Roo Lan’s Senior Health Fair Was a Huge Success

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A Great Turnout!!

On Thursday, June 6th, Roo Lan sponsored its’ 2nd annual Health Fair at the Lacey Community Center.  The theme of this year’s event was “Protect Your Health & Wealth” and over 100 seniors attended this year’s fair!

Covering the  ‘Protect Your Wealth’ part of the event’s theme, speakers from the Attorney General’s office, the Federal Trade Commission and the Secretary of State were the three key speakers.  These presenters covered invaluable information for the assembled audience regarding RoboCalls, Charitable Scams, Identity Theft etc.  Representatives from the Department of Financial Institutions, Insurance Commissioner and Public Utilities were also in attendance to offer additional resources and information as needed.

Classroom presenters covered the ‘Protect Your Health’ portion of the event, with classes such as “Home Health vs. Home Care – What’s the Difference” and Providence’s “Five Wishes” class.  Complimentary breakfast and lunch were provided and over a dozen folks were winners of the many raffle prizes!  Thanks to Clair Ferris of Funeral Alternatives for his great photos, to see them all click on this link:  https://www.fawphotoshare.org/Roo-Lan-Health-Fair-6-6-19/

Roo Lan’s Annual Health Fair is June 6th

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Come for the Community, Stay to Learn!

It’s time again for Roo Lan’s Annual Health Fair to educate and help the seniors of Thurston County. This event, held at the Lacey Community Center less than a mile from our campus, is meant to help educate and assist seniors in matters important to them. The Fair will be on June 6th from 9 AM – 2 PM. This year’s event is being put on in partnership with Consumer Protection of Washington and they have formed the basis for the theme of this year’s event.

This Year’s Fair Includes


  • Professional Speakers

  • Breakout Sessions

  • Resource Fair with More Than 30 Vendors

  • Q&A Opportunities with Local Resource Experts

  • Raffle Prizes

  • Complementary Food and Beverages


Protect Your Health & Wealth

The theme of this year’s Fair is about protection, not just of your health and well being but the financial assets you’ve worked all your life to accumulate. To that end this year’s keynote speakers are addressing concerns you might have regarding how to protect yourself against identity theft, online scams, and much more. We will also be hosting breakout sessions throughout the day for attendees wishing to have a small group conversation with subject matter experts.

Keynote Speakers

  • Intro to Consumer Protection Washington & GiveSmart with… Teresa Glidden, Office of the Secretary of State
  • Services for Seniors – Protecting and Educating with… Elena Huizar, Attorney General’s Office
  • Identity Theft, Robo Calls, Mail Scams & More with… Chuck Harwood, Federal Trade Commission NW Office

Breakout Sessions

  • Legal Means To Protect Your Identity with… Attorney Heidi Magaro
  • Five Wishes with… Providence Hospice
  • Home Health or Home Care – What’s The Difference? with… Advanced Health Care

Have Questions? Contact Lark Church at (360) 491-1765 or marketing@roolan.com, We hope to see you June 6th

Roo Lan to Host Senior Health Fair June 15th

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On Friday, June 15th, Roo Lan Health Care will be hosting our first ever Senior Health Fair at the Lacey Community Center from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. This event is one of the many ways Roo Lan is giving back to the community that has helped it thrive for more than 45 years, and a new way for us to educate seniors about the services and resources available to them here in Lacey. Our city has grown and changed a lot since Roo Lan first opened it’s doors in 1971 and so has health care. We want to give our seniors a new venue to discover ways to stay healthy and connect with the businesses that can help them get there. The Fair will be FREE to Enter, Click HERE to RSVP.


Fair Highlights Include:

  • Presentation by L. Anthony Agtarap, MD from Olympia Orthopaedic Associates
  • Brain Games With Linda Terry
  • Broadway Show Tunes performed by Naomi Morgan
  • 30-Minute Classes on a wide variety of topics
  • More Than 20 Local Senior-Focused Businesses
  • Food & Raffle Prizes!!

In addition to the events at the community center, Roo Lan’s bus will be on hand to provide visitors who wish to see our facility over to Roo Lan during the fair. For more information, please call 360-491-1765.

Roo Lan Celebrates CNA Graduates

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It’s Graduation Day!

Roo Lan is excited to announce that the students from our March CNA Accelerator class have officially graduated! In 2017 we partnered with South Puget Sound Community College to provide training for new CNAs in order to meet the highest possible standards of excellence. Our first group of graduates completed an intensive “accelerator” course, with rigorous didactic & skills assessment training conducted at SPSCC. Roo Lan’s whole team came together to celebrate and congratulate the newest members of our family! They began full time work at Roo Lan’s skilled nursing facility May 1st. We are proud to have them on board!

Well Done Graduates


Are You Interested in a career as a caregiver? Click HERE to learn more about Roo Lan’s CNA Accelerator.

