Covid-19 Update

 

March 3, 2021

 

Dear Residents, Families and Partners:

 

We believe many of you have heard the Texas Governor’s announcement yesterday that he is lifting COVID related restrictions throughout the state as of Wednesday, March 10. We are sure you all have questions about how this impacts the possible “re-opening” of our Community, especially as it relates to visitation.

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Texas Winter Storm

 

February 17, 2021

 

RE:       Texas Winter Storm

 

Residents, Families and Partners:

 

We know you are all aware of the unprecedented winter weather conditions we are experiencing right now in Texas.  Our facilities are faced with many of the same concerns as others in Texas – rolling power outages, freezing pipes and delayed vendor deliveries.

We wanted to let you know the actions we are taking at Lakeshore to protect our residents.  We have had some of our pipes freeze and burst and delayed vendor deliveries. Read more

Covid-19 Update

 

January 12, 2021

 

Residents, Families and Partners:

 

As I am sure many of you are aware, Texas is experiencing an increase in the reported COVID cases.  We currently have no residents that are showing signs or symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19.

However, we have recently learned that two of our employees have tested positive for the virus.  One has not been in the building since January 4th and the other since January 10th.  Neither were showing signs or symptoms of the virus while at work.  When they were in the building, all appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) was used and good social distance was practiced when not providing care.  Given these factors, the CDC guidelines indicate the risk to our residents is lower. Read more

Positive Covid-19 Diagnosis

 

November 4, 2020

 

Dear Residents and Families:

As I am sure many of you are aware, our region is again experiencing an increase in the reported COVID cases.  We have just learned that one of our residents has tested positive for COVID-19.  Currently the positive resident is displaying only mild symptoms remains isolated in the Community. Read more

Information Regarding Visitation

Dear Residents, Family and Friends:

On March 14, 2020, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services advised of a nationwide restriction on visitation for certain health facilities, due to the coronavirus. Though these restrictions were drafted for skilled nursing facilities, they address risks similar to those posed to other senior living communities. CMS has directed that only health care workers or end-of life visitors be allowed to visit the community during this time. Until further notice, we will follow this direction, and will not permit non-essential visitors. We continue to encourage virtual visitation by phone, FaceTime, Skype, etc. It is important for you to remain connected with your loved one, and we will be happy to work with you to accomplish this in the absence of an in-person visit. Read more

Feeling Dizzy? One of These Culprits Could Be to Blame

Bouts of dizziness are common for seniors, with 30 percent of people over age 60 and 50 percent of people over age 85 experiencing dizziness. But while this issue is common, that does not mean it can be shrugged off as a natural part of aging.

 

With the right care, dizziness can often be treated. Here are five things that can cause dizziness and what can be done to treat it. Read more

Burning, Itching Blisters: 5 Things to Know About Shingles

You probably don’t remember having chickenpox as a child or getting a chickenpox vaccine. You probably haven’t given the illness a passing thought in decades. But you might want to think about it now. While chickenpox is usually an illness reserved for children, it can come roaring back in adulthood as shingles.

 

If you have had chickenpox, you are at risk of shingles, and you won’t soon forget the severe pain it can cause. There is no telling if and when shingles will strike, but luckily there are vaccines available to help prevent it. Here are a few things you should know about shingles. Read more

5 Do’s and Don’ts for Getting Some Solid Shut-Eye

Getting some shut-eye can be one of the best parts of the day, but as you age, it can become more difficult to do so. Older adults can have a more difficult time getting to sleep, whether it is due to medications, stress, or other factors. Read more

6 Foods That Can Help Reduce Joint Pain

Joint pain is a common malady debilitating many people. Millions of Americans suffer from joint pain, and arthritis is the leading cause of disability among adults in the country. Read more

4 Ways to Protect Your Hearing

Changes in hearing are a common part of aging. Almost half of adults over the age of 75 will have some degree of hearing loss. Changes in hearing can occur due to damage, illnesses, or even genetics.

 

Although many people will experience hearing loss in their lifetime, there are ways to protect your hearing. Taking care of your ears and preventing hearing loss can be as easy as following these four tips. Read more