Keep up to date on Lakewood and the latest news in senior living.


September 25: COVID-19 Update

As Lakewood continues to follow its routine testing plan for COVID-19, in response to the Department of Health & Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulatory guidelines regarding long-term care testing requirements, all residents and team members who live and work within the healthcare center/skilled nursing area were tested again this week. …

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COVID-19 Communications Hub

Screening all individuals who enter the community Ongoing education for team members and residents regarding infection control practices Appropriate cleaning and disinfecting, particularly for common areas, shared spaces and high-touch surfaces Wearing facemasks for everyone on campus, except during dining Residents, team members and visitors are encouraged to maintain a social distance to the extent …

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September 24: COVID-19 Update

On September 21, the Lakewood management team became aware that a Clubhouse resident tested positive for COVID-19. The resident is self-quarantining at home. The Lakewood team continues to follow all necessary precautions and guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Everyone who enters the community is being screened daily, as recommended …

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September 23: COVID-19 Update

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released regulatory guidelines requiring routine testing of healthcare team members, contractors, vendors, consultants and volunteers based on the positivity rate in the area surrounding the community for the prior week. Henrico County’s current positivity percentage indicated that Lakewood must test once a week. Please note, the …

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Top Podcasts for Seniors

On-demand technology has changed the way we live and learn. Take for example, podcasts. Although they’ve been around for over a decade, podcasts are becoming more and more popular. They’re a great way to learn about or be entertained by virtually any topic that interests you — from history, art, true crime, home improvement, or …

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COVID-19 Healthcare Salon Guidelines

The salon in the healthcare area will re-open on September 22. Hours will be Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Residents may call 521-9255, starting September 15, to schedule an appointment. Due to state guidelines designed to protect residents, stylists, Lakewood team members and families, salon experiences will be a bit …

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September 10: COVID-19 Testing Update

By the conclusion of August, Lakewood successfully completed the state-mandated baseline testing. As a result, the community is moving forward with the re-opening process in the safest possible way with the goal of keeping each member of Lakewood’s family healthy. However, as the pandemic continues, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released …

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Lakewood Begins Re-Opening Healthcare Area

The Lakewood management team is pleased to announce the re-introduction of some healthcare services as regulations permit. Key dates and services include: Activities will resume on September 14 following all guidelines for safety and health. Only 10 residents will be permitted per group program. Communal dining will resume on September 21. Due to social distancing …

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Lakewood Hosts Service of Remembrance

“It’s funny, I thought Lakewood is where my parents live and have friends who felt like family to them,” said the family member of a resident in Lakewood’s health care area. “But I’ve found that Lakewood residents and team members have now become my family, too.” It’s that sense of community that brought nearly 70 residents, …

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Fitch Rates LifeSpire ‘BBB’

Financial Outlook Stable It is with tremendous pride that the LifeSpire of Virginia leadership team announces that for the first time ever, the organization has achieved a financial assessment from Fitch Ratings—an award-winning provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Fitch assigned a ‘BBB’ rating to LifeSpire—Lakewood’s parent company. The rating outlook is stable. “It …

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