The Western MA Pioneer in Senior Living
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Our Senior
Leadership Team

David W. Scruggs 

President and CEO:

David joined The Loomis Communities in January 2013. His 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. He also served as Director of Continuing Care for LeadingAge, was a member of the Financial Advisory Panel of the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (now known as CARF) and has been a frequent presenter at LeadingAge conferences. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baylor University and a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University. David has two grown sons.

Margaret R. Mantoni

Treasurer and CFO:

Marge has been CFO since January 1993; from 1990 – 93 she was Financial Manager. She is a Certified Public Accountant, and worked in a local accounting firm for eight years before joining The Loomis Communities. She chairs a panel of the Fund Distribution Committee for the United Way, is a member of the Holyoke Rotary Club, and serves on the Capital Projects Planning Committee for the City of West Springfield. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts, and an MBA from Western New England College. She lives in West Springfield with her husband, Paul. Marge has two daughters, one who graduated from college and works in West Springfield, Massachusetts and one still attending college.

Carol Constant

Director of Community Engagement:

Carol joined The Loomis Communities in July 2007. She is responsible for the philanthropy and community outreach and engagement programs. She previously served as Director at Wistariahurst Museum in Holyoke and as Annual Giving and Special Gifts Officer at Mount Holyoke College. She serves on the Dementia Friendly Communities Coalition, is co-founder of FallsFest Music and Arts Festival, and past president of Women in Philanthropy of Western Massachusetts. Carol has an associate’s degree from Holyoke Community College and bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College. She and her husband Rick have two grown daughters.

Toni Hendrix

Director of Human Resources

As the Director of Human Resources, Toni is responsible for partnering with leadership to promote HR management practices to ensure fair, equitable and consistent treatment of employees while minimizing the potential for legal liability. She also provides consultation and developmental support to leaders and team members relative to employee engagement, policy interpretation, change management and performance management. Prior to joining The Loomis Communities, Toni was a Senior Human Resource Consultant at Baystate Health and Vice President of Training and Development for the American Cancer Society in New England. Toni has traveled extensively and lived in Europe, Istanbul and Korea; she currently resides in Springfield, Massachusetts with her husband, Joseph.

Robert Claflin

Executive Director of Applewood:

Rob has been the Administrator of Applewood since 2000. He is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator, and served for 11 years as the Administrator of Poet’s Seat Nursing Home in Greenfield. He serves on the Ethics Committee for Cooley Dickinson Hospital and is Co-chair of the Diaconate of the United Church of Bernardston. He received a bachelor’s degree from Worcester State College and an MBA from Anna Maria College. He lives in Greenfield with his spouse, David.

Craig Johnsen

Executive Director of Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing:

Craig joined The Loomis Communities in August 2014. He is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator and has worked with older adults for over thirty years. His previous positions include Executive Director of Eastview at Middlebury, Middlebury Vermont and Executive Director of Wesley Acres, Des Moines, Iowa. Craig holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Long Term Care Administration and has completed a Graduate Fellowship in Strategic and Financial Planning with LeadingAge and Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management at Harvard University. He and his wife, Marian, have two grown children.

Patrick McCarthy

Sodexo Area General Manager

Patrick has worked with The Loomis Communities for the past 13 years. He is responsible for the oversite of the Dining Services and Environmental Services programs at each of the communities. Prior to joining The Loomis Communities, Patrick owned and operated successful restaurants in Northampton and Sunderland, MA for over 25 years. Patrick trained at The Culinary Institute at Hyde Park New York. He and his wife, Kimberly, live in Conway, Massachusetts and have three grown children.

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 Communities:

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 and Loomis House offer 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 Communities:

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.

Both our of nursing centers at Loomis House and Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing are Medicare and Medicaid-certified, and provide short-term rehabilitation and long-term care in well-appointed private or semi-private rooms. Loomis House was the second nursing home in the nation to receive 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 House nursing center, please contact:

Nursing,
413-538-7551

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