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 associates in Northern Idaho team up to walk for Alzheimer’s
Associate as Batman and Mrs. Batman

On Sept. 28, a team of 25 associates from Life Care Center of Post Falls and Life Care Center of Coeur d’Alene participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. It was a beautiful day for the 3.1-mile walk. The team of Life Care associates not only walked but also handed out […]

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Rivergate Complex supports Arthritis Foundation with walk for fourth year
Dr Henri Pierre-Jacques from Henry Ford Wyandotte Orthopedic Specialists

This year’s event brought several new teams to walk for awareness and support of individuals of all ages dealing with multiple types of joint pain.

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Rain can’t keep Payson Care Center associates from walking to end Alzheimer’s
Payson Care Center's team at the Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s held at Green Valley Park in Payson, Arizona, was almost rained out on Sept. 27, but that didn’t stop Payson Care Center associates and their family members from showing up in force.

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Cascade Park Care Center associates take the Ice Bucket Challenge
Therapists prepare to take the Ice Bucket Challenge

On Aug. 25, a dozen therapists at Cascade Park Care Center in Vancouver, Washington, took part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Mirada Hills Rehabilitation and Convalescent Hospital cooks tacos for first responders

Police officers may routinely take a bite out of crime, but on Sept. 25, several of them got to take a bite out of a taco too.

It was all part of a lunch for first responders, including police, firefighters and EMTs, at Mirada Hills Rehabilitation and Convalescent Hospital.

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Life Care Center of Westlake raises $2,645 for Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Emily Bennett with her husband, Collin, and their daughter

On Sept. 28, associates from Life Care Center of Westlake, Ohio, as well as several associate and resident family members, participated in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Avon, Ohio.

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Ed Kramer turns 100 at Life Care Center of Seneca
Ed Kramer

On Sept. 22, Ed Kramer, a resident at Life Care Center of Seneca, celebrated his 100th birthday. The facility hosted a birthday party, and family members, neighbors and friends came to share the special day.

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Life Care Center of Leominster’s jazz festival brings out community
Ninth Annual Jazz Festival

On Aug. 14, 2014, Life Care Center of Leominster, Massachusetts, hosted its ninth annual jazz festival.

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Four Life Care facilities win awards at Arizona Health Care Association conference
Christine Jones

On Aug. 21, the Arizona Health Care Association presented four of its annual awards to Life Care facilities at its annual convention, held this year in Scottsdale.

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Residents at Life Care Center of Andover enjoy Summer Fest

On Aug. 29, residents from Life Care Center of Andover, Kansas, and Andover Court next door gathered with their families on the lawn for Summer Fest.

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Life Care announces its 2014 Whatever It Takes And Then Some Award winners
Whatever It Takes And Then Some logo

Each year, an award is given to one associate from each of Life Care’s divisions. Executives present each winner with a $1,000 cash prize and share the stories behind their acts of exceptional caring.

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Life Care Center of Mount Vernon starts grief support group

The group, held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m., is led by Myra Matson, social services director.

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The Vosswood Nursing Center hosts breakfast and balloon release for first responders
The balloon release

The Vosswood Nursing Center in Houston, Texas, honored local first responders on Sept. 11, 2014, with a breakfast and balloon release.

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Life Care Center of Federal Way takes part in ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Stanley Allen douses Tina Flink

Approximately 50 associates and residents’ family members at Life Care Center of Federal Way, Washington, participated in the ALS Association’s Ice Bucket Challenge on Aug. 22.

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Life Care Center of Richland helps children go back to school
Showing off a backpack

In August, associates at Life Care Center of Richland, Washington, turned baked potatoes into backpacks…

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Life Care Centers of America bestows 2014 awards for excellence
Todd Fletcher

Life Care Centers of America bestowed its 2014 awards for excellence in an array of presentations on Sept. 22, at its headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee.

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Kona Ice truck visits Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau
Cheryl Guetersloh helps residents decide what they want to order

On Aug. 14, residents at Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, got a special treat as the Kona Ice truck pulled into the entryway.

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Life Care Center of Seneca honors 37-year associate
Laura Noland, Linda Dishong and Kaline Valleray

On Sept. 5, Life Care Center of Seneca, Kansas, paid special tribute to Linda Dishong, laundry aide, who has served the facility for 37 years.

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The Lane House achieves deficiency-free state survey

The survey was conducted Sept. 7-12, with state inspectors taking a detailed look at operations and care at the facility. Every skilled nursing and rehab facility goes through these annual surveys.

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Madeleine Gelle turns 100 at Las Fuentes Care Center

On Sept. 12, Las Fuentes Care Center in Prescott, Arizona, celebrated the 100th birthday of resident Madeleine Gelle.

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