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Loomis News

The Loomis Communities Receives Outstanding Five-Year Accreditation

Friday, July 27, 2018

The Loomis Communities was awarded its third five-year accreditation from CARF. CARF was formerly known as the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission, and it is only nationally recognized organization that evaluates and accredits continuing care retirement communities. Of the 1,950 continuing care retirement communities across the nation, less than 300 are accredited by CARF.    Read more...

Alice Bonner - Being Honored for Improving Lives of Older Adults

Monday, May 21, 2018

Springfield - Alice Bonner, PHD, RN and Secretary of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is being honored with The Loomis Communities’ Elvira Whiting Ball Award for improving the lives of older adults at on Wednesday, May 30, 4:30 pm at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing, 807 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA.   Read more...

A Fulfilling Retirement

Friday, May 11, 2018

Life after UMass Amherst takes many shapes and forms. For Professor Emeritus Roland Chilton, retirement from teaching sociology has led to continued research, lectures, and connection with the university.   Read more...

Applewood Artist in Residence

Friday, March 16, 2018

Applewood Artist In Residence
Exhibit Opening
Thursday, March 29, 2018
From 3:30 – 5:00 P.M.
In The Garden Room
Featuring Four Applewood Residents   


Monday, March 05, 2018

Team members who go above and beyond in their service to Loomis residents are recognized with a CARES Award. Human resources recently held a luncheon that celebrates the 2017 honorees.    Read more...

Loomis Village Celebrates the Holidays

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Loomis Village team members had a grand time celebrating the holidays.   Read more...

Applewood Photography Course

Friday, December 29, 2017

Applewood residents and students of Hampshire College recently participated in a photography course entitled Community, Photography, Storytelling. The students and residents explored photography’s ability to communicate stories. In weekly classes they participated in group conversations and critiques. They curated their photographs and narratives into a final exhibit that is being displayed at Applewood.   Read more...

Applewood Employees Enjoyed Christmas

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Applewood team members enjoyed a visit from Bad Santa at their holiday lunch and yankee swap.    Read more...

Halloween at Applewood

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Applewood residents enjoyed a Halloween Wizard of Oz skit and parade of costumes by Applewood Team Members.   Read more...

Opening Reception in Applewood Gallery

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Amherst – On Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 3:30 – 5:00 P.M., Applewood, One Spencer Drive, Amherst will hold an opening reception for an Exhibit by Jack Medoff of Drawings, Illustrations, Cartoons and Puntoons.The exhibit is free and open to the public and will run through February 11, 2018.   Read more...

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Independent Living

Independent Living Homes and Apartments


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


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


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

Skilled nursing care and rehabilitation are available at the following Loomis Community:

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 offers 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.


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

Rehabilitation is available at the following Loomis Community:

The Loomis Communities offer rehabilitation services with a staff of professionals. Our 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.

Our nursing center, Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing is Medicare and Medicaid-certified, and provides short-term rehabilitation and long-term care in well-appointed private or semi-private rooms. Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing received 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 Lakeside at Reeds Landing nursing center, please contact:

Gabrielle Thomes,
413-782-1800, ext. 5850, or

Applewood Senior Independent Living in Amherst MA
Loomis Lakeside CCRC Springfield MA
Loomis Village Senior Living South Hadley