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Life Care Center of Banner Elk makes rehab fun with Tour de North Carolina program
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Each patient began at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville and “travelled” along the route. Among the destinations were Old Salem, the North Carolina Zoo, Raleigh, Halifax, Edenton, Kitty Hawk, Cape Hatteras, Wilmington, Fort Bragg and Independence Park.

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Life Care Center of Banner Elk nurse earns wound care certification

Darlene McGuire, a licensed practical nurse at Life Care Center of Banner Elk, North Carolina,recently earned her wound care certification from the Wound Care Education Institute.

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Banner named Life Care’s Eastern Division Director of Nursing of the Year
Tammy Banner

Tammy Banner, director of nursing at Life Care Center of Banner Elk, North Carolina, was named Director of Nursing of the Year for Life Care Centers of America’s Eastern Division on May 19.

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Life Care Center of Banner Elk makes room for more rehab

Life Care Center of Banner Elk has begun an expansion of its rehabilitation department, putting an increased emphasis on physical, occupational and speech therapies.

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Life Care Center of Banner Elk models therapy sessions on Olympic events

From Feb. 10 – 21, 2014, rehab patients at Life Care Center of Banner Elk, N.C., enjoyed a special Olympics-style spin on their therapy sessions.

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Therapy at Life Care Center of Banner Elk helps Allen walk again

Raheem Allen is walking again, thanks to rehabilitation at Life Care Center of Banner Elk, N.C.

He came to the facility on Nov. 18, 2013, after fracturing his right leg. Such a setback would affect anyone, but for him, it was especially difficult since a traumatic brain injury years earlier had caused weakness on his left side.

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A rehab poem by a Life Care Center of Banner Elk resident

We talk a lot about our therapy services at Life Care Center of Banner Elk, but what really matters is what our residents think.

Here is a poem from one of them, Raheem Allen.

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Life Care Center of Banner Elk wins Business Development Award of Excellence
Chris Green, Vicki Hood, Latessa Morris, Jennifer Berry, Radd Nesbit, Star Gardner, Beecher Hunter

Life Care Center of Banner Elk, N.C., recently won the Business Development Award of Excellence for Life Care Centers of America’s Blue Ridge Region.

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Life Care Center of Banner Elk earns perfect score on annual state survey
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Life Care Center of Banner Elk, N.C. achieved a deficiency-free state survey in mid-September 2013.

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Back-to-School Fling at Life Care Center of Banner Elk provides supplies for 200 kids
Nell Taylor with the Wooly Worm Festival mascot

Life Care Center of Banner Elk, N.C., held a very successful Back-to-School Fling on Aug. 10, 2013, to provide school supplies for area children. Area businesses generously contributed school items for kindergarten through eighth grade.

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