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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Life Care Center of Tullahoma’s meet and greet for hospital therapists improves communication

One of the ways the health care industry is striving to improve care is through improved communication among different health care providers.

On Feb. 12, 2014, Life Care Center of Tullahoma, Tenn., opened a better channel of communication with its local hospital, Harton Regional Medical Center, by hosting a meet and greet for the hospital’s physical therapy team.

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First therapists from the Philippines complete Avant training program
Lara Paradiang, PT

Lara Paradiang, a physical therapist at LIfe Care Center of Morristown, was one of Life Care’s first two therapists to complete the Avant program.

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Medical director at Mayfair Village Nursing Care Center wins Life Care’s Heritage Award
Dr. Charles Tweel

Life Care Centers of America presented Dr. Charles Tweel, a physician in Columbus, Ohio, with its inaugural Heritage Award on Feb. 28, 2014. The award recognizes contributions to the advancement of the art of healing, career achievement and service as an example of dedication to patients.

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Red Sox staff, mascot visit residents at Life Care Center of the North Shore
Brendan Slepoy, Tyler Slepoy and Kaedyn Bradford pose with Wally the Green Monster

Wally the Green Monster, the Boston Red Sox mascot, and several team staff members visited residents at Life Care Center of the North Shore in Lynn, Mass., on Feb. 14, 2014, delivering Valentine’s joy.

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Seck named president of Osawatomie Rotary Club
Amiee Seck

Amiee Seck, executive director at Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kan., is preparing to lead the Osawatomie Rotary Club as its new president come July 1, 2014.

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Life Care Center of Paradise Valley executive director meets with state senator
Senator Nancy Barto with Executive Director Scott Wynn

On March 26, 2014, the Arizona Health Care Association encouraged leaders at skilled nursing and rehab centers throughout the state to meet with legislators and participate in the legislative process.

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Life Care Center of Florissant provides balance screenings at local health fair
Ronald McDonald tries out the Biodex

On March 22, 2014, therapists from Life Care Center of Florissant, Mo., brought the Biodex Balance System with them to the Florissant Health Fair at the James Eagen Civic Center.

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Life Care Center of LaGrange earns deficiency-free state survey

Life Care Center of LaGrange, a skilled nursing and rehab facility, recently completed its state survey with no deficiencies.

Nursing facilities must meet hundreds of criteria to pass the state survey – from nursing care to food services to the physical condition of the building.

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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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