Louisiana Department of Health officials recently issued a statement urging all eligible individuals to be vaccinated at the earliest opportunity. The COVID-19 virus has had a devastating impact on skilled nursing communities in Louisiana. More than 12,000 nursing home residents contracted the virus in the state and more than 2,800 of these patients succumbed to the illness.
The vaccines have proven to be better than 94% effective at preventing COVID-19 in clinical trials. As with any vaccine, there is a low risk of side effects with the most common being injection side tenderness, fatigue, headache and muscle pain. Severe reactions to the injection are uncommon. You cannot get COVID-19 from the vaccine.
The Priority Management executive team was among the first in their organization to be vaccinated. Doug Boulware, William Bauder, and Steven Boulware received initial injections in early January without incident or problem.
“I was eager to be vaccinated and do my part in taking the first step towards ending the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Doug Boulware, president of Priority Management Group. “It is my sincere hope that every resident and staff member will choose to be vaccinated. This is the best and quickest way to bring about an end to the pandemic and ensure greater safety for everyone.”
Priority Management strives to attain a work environment where each employee is valued and respected. We promote advancing excellence in health care services to enhance optimal nursing care in our 21 skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), two assisted living facilities (AL) and four long-term acute care hospitals (LTACH) in Louisiana and Texas.
Priority Management’s 15 properties in Louisiana include:
Colonial Oaks Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
Pilgrim Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
Chateau D’Ville Rehab and Retirement
Chateau Terrebonne Health Care
The Woodlands Healthcare Center
Chateau St. James Rehab and Retirement
Alpine Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
The Bradford Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
Booker T. Washington Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
The Guest House Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
Shreveport Manor Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation
Spring Lake Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation