Senior living community receives certificate of recognition from IntegraCare
CLEARFIELD, Pa. — The dedicated team at IntegraCare is accustomed to giving 100% while caring for its residents. Now, 100% has taken on a new meaning at IntegraCare’s 13 senior living communities in three states.
Colonial Courtyard at Clearfield has attained a 100% COVID-19 vaccination rate among its team members and has earned a certificate of recognition signed by IntegraCare CEO Larry Rouvelas.
“We take the safety and well-being of our team and our residents very seriously,” said Rouvelas, who made IntegraCare a leader in the industry as among the first to make employee vaccinations mandatory during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We are proud of our team for getting vaccinated to protect not only themselves, but also our residents. IntegraCare is a great place to work, a great place to live, and now is a safer place for all.”
Colonial Courtyard at Clearfield team members received their first vaccination early in February and had the second vaccination on Feb. 25.
To ensure that team members and residents have access to vaccinations in the future, IntegraCare will work with Johnson Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., whose experienced pharmacists and technicians are leaders in the long-term care pharmacy model.
“Our continued focus is on vaccination of our staff and our residents as well as expanding visitation opportunities for our families and residents both inside and outside,” said Loriann Putzier, President and co-founder of IntegraCare.
Miranda Coulter, Colonial Courtyard at Clearfield Executive Operations Officer, appreciated her team’s response to the objective of attaining a 100% vaccination rate.
“It was very important for our community to reach our goal of 100% vaccination to provide as much protection to our residents and team members as possible,” Coulter said. “Vaccination has helped us to be able to welcome the family and friends of our residents back into our community, something so vital to the well-being of our residents.”
Coulter said the residents who received their vaccinations looked forward to their turn to be a part of the effort.
“I’m very proud of this achievement at my community,” Coulter said. “Our residents were so excited to receive their vaccine and kept asking when it was coming. There was such a relief when I could finally give them a definite date for our first vaccine clinic. Our team members sought the information that they needed to make their decisions and rolled their sleeves up without hesitation to help all of us keep moving forward. I have a team of heroes with warrior’s hearts and they show it time and time again.”