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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 …

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November 5: COVID-19 Update

Due to the positive tests reported Monday in memory support and assisted living, The Glebe’s leadership team tested all team members and residents in these areas. As a result, three additional team members tested positive for COVID-19. On November 4, testing results revealed that a certified nursing assistant (CNA) in assisted living, a CNA and …

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November 2: COVID-19 Update

On November 2, The Glebe’s leadership team learned that three residents and a nurse who live and work in the memory support area tested positive for COVID-19. The nurse, who last worked at The Glebe on October 27, reported symptoms the following day and was tested by a physician on October 29. The nurse reported …

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October 22: Visitation Update

The Glebe’s leadership team is excited to share that the most recent round of baseline testing has been concluded with all negative results and there have been no new onset COVID-19 cases in the last 14 days in the community. As a result, effective Monday, October 26, The Glebe will offer visitation for in-room visitation …

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Best Ways to Share Memories This Holiday Season

The holidays are always a time for families to socialize, talk and reminisce. With all that’s going on in the world, safely connecting with those you love is more important than ever. If you have a family member with Alzheimer’s or other form of dementia, you may feel the need to be together even more …

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The Glebe Installs Temperature Screening Terminals

As an extra step in efforts to safeguard residents, families, team members and visitors, The Glebe has 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 community. The device is a tablet, or a small electronic …

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October 7: COVID-19 Update

The Glebe’s leadership team is pleased to report that the stay-at-home request will be lifted this Thursday, October 8. This news comes as the latest results of the routine testing—based on the positivity rate in Botetourt County for the prior week—were all returned as negative with one exception. The one positive test result came from …

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Golf Tournament Winners Announced

More Than $7,000 Raised to Support Benevolence The 3rd annual Glebe Memorial Green Short Game and Cornhole Tournament concluded October 3. The Virginia Baptist Homes (VBH) Foundation is thrilled to report that the 12 teams that participated raised a total of $7,500 for The Glebe Endowed Fund for Benevolence. Gifts to this fund are invested …

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October 2: Routine Testing Update

On September 10, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a regulation regarding COVID-19 testing requirements for team members and residents in the healthcare areas. This routine testing—based on the positivity rate in Botetourt County for the prior week—is designed to identify asymptomatic cases early and allow for a rapid response. While The …

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October 1: COVID-19 Seven-Day Stay Home Guidance

As part of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) guidance and to boost the surveillance of COVID-19, nursing facilities are required to conduct testing based on specific data shared through the CDC. These guidelines include testing team members on a certain frequency based on the COVID-19 positivity rate for the county the nursing facility …

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