Albers Guiding Skilled Nursing Facility Through COVID-19 Pandemic While Touching the Lives of Carlinville, Ill., Residents
CARLINVILLE, ILL. (March 5, 2021) – Hallmark Healthcare of Carlinville, the 49-bed subacute and skilled nursing facility, is honoring its administrator, Chas Albers, for her leadership during National Long-Term Care Administrator’s Week, March 8-13, 2021, sponsored by the American College of Health Care Administrators.
Often cited as the greatest challenge of their careers to date, the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic has required administrators of the nation’s skilled nursing facilities to marshal significant resources together, collaborate, and protect their residents from the virus. Albers is leading Hallmark through the battle with coronavirus, helping to guard against outbreaks, comforting residents, and maintaining a caring community within the facility.
“The biggest challenge of the pandemic has been the emotional part, with families unable to be with their loved ones, and seeing the stress on the staff,” Albers said. “It was a significant accomplishment keeping COVID out of the building for eight months and then when we did have it, limiting it to just one month with no reinfections. At that time, we had to help some residents recover from COVID while keeping others protected from it. Getting the residents and staff vaccinated so quickly was a big accomplishment.”
Albers first became a skilled nursing facility administrator in 2020, after three-and-a-half years serving as a Director of Social Services and Admissions Coordinator. “I chose to go into this industry because I wanted to make a difference in residents’ lives and make a difference in long-term care,” she noted.
Albers’ Role In Resident Care
As a key player in the Hallmark care team, Albers is entrusted with the responsibility of managing the care of the community’s loved ones. She touches the lives of residents and families, and ensures that the staff provides the highest level of quality care.
To become a skilled nursing facility administrator, it takes commitment and dedication. Upon becoming administrators, these healthcare professionals must continue life-long learning to stay on the cutting edge of top-level care. Administrators are masters of multi-tasking, taking into account every aspect of a person’s life, not just their medical needs, while building a sense of home and community.
“My greatest satisfaction is seeing the good morale in my staff and within our building,” Albers added. “The relationships that are built between staff and residents make everyone like family.”
Albers is a key reason why Hallmark shares the core principles and standards of the people of our region.
About Hallmark Healthcare of Carlinville
Hallmark Healthcare of Carlinville is a 49-bed skilled nursing facility in Carlinville, Ill., providing short-term rehabilitation, long-term skilled nursing care, memory care, respite care, wound care, IV therapy, pain management and diabetes management. The center is currently accepting new admissions for short-term rehab to home, long-term-care and memory care. For further information, please contact Mindy Semple at (217) 836-8954 or visit the facility’s website at www.hallmark-hc.com.
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