The Infection Control Assessment and Promotion Program (ICAP) has recognized JCH&L Gardenside with Gold Status for having more than 90 percent of residents fully vaccinated. A certificate was presented showing Gardenside as one of the six long-term care facilities in the state with more than 90 percent of residents fully vaccinated.
Director of Nursing Laura DeBoer, RN, said: “All of our elders were more than willing to take their COVID series and boosters. Most felt it was their ‘duty’ to get these vaccines to protect themselves, and others. One gentlemen said ‘Why wouldn’t I get it?’ We discussed the COVID vaccine in our resident council and our elders wanted to live around others who were fully vaccinated as well. Moving forward, we made it an admission criteria that all new admissions needed to be fully vaccinated with boosters.”
The long-term care wall of honor can be found here: