With gingerbread and balsam in the air, we look back on this past year with full hearts. Though we continued to face the challenges of a global pandemic, we have made the most of each day and celebrated several achievements. As we reflect on 2021, here are five lessons we’ve learned that we’ll take with us into the new year.
Because of our excellence, U.S. News & World Report recognized The Johnson Center at Falcons Landing as one of the best skilled nursing care facilities in the nation in its 2021-2022 report. Receiving a five out of five rating for both Short-Term Rehabilitation and Long-Term Care, places the Johnson Center in the top 5% of the United States Nursing Homes. The Johnson Center at Falcons Landing also received this recognition In the 2020-2021 report.
As U.S. News stated, “COVID-19 has highlighted a long-standing fact: Which nursing home a person receives care in can dramatically influence their odds of staying healthy … nursing facilities also vary in quality and safety, and this source of variation mattered to residents and patients before the pandemic, matters to them during the pandemic, and will continue to matter to them after the pandemic recedes.”
We’re proud to give exceptional care among exceptional residents. Many of you spent your military careers serving above and beyond. Falcons Landing wants to do the same for you.
As individuals, our residents tackled new hobbies, courses, and subjects. Our community continues to offer experiences where we can learn and grow. At the same time, Falcons Landing continues to expand. One of the big wins in 2021 was the Falcons Landing Terrace Homes expansion. These two gorgeous buildings each have 12 brand-new independent living apartments—the first new construction since our community’s inception.
We continued to evolve our approach to COVID-19 based on the best information available. While vaccinations have enabled us to be more open, we continue to offer cautious optimism and guidance to our residents. We are a generation that has persevered through many challenges and use our resilience to face the future with hope.
In 2021, Falcons Landing celebrated its fifth consecutive 5-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). This is a remarkable benchmark held by only 8 percent of all Life Plan (or CCRC) communities. Since we opened more than 20 years ago, Falcons Landing has maintained continuous CARF accreditation.
Being part of a community may be one of the most important things you can do as an older adult. Not only does being a part of a community help to assuage the loneliness epidemic, but it also allows you to have opportunities you might not otherwise at home — such as walking groups, book clubs and so much more.
At Falcons Landing, our residents and staff are truly a family that supports one another. If you’d like to learn more about living at Falcons Landing, please contact us today!