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Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director — 01/21/2021

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Health Care Community – The Haven, Assisted Living and Memory Care. This week’s weekly COVID testing conducted on January 20, 2021, found that one indirect care staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

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Important Hcc Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director 1/18/21

Monday, January 18, 2021

COVID-19 testing conducted on January 18, 2021 found that one employee in Assisted Living and one contracted vendor in the Beauty Salon tested positive. They are now quarantined at home. The Salon will be closed for 14 days beginning January 19, 2021.

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COVID-19 Update - 01/13/2021

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Due to the increase in cases and hospitalizations in Chesterfield County, we have decided to continue a modified Step 1 through January 31, 2021. Chesterfield County’s positivity rate has increased to 22.3%, up from 19.4%. The protocol below is effective immediately. Please see the changes in BOLD from the 1/4/21 protocol.

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Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director — 01/12/2021

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

On January 11, 2021, we conducted our COVID-19 testing for all Health Care Community employees. We were informed that there was one (1) Assisted Living/Memory Care employee who tested positive and is isolating at home. All other employees test results were negative. After contact tracing was completed, it was determined that we will not have to test AssistedLiving/Memory Care residents. However, we will continue to monitor temperatures and signs of any symptoms for all residents.

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Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director — 01/04/2021

Monday, January 4, 2021

Independent Living Community (ILU). Resilience continues to be the quality that is carrying us forward as we begin this new year. COVID-19 positivity rates continue to increase in Chesterfield County, and hospitalizations are at record highs. At our ILU Community, our list of residents on quarantine has increased to 56.

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COVID-19 UPDATE — 01/04/21

Monday, January 4, 2021

Due to the increase in cases and hospitalizations in Chesterfield County, we have decided to take our ILU Community back to a modified Step 1 until January 15, 2021. The protocol below is effective immediately.

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Important ILU Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director December 31, 2020

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Independent Living Community (ILU) This morning, we were informed that another ILU resident tested positive for COVID-19 after being hospitalized due to illness. Kristen, ILU Administrator, together with our Infection Control Preventionist, are in the process of completing our contact tracing.

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Important HCC Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director 12/31/2020

Thursday, December 31, 2020

Health Care Community – The Haven, Assisted Living and Memory Care On the eve of a new year, I wish for all, hope that 2021 will be so much better, safer and kinder to all. On December 28, 2020 we conducted our COVID-19 testing and were informed that there was one (1) Assisted Living/Memory Care employee who tested positive and all other employees tested negative. The employee is isolating at home.

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Important Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director-December 23, 2020

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Independent Living Community (ILU) On this eve of our holidays, I would like to share a true story with you in hopes that it will spark enough concern that you will work harder at keeping yourself and others safe during this season.

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Important ILU Protocol Update-December 23, 2020

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

We are still requesting that residents continue to self-monitor their symptoms and temperature. Due to the current Governor mandates along with Chesterfield County’s positivity rate exceeding 15%, various policies will be put into place related to going off-campus. Please read the protocol below carefully for our policies starting on 12/23 in bold.

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What to Look for in 2021: Senior Living Trends

Friday, December 18, 2020

A new year often signals new opportunities and new hopes. At Brandermill Woods, we’re ready to turn the page on 2020 and excited about the new year.

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Important Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director — December 18, 2020

Friday, December 18, 2020

Visitor protocol revised for Independent Living Community (ILU) – We have received many calls and emails from families and residents requesting visits during the holidays. Please know that every decision we make is very difficult for us when it involves restrictions of any kind for our residents and employees. Our goal is to do the very best we can to keep everyone safe and our Brandermill Woods Community COVID free. We understand that some things are out of our control, and when we do have a COVID case, it is our responsibility to do everything possible to contain it and keep it from spreading.

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Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director — 12/17/2020

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Health Care Community – The Haven, Assisted Living and Memory Care

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Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director — 12/17/2020

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Independent Living Community (ILU)

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COVID-19 UPDATE — 23/17/2020

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Our on-campus lockdown will end on Monday, December 21. We are still requesting that residents continue to self-monitor their symptoms and temperature. Due to the current Governor mandates along with Chesterfield County’s positivity rate exceeding 15%, various policies will be put into place related to going off-campus. Please read the protocol below carefully for our policies starting on 12/21.

