BELLEVUE, Wash. – August 19, 2021 – Transforming Age and its affiliates announced that they will require all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by Friday, October 15.
“Throughout the pandemic, Transforming Age and our affiliates have gone through great lengths in the effort to keep team members, residents, clients, family members, and other partners safe and healthy,” said Transforming Age President & CEO, Torsten Hirche. “Getting vaccinated is the most effective way to prevent COVID-19 infections, keep all of us safe and do our part to end this pandemic.”
Recent spikes in COVID-19 infections caused by the highly contagious Delta variant and safeguarding the health of their senior residents were a major factor in the new policy. “We worked really hard with our community partners and local health organizations to get our residents vaccinated,” said Hirche. “We’re now taking the next step in this process by requiring our team members to be vaccinated.”
Vaccination requirements are one of the many ways Transforming Age has had to adapt during the pandemic. “The pandemic has tested us in so many ways. From daily operations in our communities, to in-home care, the way we support our residents, to how we communicate, we’ve had to rethink everything we do,” said Hirche. “I couldn’t be prouder of the team and everyone’s dedication and hard work.”
Headquartered in Bellevue, WA, Transforming Age owns and operates 47 senior living communities and has over 2,000 employees. The organization is a nationally recognized leader in nonprofit senior living and care dedicated to creating unlimited possibilities to enhance the lives of over 14,000 older adults by integrating housing, community services, technology, philanthropy and partnerships. Its HCBS affiliates provide social and community services including home care, adult day health and social & health care coordination to thousands of older adults. Transforming Age and its affiliated foundations provide philanthropic programs aimed at supporting those in need of financial assistance, the creation or enhancement of programs and services. Transforming Age also provides business service solutions to industry partners including management, development, and consulting services. The organization’s technology initiatives aim to improve the lives of older adults and those who serve them at scale.