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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Payson Care Center opens new rehab gym
The ribbon cutting

On July 17, Payson Care Center in Payson, Arizona, celebrated the opening of its new therapy gym with an official ribbon cutting sponsored by the local Chamber of Commerce.

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Fathers enjoy barbecue at Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau
Debbie Groves and Brenda Gause

In honor of Father’s Day weekend, Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, hosted a barbecue for resident fathers and their families on June 13.

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Wooldridge Place Nursing Center rehab helps woman regain her energy for living
Travis Kimbrough, PTA, Margaret Winburn and Jackie Lopez, COTA

“Margaret was always eager to participate in therapy sessions and never gave up,” said Jackie Lopez, occupational therapist assistant. “She pushed herself to get better and stronger.”

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Life Care Center of Tullahoma supporting 12 charitable organizations in 12 months
Associates box up donations

Calling the program Pay it Forward, associates started with The Haven of Hope, a local shelter that helps women and children get out of abusive situations.

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Life Care Center of Banner Elk salutes veteran’s memory with Fort Bragg honor guard

Life Care Center of Banner Elk, North Carolina, held a special ceremony on May 22 to honor the memory of long-time resident Earl Hoffman, a veteran of World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

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Life Care Center of Morristown celebrates the decades during National Nursing Home Week
Stacie Stein, Abigail Holliday, Lindsey Skeen and Kim Vaughn

Life Care Center of Morristown, Tennessee, celebrated the last 80 years during National Nursing Home Week, held May 11 – 17. Residents enjoyed a themed night every night during the week.

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Life Care Center of Paradise Valley’s Fourth of July parade is resident favorite
Sylus Giovando

Associates, family members and local community groups parade in their patriotic gear through the halls, giving away flags, necklaces, leis and other items as residents gather in their doorways to watch.

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Heritage Healthcare celebrates Fourth of July with parade
David Boys with the therapy team’s Sherman tank parade entry

On July 3, Heritage Healthcare in West Lafayette, Indiana, celebrated the Fourth of July holiday with a parade in the facility. Several departments and many residents took part in a competition for a trophy.

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Life Care Center of Gray hosts open house
Kim Howell, Tracey Kendall Wilson and Nikki Wells

On June 12, Life Care Center of Gray, Tennessee, hosted an open house. Residents’ families, local case managers, assisted living residents and community leaders alike joined associates for tours and hors d’oeuvre.

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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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