Watermark’s COVID-19 Response
Watermark Retirement Communities responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in February 2020 with the creation of a Task Force of health care and senior living experts. The Task Force initiated a comprehensive plan with safety and security protocols including best practices from federal and state authorities as well as Watermark’s decades of operating experience.
As the situation progresses with COVID-19, Watermark is committed to keeping residents, families and associates safe. Watermark’s robust tools for training, communication and risk management are being specially utilized in this situation.
Transparent and accurate communication is a core value at Watermark. We are committed to remaining well-informed and responsive at the leading edge of this fluid situation. We are equally committed to keeping clear and transparent lines of communication open with our residents and their families.
Stay Safe, Be well
Karen Mlawsky, Chief Operating Officer.
FAQs About the COVID-19 Vaccine
Wear a shirt with easy to rollup sleeves/ sleeveless. Bring a copy of your insurance card front and back, and signed consent forms you can obtain from your community team.
The vaccine has been paid for by the Federal government, however the administration of the vaccine is covered by insurance 100%. Uninsured individuals will receive the vaccine at no charge.
Residents, associates and community care providers will attend the vaccine clinics on the same day.
No, the vaccine is not mandatory but consider the protection we will have the more people that consent to this vaccine. We continue to reinforce our education to increase our numbers of vaccinated individuals at our communities.
Getting the Vaccine
Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, Watermark currently manages 64 communities in 21 states, including CCRCs, standalone independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities in addition to Medicare-certified rehabilitation and skilled nursing neighborhoods.
Watermark creates extraordinary communities where people thrive. We believe aging is about renewal rather than retirement. Watermark communities are known for highly trained and caring associates, a lifestyle built on choice, fine amenities, integrative wellness and innovative programs including the award-winning Watermark University featuring a wide variety of engaging classes for residents and area seniors. Watermark has been named in the top 25 Best Workplaces for Aging Services in a national program conducted by the Great Place to Work Institute and published on Fortune.com. A privately held company with a reputation for over 30 years for service, innovation, integrity and financial stability, Watermark manages more than 60 retirement communities coast to coast. Based in Tucson AZ, Watermark is ranked as the nation’s 11th-leading senior housing operator by the American Seniors Housing Association.