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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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February 1: COVID-19 Update

The Chesapeake’s leadership team learned on January 31 that an independent living resident tested positive for COVID-19. The resident was tested at an offsite location after developing mild symptoms. The resident is quarantining at home. Contact tracing is underway. Any residents or team members who are identified as having close contact with the resident will …

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The Benefits of Assisted Living for Your Loved One

What Are the Benefits of Assisted Living in Newport News, VA Serving as a caregiver for your parent or other family member takes a lot of time and energy. As rewarding as it is to spend time with your loved one, you may not always be able to help them when they need it. Your …

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Benefits of Senior Rehabilitation Services

Do You Need Rehabilitation Services? Following an illness, injury or surgery, you want to get back to your independent lifestyle as soon as possible. As you heal, you may find that you not only need to take part in senior rehabilitation services, but you also need some assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) like …

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January 18: COVID-19 Update

On January 18, The Chesapeake’s management team learned five team members tested positive for COVID-19 during state-mandated baseline testing conducted late last week. Two of the positive team members work in healthcare, one works on the environmental services team, the fourth is a maintenance technician and the fifth works in resident services. All these team …

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January 11: COVID-19 Update

The Chesapeake’s management team learned on January 10 that a healthcare resident and an independent living resident tested positive for COVID-19. These positive cases were identified as part of state-mandated baseline testing.   All other health care residents tested negative. On a separate note, three positive cases were identified on January 5: one healthcare team member, …

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January 4: COVID-19 Update

The Chesapeake’s leadership team learned on January 3 that three assisted living residents and three team members tested positive for COVID-19. These positive results were identified while performing state-mandated baseline testing of residents and team members due to recent positive cases of COVID-19. Family members of these residents have been contacted. Contact tracing has been …

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December 29: COVID-19 Update

While performing state-mandated baseline testing of residents and team members due to recent positive cases, one team member in assisted living (AL) tested positive for COVID-19. Five residents, two who exhibited symptoms and three who were asymptomatic, also tested positive. Family members of these residents have been contacted. Contact tracing has been completed. Anyone who …

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