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Update Regarding Mask Policies at Woodlands at Hillcrest

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The CDC announced on May 13, 2021 that fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. According to the CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine

We share your enthusiasm about the news and are hopeful COVID-19 rates continue to decline. Because our community follows guidance from health and regulatory agencies, our policies reflect the following:

  • All residents, regardless of vaccination status, must wear masks on any form of community-based transportation.
  • All residents in assisted living or memory care must continue to wear masks as required by the CDC for assisted living.
  • Individuals taking part in a tour experience or attending an event at the community must wear a mask to meet with our team and experience the various areas of our community.

There are no changes to our mask policy for employees at this time, regardless of their vaccination status. The CDC states it isstill learning how effective the vaccines are against variants of the virus that causes COVID-19.  For the protection of residents and fellow employees, all community employees must wear masks, regardless of where they work within our community.

The health and safety of residents and employees remains our highest priority. We’ll continue to monitor the situation and adjust our protocol to help ensure the health and safety of our residents and employees. With further questions related to our COVID-19 protocols, please contact us directly.

Woodlands at Hillcrest Residents Benefit From Medical Expertise

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Woodlands at Hillcrest will benefit from the expertise of the EverSafe 360° Medical Advisory Board. Seven medical, academic, and health care professionals will advise on the latest health and wellness technologies, innovations, and practices for senior living communities managed by Life Care Services.

“The EverSafe 360° Medical Advisory Board includes physicians and scientists who specialize in epidemiology, mental health, infectious diseases and indoor air quality,” says Rick Exline, executive vice president/senior managing director of Life Plan Communities. “These experts will provide real-time guidance to help ensure the safety and security of our residents and employees.” The advisory board will evaluate research and recommend health care delivery models for senior living care levels.

The COVID-19 pandemic identified an industry need for solutions that enhance the senior living experience. Focusing on its 50 years of industry leadership, LCS developed EverSafe 360° as the new standard for residents and staff’s overall safety.

“The depth and breadth of knowledge offered by this group of medical professionals will make a positive impact on resident health and wellness,” says Dr. Roy S. Rogers, III, M.D. Dr. Rogers sits on the medical advisory board and lives in a community managed by Life Care Services. “Our input will play a significant role in developing community disaster plans. As a group, we’ll ensure the health and wellness-related issues, regulatory protocol, and clinical outcome strategies are incorporated.

In addition to Dr. Rogers, the EverSafe 360° Medical Advisory Board includes:

Dr. Jamison Feramisco, M.D., Ph.D., founding president and chair of Apri Health, an international data analytics and clinical change company.
Joseph N.S. Eisenberg, Ph.D., a researcher who integrates disease transmission models with field studies to study environmental determinants of infectious diseases.
Dr. Shishir V. Shah, D.O., co-implemented one of the most extensive wound care/hyperbaric clinical delivery models in the U.S.
Dr. Chantal Walsh, M.D., certified medical director by The Society of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.
Dr. Stephanie Taylor, M.D., named one of the top 20 women to watch in health care engineering by Engineered Systems.
Dr. Elliott Kroger, M.D., listed in Chicago Magazine’s Top 500 Doctors in 1997 and 2001.
Dr. Roy S. Rogers, III, M.D., retired physician and resident at a community managed by Life Care Services; recipient of the Master Dermatologist Award.
EverSafe 360° is all-encompassing and focuses on the emotional and physical aspects of keeping everyone as safe as possible to enjoy their “best life” experience at an LCS community. The program is delivered with the care and compassion that allows LCS to quickly and comprehensively alleviate any concern around safety measures.
For more information about EverSafe 360°, click here.

Woodlands at Hillcrest Earns Honorable Mention Honors in 2021 Lincoln’s Choice Awards

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Woodlands at Hillcrest is proud to announce that it has earned honorable mention honors in the category of Senior Care in the 2021 Lincoln’s Choice Awards, presented by the Lincoln Journal Star.

To view at You Tube presentation of this year’s award recipients, CLICK HERE.

The Senior Care category is announced at the 22:02 mark.

Congratulations to the entire Woodlands at Hillcrest team and thank you to all of the residents, families and friends who cast their vote for our community!

Woodlands at Hillcrest Hosts first Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic

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On 1/5/2021, the first residents at Woodlands at Hillcrest participated in the first of three Covid-19 Vaccine clinics held on-site at the community. Through a partnership with our local pharmacy, our residents and staff received priority access to the vaccine, leading a strong step forward for our seniors and team members to continue to focus on resident safety during the pandemic.

In December, as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines received emergency approval for distribution, Woodlands at Hillcrest partnered closely with our management company, Life Care Services® to prepare for on-site clinic opportunities in which residents and staff can receive both doses of the critical vaccine. This clinic marks the first of the three opportunities to receive doses of the vaccine.