Roo Lan CNA Wins Caregiver of the Year

Roo Lan Health Care is very excited to announce that our Activities Assistant, Trina Woolridge, was awarded Caregiver of the Year, at the Senior Action Network’s Caregiver Appreciation Dinner. This annual event, now on its 17th year, honors caregivers and nurse assistants working throughout Thurston, Mason, and Lewis County both in facilities and senior’s homes. Trina was one of only 6 caregivers accorded this honor from dozens of submissions for the Facility-Based Caregiver category.

A team member at our skilled-nursing facility, Trina has been with Roo Lan for more than 15-years. A career caregiver, Trina found her life’s passion in our Activities Department providing entertainment and friendship to those living in our community. Trina was nominated by Milly, a resident’s family member who watched Trina care for her mother-in-law and has remained friends with her ever since. Milly pointed out Trina’s boundless enthusiasm and dedication to what she does in her recommendation letter. She brings a special kind of energy to the activities she hosts in Roo Lan’s dining hall that really helps our resident’s feel welcome. The rest of the team here at Roo Lan couldn’t be prouder of Trina and thank her for her many years of service.


 

A 4-Star Experience

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Our Skilled-Nursing Facility Has Decades of Experience Helping Other’s Recover


When faced with a long road to recovery after a sickness or injury, there are a lot of questions to consider. Where should I go for rehab? What program is best for me? Who do I trust? Roo Lan’s been the answer to families and patients faced with these questions for almost 50 years.

4-STAR MEDICARE RATED: Not only is Roo Lan a 4-Star facility on Medicare.gov as of our last survey, but we have been 4-stars or better for many years now. This demonstrates the high quality of care our staff consistently provides our residents.

EXPERIENCED CAREGIVERS: Our owner Mr. Craig LeVee is a firm believer in the idea that the best people give the best care. To that end we have spent a lot of time developing and retaining a great team of nurses and caregivers. Many of our caregivers have been with us for decades and some have worked at Roo Lan for more than 30 years.

DEDICATED REHABILITATION WING: Healing is hard enough without being in a room you hate. Roo Lan’s Rehab wing offers expansive, private and semi-private suites designed to offer all the comforts of home while giving you the care you need to heal. Amenities include free WiFi, TV Lounges with recliners, and private dining areas for guests and their families.

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Premium Memory Care, Without the Premium Price

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The average cost of memory care in Washington is $100,000 a year, but not at Roo Lan.


Roo Lan’s owners recognized that the ballooning cost of health care was placing families in Western Washington in a difficult position. Many cannot afford a standard 2-year contract in a secure memory care community and are still months (if not years) away from qualifying for Medicaid. This service gap means many families would have no alternative but to try and manage their loved ones at home, an emotionally draining and potentially dangerous prospect. Determined to help, Roo Lan redeveloped our Memory Care plan to make it as affordable as possible without compromising care.

NO CARE LEVELS: Care levels at other communities place a great deal of uncertainty on families in terms of just how much care for their loved one will actually cost. It is not uncommon elsewhere for monthly fees to double over time: as a resident ages and requires more help, most facilities increase the cost of care. Roo Lan offers a Fixed-Rate for our residents, so the cost of care itself will never go up in the event mom/dad needs more assistance.

9-MONTH CONTRACTS: At most facilities, families need to prepare to have adequate financial resources that will last for at least 2 years before applying for Medicaid assistance. That is usually well over $150,000! Roo Lan, on the other hand, allows residents and their families to transition to Medicaid any time after the initial nine months of residency have passed.

MEDICAID FRIENDLY: Once our residents qualify financially for Medicaid there are no hidden “strings” attached. We take care of everything to ensure a smooth, painless shift in finances.

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A Locally Owned Community

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We’ve Been Caring for The Resident’s of Thurston County for More than 45 Years.


Roo Lan first opened it’s doors in 1971, since then we have cared for multiple generations of Thurston County residents. Though health care has changed a great deal in the nearly half century we’ve been operating here in Lacey, our approach to care and ownership hasn’t changed.

WE’RE FAMILY RUN: Mr. Craig LeVee, the current owner, took over ownership of Roo Lan in 1985. He is still actively involved in the community to this day. Being family owned eliminates a a great deal of bureaucratic red-tape, ensuring we can focus more on what’s best for our guests and residents.

WE’RE VETERAN FRIENDLY: Roo Lan is the only VA-Certified skilled-nursing community in Thurston County, and we have a deep connection with the armed services. Our owner, Mr. LeVee, is a Vietnam War veteran and he deeply believes in helping those who’ve served our country however we can.

WE’RE HIGHLY INVOLVED: More than 45 years in the same town brings with it a degree of community involvement, and Roo Lan has been actively supporting seniors and the programs that help them well after they leave our campus. We’re an active member of many senior, focused organizations in the area including the South Sound Alzheimer’s Council and the Senior Action Network.

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