ratings are designed to help potential residents and their loved ones navigate this difficult process.”

  • Source: News & World Report, November 2016

Blog Post: Who Will Pay for Baby Boomers?

Last time we looked at the overall health picture of baby boomers and surprisingly saw they suffer with a greater degree of chronic illness than their parents. And, while a good portion of this demographic continues to work, the group as a whole represents more than 25% of the American population, and some are retiring (or have already retired).

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Blog Post: The Beauty in Nature

Art museums are abundant in New England. Hence, when residents of the region want to feed their cultural appetite, they need not travel too far.

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Knollwood Wi-Fi Announcement

Knollwood Nursing Center is proud to announce that wireless internet is now available throughout our facilities. Residents and their visiting loved ones can access Knollwood’s Wi-Fi connection from the comfort of their rooms or in any of the center’s common areas, making online communication much easier for everyone. The new wireless coverage is not only more convenient, but it also enables Knollwood residents to read emails, view pictures and use the internet from their bedside as well.


Knollwood g2g Connect

The dedicated team at Knollwood is constantly researching new ways we can improve our residents’ experience and keep them closely connected to their loved ones. Recently, Knollwood has entered into an agreement with g2gConnect, a visual communications company, to provide Knollwood residents a way to easily make video calls and share pictures with their families.

With g2gConnect’s easy-to-use touch-screen monitor, Knollwood residents can place and receive video calls with any family members using a computer with an Internet connection. In addition, families will be able to upload pictures that residents will be able to see by simply tapping on the large screen of the g2gConnect device. We believe this technology will help enrich the lives of both our residents and their families, and we look forward to having everyone participate.


Knollwood Nurses Earn Certification from National Alliance of Wound Care

Worcester, Massachusetts – Knollwood Nursing Center is pleased to announce that staff nurse Jennifer Farrell has successfully passed the examination to become Wound Care Certified (WCC) by the National Alliance of Wound Care (NAWC), which is a national credential held by the most professional wound care practitioners in the United States. The intensive course was delivered by the Wound Care Educational Institute in February. This certification is the professional recognition that Ms. Farrell possesses the qualifications to deliver the highest standard in wound care to residents.

This certification is the professional recognition that Ms. Farrell possesses the qualifications to deliver the highest standard in wound care to residents.

Jennifer Farrell, R.N., WCC, Unit Manager, received her degrees at Worcester Technical Institute and Quinsigamond Community College. She has been employed at Knollwood Nursing Center for eleven years. Patricia Foley-Martel, Knollwood Administrator, pointed out that “Wound Care Certification recognizes exceptional training that will aid doctors and staff in using the most appropriate treatments to achieve the best outcomes. We’ve seen Jennifer implement her knowledge immediately. We’re extremely proud of her achievement.”

Michelle Malkoski, Director of Nursing at Knollwood, added, “Jennifer is an extremely dedicated staff nurse who has worked hard to earn this credential. She has improved our ability to offer the highest standards of care, and we congratulate her. ”