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COVID-19 Communications Hub

Community Contacts If you have questions or concerns, please reach out to the community’s administrator of health care: The Chesapeake Barbara Jackson-Ingram – 757-223-1677 The Culpeper Jim Jacobsen – 540-321-1301 The Glebe Ellen D’Ardenne – 540-591-2104 Lakewood Felicity Wood – 804-521-9151 Lakewood At Home Tammy Mackey – 804-521-9243 Questions may be submitted via email at… Read more

Glebe Residents Express Gratitude This Thanksgiving

The ongoing pandemic has forced all of LifeSpire’s teams to get creative when it comes to connecting residents with their loved ones. Because many residents at The Glebe will not be able to celebrate in person this Thanksgiving, they were given the opportunity to record video greetings for family members to express gratitude for their… Read more

Update on the Governor’s Nov. 13 Executive Order

Earlier this month, LifeSpire’s leadership team released communications regarding precautions for holiday celebrations for the safety of residents, families and team members. The previous memos stated that plans might need to change based on regulations and recommendations from various governing agencies. The governor released new guidance, which we would like to share with you. On… Read more

LifeSpire Hosts Statewide Opportunity Expo

On November 10 – 12, LifeSpire’s talent management team hosted its first ever statewide Opportunity Expo with a goal of filling dozens of positions. Careers available included everything from certified nursing assistants and licensed practical nurses to cooks and transportation team members. Over the course of the two-day talent search, organizers of the event were… Read more

CDC Issues Guidance for Thanksgiving Gatherings

As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued guidance for families across the country and the world regarding the safest way to celebrate this year. These precautions come as public health officials in the U.S. announced more than 160,000 new COVID-19 cases on November 12, the first day… Read more

Holiday Planning During the Pandemic

As the holiday season approaches, residents and families will, of course, want to spend as much time together as possible; research shows quality time is crucial for residents’ wellbeing, emotionally and physically. The LifeSpire team is committed to facilitating this connection and providing accommodations to the extent possible. According to county positivity rates, which are… Read more

LifeSpire Names Vice President of Clinical Services

LifeSpire of Virginia is pleased to announce that Paula Bolton has been named vice president of clinical services. Bolton, who has served as LifeSpire’s corporate director of clinical services since May 2019, was promoted in acknowledgment of her dedication to LifeSpire residents and team members, especially throughout the ongoing pandemic.  Her commitment to successfully procuring protective… Read more

LifeSpire Installs Temperature Screening Terminals

As an extra step in efforts to safeguard residents, families, team members and visitors, LifeSpire communities have new temperature screening terminals onsite. These devices may be located at main entrances, dining room entrances, corridors of the health services neighborhoods or in other areas of the communities. The device is a tablet, or a small electronic… Read more

LifeSpire Executive Completes Leadership Academy

LifeSpire of Virginia is pleased to announce that Lakewood at Home’s Executive Director, Tammy Mackey, recently completed LeadingAge’s Leadership Academy. The LeadingAge D.C., Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Leadership Academy is a year-long leadership program designed to enhance the leadership skills of nonprofit aging services leaders. Mackey is one of 15 fellows for the 2020 academy. Throughout the year,… Read more

September 10: COVID-19 Testing Update

By the conclusion of August, each of LifeSpire’s four communities successfully completed the state-mandated baseline testing. As a result, the communities are moving forward with the re-opening process in the safest possible way with the goal of keeping each member of the LifeSpire family healthy. However, as the pandemic continues, the Centers for Medicare and… Read more