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COVID-19 Communications Hub

Fast Facts On July 8, an independent living resident tested positive for COVID-19 while out of state. The resident has a second home and left the community two weeks ago and plans to stay off campus for the next several weeks. Starting July 10, Lakewood will begin to accommodate one family member per assisted living, …

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COVID-19 Update: Visitation Process Details

Lakewood’s leadership team’s goal continues to be the provision of a safe and healthy environment for residents, staff and visitors. The team has worked tirelessly to continue to meet and exceed expectations for care and services for residents. The past several months the Lakewood team has been striving to do this while also working closely …

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COVID-19 Baseline Testing Schedule

Thank you to Lakewood residents, families and staff for adherence to the precautions and guidelines which have been put in place over the last several months. Lakewood’s proactive approach to these precautions has proven thus far to be beneficial to all. As the Lakewood team continues to be vigilant with our efforts to control and …

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How to Keep in Touch with Loved Ones During Social Distancing

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, it was easy to think we could do it all on our own. But we’ve recently been reminded that John Donne’s observation, “No man is an island entire of itself,” has never been more true. As social beings, humans don’t just need the help of others to accomplish things, we also …

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June 5: COVID-19 Update

Gov. Ralph Northam (D–Va.) announced that phase two of the re-opening process today, June 5. At this time, Lakewood will also begin to re-open some sections of the community. All areas of the community will follow strict precautions that align with directions provided by government agencies and reviewed by Lakewood’s supporting physicians and clinical teams. …

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A Blue Sapphire Celebration: Lakewood Couple Marks 65 Years

On April 17, Bob and Claire Rosenbaum celebrated their blue sapphire anniversary. The couple never imagined they would have to celebrate 65 years without family or friends. But, with the help of the dining services team, they were able to commemorate the joyous occasion. Executive Chef Steven Perez and Dining Room Supervisor Michael Handy worked …

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Tour de Lakewood: Residents Stay Active During COVID-19

Joe Kent is an avid cyclist. In 2019, he did 165 rides with an average ride being 38 miles. As Lakewood put precautions in place to limit the spread of COVID-19, Kent and many other residents had to adjust their exercise routine to ensure the safety and the health of all Lakewood residents. So, Kent …

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LifeSpire Works to Protect Front Line Team Members

As team members at Lakewood work diligently to prevent the spread of COVID-19, LifeSpire of Virginia continues its efforts to protect our colleagues on the front lines. A large shipment of face shields was delivered to the corporate office on April 17. Additional N95 respirators, surgical masks and gowns were also delivered. The personal protective …

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VDH Offers Positive Feedback on Lakewood Mitigation Efforts

Due to the positive cases of COVID-19 at Lakewood, representatives from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) visited the community on April 15. The VDH team reviewed infection control procedures in place to ensure everything possible is being done to keep residents, team members and their families safe and healthy. The feedback Lakewood’s management team …

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Lakewood Seeks Temporary Nurse Aides

Individuals looking to explore a career in the medical field may now apply to be a temporary nurse aide at Lakewood. Per guidance issued March 30 by the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services, senior living communities like Lakewood may permit team members to assume the role of a temporary nurse aide to support nursing …

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