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Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director — 12/15/2020

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Independent Living Community (ILU) In a few weeks, we hope to begin our vaccination program at Brandermill Woods but that doesn’t mean we will be able to roll back our safety protocols. In fact, we have just discovered that another resident in our Independent Living community has tested positive for COVID-19.

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Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director — 12/09/2020

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Independent Living Community (ILU). All COVID-19 test results have been received from Monday, December 7, 2020 testing. We are pleased to report that all employees who were tested were negative.

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Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director — 12/09/2020

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Health Care Community – The Haven, Assisted Living and Memory Care. For the COVID-19 Weekly testing conducted on December 7, 2020, we are pleased to report that all employees’ test results were negative. Please join me in expressing gratitude to all our Brandermill Woods Heroes in their efforts to keep our residents safe and facility-free of COVID-19.

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Update on Testing Caregivers

Monday, December 7, 2020

Due to the current COVID situation, we will not be able to test caregivers/medical personnel WHO WORK FOR AN AGENCY in-house after this week’s Wednesday testing.

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Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director – 12/07/2020

Monday, December 7, 2020

We are happy to report our two (2)Maintenance employees are recovering and we look forward to them returning to Brandermill.

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COVID19 UPDATE — 12/07/2020

Monday, December 7, 2020

Currently, our 14-day lockdown for our ILU Community is scheduled to go through December 15th. If our COVID-19 status changes, we will extend the lockdown date. Lockdown involves limiting your interaction with others, self-monitoring your symptoms and temperature and following all protocols.

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Testing Times on December 9, 2020

Friday, December 4, 2020

Please see the important announcement below regarding our mandatory weekly testing for all caregivers and medically necessary approved visitors.If your resident family member has a private caregiver, please be sure they receive this information. The information has been posted on BWTV and emails are sent to Caregiving Agencies who have given me their contact information.

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Testing Requirements Update — 12/3/20

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Please see the important announcement below regarding our mandatory weekly testing for all caregivers and medically necessary approved visitors.

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Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director — 12/02/2020

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Yesterday evening we were informed that one of our Independent Living residents tested positive for COVID-19. The resident lives in a cottage and has not been to the clubhouse or any other area on the ILU community in the last 14 days.

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COVID-19 UPDATE — 12/02/20

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Effective immediately, we are on lockdown through December 15th or until further notice depending on our COVID-19 status. Lockdown involves limiting your interaction with others, self-monitoring your symptoms and temperature and following all protocols.

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Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director — 11/30/2020

Monday, November 30, 2020

It is with regret that we must inform you that during our weekly testing at our Health Care Community, we had two of our Maintenance employees, who work at the Independent Living Community, test positive for COVID-19. Both employees are isolating at home. We are in the process of completing the contact tracing. We will notify residents who have been exposed and they will be required to quarantine for 14 days.

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COVID-19 UPDATE — 11/30/20

Monday, November 30, 2020

Currently, we are on observation through December 6 or until further notice depending on our COVID-19 status.

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Open Letter to the Public from LeadingAge

Monday, November 23, 2020

On behalf of more than 5,000 mission-driven aging services providers, we are asking our fellow Americans for your help. The coronavirus has killed more than 170,000 older adults--that’s four out every five who have died from COVID. Families across the country are dealing with fear, loneliness, and grief.

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COVID-19 UPDATE—11/17/20

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Starting on 10/1, we began Step 4 Part 2. See changes in bold from the 11/12 memo.

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Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director — 11/16/2020

Monday, November 16, 2020

We were informed today that an employee who works at our Independent Living Community has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee contracted COVID-19 outside our community and has not been to work since November 11, 2020.

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COVID-19 UPDATE — 11/12/2020

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Starting on 10/1, we began Step 4 Part 2. See changes in bold from the 10/15 memo.

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Staying Heart Healthy: What You Need to Know

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

You probably know someone who has been affected by heart disease. In fact, you’ve likely experienced a loss due to this chronic condition, as it is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director — 11/09/2020

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

This week’s COVID testing conducted on November 9, 2020, found that one Haven employee tested positive for COVID-19. That employee is now quarantined at home. 

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Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director — 11/06/2020

Friday, November 6, 2020

As the holiday season draws near, our Management Team is trying to accommodate additional visitation at The Haven, Assisted Living and Memory Care Communities.

