WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (March 4, 2011) – West Hartford Health & Rehabilitation Center announced today the first in a series of podcasts covering topics related to long-term nursing care, Alzheimer’s care, and short-term rehabilitation. The first podcast, titled, “Nursing Home Considerations,” is an interview with Avon Health Center’s Director of Admissions, Jackie Blaine.

The podcast covers items such as when nursing care might be appropriate, potential problems with home health care, and what to look for in a nursing home or rehabilitation facility.

To access the podcast, go to and click on the podcast link on the home page. According to Russell Schwartz, Director of Operations at West Hartford Health & Rehabilitation Center, “We are excited to present this first informative podcast as a community resource,” adding, “More are coming, covering topics such as insurance and financial considerations, the impact of health care reform on nursing care, and other timely issues.” Web site visitors can play the podcast on line, or download it to listen as convenient.