The Loomis Communities is pleased to announce that the Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing Nursing Center in Springfield, MA, has received a deficiency-free survey from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH). David Scruggs, The Loomis Communities President and CEO, states that, “A deficiency-free survey is a top indicator of excellence in a nursing home and difficult to achieve. Approximately 10% of nursing centers receive this designation nationwide.” DPH reviews all areas of care practice to make certain that all regulations are followed. Areas include resident rights, facility practices, infection control, quality of life, resident satisfaction, quality of care delivered, culinary services, all nursing and ancillary services, rehabilitation, physical environment, and administration. In addition, the loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing Nursing Center had a deficiency-free life safety survey. The life safety survey reviews the physical plant issues that make a safe living and working environment.
This recognition comes just three months after the Loomis House Nursing Center in Holyoke also had a deficiency-free survey and a deficiency-free life safety survey.
The Loomis Communities Nursing Centers embrace person-centered care. Person-centered care adapts the way care is delivered to accommodate each resident’s preferences. “This holistic approach to successful aging and self-determination honors and respects the individual,” says Mr. Scruggs. In 2007, Loomis House Nursing Center was the second nursing home in the United States to receive certification as a leader in providing Person-centered Care. The certification comes from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) International, an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services organizations.
Read more in The Wilbraham-Hampden TIMES August 15, 2013 (page 22)
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.
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