February 05, 2021, KATU News
More than 100,000 Oregonians fully vaccinated against COVID-19
Robert Sever, a resident of The Springs Living, is one of 103,566 Oregonians who've been fully vaccinated in Oregon, according to the Oregon Health Authority.
January 15, 2021, KOBI News
Medford long-term living facility gets its first round of COVID-19 vaccine
The Springs at Veranda Park in east Medford, Oregon, administered their first round of the COVID-19 vaccine this week. Executive Director Steve McArthur says this is the next step in continuing to protect the long term living facility residents from the virus. For both the staff and the residents, it brings welcome relief and hope for 2021.
January 11, 2021, KEZI News
Over 300 retirement home residents receive COVID vaccine
Nearly all of the residents at The Springs at Greer Gardens Retirement Living in Eugene got the COVID-19 vaccine during the community's first vaccine clinic. CEO and Owner, Fee Stubblefield, said this will bring them one step closer to having a normal life.
December 14, 2020, KEZI News Eugene, Ore
Senior communities gear up for vaccine distribution
As part of Phase 1A, the Oregon Health Authority said that the first vaccines will go to every hospital in Oregon, as well as emergency medical service providers and long-term care facilities. Founder and CEO of The Springs Living, Fee Stubblefield, said if all staff and residents get vaccinated, it would be a game changer.
October 07, 2020, McKnight's Senior Living
Senior living in the COVID era surges healthcare delivery, infection control: NIC panelists
In a NIC meeting operator spotlight session called “Using science to fight COVID-19,” Fee Stubblefield, the founder and CEO of The Springs Living, said that surface testing helped prevent an outbreak of COVID-19. The company’s program was highlighted in an
August 11, 2020, DJC Oregon
Amid pandemic, HVAC effectiveness now vital
The Springs Living, a company with 18 senior-living communities throughout Oregon and Montana, is among the building owners looking to upgrade their heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems with improved filtration with the primary purpose of keeping their residents and staff safe.
July 28, 2020, Flathead Beacon
Senior-Care Facilities Find Creative Ways to Connect Residents to the Community
Communities in the Flathead Valley are keeping seniors engaged including The Springs at Whitefish by utilizing the Looking Glass for family visits.
July 28, 2020, KEZI TV (ABC) Eugene
UO Researchers Test Buildings for COVID-19
A team of researchers at the University of Oregon has found that testing buildings helps detect a possible outbreak before it happens and The Springs Living has been using this testing on their senior communities in Oregon and Montana.
July 14, 2020, AXIOS
Buildings are getting tested for coronavirus, too
Testing buildings — not just people — could be an important way to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
July 02, 2020, Montana Standard
Some senior living communities are open for visitation
Some Butte, MT nursing homes and assisted living facilities are now allowing visitations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the strict guidelines set by Gov. Steve Bullock, The Springs at Butte is providing the Looking Glass partitions for residents to visit family and friends.
June 19, 2020, KPAX News Missoula
The Springs at Missoula finds ways to endure COVID-19 isolation
MISSOULA — You’ve heard the stories of COVID-19 sweeping through nursing homes and senior living facilities, posing a major threat to our community’s most vulnerable members. But one local senior living facility is saying their residents are healthy, their staff is healthy, and they’re ready to get back into the swing of things.
May 14, 2020, Senior Housing News
Expenses are up but the cost of COVID-19 failure is 'incalcuable'
In this episode of Transform, hear from Fee Stubblefield, Founder and CEO of The Springs Living talk about: Successful campaigns The Springs launched to stop the spread of Covid-19.
May 13, 2020, KTVQ News
Through the Looking Glass program allows for long awaited reunions
The Springs at Grand Park has introduced the Looking Glass program to their residents in time for Mothers' Day. It is an 8 foot by six foot enclosed plexiglass structure, developed by one of our communities in Oregon.
May 13, 2020, Senior Housing News
Transform Podcast with Fee Stubblefield
For The Springs Living Founder and CEO Fee Stubblefield, dealing with Covid-19 has felt a little like piloting a commercial jet.
May 12, 2020, KTVL News 10
Virus-free senior living center credits success to safety measures, says some may remain
Senior living facilities have been some of the hardest-hit by the Coronavirus pandemic, however, one local facility credits the programs it has developed to its success in keeping infection abate - The Springs Living.
May 11, 2020, Statesman Journal
Salem retirement center's glass wall lets families visit mom, grandmother on Mother's Day
At The Springs at Sunnyview, a retirement community in northeast Salem, eight families scheduled meetings with their loved ones through the "Looking Glass," a concept that allows families to visit face-to-face through a framed sheet of plexiglass.