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Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director — 10/16/2020

Friday, October 16, 2020

The Brandermill Woods management team is happy to announce that beginning Monday, October 19,2020, we will permit indoor visits at The Haven, Assisted Living and Memory Care communities by reservation only

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COVID-19 UPDATE — 10/15/20

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Starting on 10/1, we began Step 4 Part 2. See changes in bold from the 9/21 memo.

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Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director—9/30/20

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Haven - This week’s weekly COVID testing conducted on September 28, 2020 found that one employee who works in The Haven tested positive for COVID-19. That employee is now quarantined at home.

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COVID-19 UPDATE — 9/21/20

Monday, September 21, 2020

Starting on 10/1, we began Step 4 Part 2. See changes in bold from the 8/14 memo.

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Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director - 9/17/2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020

I am very pleased to report the results from our routine testing performed over the last two weeks for all employees and residents in our Health Care Community, (The Haven, Assisted Living and Memory Care). All test results were negative for COVID-19. As previously stated, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) testing mandate is based on County positivity rates.

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RESOLUTION ON REAF

Friday, September 11, 2020

The Residents Employee Appreciation Fund (REAF ) has been for more than a quarter century the primary vehicle for recognizing and rewarding employees for their concerned care for and service to Residents of Brandermill Woods.

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Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director — 9/8/2020

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

As stated in my last update, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a testing mandate for all Health Care Communities. Chesterfield County has reported a rise to 11.3% positivity rate, which means we have to test all employees in our Health Care Community, which includes The Haven, Assisted Living and Memory Care, two times a week until the positivity rate drops below 10%.

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Happy Labor Day from Brandermill Woods!

Thursday, September 3, 2020

The days are long, but the years are short: this adage has never been more true than in 2020. But let’s make the most of each day, especially as we celebrate the end of summer. With Labor Day right around the corner, fulfill your summer bucket list and enjoy making some new memories.

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Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director — 9/2/20

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Effective today, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a testing mandate for all Health Care Communities. With cases in Chesterfield County on the rise, it is mandated that we conduct another round of COVID-19 testing of residents and employees.

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Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director — 8/21/2020

Friday, August 21, 2020

This afternoon, we were informed that one of our Independent Living employees who works in the Kitchen has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee has not been on campus since August 16th, and the risk of contact spread to residents is extremely low. Due to HIPAA regulations, we cannot provide any personal or health information at this time.

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COVID-19 UPDATE — 8/14/2020

Friday, August 14, 2020

Starting on 7/30, we began Step 3 again. See changes in bold from the 7.29 memo. Dining Updates Below are the dining guidelines to follow during Step 3.

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Update – Health Care Community Plans

Thursday, August 6, 2020

We are happy to report that we are in the process of slowly reopening the services offered to our residents at the Health Care Community, The Haven, Assisted Living and Memory Care. We are following the VDH (Virginia Department of Health) and the CMS (Centers of Medicare and Medicaid) guidance for phase reopening. We have submitted our Phase Change Attestation plans to CDH (Chesterfield County Department of health).

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Celebrate Sons and Daughters Day on August 11

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

While our Brandermill Woods neighbors are absolutely the best, everyone also enjoys having family come to visit. The connection, especially between parent and child does not diminish, and often grows stronger as the years pass. That’s why we’re excited to celebrate Sons and Daughters Day on Aug. 11. We hope to see many sons and daughters visiting outside in the weeks to come. 

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Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director — 7/31/2020

Friday, July 31, 2020

We are starting to receive the results from our second Healthcare Community testing on July 28th. All 53 residents that were tested are negative.We are still waiting on a few employee results but so far, the news is good. We have determined that the employee that tested positive on July 21st was a false positive, which is great news. This is our second consecutive test without a positive case so if the outstanding tests come back negative we can stop our weekly testing for now.

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COVID-19 UPDATE 7/29/2020

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

We have completed our 14-day observation lockdown as of 7/30. Since we have not had an additional COVID case, we will resume our operations at the level they were prior to 7/15. Starting on 7/30, we will begin Step 3 again.

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Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director — 7/28/2020

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

We are happy to report that we have received negative results for all 11 residents who came in contact with our resident who recently passed away from COVID-19. On July 30, 2020, we will be resuming our operations at the level they were prior to this case. Please be on the lookout for a new list of Protocols in the next few days outlining our plans.

