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Loomis News

Spring Reception-Elvira Whiting Award

Friday, February 28, 2014

Holyoke – Kathy Bowler, Executive Director of the Holyoke Council on Aging is being honored by Loomis Communities with the Elvira Whiting Ball Award for improving the lives of older adults.  She will be honored at the Loomis Communities Spring Reception on Thursday, May 15, 4:30 pm at the Holyoke Senior Center, 291 Pine Street, Holyoke.     Read more...


Violinist Elizabeth Chang to give an all Bach program at Loomis Village

Thursday, February 06, 2014

On Tuesday, February 11, at 2:00 pm, world renowned violinist Elizabeth Chang will perform an all Bach solo violin program in the Loomis Village Auditorium, 20 Bayon Drive, South Hadley, MA.    Read more...


Congratulations Are On the Menu at Loomis Village

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Please join us in congratulating Patrick McCarthy for receiving the “Clients For Life” award from Sodexo. Patrick is the Food Services Manager for Loomis Village and the lead General Manager for Food Services for the Loomis Communities. This prestigious award is given to the individual or team that best demonstrates the philosophy of “Clients For Life”, as defined by Sodexo and includes: going above and beyond the duties of his job in demonstrating outstanding service to the residents, the staff and the Loomis Communities.  This award also represents the strong partnership between the Loomis Communities and Sodexo.    Read more...


Piano Virtuoso, Thomas Pandolfi Performance at Loomis Village

Saturday, September 28, 2013

On Saturday, September 28, at 2:00 in pm, young American piano virtuoso, Thomas Pandolfi will perform in the Loomis Village Auditorium, 20 Bayon Drive, South Hadley, MA. The concert is free and open to the public but seating is limited and reservations are required.  Please call Denise Beaulieu, 413-532-5325.   Read more...


Loomis Village Annual Lobsterfest

Friday, August 09, 2013

Loomis Village held its annual Lobsterfest on August 9, 2013.  This yearly event is a favorite of all who attend. Residents and their guests feasted on delicious appetizers and a sip or two of wine, followed by a true festivity of lobster, steamed clams, and native corn on the cob from nearby Sapowsky Farms of Granby. The meal was topped off with a sweet finish - homemade chocolate mousse cake.  Nearly 250 residents, family members, and guests were served by our fabulous dining services.   Read more...


David W. Scruggs, New President and CEO

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

The Loomis Communities is pleased to announce that David W. Scruggs has joined the organization as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Scruggs’ career serving older adults spans over two decades. He has served as Chief Financial Officer for several continuing care retirement communities, most recently at Montereau, Inc., in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In addition, he served as Director of Continuing Care for LeadingAge, an association of not-for-profit organizations dedicated to making America a better place to grow old.   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 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.

Rehabilitation

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
Email: GThomes@loomiscommunities.org

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