LifeSpire of Virginia’s team has, and is, responding to the emerging health situation, Coronavirus (COVID-19), by continuing to implement additional practices to ensure the health and safety of the residents at each of our four communities and the members of Lakewood At Home. LifeSpire communities do not have COVID-19 on the campuses yet, but our communities are acting with an abundance of precaution for the protection of our residents, their families and team members.
As this situation evolves, our preventative measures will change to meet our objectives of proactive prevention and containment. Accordingly, as of today, we are implementing a plan to enhance the protective measures which are already in place. Effective March 13, visitation is restricted for all levels of care at all four of our communities. Visitors and guests will not be permitted in our communities except in certain situations, such as end-of-life for a resident or when a visitor is deemed essential for a resident’s wellbeing and care.
In lieu of visits, we encourage alternative means of communication such as phone, video, email, social media or other means. Please contact your community directly if you need assistance in arranging alternative means of communication with your loved one. Questions may be submitted via email at email@example.com.
Other Actions Taken by LifeSpire
- Suspension of all transportation from the communities except in the cases of medically necessary treatments/appointments; this includes social outings such as shopping and entertainment trips.
- Re-education of staff regarding infection control precautions, including the use of personal protective equipment.
- Precautionary food service practices.
- Suspension of intercommunity visits by our home office and Lakewood At Home team members.