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Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director — 7/24/2020

Friday, July 24, 2020

We have tested 11 residents who came in contact with our resident who recently passed away from COVID 19, and the test results of 10 have come back negative. One of our employees also tested negative, so right now, we are waiting on that one final result. If all goes well, we are hopeful that on July 30th we can resume our operations at the level they were prior to this case. We will keep you posted when we learn more.

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Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director — 7/21/2020

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

We are sad to report that our resident from ILU passed away from the coronavirus. The resident’s family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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Important Status Update on Health Care Community PPS

Friday, July 17, 2020

We have known from day one that there would be days where we would have to take steps backwards which sums up the past few days. Today we received the results of our point of prevalence survey in our Health Care Community and discovered that four of our employees have tested positive. On the bright side, all 77 residents and the 158 staff members tested negative. We are still waiting on the results from 10 tests. As of now, all four employees are isolating at home and at the moment are not showing any symptoms of the virus.

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Important Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Late yesterday afternoon we discovered that the coronavirus raised its ugly hand again at Brandermill Woods when we learned that one of our independent living residents has a confirmed case that was contracted offsite. The resident has since chosen to quarantine with family members and is no longer on site. We have still taken extra precautions by implementing a 14-day observation lockdown for our independent living residents. Our status in our Assisted living and Memory Care facilities remain the same.

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COVID-19 UPDATE 07/16/20

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Currently we are on a 14-day observation lockdown until July 30th or until further notice depending on COVID-19 Status. Late Wednesday afternoon we were informed of a new COVID-19 case in our Independent Living Community. Our highest priority at the moment is to do all we can to ensure the safety of all of our residents. We will be providing further updates as our plans moving forward are approved by the Health Department.

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Attention All Residents - Important Notice

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Late Wednesday afternoon we were informed of a new COVID-19 case in our independent living community. As a result, all of our amenities and classes will be closed today until we have had a chance to consult with the Health Department.

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COVID-19 Protocol Update 6/30/2020

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Dining UpdatesWe will continue with the same limited menu choices for carry-out and dine-in services in order to maintain consistency of offerings to all residents. Hours are: Monday - Saturday 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Carry-out onlySunday and holidays 11:30 a.m.

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Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director Jun 30

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

As we approach the July 4th holiday, I would like to take this moment to reflect on the challenges the creators of this nation faced nearly 250 years ago. Lives were lost, economies were damaged and everyday people paid a heavy toll in their fight for freedom. Every challenge they faced was met with a determination that has

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Peace of Mind at Brandermill Woods

Friday, June 26, 2020

The last weeks and months have been filled with much uncertainty. When 2020 began, we had no idea we’d soon be in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. While we are still living out this story without an ending, we have persevered through months of staying at home and social distancing, and we are proud of how our residents, their families and our team members have all risen to the challenges.At times such as these, we can be glad to be a part of a caring community that puts our neighbors’ safety f...

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Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director Jun 19

Friday, June 19, 2020

For the first time in seven weeks, I can proudly say that Brandermill Woods has no COVID 19 cases in any of our facilities. Our streak of no new cases stands at 37 days which is encouraging. Yet, as the state re-opens and people get out more and more, it will be important for everyone to remain diligent in following the proper

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ILU Protocol Update - 6/18/2020

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Beauty Salon UpdateWho knew a visit to the Beauty Salon would become the talk of the town. The opening of the salon was a big hit among residents. We are expanding our services going forward to provide more flexibility for everyone.Elaine is now taking appointments Tuesday-Friday 9:00 a.m.

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Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director Jun 12

Friday, June 12, 2020

It is with great pleasure to report that we have exceeded our goal of 28 days with no new COVID-19 cases, today is our 30th day. We are so proud of our committed employees who have gone over and above to keep our residents as safe as possible. This week we had eight (8) more of our quarantined residents test negative and are on the mend from COVID-19.

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ILU Covid Protocol Update - 6/4/2020

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Visitation UpdateWe have reached the point when we can start to re-open Brandermill Woods to outside guests for residents in our independent living neighborhood. Starting Wednesday, June 10th, we will offer residents the chance to get together with family and friends on-site based on the following guidelines. Residents who want to schedule a one-hour visit should call Dee Dolan at 744-1173 ext. 302 or email her at ddolan@brandermillwoods.com.

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Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director Jun 4

Thursday, June 4, 2020

I’m happy to report that we are now on day 22 without any new cases of COVID-19 among our residents or staff. That’s encouraging news when you consider eight of our residents who once tested positive have recovered from the illness and now test negative. That leaves us with only 14 residents remaining positive.

