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Beginning Second Round of COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

CEO Gary Blake leads by example to encourage staff and residents to get vaccinated

Creative Solutions in Healthcare, the largest independent owner and operator of long-term care facilities in Texas, today had its second COVID-19 vaccination clinic for residents and staff at Lake Lodge Nursing and Rehabilitation in Lake Worth. Co-founder and CEO Gary Blake did not hesitate to roll up his sleeve for the vaccine a second time hoping to encourage others to do the same.

“I wanted to show everyone – staff, residents, families and friends – that the vaccine is not something to fear,” Blake said. “This vaccine is a true sign of hope and will give us another layer of protection against the virus. I hope all residents and staff members at our facilities choose to get the vaccine.”

The first vaccination clinic at Lake Lodge Nursing and Rehabilitation was held on Dec. 28. The vaccination is being administered in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control, Walgreens, and CVS which will facilitate vaccinations at the majority of Creative Solutions in Healthcare facilities. The pharmacy teams will make three visits to each long-term care facility to ensure all residents and staff receive their first dose and a follow up booster.

While it is highly recommended for health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities, the vaccine is not mandatory. Creative Solutions in Healthcare, which operates Lake Lodge Nursing and Rehabilitation and more than 80 facilities across the state, recently launched a series of educational webinars to address some of the initial skepticism about the vaccine. Blake says getting the vaccine himself was a logical next step. “I was excited to do it and it was very, very simple. I vaccinate for everyone.”

About Creative Solutions in Healthcare
Creative Solutions in Healthcare offers senior care and living options in 78 facilities across Texas. The company was founded in 2000 by Gary and Malisa Blake, with the goal of providing the superior quality care its residents and their loved ones expect and deserve. Today that tradition continues in the skilled nursing and assisted living facilities that offer seniors an unparalleled experience with attention to every detail.

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