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Loomis News

Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing Nursing Center Recognized

Thursday, August 15, 2013

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.     Read more...


Loomis Takes a Spin on the Merry-Go-Round

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Residents from all four of The Loomis Communities recently gathered at the Holyoke Merry-go-Round for a ride and a talk about its history.     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...


Mary Meffen Appointed Director of Nursing

Saturday, August 03, 2013

The Loomis Communities is pleased to announce that Mary Meffen has been appointed Director of Nursing at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing Nursing Center, 807 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA.    Read more...


Talented Women of Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing

Monday, July 15, 2013

Before moving to Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing, Janice Smith worked for many years as a third grade teacher.  She always brought the arts (music, drama, art) into her lesson plans.  After reading a book or learning something in history, the students would follow up with activities like dressing up in costumes and acting in plays, gathering art materials, and building dioramas. They even used math equations to draw a life-sized buffalo!  Janice would then create bulletin boards of her student’s work to display in the classroom or in hallways of her school.     Read more...


Performance of Juliette Low at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing

Friday, May 24, 2013

On Friday, May 24, at 7:00 pm, actress and storyteller Kate Carney presented a one-woman performance entitled, “Juliette Low, Founder of Girl Scouts” at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing, 807 Wilbraham Road, Springfield, MA.  The performance was both free and open to the public.      Read more...


Thomas R. Pratt Elvira Whiting Ball Award Recipient

Friday, May 24, 2013

Thomas R. Pratt, a principal with Burkhart, Pizzanelli, P.C., in West Springfield was honored by The Loomis Communities with the Elvira Whiting Ball Award for outstanding voluntarism to The Loomis Communities.  Since 1994, Pratt has served on the Finance, Investments, Compensation, Audit, and Nominating Committees of the Board of Directors.  In addition, he served on the Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing Foundation Board, and many ad-hoc committees, including the recent CEO Search Committee.  He served as Chair of the Board of Directors twice, from 1998-2000 and 2006-2008.   Read more...


Annual Spring Reception 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

On Thursday, May 23, 2013, at 4:30 pm The Loomis Communities Annual Spring Reception to benefit the nursing centers at Loomis House and Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing will be held at Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing. Thomas R. Pratt will be honored with the Elvira Whiting Ball Award for outstanding voluntarism to The Loomis Communities.  A reception will follow, with delicious hors d‘oeuvres, wine, beer and light jazz on the patio by Interplay Jazz Band.  Tickets are $35 and proceeds benefit the Loomis House and Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing nursing centers. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please call Andrea Brennan 413-532-5325, abrennan@loomiscommunities.org.    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 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 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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