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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Myra Miller celebrates 104th birthday at Villa Manor Care Center
Miller with her daughter, Iris, left, and granddaughter, Nancy

On June 16, Myra Willams Miller celebrated her 104th birthday in the company of her family, friends and the team from Villa Manor Care Center in Lakewood, Colorado.

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Life Care Center of Elizabethton hosts Community Bingo Night
Sheriff Chris Mathes with Debbie Estep

On June 5, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee, hosted a community bingo night. Local sheriff Chris Mathes called the bingo games, which included traditional, four corners and blackout varieties.

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Laurel Creek Health Care Center yard sale raises $977 for local cancer patients
Yard sale

The Clay County Cancer Coalition got a hefty donation to support local cancer patients thanks to residents, associates and their families at Laurel Creek Health Care Center who were willing to donate a variety of items for a yard sale.

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Life Care Center of Pueblo resident goes from comfort measures to successful rehab
M Yudit Corral and Deloris Giltner

Comfort measures are usually taken when a person, and/or the family, feel like there is not much left to do for a person medically – the person may have weeks or days left to live. Deloris Giltner, 91, was one such resident of Life Care Center of Pueblo, Colorado.

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Life Care Center of Osawatomie resident and executive director take Honor Flight
World War II veteran Johnny Jeffers in front, with Vietnam veteran Wayne Guude, Amiee Seck and World War II veteran Jim Buckman in the back

From April 30 – May 2, World War II veteran Johnny Jeffers, a resident at Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas, took an epic journey to Baltimore and Washington, D.C., with the Kansas Honor Flight.

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Cascade Park Care Center leads the way in combating C. diff in Washington

Cascade Park Care Center in Vancouver, Wash., and local PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, have led the way in the state for lower infection rates of Clostridium difficile – cutting the number of cases almost in half in their area.

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Senior Prom brings the ’20s to Life Care Center of Columbia

On June 20, residents at Life Care Center of Columbia, South Carolina, gathered in the main dining room for a night of glitz, glamour and gangsters! The facility held its annual Senior Prom, and this year’s theme was the Roaring ’20s.

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Life Care Center of Idaho Falls resident meets Martina McBride
Martina McBride with Joseph Anthony

Associates at the facility helped Joseph Anthony attend the Martina McBride concert on July 5 and were able to get him backstage to meet the star.

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Life Care Center of Cleveland honors nurses with paper hats and car wash
Richard Fisher, LPN, with Faustine Guthrie

“The nurses give us a big part of their lives and time, and we appreciated getting to do something kind for them,” said resident Uva Cofer.

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Life Care Center of Banner Elk makes rehab fun with Tour de North Carolina program
The map

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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Boys & Girls Club members visit Evergreen Nursing Home residents
Annah Martinez and Bertha Lane

On July 3, San Luis Valley Boys & Girls Club Torch Club members visited residents and associates at Evergreen Nursing Home in Alamosa, Colorado, as part of their ongoing community volunteer commitments.

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Life Care Center of Richland associates cook and serve at community prayer breakfast
The volunteers

Seven volunteers from different departments volunteered to cook and serve the meal of Captain Crunch French toast, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs and muffins.

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Five Arizona Life Care facilities help restock local Salvation Army water supply
Donated water

Each year, the Salvation Army and Channel 3 News in Phoenix hold a Bottled Water Drive to stock hydration stations throughout the valley, focusing especially on helping the homeless, homebound individuals and emergency responders.

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Life Care Center of Paradise Valley supports local veterans with Memorial Day poppy sale
John Kumlar sells the poppies

The American Legion has a tradition of selling poppies on Memorial Day to raise funds for this veterans organization and to show public support for those who have served in the armed forces.

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Putting Fore Parkinson’s raises $3,800 for Parkinson’s treatment and research

Life Care associates gave fighting Parkinson’s disease their best shot on June 6 at the 23rd annual Putting Fore Parkinson’s golf tournament in Longmont, Colorado.

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Life Care Center of Melbourne’s on-site physician has zero bouncebacks for April
Dr Smith

“It gives me great satisfaction to know that I am making a difference in patient’s lives,” said Dr. Smith. “The fact that I was able to experience a zero-bounceback month is a professional milestone for me.”

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Llama Shearing Day at Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley provides a herd of fun
The llamas prior to shearing

This year, the facility made a sort of festival out of the occasion on June 1. Local llama expert Marc Page educated residents, associates and guests as he sheared the animals.

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Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners – May 2014

Belinda Herrera, certified nursing assistant at Wooldridge Place Nursing Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, brought extra cheer to several residents. When the San Antonio Spurs won the National Basketball Association conference championship, she had custom-made T-shirts designed.

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Award-winning choreographer completes rehab at Lake Forest Nursing Center

One of the groundbreaking African-American choreographers and dancers, Donald McKayle has his own Wikipedia entry, multiple musicals and movies to his credit and an autobiography. Lake Forest Nursing Center was privileged to have him as a resident for a short time this spring as he received rehabilitation.

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Life Care Center of Orange Park resident named Ms. Clay County Senior
Joan Barton

Eleven senior ladies strutted the catwalk to impress during the Ms. Clay County Senior and Ms. Assisted Living Facility Pageant held June 17 at the Hilltop Restaurant in Orange Park, Florida.

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