RESTON, Virginia — 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.
Hunters Woods at Trails Edge 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.”
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.
Hunters Woods at Trails Edge Executive Operations Officer Cissy Nickel said her team displayed a commitment to receiving the vaccine in an effort to keep the senior living community safe and healthy.
“We could not be prouder to announce that Hunters Woods at Trails Edge is to be 100% vaccinated,” Nickel said. “What an incredible testament to our incredible healthcare heroes and their commitment and caring for the people they care for.
“We believe that requiring full and complete vaccinations for those who live and work here is a fundamental health and safety standard to protect each other and is a great big step toward togetherness,” Nickel said. “The vaccination clinics were filled with much joy and many happy tears.”