PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania — 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.
The Pines of Mount Lebanon 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.
IntegraCare Chief Operating Officer, Megan Campbell, said residents and their families have had a positive response to the team’s attaining the 100% vaccination rate.
“At The Pines of Mount Lebanon, we have received wonderful comments from our residents’ family members who are so appreciative that we have all of our team members getting vaccinated,” Campbell said. “They really appreciate this focus on helping to keep their loved ones safe during this uncertain time. It has been such a joy seeing family members be able to visit and hug their loved ones again here in our community.”