Leisure Care says ‘thank you’ to more than 5,000 senior living healthcare workers and staff on the national day of gratitude
VANCOUVER — Leisure Care, one of the nation’s largest privately-owned senior living companies, celebrated its staff and nursing teams across the nation on May 7 with a “Leisure Care Heroes’ Day.” That included a celebration at the Van Mall Senior Living facility in Vancouver.
With healthcare workers and staff being on the front lines of the Coronavirus crisis, the company was inspired by the steadfast commitment of its employees. Leisure Care took the moment to acknowledge the importance of its employees’ enduring efforts to keep residents healthy and at ease.
The first two COVID-19 related deaths in Clark County were an elderly couple, one of which was a resident of Van Mall Senior Living.
Each of the approximately 5,000 employees received a “Doing Right Things” t-shirt, which is one of Leisure Care’s company values. They also were given “shout outs” from the company’s Seattle-based corporate office through a video.
“Every day our Leisure Care family shows up and is dedicated to caring for our residents and our communities. The health and safety of both our employees and our residents are our top priority,” says Dan Madsen, Leisure Care CEO. “We are so proud of the tireless efforts and commitment of our employees to our residents who are the most vulnerable to this virus.”
On May 7, in conjunction with National Nurses Week, employees were invited to wear their T-sheets and each community is honoring its staff in its own way.
Family members of residents also expressed gratitude for the care of the Leisure Care employees:
“The entire staff has truly helped to ease my concerns and I know that she (mom) is in good hands. Every day when we talk, she tells me that someone has done just that one thing to ease her loneliness or brighten her day. You have followed all of the guidelines and worked very hard to address not only her physical needs, but her emotional needs as well.”
“I have said many times that I don’t think my mom could be in a safer place right now…I have been beyond impressed from the get-go. I wanted you to know how very much I appreciate your efforts and thoughtfulness.”
“We wanted to send you our praise and gratitude for the hard work, dedication and extra care you are providing to keep our mom and all residents there safe. We know this has been a huge shift for everyone and while it has been difficult to not visit, we are reassured that our mom is in the best of hands.”
Leisure Care is asking the public to join in and has outlined some ways they can participate:
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org sharing positive feedback with the team.
- Make a sign and drive by the community.
- Leave a review on the Leisure Care community’s Facebook page saying thank you.
- Send a thank you letter in the mail.
- Film a video thanking the staff and post it on the community’s Facebook page.
- Send a delivery from a local bakery or restaurant if possible.
- Send a bouquet of flowers to the community if possible.