Jefferson House

Jefferson House, a Department of Hartford Hospital, has been providing excellent long-term care and rehabilitation services to seniors in the greater Hartford area for more than 120 years.

A modern, airy home away from home located in Newington, a suburb of Hartford, CT, Jefferson House is comprised of a skilled and caring staff steeped in a long tradition of caring for the whole individual.

As a department of Hartford Hospital, Jefferson House continues to expand its knowledge and in turn its programs and services to better serve the ever-changing needs of our residents and patients.

Jefferson House is licensed by the State of Connecticut and accredited by the Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO).

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The Program

Jefferson HouseAdmission Process
Each applicant for admission is evaluated on an individual basis, and facts such as extent of care needed, length of stay required, room availability, and our ability to meet the patient's individual needs are all considered when assessing individuals for admission.

Living Spaces
Living space in the nursing units consists of either private or semi-private (two person) bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. 

Individuals are encouraged to bring in their furnishings which meet standard fire and safety codes. Each unit has its own separate lounge and dining area.

Medical Services
Our facility is staffed bya  team of highly skilled professionals who are experienced in providing compassionate care to the elderly.

The therapeutic team includes:

  • the medical director or attending physician
  • professional nurses
  • certified nursing assistants
  • occupational, physical and speech therapists
  • recreation therapists
  • social workers
  • registered dietitians

Consultants are also available in:

  • dentistry
  • optometry
  • podiatry
  • psychiatry
  • audiology
  • pharmacy

Together this team assesses every new patient and creates a personal care plan specifically suited to that individual's needs.

Nursing Services
The nursing staff of Jefferson House is committed to providing high quality care. The nurses, as members of the interdisciplinary team, work collaboratively in the development of a care plan for each patient. This care plan directs the team to assist the patient in achieving the greatest state of wellness possible. The nurses also serve as a patient advocate and resource to the patient, family and interdisciplinary team.

Jefferson HouseTherapeutic Recreation
Recreation is a vital part of our patient's total care plan. The recreation therapists work with all of the professional staff to determine the most appropriate therapeutic recreation program for each patient. Our objective is to provide them with activities they truly enjoy while satisfying therapeutic goals.

Spiritual Services
Another important component of our total care concept is meeting the spiritual needs of the patients. Clergy from area churches and synagogues ensure that their patients ay participate in the practice of their faith. 

Social Services
Social workers are available to provide supportive counseling to patients and families, in both an individual and group setting. Our social service staff works closely with interdisciplinary team in meeting our patient's emotional and social needs. Social workers also work with patients, families, physicians and community programs in order to establish appropriate discharge plans for rehabilitative patients.

Bring Your Laptop!
Jefferson House has wireless internet access available to our patients and visitors.

Our Non-Smoking Policy
Jefferson House is concerned not only with the treatment of disease but also with its prevention. It is our responsibility to encourage good health habits for our patients, visitors and employees. Therefore, Jefferson House prohibits smoking in or on its property.


Jefferson House