May 08, 2020, KPTV FOX 12
Senior living facilities in Oregon will use ‘looking glass’ to help families celebrate Mother’s Day
The Springs Living senior living communities are making it easier for families to connect on Mother’s Day with an idea called “The Looking Glass”. It’s a portable plexiglass barrier that gets setup outside the entry so residents can come out and visit with family members on the other side.
May 07, 2020, Whitefish Pilot
Resident Sews the Softest Masks
Mariel Cole, 91, is a resident of The Springs at Whitefish and has sewn about 200 cloth masks. “I couldn’t not do it,” she said. “I know how to run a sewing machine and I needed to fill in.”
April 23, 2020, KDRV Newswatch 12
Local retirement homes successfully keeping COVID-19 out of facilities
The Springs at Anna Maria and The Springs at Veranda Park in Medford, Oregon are only allowing "essential visitors" during the Coronavirus pandemic. The goal is to keep COVID-19 away from the most vulnerable age group by keeping the virus outside of the buildings. According to The Springs Living, it is working.
April 23, 2020, KPTV FOX 12
Oregon National Guard delivers PPE to long-term care facilities across the state
SALEM, OR (KPTV) - The Oregon National Guard is delivering hundreds of thousands of pieces of Personal Protective Equipment to long-term care facilities and home-care workers across the state.
April 17, 2020, ReBusiness Online
Adequate COVID-19 testing is in short supply in senior living industry
A webinar hosted by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care (NIC) April 9th, featured speakers including Fee Stubblefield, Founder and CEO of The Springs Living.
April 14, 2020, Lake Oswego Review
Lakeridge student brings cheer to bagpipe instructor
Stay-at-home orders didn't stop Joonas Martin, an eighth grader at Lakeridge Middle School, from bringing some cheer to his former bagpipe instructor while still maintaining appropriate social distancing. The instructor and his wife life at The Springs at Lake Oswego.
April 14, 2020, McKnight's Senior Living
Preventive measure could pay off for The Springs Living communities
Spring Living Founder and CEO, Fee Stubblefield, told McKnight’s Friday that the company began implementing a host of preventive efforts at all of its 17 senior living communities in Oregon and Montana beginning at the end of February to help keep staff and residents healthy. The company’s efforts, which have included industrial sanitation of facilities, a hefty ramp-up in personal protective equipment stock and extra paid time off for sick workers, have allowed the company to keep incidents of positive cases to three at this point, including two staff members
April 10, 2020, Senior Housing News
Covid-19 Is Costing The Springs Living, But Provider Will ‘Hold the Line’
One company that can speak to the level of pain in the senior living market is The Springs Living. “We are going to get through this, we are going to hold the line,” Fee Stubblefield, Founder and CEO said. “We’re going to emerge out of this showing that we’re relevant, and that senior living is the very safest place for older adults to be.”
April 07, 2020,
Senior Community Protected in "outbreak that didn't happen"
The Department of Global Health reports out on seniors in community living during Covid-19 pandemic.
April 02, 2020, Whitefish Pilot
A Healthy and Happy Birthday (with appropriate distancing)
The family of Arnold Peterson were forced to be creative last week when throwing him a birthday party.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, The Springs at Whitefish, where Peterson resides, has closed to all visitors. But Peterson’s granddaughter Christine Nelson couldn’t let his 98th birthday on March 26 pass by without a celebration.
March 23, 2020, Clackamas Review, March 20, 2020
The Springs Living supports employee who tested positive for COVID-19
"This week, the COVID-19 crisis hit close to home with one of our employees testing positive for the virus," said Fee Stubblefield, CEO and Founder of The Springs Living in a message to all employees. "This person is doing well, at home and in good spirits."
The Springs Living has implemented an employee benefit program extending their sick pay, to encourage workers to stay home if they thought they had symptoms of the virus. So far, he said none of the residents have shown symptoms of the Coronavirus, and none are suspected to have contracted it.
March 14, 2020, KTVL Channel 10 News, Medford, Ore
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, who can visit a long term care facility in Oregon?
News 10 spoke to Fee Stubblefield, Founder and CEO of The Springs Living, to find out who was allowed in and out of the senior living communities amid increased concerns of exposure to the virus.
March 12, 2020, Lake Oswego Review
Senior facilities take precautions to prevent spread of COVID-19
The Springs Living and Mary's Woods limits visitors and requires screenings
March 07, 2020
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) INFORMATION
What are the symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and what steps is The Springs Living taking to help prevent the spread.
March 01, 2020
Precautionary Measures Taking Place Against Coronavirus
The Springs Living is closely monitoring developments of the outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19). While there are currently no cases of coronavirus identified in any of our communities, as always, our overriding priority above all else is the safety and health of our residents and employees.