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These interventions include, but are not limited to: Screening all individuals who enter the community Ongoing education for team members and residents regarding infection control practices Appropriate cleaning and disinfecting, particularly for common areas, shared spaces and high-touch surfaces Wearing facemasks for everyone, except during dining Residents, team members and visitors are encouraged to maintain …

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VBH Foundation Accepting 2021 Scholarship Applications

The Virginia Baptist Homes (VBH) Foundation team is pleased to announce that the application period for this year’s tuition reimbursements and educational scholarships is now open. This financial aid is made available through the Foundation’s Employee Education Fund. Eligible team members include current full-time or part-time team members at The Chesapeake—or the child or grandchild …

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A Plan to Help Aging Parents Accept Help

How to Help Aging Parents Understand Assistance is OK! Life is about change. And one of the more profound changes that happens is the role reversal in your relationship with your parents. Where once you looked to them for guidance and support, they may start to need your help whether they know it or not.  …

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March 16: Healthcare Visitation Update

On March 11, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services provided an update and revised guidance to allow limited visitation for healthcare residents provided there isn’t an outbreak involving a resident or team member. The Chesapeake’s leadership team is pleased to report that the healthcare center will resume indoor visitation for residents tomorrow, March 17. …

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March 11: COVID-19 Update

The Chesapeake’s leadership team learned on March 6 that two team members—one environmental services team member and one security team member—tested positive for COVID-19. Additionally, a third team member tested positive during baseline testing on March 9. The positive cases were identified during twice-weekly testing as required due to the area’s positivity rate. Contact tracing …

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LifeSpire Issues Guidance on New CDC Mask Use Protocol

LifeSpire of Virginia’s priority continues to be serving residents in a safe manner while re-engaging and reconnecting those served to each other and to those outside of our communities. LifeSpire community teams evaluate and adjust operations frequently based on new information and data received from various agencies, experts and consultants. We continue with steps to …

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How to Maintain Meaningful Relationships with Loved Ones with Dementia

How to Maintain Meaningful Relationships with Loved One with Dementia If you’re currently caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s or other form of senior dementia, you’re not alone. According to the AARP, in the U.S., roughly 40 million family caregivers provide an estimated $470 billion annually in unpaid care to adult relatives. Knowing so …

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The Chesapeake Hosts Health Fair for Residents

On Friday, February 19, The Chesapeake senior assisted living hosted the Be Well: Heart Health Fair for the residents. Organizers said the event was a huge success and attendees had lots of fun. Various departments within The Chesapeake retirement community manned tables to discuss aspects of heart health. The community’s dietician, Selena Elkins presented about …

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LifeSpire Issues Post-Vaccine Guidance

The LifeSpire community teams are excited to share the COVID-19 vaccination clinics have been successful and work continues to ensure residents and team members are vaccinated. LifeSpire’s team members, families and residents should be tremendously proud of how the communities have rallied together, collaboratively, to fight the worst health crisis in a generation. The extended …

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February 4: COVID-19 Update

The Chesapeake’s leadership team learned today that a member of the clinical team in the assisted living neighborhood tested positive for COVID-19. The positive case was identified during state-mandated routine baseline testing conducted on February 2.    The team member has been removed from the schedule and is quarantining at home until the Virginia Department …

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