Future clinic dates will align with the necessary dose timing, as indicated by the vaccine manufacturer. We are proud to provide priority access to our residents and look forward to sharing future updates with residents and families on all anticipated clinic dates as they become available.

Call us today to learn how you or a loved one can receive priority access as a resident at Woodlands at Hillcrest prior to our second clinic date in early-February!

With questions regarding the vaccine or our community’s response to COVID-19, click here: https://www.lcsnet.com/covid-19-update/ 

4 Ways to Establish a Relationship with Caregivers

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If it’s time for Dad to move into a memory care community, it’s important for both of you to be comfortable with his new setting. And while Dad will be getting caring and professional attention from his caregivers, you can—and should—get to know the people who will be assisting him on a daily basis.

To learn about 4 ways establish an open parent caregiver relationship that can help enhance his care—and allow you to stay actively involved in his life, CLICK HERE.

9 Signs Your Loved One May Have Alzheimer’s

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We’ve all had it happen to us. We’ve misplaced our car keys or momentarily forgotten someone’s name and suddenly had an unwanted thought creep into our head: Are those Alzheimer’s symptoms? The reality is, we all lead busy lives and forgetting things is a normal function of an overtaxed brain. But what are the real signs of Alzheimer’s? Being able to recognize them can help you get your loved one the treatment they need to live a comfortable life. If a family member is showing any of these nine warning signs of Alzheimer’s, it may be time to consult a doctor.

Priority Access to Newly F.D.A. Approved COVID-19 Vaccine

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Woodlands at Hillcrest is pleased to be able to offer the COVID-19 vaccination to residents and employees through our partner pharmacy. Residents and employees will be in the initial distribution group in the CDC phased allocations and among the first in the country to have access to the vaccine once it is available.  Specific vaccination distribution and delivery plans, including the prioritization of residents by level of care, will be determined by each state. Click here for the most recent state plan for the rollout of vaccine access. 

Woodlands at Hillcrest and other communities managed by Life Care Services are partnering with CVS or Walgreens to provide the vaccine to residents and staff, free of charge. Vaccinations will be carefully administered by a licensed professional at Woodlands at Hillcrest offering the peace of mind that comes with not having to venture out in public to receive the immunization.

Woodlands at Hillcrest is dedicated to mitigating the spread of COVID-19. We continue to put residents first by utilizing enhanced infection and disease control protocols, while still providing exceptional experiences for residents.

If you have further questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit the CDC website here. Please contact us at (402) 261-0261 or email us at WoodlandsatHillcrestLIFE@WoodlandsatHillcrest.com for specific information about the vaccination plan at Woodlands at Hillcrest.

To review current FAQs regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine, please click here.

Life Care Services Ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction by J.D. Power

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It’s a Proud Time to Live at The Woodlands at Hillcrest

Our management company, Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company, ranked highest in customer satisfaction with independent living senior living communities two years in a row — and we have you to thank for it. This award demonstrates that residents and their families are receiving the care and service they absolutely deserve.

The award for Highest in Customer Satisfaction among Independent Living Senior Living Communities encompasses six individual resident-experience factors. We’re excited to say that, not only did Life Care Services win the overall category, but it also ranked highest within each of the six factors:

  • Resident activities
  • Community staff
  • Price paid for services received
  • Resident apartment/living unit
  • Community building and grounds
  • Dining 

“Life Care Services is privileged to serve nearly 40,000 seniors across the nation. We are honored to be ranked highest in customer satisfaction with independent senior living communities for two years in a row by J.D. Power,” says Joel Nelson, president and CEO of LCS, the parent company of Life Care Services. “This award represents the voice of our residents and is a testament to our commitment to serve the customer first and foremost.

Nelson notes this year’s award is especially meaningful given the unique circumstances of the pandemic. “I’d like to recognize the heroic efforts of our community staff who serve residents each and every day. Their diligence and perseverance provides residents with the best senior living experience possible,” says Nelson.

Life Care Services ranked highest in independent living resident overall satisfaction with a score of 855 in the J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Senior Living Satisfaction Study. The study is based on responses from 4,992 residents, or their decision-maker, living in an independent, assisted-living or memory care community within the previous three years.

What Does This Mean for our Residents?

We are deeply grateful to know that our hard work is valued, and we at The Woodlands at Hillcrest want to assure residents, family, friends and staff that we will continue to improve, evolve and innovate to provide the newest offerings to meet the needs of current and future residents.

If you’d like to know more about the way we enrich the lives of our residents, send us a message on our contact page

 

Life Care Services received the highest score among independent senior living communities in the J.D. Power 2019-2020 U.S. Senior Living Satisfaction Study of resident/family member/friend’s satisfaction with senior living communities. Visit jdpower.com/awards for more details.