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Loomis News

The Loomis Communities Nursing Centers Recognized for Leadership Excellence

Friday, February 13, 2015

The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) is recognizing the Nursing Center at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing with the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. The award is for excellent reviews by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for high-performing skilled nursing centers and the leaders who make them excel.    Read more...


2014 Community Outreach Committee

Monday, January 26, 2015

With the goal of having The Loomis Communities be an integral part of life in the Pioneer Valley, a Community Outreach Committee comprised of staff and residents, is delighted to report the following activities during 2014:   Read more...


Veterans Day at Loomis Communities

Friday, November 14, 2014

Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing honored those who served in the military on Veterans Day. Resident Frank Fischetti and Administrator Craig Johnson offered remarks and resident Eric Bascom said a prayer. All sang “America the Beautiful” and resident veterans in the room were asked to stand and one who had received the Purple Heart was saluted.    Read more...


“Betting the Bog” by The Players Guild

Friday, November 07, 2014

The Players Guild at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing recently staged a production of “Betting the Bog”, a play written by resident John Blossom.   Read more...


Successful Open House and Craftfair Fundraiser

Monday, October 27, 2014

On a recent October Friday and Saturday Residents and Marketing staff presented an Open House and Artisan Craft Fair.  Along with resident made items for sale and raffle, area artisans had booths with beautifully crafted and displayed items. Items ranging from custom writing pens, quilted items, jewelry, notecards, books, paintings, repurposed wine bottles, handwoven items, and baked goods.  Featured artists Donna and Larry Roy, Stan Halgas, Marilyn Webb, Beth Ezold, Dell Rodman, Lynn Gauthier, Laura Weickert, Karen Rogers,Gail Whitney, Donna Blanchard, Karen Callini, Espie Speliopoulos, and Karen Emerson. In addition, Pam Engberg and the Weavers Guild of Springfield demonstrated Navaho and floor weaving.     Read more...


Artisan Craft Fair & Open House

Friday, October 03, 2014

Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing will hold an artisan craft fair and open house on Friday October 24, noon-4 pm and Saturday, October 25, 10 am – 4 pm. Featured crafts include unique hand-made jewelry, repurposed wine bottles, sea glass creations, cards, water colors, quilted items, doll clothes and more. Featured artists include:   Read more...


Springfield College Community Engagement

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Springfield – This past Tuesday, September 24, over 80 undergraduate students from Springfield College boarded buses with gloves, racks, and clippers and spent the morning working on landscaping projects at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing. They were joined by graduate students, coaches, and Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing residents to trim overgrown weeds, vines and spread mulch around the cottages, walkways, roadways, and sidewalks. After two short hours of work, conversations, and laughter, the grounds at the retirement community were trimmed, neat and ready to be enjoyed in the coming fall weather.    Read more...


The Magic of Music - National Assisted Living Week Celebration

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing will be celebrating National Assisted Living Week®, September 8-12 with The Magic of Music.   Read more...


Candidates Forum on Monday, August 25

Monday, August 18, 2014

Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing will host a Candidates Forum on Monday, August 25. Presenting first at 2:30 pm will be Candidates for Hampden County District Attorney Shawn Allyn, Hall Etkin and Brett Vottero.  Candidates for 1st  Hampden/Hampshire State Senate will follow at 3:30 pm. Presenting will be Tim Allen, Chip Harrington, Tom Lachiusa, Eric Lesser and Aaron Saunders. The Candidates Forum is free and open to the public.    Read more...


Loomis Communities Supporting the Alzheimer’s Association

Monday, August 04, 2014

Amherst, Holyoke, South Hadley and Springfield - Loomis Communities recently held a car wash at Applewood in Amherst to raise funds in support of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The car wash was organized by the Applewood wait-staff, largely high school and college students, raised $200 toward the organizational goal of $11,000.    Read more...


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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 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.

Rehabilitation

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

Rehabilitation is available at the following Loomis Community:

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.

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
Email: GThomes@loomiscommunities.org

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