Texas Health Care Association Awards Vicki Burr from Focused Care at Center as Certified Nurse Aide of the Year

Statewide Association for Long Term Care Facilities Bestows Honors to Outstanding Skilled Nursing Care Providers in Ten Regions Throughout Texas

(Center, TX) – Following one of the most challenging years as a health care provider caring for the most vulnerable population during a global pandemic, a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) at Focused Care at Center, a local long term skilled nursing care community, was recognized by the Texas Health Care Association (THCA) for her outstanding delivery of nursing care.  Vicki Burr, CNA, was presented with the award for Region 6 at the THCA’s Annual Convention in September.

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Focused Care Vaccine Mandate

You may have heard this expression – the tipping point.  Here is a definition of its meaning: the critical point in a situation, process, or system beyond which a significant and often unstoppable effect or change takes place

Most of us might immediately think of the pandemic and it certainly can be considered a tipping point in our world. But right now, I’m referring to a vaccination mandate for all who work in nursing homes soon to be implemented by the president of the United States.  And if that doesn’t create a tipping point, the penalty for not enforcing this mandate as a long term care provider is the withdrawal of Medicaid and Medicare federal funds – together of which comprise the majority of revenue for a skilled nursing care community and which without, we will struggle to operate.

All of you are aware there was a nationwide nursing shortage prior to the pandemic, the latter of which significantly deepened the deficit of qualified, compassionate nurses. Focused Care recognized this early on and as a company, we truly did everything we could to retain our exemplary nursing team members. We are on a mission in this company – we are family – and we want to stay together. We can’t afford to split up – there is too much at stake. How do we keep doing what we are here to do – take care of the most vulnerable?

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The Biden Administration announcement to require nursing home staff are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition for providers to continue to receive Medicare and Medicaid funding

(Midland, TX) – Focused Post Acute Care Partners, a Texas based skilled nursing provider with 31 long term care communities in east and west Texas and down the Gulf Coast, has strongly encouraged our dedicated team members to be vaccinated. We have provided vaccination clinics at all of our long term care communities starting in December of 2020 and ongoing. Focused Care encourages our team members to educate and inform themselves with studies and reports on the COVID-19 vaccinations from credible, non-biased sources and we do not invalidate the choices of those that differ from our own.

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Cedar Bayou Opens Vaccination Clinic To the Public

Focused Care at Cedar Bayou Opens Vaccination Clinic To the Public

Pfizer Vaccine Available April 29 by appointment and walk-up Consent Forms Needed 48 Hours in Advance

April 26, 2021 (Baytown, TX) –  Baytown area Focused Care at Cedar Bayou will offer Pfizer vaccinations to the general public on Thursday, April 29th between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  The clinic is open for appointments and walk-up. Those who wish to be vaccinated must fill out a consent form 48 hours in advance.

“Focused Care is very pleased to offer the Pfizer vaccine to our residents, team members and now the general public,” said Mark McKenzie, founder of Focused Care. “Focused Care at Cedar Bayou is a convenient location for folks to make an appointment ahead of time or walk up and start the process of protecting themselves against COVID-19.  We hope Baytown citizens take advantage of this opportunity.”

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