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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Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners – July 2014

Jerry Cooney, van driver at La Cañada Care Center in Tucson, Arizona, not only takes residents to appointments and outings but also looks after the little things that make for quality of life at the facility…

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Life Care Center of Crossville helps bus driver recover from broken leg
Joe Wessel

It’s hard to drive a tour bus with a broken leg.

Thanks to rehabilitation at Life Care Center of Crossville, Tennessee, however, local tour bus driver Joe Wessel will soon be back behind the wheel.

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Life Care Center of Ooltewah celebrates a remarkable recovery
Debbie, Shirley and Holly

It wasn’t how Thanksgiving was supposed to end.

Shirley Waters had laid down for a post-feast nap at the East Brainerd home she shares with her daughter Holly Waters. But when she got up, she lost her balance and fell…

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Nurse at Cottesmore of Life Care earns rehabilitation nurse certification
Sarah Simpson, CRRN

“My residents’ paths to recovery require me as a nurse to provide focused and customized care to their specific needs, be a constant and caring patient advocate and adjust interventions safely and efficiently,” Simpson added.

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Wheelchair wash at Life Care Center of Westlake is social event
Julie Coticchia, assistant director of nursing, and Maryann Dubyoski, executive director

On July 22, Life Care Center of Westlake, Ohio, turned a routine chore into a fun social event with its Wheelchair Wash.

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State department of health honors Life Care Center of Hixson for fall prevention efforts
Certificate of Appreciation

The Tennessee Department of Health honored Life Care Center of Hixson for its educational programs during TDOH’s State Falls Prevention Conference on July 25.

Life Care Center of Hixson received a certificate of appreciation from TDOH on Aug. 20.

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Life Care Center of Waynesville resident participates in local pageant
Georgia Primus

On July 17, Life Care Center of Waynesville resident Georgia Primus took part in the Missouri Health Care Association’s District 7 Ms. Missouri Nursing Home Pageant.

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Life Care Center of Winter Haven helps 25-year-old set up independently
Anthony Gramm opens his gifts

On June 26, Life Care Center of Winter Haven, Florida, hosted a housewarming shower for its youngest resident, who was about to move into an independent apartment.

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Life Care Center of Hixson chefs give community tips on eating with dementia
Lucien Lamontagne presenting

On Aug. 6, Lamontagne presented a seminar on Eating with Dementia at the North River Civic Center in Hixson. The session was part of a series of community presentations to help educate seniors on health topics of importance to them.

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Life Care Center of Bridgeton’s Summer Blast helps community beat the heat
David Herrington braces for a soaking in Beat the Bucket

On June 21, Life Care Center of Bridgeton, Missouri, hosted a free Summer Blast for the residents, community and surrounding senior living facilities.

Associates estimate between 150-200 guests attended.

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Life Care Center of Coeur d’Alene resident sings at baseball game
Mike McGhee walking with Chief Wahoo on  the ball field

Mike McGhee, a resident at Life Care Center of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, stepped up to the microphone.

“Take me out to the baaallll game… take me out to the crowd!”

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Green Valley Care Center open house shows off renovations
The ribbon-cutting

On July 24, Green Valley Care Center in New Albany, Indiana, gave community members the chance to check out the newly renovated building at an open house.

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Nursing assistant at Life Care Center of Hilliard wins second place in FHCA essay contest
Cindy Graham

Cindy Graham, a certified nursing assistant at Life Care Center of Hilliard, Florida, recently won second place in the Florida Health Care Association’s annual CNA essay contest.

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Solar Week at Life Care Center of Paradise Valley is out of this world
The solar system

Life Care Center of Paradise Valley in Phoenix, Arizona, has been doing theme weeks throughout the summer, and one of the most popular was a Solar Week with activities each day having to do with our place in the universe.

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Life Care Center of Crossville hosts Kids Camp for associates’ children
Kids Camp

From July 21 – 25, Life Care Center of Crossville, Tennessee, hosted a Kids Camp for associates’ children, providing games and educational opportunities from 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day.

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Life Care Center of Morgan County supports two events for community children
The softball team

It was a busy Saturday on July 26 for associates at Life Care Center of Morgan County in Wartburg, Tennessee, as they took part in two different events to support community children.

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Ruby Sharon turns 105 at Western Hills Health Care Center
Dru Enriquez, left, and CJ Jaff, right, present Ruby Sharon and her family with a signed poster

Ruby Sharon, a resident at Western Hills Health Care Center in Lakewood, Colorado, celebrated her 105th birthday on July 19. Family members gathered together in the formal dining room to wish her a happy birthday.

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Alberta Johnson turns 100 at The Woodlands

On June 20, The Woodlands in Muncie, Indiana, had the privilege to honor Alberta Johnson on the occasion of her 100th birthday.

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Northwood Hills Care Center residents enjoy summer gardening
Filomena Palma with zucchini

Once again, the residents of Northwood Hills Care Center in Humansville, Missouri, have cultivated a vegetable garden.

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Life Care Center of Hilo hosts Filipino Fiesta

Filipino fiestas take place annually in the Philippines, and on Friday, June 13, Life Care Center of Hilo, Hawaii, hosted a fiesta to celebrate the tradition with native Filipino residents and associates.

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