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Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director May 29

Friday, May 29, 2020

I’m feeling a sense of encouragement today with the latest developments related to our pandemic response. I’m happy to report that we have experienced a total of 16 days without a new COVID-19 case on our property. While we hope we are approaching the end of this coronavirus outbreak, we know there may be setbacks, but our hopes are high.

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ILU Covid Protocol Update - 5/29/2020

Friday, May 29, 2020

Activities Update As many of you know, we have been working to develop ways that our residents can enjoy the facilities at Brandermill Woods. We first started with outdoor fitness classes and now plan to open our Fitness Center on Monday, June 1st, on a limited reservation-based schedule. Initially, we will only allow one person in the facility during a 30-minute workout window.

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Our Seniors are the Best! Celebrating Older Americans Month

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Today’s seniors are amazing. They’ve defended our country, protested for equality, run marathons, written classic literature, composed soaring arias, and they keep making our world a better placer. We know, because at Brandermill Woods, we have some of the best seniors!That’s why we want to celebrate Older Americans Month in May.This special commemoration was established in 1963, when only 17 million living Americans had reached their 65th birthday.

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Memo Correction from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director

Thursday, May 21, 2020

I apologize for any confusion we may have created in yesterday’s update regarding our independent living residents. All guidelines and restrictions are still in place. Please refer to the May 21, 2020 COVID-19 UPDATE from Kristen Moore, sections Independent Living Screening and Leaving Campus/Shopping.Please note that on May 20, 2020 we added a new protocol for all independent living residents returning to the community.

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ILU Covid Protocol Update – 5/21/2020

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Although the Governor implemented Phase 1 of re-opening, this does not mean Brandermill Woods will be following the same guidelines. According to the Health Department, Senior Living Facilities will fall in the last Phases of re-opening. Since we care for the population that is most at risk for complications from COVID-19, we need to be strategic, paced and deliberate in this decision for the safety of our residents and staff. Independent Living Screening: All independent living reside...

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Status Update from Charmaine Preiss, Executive Director May 20

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Today I need to share both good and bad news regarding the pandemic. I’m sorry to have to report that two of our residents recently passed away in local hospitals from complications related to COVID 19. Our heart goes out to their families and friends during this difficult time.

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ILU Covid Protocol Update – 5/15/2020

Friday, May 15, 2020

Although the Governor implemented Phase 1 of re-opening on 5/15, this does not mean Brandermill Woods will be following the same guidelines. Many states place Senior Living Facilities into the last Phases of re-opening. Since we care for the population that is most at risk for complications from COVID-19, we need to be strategic, paced and deliberate in this decision for the safety of our residents and staff. COVID-19 TestingMany residents and family members have asked about testing a...

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Status Update — A LETTER FROM CHARMAINE PREISS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Friday, May 15, 2020

As we enter our third month of managing this pandemic, I wanted to share some encouraging news with you. As we noted, when we identified a positive test in our Haven’s facility, we made the decision to test all of our residents and staff in that building. I’m happy to report that all of the resident tests came back negative.

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Status Update – A LETTER FROM CHARMAINE PREISS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MAY 12

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Despite all of our efforts to contain the coronavirus in a single facility, we have learned that one resident in The Haven Nursing community tested positive for COVID-19. I know this is frustrating news to hear and we all share that reaction. Unfortunately, senior living communities across the Commonwealth have been hit hard by this pandemic.

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For the Love of Gardening: Why Now’s the Perfect Time to Go for Green

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

If you’ve always been a gardener, this spring you may have been surprised to find backorders through your favorite seed companies and crowded parking lots at your garden center. Gardening is experiencing an upsurge as Americans grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and search for fun and productive ways to use their time.According to Reuters, U.S. company Burpee sold more seed than at any time in its 144-year history in March.

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Statement on Covid-19 – May 8, 2020

Friday, May 8, 2020

It is with great sadness that we share that we lost two of our residents who had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and had other underlying medical issues. Please keep their families in your thoughts and prayers.On Friday, May 1, 2020, we acquired enough test kits to administer tests to all residents who live in Assisted Living/Memory Care. Based on the results we received, we have a total of twenty-four (24) residents in our Assisted Living/Memory Care who tested positive; twelve (12) resi...

