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The Glebe and Lakewood named ‘Best Nursing Homes’

By Ann Lovell

RICHMOND, Virginia—Two LifeSpire of Virginia continuing care retirement communities recently received the distinction of “Best Nursing Home” by U.S. News & World Report. Lakewood in Richmond’s West End and The Glebe in Daleville were two of 38 retirement communities in Virginia — out of slightly more than 2,000 nationwide — that received the magazine’s honor.

U.S. News evaluated more than 15,000 nursing homes nationwide and released the list in November 2016. The ratings — based on overall performance and data from Nursing Home Compare at the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services — are designed to “help potential residents and their loved ones navigate this difficult process” of selecting a nursing home that meets an individual’s needs, said Brian Kelly, editor and chief content officer of U.S. News.

“We are very pleased that Lakewood and The Glebe received this distinction,” said Jonathan Cook, LifeSpire’s president and CEO. “This honor simply underscores what we already know: Our communities are dedicated to providing quality care based on our mission of service and our history of compassion. We applaud them for their work.”

 

Ann Lovell is Corporate Director of Communications for LifeSpire of Virginia, formerly Virginia Baptist Homes. For more information, email alovell@lifespireliving.org or call (804) 521-9192.

LifeSpire of Virginia operates four continuing care retirement communities in Virginia: The Chesapeake in Newport News, The Culpeper in Culpeper, The Glebe in Daleville and Lakewood in Richmond.

The Chesapeake wins Gold Award from Coastal Virginia Magazine

05/27/16

By Ann Lovell

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The Chesapeake’s Executive Director Mark Woodard receives The Coastal Virginia Gold Award for best retirement community from Brenda Whitlow.

NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia—The Chesapeake, a LifeSpire of Virginia continuing care retirement community in Newport News, won the Gold Award from Coastal Virginia magazine for the best retirement community on the Virginia Peninsula.

“This is a significant award and a reason to celebrate,” said Liz Gee, The Chesapeake’s Director of Sales and Marketing. “More than 200,000 votes were cast in all categories, including the Southside and Peninsula, and we rose to the top.”

2016 Best of Readers' Choice LogoThe Coastal Virginia Magazine’s Best of Readers’ Choice Awards allow readers to recognize individuals and businesses that “continually give us their best,” according to the magazine’s website. In addition to retirement living, other categories include food and dining, shopping, health and beauty, home and garden, professional services, arts and entertainment and many others.

“We congratulate The Chesapeake for this award and for their outstanding service,” said Jonathan Cook, LifeSpire president and CEO. “At the same time, this award is really no surprise. Superb customer service and commitment to quality care are hallmarks of the LifeSpire brand.”


Ann Lovell is Corporate Director of Communications for LifeSpire of Virginia, formerly Virginia Baptist Homes. For more information, email alovell@lifespireliving.org or call (804) 521-9192.

LifeSpire of Virginia operates four continuing care retirement communities in Virginia: The Chesapeake in Newport News, The Culpeper in Culpeper, The Glebe in Daleville and Lakewood in Richmond.