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Connecticut Community Foundation Grants Nearly $15,000 to Support Visual Field Rehabilitation Research at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare

Thursday, May 27, 2021

WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT, May 27, 2021 — Gaylord Specialty Healthcare, a nonprofit rehabilitation-focused healthcare system based in Wallingford received a nearly $15,000 grant from the Earl and Shirley Herbst Eye Research Fund at Connecticut Community Foundation. The grant will support research conducted by Gaylord’s Milne Institute for Healthcare Innovation to determine if the incorporation of Gaylord’s BITS touch screen technology into inpatient therapy for patients with visual impairments is more effective than conventional vision interventions using pen and paper. BITS – or Bioness Integrated Therapy System – is a multifunctional FDA-approved device that uses an interactive touchscreen and diverse program options to challenge patients’ visual and auditory processing, cognitive skills,...
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Meriden man still battling after-effects of COVID, six months later

Thursday, May 27, 2021

WFSB News
May 26, 2021
By Mike Savino

WALLINGFORD, CT (WFSB) -- For some, getting over COVID-19 is just the beginning. There are many patients who continue to deal with COVID-like symptoms weeks or even months after contracting the virus.

Doctors still don’t know what causes long COVID, but the conditions can be debilitating.

“I thought it’d be back with my coworkers right after the 14 days, but not for me,” said Michael Rajewski, of Meriden.

When Rajewski tested positive for COVID in November, he thought it would be like getting a cold.

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Covid Survivor Returns Home

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

New Haven Independent
by SOPHIE SONNENFELD | May 17, 2021

After six long months battling Covid-19, Aondre Chapman is finally out of the hospital and back at home.

Aondre and his wife Tonya met up with the Independent Saturday to talk about the arduous path he’s taken en route to recovery.

“It’s been a journey,” Tonya said from Aondre’s bedside.

That journey began on Nov. 12.

Aondre has worked as a bus driver for 22 years, and was employed by Greater Bridgeport Transit.

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'Paralyzed' in November, he's ready to run a 5K in June

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

New Haven Register

By Pam McLoughlin
May 14, 2021

After becoming paralyzed in November from Guillain-Barre Syndrome - a rare autoimmune disorder likely triggered by an earlier case of COVID - Gregory Whitehouse learned to walk all over again at Gaylord Specialty Healthcare.

Today Greg is preparing to conquer the June 26 Gaylord Gauntlet 5K Trail and Obstacle Run as the 2021 Gauntlet featured adaptive athlete. The New Haven Register covered Greg's journey "from Gaylord to Gauntlet."

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Katie's Comeback

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Fox 61 News

By Jimmy Altman

Katie's Comeback: FOX 61 News and reporter Jimmy Altman share Katie's comeback after a serious skiing accident. A nurse who works in the ER at Backus Hospital, Katie is doing her rehab at Gaylord and says that her recovery has given her new insights into being a nurse. Watch Here

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It's Your Health: Recovered from COVID, yet in it for the long haul

Monday, Apr 26, 2021

TheMiddletownPress

By Laura Falt
April 13, 2021

MIDDLETOWN — Over a year into the pandemic, vaccinations for COVID-19 are providing Connecticut residents hope. In all, 977,061 state residents have been fully vaccinated, and U.S. air travel over Easter weekend hit record numbers since before the pandemic...

Another local resource for long-haulers is Gaylord Specialty Healthcare in Wallingford. For information, visit gaylord.org or call 203-284-2845.

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ADAPTIVE SPORTS: Gaylord looks to add pickleball to its repertoire

Monday, Apr 26, 2021

MyRecordJournal.com
April 13, 2021 07:53PM

By Sean Krofssik , Record-Journal staff

WALLINGFORD — The sound of balls hitting paddles filled the air at Harrison Park on Tuesday afternoon as about two dozen pickleballers took to the courts.

They were joined by two women from Gaylord Specialty Healthcare: ‎Sports Association Program Manager Katie Joly and Adaptive Sports Program Specialist Debbie Gibilaro.

The duo took the court to learn the ins and outs of pickleball in hopes of adding it to their current offering of 15 sports at Gaylord.

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Two Articles Written by Gaylord Physical Therapists Featured in Rehab Management Magazine

Monday, Apr 26, 2021

Rehab Management Magazine
March/April 2021

"Why Sit When You Can Stand?" by Jillian Cacopardo, MPT, ATP/SMS, which begins on page 8,  and "Healthy Choices for CRT" by Caitlin Boland, PT, DPT, NCS, CBIS, which begins on page 16, were featured in the March/April 2021 edition of Rehab Management Magazine. Cacopardo was also featured on the front cover. Rehab Management Digital Edition

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4th Q. 2021 Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award Nominees

Thursday, Apr 15, 2021

The 2021 4th Quarter Nominees for the Joseph A. Lindenmayer Employee of the Year Award

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It's Your Health: Recovered from COVID, yet in it for the long haul

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021

Middletown Press
Laura Falt
April 13, 2021

MIDDLETOWN — Over a year into the pandemic, vaccinations for COVID-19 are providing Connecticut residents hope. In all, 977,061 state residents have been fully vaccinated, and U.S. air travel over Easter weekend hit record numbers since before the pandemic...

Another local resource for long-haulers is Gaylord Specialty Healthcare in Wallingford. For information, visit gaylord.org or call 203-284-2845.

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