Life Care News

Life Care believes in making residents our top priority and staying involved in the communities in which we serve. Our centers, residents and corporate offices take pride in connecting with each other and their hometowns. Here are stories about current events and the people within the Life Care family.

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Associates at Columbine Manor Care Center share their musical talents with residents
Dr Vince Stack plays the banjo, while Cindy Jean Stover plays the guitar and sings

It’s not just volunteers sharing sweet tunes with residents at Columbine Manor Care Center in Salida, Colo.

For the past few months, residents and associates have enjoyed listening to the musical talents of Cindy Jean Stover, a floor nurse who works on the clinically complex unit.

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Therapy at Life Care Center of Bridgeton helps Berkeley woman return to normal diet

After acute respiratory failure, Georgia Zollman came to Life Care Center of Bridgeton, Mo., in September 2013 for rehabilitation.

When she arrived, she was weak, could not walk and needed assistance with all her daily tasks, from bathing and dressing to brushing her hair. She was also on a feeding tube and could not eat food by mouth.

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Miss Rhode Island visits Cherry Hill Manor for Gorgeous Glamour Day
Jessica Marfeo with Carmella Manzotti - Photo by Pete Fontaine, reprinted with permission from "Johnston Sun Rise"

The fun-loving yet highly professional activities staff at Cherry Hill Manor, along with Miss Rhode Island Jessica Marfeo, took 16 residents on a trip back in time Monday during the award-winning nursing and rehabilitation center’s first-ever Gorgeous Glamour Day.

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Congressman visits Payson Care Center
Jason Norman with Congressman Gosar

On March 10, 2014, U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar visited Payson Care Center in Payson, Ariz., to talk with the facility’s leaders about the state of health care.

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Life Care Center of Tullahoma named Rehab Center of Excellence for balance program

The program can serve a variety of diagnoses, including traumatic brain injuries, inner ear problems and frequent falls.

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Life Care Center of Columbia named Rehab Center of Excellence for neuro rehab program

The program serves patients with diagnoses as varied as stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia, Parkinson’s disease and spinal cord injuries. To treat such different conditions, therapists at Life Care Center of Columbia are specially trained in different neurological interventions.

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Dr. Rodela joins Cleveland and Ooltewah Life Care centers as on-site physician
Dr. Laina Rodela

Dr. Rodela will share time between the two buildings, caring for patients in each. She will work with both facilities’ current on-site physicians (Andrea Bowers in Cleveland and Joy Boggess in Ooltewah).

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Valley View Villa’s executive director becomes an All-Star Alumni

Brittany Staley, executive director at Valley View Villa in Fort Morgan, Colo., was recognized on Feb. 28, 2014, with the All-Star Alumni award from her alma mater, Morgan Community College.

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Life Care Center of LaGrange rolls out the red carpet again
Red carpet

For the second year in a row, Life Care Center of LaGrange, Ind., hosted a Hollywood Awards event on Feb. 28, 2014.

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Life Care Center of Cleveland hosts “Celebrate with the Candidate”
Meeting with the candidate

On March 24, 2014, Life Care Center of Cleveland, Tenn., hosted a meet and greet event with candidates for the upcoming primary elections.

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Walking miles in the shoes of Lindsay Harford
Lindsay Harford with her shoes

To compliment her plain black nurse’s scrubs, Lindsay Harford, a registered nurse at Life Care Center of Pueblo, Colo., wears brightly colored tennis shoes to walk around the skilled nursing facility.

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Valentine’s Day is mouth-watering at Life Care Center of Morgan County

Valentine’s Day is supposed to be a sweet occasion, and Feb. 14, 2014, at Life Care Center of Morgan County in Wartburg, Tenn., was no exception.

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Life Care Center of Treasure Valley offers Tea on the Orient Express
Table set for tea

Life Care Center of Treasure Valley in Boise, Idaho, took its female residents and guests from seven local assisted living facilities back in time on March 11, 2014, as the facility presented Tea on the Orient Express.

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Life Care Center of Hixson dietary team shares healthy eating, cooking habits

On Feb. 5, 2014, the dietary department from Life Care Center of Hixson, Tenn., presented a cooking demonstration and educational session at The North River Civic Center in Hixson. Twenty-six members gathered for the presentation, “No Bones About It.”

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100 years and counting: Parker resident celebrates Centennial birthday with family
Bill Mackenzie, Jr., gets a laugh while telling stories at his dad's 100th birthday party March 7 at the Life Care Center of Stonegate. Bill Mackenzie, Sr., was born the year World War I broke out. Photo by Chris Michlewicz

Everyone should be so lucky. Hitting the 100-year mark — it’s exceptionally rare. But experts anticipate that more people will reach their centennial year as health awareness and medical care continue to improve.

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Garden Terrace in Houston celebrates Go Texan Day
Dana Green

Go Texan Day is a community tradition, and one that Garden Terrace Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence in Houston proudly participated in on Feb. 28, 2014.

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Rehab at Ridgeview Terrace of Life Care helps woman recover from stroke

“I’m so glad I came to Ridgeview Terrace,” said Trent. “The therapists here saw the potential in me, and I’m able to do more than I ever thought I would be able to do again.”

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Five couples renew wedding vows at Life Care Center of the South Shore

“Every day is Valentine’s Day, being married to Lena for 60 years,” said Tom Nurney, a resident at Life Care Center of the South Shore in Scituate, Mass.

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Eric Doerhoff named vice president of Life Care’s Central Division

Life Care Centers of America recently appointed Eric Doerhoff as vice president of its Central Division.

In this position, Doerhoff now oversees Life Care’s 35 facilities in Indiana, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. Doerhoff began his new duties on April 1, 2014.

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13 days of rehab at Life Care Center of Richland get DeVillenueve home after heart attack
Christine DeVillenueve with Kester Ogala, DPT

When Christine DeVillenueve became completely debilitated from a heart attack and bacterial infection, she knew she had to select a rehabilitation center that offered aggressive physical and occupational therapies for a quick return to her busy life.

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