The Ciena Group – Ciena Healthcare and Laurel Health Care Company – is proud to welcome Amy La Fleur as senior vice president of operations. La Fleur brings more than 25 years of operational experience across the Midwest to her new role.Read More
“Given the importance of community COVID-19 prevalence and facility size, studies that failed to control for these factors were likely confounded. Better control of community COVID-19 spread would have been critical for mitigating much of the morbidity and mortality long-term care residents and staff experienced during the pandemic. Traditional quality measures such as Nursing Home Compare 5-Star ratings and past deficiencies were not consistent indicators of pandemic preparedness, likely because COVID-19 presented a novel problem requiring extensive adaptation by both long-term care providers and policymakers.”
CDC says that among adults aged 65-74 years old, effectiveness of full vaccination in preventing COVID-19-associated hospitalizations was 96 percent for the Pfizer vaccine, 96 percent for Moderna, and 84 percent for Johnson & Johnson/Janssen. For people 75 years old and over, effectiveness was 91 percent for Pfizer, 96 percent for Moderna, and 85 percent for J&J/Janssen.Read More
A new report released on March 30 shows a dramatic decline in COVID-19 cases in U.S. nursing homes, thanks to initial vaccine allocations prioritized for the nation’s elders and people with disabilities in such facilities, advocates said.Read More
Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE have honored Ciena Healthcare/Laurel Health Care Company as one of the 2020 Best Workplaces for Aging Services. The ranking considered feedback representing 189,159 employees working for Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations in Senior Housing & Care and At-Home Care in the Aging Services industry.Read More
Leaders of the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) on Dec. 7 urged all state governors and public health officials to prioritize long term care (LTC) residents and staff for COVID-19 vaccinations as the surest way to quickly reduce the nation’s already staggering mortality rate blamed on the virus.Read More
Statement from Laurel Health Care Company President & CEO Mohammad A. Qazi on the encouraging new developments regarding long term care and the soon-to-be-arriving COVID-19 vaccinations.Read More
A letter from Laurel Health Care Company CEO Mohammad Qazi regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.Read More
Laurel Health Care Company (The Laurels), a national provider of skilled nursing, rehabilitation, sub-acute and assisted living services with 46 facilities in five states, is proud to announce it has earned certification as a Great Place to Work® for 2020.Read More
The Laurels of Hudsonville, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center operated by Laurel Health Care Company (LHCC), was recently recognized as a Tier 3 Achiever by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living’s (AHCA/NCAL) Quality Initiative Program for its work to improve the quality of care for short-term and long-term residents.Read More
A total of 42 skilled nursing facilities operated by Laurel Health Care Company (LHCC) – a national provider of skilled nursing, rehabilitation, sub-acute and assisted living services – were recently recognized by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) for their work to improve the quality of care for short-term and long-term residents.Read More
The Laurels of Hudsonville is pleased to announce Michelle Castillo as its new administrator. A familiar face at The Laurels, Castillo has more than 20 years of experience with the company having previously served as a staff therapist and director of rehabilitation services.Read More
The staff at the Laurels of Hudsonville always look for opportunities to give back to others in the community, especially to those who don’t always get the recognition they deserve. This June, The Laurels of Hudsonville recognized courageous first responders by hosting an Appreciation Luncheon in their honor. Local police officers, firefighters and EMT’s were invited to enjoy lunch with the staff, or pick up a meal to-go. A variety of deli foods, along with an assortment of desserts and beverages were served in our courtyard, which was decorated in a patriotic theme to tie in the upcoming Fourth of July holiday.
All Hudsonville are first responders were welcome to attend the luncheon. Over 30 first responders had a chance to socialize with each other and our staff members. They were all grateful to be honored in such a way. Our hope was that the members of the police, fire, and emergency medical service teams realize how appreciated and valued they are in our community as they complete challenging daily tasks.