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CARF/CCAC accreditation for Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing

Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing was informed recently that it has earned a full, five-year accreditation from the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CARF/CCAC), the only nationally-recognized organization that evaluates and accredits continuing care retirement communities. Less than 15% of the continuing care retirement communities around the country achieve this milestone.

According to David Scruggs, CEO of The Loomis Communities, “This accreditation is a significant milestone in the life of Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing. The CARF/CCAC standards cover every aspect of the community’s operations in detail, but they all point to one objective that is at the heart of our nonprofit mission: providing an outstanding lifestyle for the people we serve while continually working to improve our performance. The CARF/CCAC focus on improving residents’ quality of life is a perfect match for The Loomis Communities.”

The accreditation process reviewed all of the services and levels of care available at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing, which provides independent living cottages and apartments, assisted living and skilled nursing care all on the same campus. After an extensive review of information the community provided, an on-site survey over multiple days was conducted in May by a team of expert practitioners selected by CARF/CCAC. Their goal was to confirm that the organization conforms to the rigorous CARF/CCAC standards that were developed to provide residents an assurance of quality. In addition to evaluating the community’s programs, the survey process evaluated administrative and business practices, including financial strength and planning. Read the article in MassLive here.

While the accreditation term is for five years, achieving accreditation required Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing to demonstrate a commitment to continued quality improvement focusing on the unique needs of each resident served. The community is required to monitor and report on their quality improvement efforts annually. In addition to providing residents with a measure of quality, CARF/CCAC accreditation provides the community’s nursing center a credential required by leading insurance companies prior to admission.

Founded in 1966, CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services programs. The CARF family of organizations currently accredits more than 50,000 programs and services at 23,000 locations. More than 8 million people of all ages are served annually by 6,700 CARF-accredited service providers. CARF accreditation extends to countries in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

L-R: David Scruggs, CEO of The Loomis Communities, Springfield City Council President Michael Fenton, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing resident Bob Webler and Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno at the celebration of the retirement communities’ CARF accreditation.


About The Loomis Communities:

The Loomis Communities has been a visionary in exceptional senior living throughout the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. It was the first organization in the state to open a continuing care retirement community.

With a mission of enriching the lives of older adults, The Loomis Communities offers independent living apartments and cottages, assisted living and skilled nursing care on three campuses in the Pioneer Valley: Applewood in Amherst, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing in Springfield, and Loomis Village in South Hadley.

For more information, call us at the number in the upper right of this webpage or send us a note through our Contact Us form.


Independent Living

Independent Living Homes and Apartments

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What is independent living?

Independent living is available at the following Loomis Communities:

When referring to retirement communities, independent living describes a house or apartment home in an age-restricted community setting designed for older adults who are able to manage their homes and daily activities without supervision or medical assistance. Independent living can be offered as an apartment in a stand-alone building, or as part of a larger community with a wide range of services, including access to a continuum of health care should you need those services in the future.

Our independent living apartments, villas, and cottages set the standard for distinctive retirement living. Residents enjoy a maintenance-free lifestyle in a spacious, thoughtfully designed homes. Comfort and peace of mind are the focus of our independent living homes, with features such as a private balcony or patio, lovely views, a well-equipped kitchen, generous closets and storage, and many other amenities.

A wide selection of independent living apartments and homes is available at all of The Loomis Communities. Whichever of our communities you choose, you’ll find neighbors who become friends, and plenty of space for your treasured possessions. The Loomis Communities offers everything you need to create a healthy, happy, active retirement.

Assisted Living

Assisted Living

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What is assisted living?

Assisted living is available at the following Loomis Communities:

Assisted living offers a middle ground between independent living and nursing care. Assisted living is a good choice for you if you do not require the extensive medical care provided in nursing care but are not able to manage living on your own. Staff is available to provide 24-hour comprehensive assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), such as dressing, grooming, eating, mobility and hygiene. A variety of activities and social events, as well as transportation, cleaning, and laundry services, also are typical features of assisted living. The Loomis Communities provides assisted living as part of a comprehensive continuum of care, while many organizations only provide one level of assistance.

Our assisted living features private apartments that residents furnish with their own personal treasures, providing all the comforts of home. Our studio and one-bedroom apartments provide a place where residents who need a little help with the activities of daily living (ADLs) can truly enjoy life. Caregivers are available to help residents with activities such as dressing, bathing, grooming, and medication management. The intimate residential design of assisted living allows our staff to get to know and understand the needs and desires of residents and their families.

Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation

Skilled Nursing Care

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What do all these terms mean: home care, skilled nursing care, licensed skilled care, and long-term care?

Skilled nursing care and rehabilitation are avaiable at the following Loomis Communities:

Nursing homes are licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and offer furnished rooms and health services to residents who require consistent and ongoing medical care with physician oversight but do not require hospitalization. This is called skilled nursing care. Our communities provide skilled nursing care, which includes post-hospital care, short-term rehabilitation, complex medical care, and long-term care. Oversight is provided by licensed professional nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians. A comprehensive therapy department is staffed by physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists. The Loomis Communities nursing homes are designed to meet the individual needs of the residents.

Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing and Loomis House offer licensed, skilled nursing care in a cozy and supportive environment. Both our nursing centers are Medicare and Medicaid-certified and provide short-term rehabilitation and long-term care in well-appointed private or semi-private rooms. The Loomis House nursing center also offers specialized dementia care. Our compassionate staff delivers care with respect and dignity.

Rehabilitation

What is rehabilitation, skilled rehabilitation, or short-term rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation is available at the following Loomis Communities:

The Loomis Communities offers rehabilitation services in partnership with Genesis Rehab Services. Our combined staff of professionals such as physical and occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, registered dieticians, registered nurses, licensed social workers, and gourmet chefs, work as a team to get you back home. We complete a comprehensive assessment to develop individualized care plans to manage residents’ physical, social, and emotional concerns.

Our unique approach promotes independence and a rapid return home after rehabilitation from a broad range of surgical procedures, injuries, and illness.

Both our of nursing centers at Loomis House and Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing are Medicare and Medicaid-certified, and provide short-term rehabilitation and long-term care in well-appointed private or semi-private rooms. Loomis House was the second nursing home in the nation to receive a 5-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in Person-Centered Long-term Care. This mark of excellence means that we have been recognized as a provider of quality care for your loved one that meets state-of-the-art, international standards of performance.

To learn more about rehabilitation at the Loomis House nursing center, please contact:

Nursing,
413-538-7551

To learn more about rehabilitation at the Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing nursing center, please contact:

Gabrielle Thomes,
413-782-1800, ext. 5850, or
Email: GThomes@loomiscommunities.org