Coronavirus Update

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Hello NorthPointe Woods Family community,

 

The health and safety of residents living in our community is our top priority, and we are closely monitoring the ongoing situation regarding the coronavirus (COVD-19). We understand that COVID-19 is on everyone’s mind, and we want to be communicative and transparent in the steps NorthPointe Woods is taking to prepare our community during this unprecedented event. Our team has been working tirelessly to prepare for possible scenarios related to COVID-19.

 

We’ve developed a series of precautionary steps that our community is implementing to help reduce everyone’s risk of COVID-19. Additionally, you can access updates at the following website.

 

Our community is:

  • Continuing to follow the guidance from both the CDC and local health authorities
  • Increasing the frequency and rigor of cleaning and sanitizing common community areas
  • Encouraging a temporary reduction in visitation and deliveries
  • Reducing on-site group social events and recreational activities
  • Reviewing our emergency preparedness and response program
  • Asking residents to communicate any travel plans
  • Coordinating best practices and across our large partner network
  • Making the CDC’s COVID-19 prevention resources and recommendations available to all residents

According to the CDC, many of our residents are at a higher risk for serious illness, and we’re providing all residents and their families with the most up-to-date guidance from the CDC and local health officials on the steps they can take to reduce the risk of COVID-19.

 

We are strongly encouraging all our residents to follow the CDC’s guidelines for individuals at higher risk, which includes:

  • Avoiding crowds and large social gatherings
  • Regularly cleaning and disinfecting personal spaces
  • Avoiding touching your face
  • Regularly washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Stay in your residence if you are showing flu-like symptoms or are sick with respiratory illness, including fever, and coughing

These are simple yet important steps that we should all be taking to protect ourselves and our community.

Our teams are staying in communication with local health officials and will share regular updates on COVID-19. For more the most up to date information and personal health recommendations, please visit the websites below:

 

Updates from LCS: https://www.lcsnet.com/covid-19-update/

 

COVID-19 Prevention Recommendations: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html
COVID-19 Symptoms: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html
What To Do If You Think You Are Sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf

 

 

 

Coronavirus Update

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The health, safety and well-being of our residents, employees and families is always a priority at our community.  With the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the news and in the minds of many, we want to address actions, which are taking place related to this concern.

Some of the actions we are addressing include:

  • Consistent updates and communication to those who live and work at the community.
  • Evidence-based precautions that align with guidelines provided by the CDC.
  • Reviewing emergency preparedness and response measures in the event that a virus impacts our community or the surrounding area.
  • Changes to our travel and visitation guidelines for all employees, partners and guests.

We are closely monitoring local, state and federal health agencies to ensure we can respond quickly and effectively to protect our community and mitigate risks of an outbreak.

We will continue to remain vigilant in our efforts to preserve the health and safety of our community.

If you have questions, concerns or need more information, please contact Ron Monte, Executive Director, at ronm@northpointewoods.org or call (269) 339-3615.

Helpful Resources

Centers for Disease Control

World Health Organization

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

NorthPointe Woods Featured in Scene Magazine

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NorthPointe Woods is pleased to have been featured in a recent edition of Scene Magazine, with an informative article titled, “Where you live could help you live a longer, healthier, happier life.”

Here is an excerpt from the article:

Research suggests, year after year, that something as simple as more social opportunities can support longevity and a more rewarding life—especially for seniors. When families weigh the costs and benefits, they may find a move to a senior lifestyle community offers that—and more. We talked to an executive director at a local retirement community for his take on the subject.

Senior Social Challenges

“Reaching retirement age often means less contact with work colleagues, friends and family. The loss of social contacts has a direct impact on mental and physical well-being,” says NorthPointe Woods Executive Director, Ron Monte.

The good news is taking advantage of chances to meet new people and developing new relationships have been shown in studies to reduce stress, ward off anxiety and depression, and reduce the risk of some physical health concerns. Seniors who choose to live in their home have options, too. Engagement in local senior centers, faith organizations and volunteer pursuits keep them occupied, but a common problem crops up: older adults often feel less comfortable driving or leaving their neighborhood, so those interactions become increasingly difficult.”

To read the article, found on page 17 in the magazine, in its entirety, CLICK HERE.

 

 

Life Care Services Ranked Highest in Customer Satisfaction in J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Senior Living Study

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It’s a Proud Time to Live at NorthPointe Woods

Our management company, Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company, was ranked highest in Customer Satisfaction among Senior Living Communities in the J.D. Power study. 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 Senior Living Communities encompasses seven 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 seven factors:

  • Resident Services and Activities
  • Community Staff
  • Food and Beverage
  • New Resident Orientation
  • Resident Cost
  • Community and Grounds
  • Resident Apartment Unit

“Our company is committed to providing the resources for communities to deliver an exceptional resident experience driven by innovation, signature programs and quality services. The J.D. Power award represents the voice of the senior living customer, and I can’t think of a more important voice than that of the residents we serve,” says Joel Nelson, LCS president and CEO.

At NorthPointe Woods, we strive to bring the Life Care Services resident-first mentality into our everyday actions. In its unbiased comprehensive study, J.D. Power surveyed 3,021 residents, family members and friends of residents living in communities across the United States. Life Care services scored a full 49 index points above the next highest-performing senior living organization. We are grateful and humbled to receive this honor, especially since it comes from the people we work so hard to serve each day.

What Does This Mean for our Residents?

We are deeply grateful to know that our hard work is valued, and we at NorthPointe Woods 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. You can read more about Life Care Services or the award from J.D. Power when you visit the LCS website.

*Life Care Services received the highest score in the J.D. Power 2019 Senior Living Satisfaction Study of resident/family member/friend’s satisfaction with senior living communities. Visit jdpower.com/awards.

 

 

Northpointe Woods – Convenience Plus a Complete Care Continuum

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NorthPointe Woods is a not-for-profit senior lifestyle community offering private independent living residences, plus apartments with access to supportive care for those who need assistance with the activities of daily living. 

Our leadership team has proven experience and a solid commitment to helping seniors find residential solutions that enable them to live life to the fullest.

To learn more about the extent of our compassionate, competent and credible care, CLICK HERE.

The Arts Can Help Us Living Longer, Happier Lives

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You’ve probably heard the good news. With each generation, we’re living longer. But just how much longer—and why? Well, life expectancy has jumped from just 45 years of age in 1900 to 80 in 2007. And many predict babies born today will likely live to 100 or older.

So, you may be wondering: what is the cause for our good longevity news? Advances in medicine certainly have contributed to longer lives. But today, even physicians acknowledge that healing/curing is perhaps only 60% medical. You’ll probably be surprised to learn the arts may account for at least a portion of that remaining 40%.

The National Endowment for the Arts asserts that participation in arts activities offers major lifestyle and health benefits, including:

  • Increased social engagement
  • Improved overall health
  • Improved cognitive functioning
  • Improved quality of life
  • Increased longevity

Perhaps it’s time to take up a new creative pastime that just may continue to add years to your life, such as making art, exploring photography, singing, writing or dancing.

Today’s senior living communities make it easy to explore the arts—with on-site amenities such as arts and crafts rooms and scheduled events that often includes arts opportunities for you or your aging loved one.

NorthPointe Woods Is the Art-Smart Choice. With an active arts culture and so many creative residents to inspire you, plus an all-new art room with top-notch instruction, you’ll be picking up a paintbrush or a camera in no time! (And you just might celebrate more birthdays.)