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Status Update – A LETTER FROM CHARMAINE PREISS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MAY 7

Thursday, May 7, 2020

As of today, Thursday, May 7, 2020, we have twelve (12) residents from our Memory Care who have tested positive. We have twelve (12) residents who live in the Assisted Living on 2nd and 3rd floors who have tested positive. All residents on 2nd and 3rd floors who tested positive are being quarantined to their apartment.Positive test results have been reported for a total of twelve (12) employees, nine (9) in Assisted Living/Memory Care and three (3) Health Care Dietary.

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ILU Covid Protocol Update – 5/4/2020

Monday, May 4, 2020

Brandermill Woods has implemented the following changes for the health of residents and staff:Dining – In order for our kitchen to maintain the high-volume of quality and efficient take-out orders, we have to limit the number of choices. In order to help you maximize your dining allowance for the next 30 days, we have decided to give each resident an additional $100 for your next meal plan period beginning on 4/16. The residents who live in the apartments will receive $300 per resident ($600/cou...

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Status Update – A LETTER FROM CHARMAINE PREISS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MAY 4

Monday, May 4, 2020

We have some new developments regarding COVID-19. It is with great sadness that we share that we lost two of our residents who had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and had other underlying medical issues. Please keep their families in your thoughts and prayers.On Friday, May 1, 2020, we acquired enough test kits to administer tests to all residents who live in Assisted Living/Memory Care.

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Status Update – A LETTER FROM CHARMAINE PREISS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MAY 1

Friday, May 1, 2020

As our nation, Virginia and local communities deal with the coronavirus pandemic, we want to provide you with an update on how it has impacted our community and the steps we’re taking to address it.As of today, April 30, 4 staff members working in our Assisted Living (3) and Dietary (1) Departments in our Health Care Communities (not in our Independent Living Campus) have tested positive and are quarantined at home. We’re currently following the “Criteria for Return to Work for Health Care Perso...

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ILU Covid Protocol Update – 5/1/2020

Friday, May 1, 2020

Brandermill Woods has implemented the following changes for the health of residents and staff. All other guidelines from the April 15 memo remain the same. What does quarantine mean? The resident will stay in their unit (porch is allowed) during the 14-day period.

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Coronavirus Memo Update – 4/15/2020

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Brandermill Woods has implemented the following changes for the health of residents and staff:Dining – In order for our kitchen to maintain the high-volume of quality and efficient take-out orders, we have to limit the number of choices. In order to help you maximize your dining allowance for the next 30

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ILU Covid Protocol Update – 4/15/2020

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Brandermill Woods has implemented a number of changes for the health of residents and staff. Some of these changes are: Dining – In order for our kitchen to maintain the high-volume of quality and efficient take-out orders, we have to limit the number of choices. In order to help you maximize your dining allowance for the next 30 days, we have decided to give each resident an additional $100 for your next meal plan period beginning on 4/16. The residents who live in the apartments will receive $300 per resident ($600/cou...

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Mental Health in a Crisis: How Seniors Can Stay Healthy

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

As we move through the second month of the coronavirus crisis, our top priority at Brandermill Woods is maintaining the physical safety of our residents—cleaning and distancing to keep the virus out of our community. But as time moves on, we also are focused on mental wellbeing. This once-in-a-lifetime crisis can take an emotional toll.

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Coronavirus Memo Update – 4/6/2020

Monday, April 6, 2020

Since we are an organization with a vulnerable population, Brandermill Woods has implemented some new changes for the health of residents and staff. They have been listed here

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ILU Covid Protocol Update – 4/6/2020

Monday, April 6, 2020

As we are an organization with a vulnerable population, Brandermill Woods has implemented a few updates for the health of residents and staff that we would like to share:Dining – In order for our kitchen to maintain the high-volume of quality and efficient take-out orders, we have to limit the number of choices. In order to help you maximize your dining allowance for the next 30 days, we have decided to give each resident an additional $100 for your next meal plan period beginning on 4/16. The residents who live...

