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COVID-19 Communications Hub

Screening all individuals who enter the community Temperature screening terminals are in place throughout 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 …

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December 2: COVID-19 Update

On December 2, Lakewood’s leadership team learned that a certified nursing assistant in the healthcare center tested positive for COVID-19. This team member has been removed from the schedule and is self-quarantining at home. Contact tracing is underway. All healthcare team members continue to be tested in accordance with the area’s positivity rate, per the …

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November 25: COVID-19 Update

Lakewood’s leadership team learned today that a healthcare resident tested positive for COVID-19 on November 25, after presenting with symptoms overnight. Contact tracing revealed that the resident likely became exposed to the virus during an offsite medical appointment. Through contact tracing and consultation with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Lakewood’s clinical team identified team …

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November 20: COVID-19 Update

On November 20, 2020, the Lakewood leadership team was made aware of a housekeeping team member that tested positive for COVID-19. It was determined that this team member did not have close contact with any residents through detailed contact tracing. However, it was also determined that this same team member did have close contact with …

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Update on the Governor’s Nov. 13 Executive Order

Earlier this month, LifeSpire’s leadership team released communications regarding precautions for holiday celebrations for the safety of residents, families and team members. The previous memos stated that plans might need to change based on regulations and recommendations from various governing agencies. The governor released new guidance was released, which we would like to share with …

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Helpful Tips to Stay Well during Cold and Flu Season

Colder temperatures and longer nights signal more than the coming of winter. They also signal the start of flu season. And this year, there’s the additional concern about rising COVID-19 cases, which could cause a so-called “twindemic” of both the flu and the coronavirus. Because seniors tend to have weaker immune systems, cold and flu …

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Lakewood Offers Multiple Options for Thanksgiving Celebrations

Like everything else in 2020, Thanksgiving will be unlike any other the world has experienced. As the extended Lakewood community rolls into this exciting time of year, the leadership team is planning ahead to make Thanksgiving as fun and memorable as possible. A variety of events, outlined below, are designed with the safety of Lakewood …

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Holiday Planning During the Pandemic

As the holiday season approaches, residents and families will, of course, want to spend as much time together as possible; research shows quality time is crucial for residents’ wellbeing, emotionally and physically. The LifeSpire team is committed to facilitating this connection and providing accommodations to the extent possible. According to county positivity rates, which are …

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October 26: Visitation Update

Lakewood’s leadership team is excited to share that the most recent round of baseline testing has been concluded with all negative results and there have been no new onset COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days in the community. As a result, effective Tuesday, October 27, Lakewood will offer in-room visitation in the higher levels …

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Fun Fall Reads Paired with Wine

There’s nothing quite like settling in with a good book and a glass of wine, especially as the temperatures get cooler. In addition to letting yourself get caught up in a great story or intriguing memoir, regular reading may prevent memory loss — all the more reason to explore some of the best books for …

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