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Coronavirus Memo Update – 3/30/2020

Monday, March 30, 2020

Since we are an organization with a vulnerable population, Brandermill Woods has implemented the following changes for the health of residents and staff:The Governor has mandated everyone to stay home and self-quarantine. Virginians are only allowed to leave their homes for food, necessary supplies,

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ILU Covid Protocol Update – 3/30/2020

Monday, March 30, 2020

Since we are an organization with a vulnerable population, Brandermill Woods has implemented the following changes for the health of residents and staff:The Governor has mandated everyone to stay home and self-quarantine. Virginians are only allowed to leave their homes for food, necessary supplies, work, exercise, medical attention and fresh air. We would like to strongly discourage any unnecessary trips off campus since this could expose the entire community.If residents plan to make any unnec...

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Coronavirus Memo Update – 3/20/2020

Friday, March 20, 2020

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ILU Covid Protocol Update – 3/20/2020

Friday, March 20, 2020

Since we are an organization with a vulnerable population, Brandermill Woods has implemented the following changes for the health of residents and staff:The White House, CDC (Centers for Disease Control) and CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) urges all people 65 and older to stay home and self-quarantine. We would like to strongly discourage social events and any unnecessary trips (to stores or to see family members) off campus since this could expose the entire community.We encour...

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4 Tips to Stay Connected During the COVID-19 Crisis

Thursday, March 19, 2020

As the crisis around the coronavirus outbreak continues to escalate, safety is our highest priority. We want to make sure that all of our residents, loved ones, team members and community stakeholders know that we are doing everything we can to ensure Brandermill Woods remains secure.In the past week,

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Coronavirus Memo Update - 3/18/2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Since we are an organization with a vulnerable population, Brandermill Woods has implemented a series of changes for the health of residents and staff. They are listed below

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ILU Covid Protocol Update - 3/18/2020

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Since we are an organization with a vulnerable population, Brandermill Woods has implemented some new changes for the health of residents and staff. Check out the updates below

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Coronavirus Memo - 03/16/2020

Monday, March 16, 2020

As many of you know, our environment is changing day-to-day with the current COVID-19 pandemic. In order to protect our residents and staff, it is crucial that we remain flexible for the foreseeable future. Please note that our COVID-19 procedures may change frequently to keep up with this changing

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ILU Covid Protocol Update - 03/16/2020

Monday, March 16, 2020

As many of you know, our environment is changing day-to-day with the current COVID-19 pandemic. In order to protect our residents and staff, it is crucial that we remain flexible for the foreseeable future. Please note that our COVID-19 procedures may change frequently to keep up with this changing environment.As stated on the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) website: The CDC, in accordance with its guidance for large events and mass gatherings, recommends that organizers (whether groups or ind...

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Newest Coronavirus Memo - 03/13/2020

Friday, March 13, 2020

In order to keep our vulnerable population from COVID-19 and per CDC recommendation all of Brandermill Woods (Independent and Health Care Facilities) is restricting visitation to essential medical staff/personnel only until the further notice. We will be implementing the following protocol immediately and until further notice

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ILU Covid Protocol Update - 03/13/2020

Friday, March 13, 2020

In order to keep our vulnerable population from COVID-19 and per CDC recommendation all of Brandermill Woods (Independent and Health Care Facilities) is restricting visitation to essential medical staff/personnel only until the further notice.

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How Brandermill Woods is ensuring safety during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

In order to protect our vulnerable population from COVID-19 and per CDC recommendations all of Brandermill Woods (Independent and Health Care Facilities) is restricting visitation to essential medical staff/personnel only until further notice. We will be implementing the following protocol

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Celebrating Caregiver Appreciation Day

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

March 3 was Caregiver Appreciation Day, and to celebrate we want to recognize the caregivers support group at Brandermill Woods. Organized by resident Margaret Fuson, this group offers a weekly respite for our residents who are caregivers—a chance to meet with other caregivers in the neighborhood

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‘Move it or lose it’: Brandermill Woods Residents Enjoy Fitness Options

Thursday, February 27, 2020

If you visited the Brandermill Woods fitness center this spring, you’d notice something a little unusual: a giant map of the United States on the wall, with various names thumb-tacked along the Pacific Coast Highway and a print-out of resident names. This is all part of a current exercise tracking program whereby residents travel 1 mile for every 1 minute of exercise, with the goal of making it along five classic American road trips.“It’s a fun way to give residents ownership of their physical f...

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Age as a State of Mind: Is 60 the new 40?

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

People have long commented that 40 is the new 30, but in recent years the question has become: Is 60 the new 40? Is 70 the new 50? The answer is yes!Sophia Loren once said, “There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love.

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