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 Elizabethton sponsors baseball game
Resident Ruth Rex and Executive Director Angi Bradnan

Four residents and several associates came out to the game, and the ball team included them in several activities. Angi Bradnan, executive director, sang the national anthem, and resident Ruth Rex threw the first pitch.

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Art group at Life Care Center of Paradise Valley still creating beauty after 19 years
Painting

In 1995, Vincent Valicenti a watercolor and acrylics painter, was taking part in an art show when the marketing director at Life Care Center of Paradise Valley approached him about sharing his art at the Phoenix, Arizona, facility.

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Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley partners with Honoring Choices Massachusetts
Erica quote

Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley in Littleton, Massachusetts, recently announced it is partnering with Honoring Choices Massachusetts, a nonprofit organization that empowers adults to have a plan in place in case of a medical emergency.

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Mirada Hills Rehabilitation and Convalescent Hospital hosts community luau
Associates dressed for the luau

On Aug. 21, more than 100 residents, associates and guests gathered at Mirada Hills Rehabilitation and Convalescent Hospital for a luau to remember.

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Life Care Center of Crossville’s Scarecrow Festival raises more than $600 for Alzheimer’s
The first-place scarecrow

It may well have been the friendliest gathering of scarecrows ever seen in Crossville.

On. Sept. 5, Life Care Center of Crossville hosted the first-ever Crossville Scarecrow Festival…

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Life Care Center of Auburn, Life Care Center of Wilbraham take the Ice Bucket Challenge
AnnMarie Acciavatti, MDS Coordinator, with Lisa Persson, director of nursing

On Aug. 22, associates at Life Care Center of Auburn, Massachusetts, challenged their colleagues at Life Care Center of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, to join them in taking the ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Life Care facilities in Gray and Elizabethton host Marketers Meet-Up
Tracey Wilson, Mary Sanger, Jennifer Tankersley and Angi Bradnan

On July 17, Life Care Center of Gray and Life Care Center of Elizabethton, both in the Tri-Cities area of Tennessee, partnered with Home Instead Senior Care for a day of networking for local health care marketers.

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Life Care Center of Littleton’s annual Basket Bazaar raises $4K for Alzheimer’s
Denver Broncos basket

One of the most popular events of the year at Life Care Center of Littleton, Colorado, is its Basket Bazaar.

This year, the facility sold chances to win an array of themed gift baskets from Aug. 13 – 29, with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Family Fun Night at Life Care Center of LaGrange raises $1,268 for Alzheimer’s
Adam Zimmerman, maintenance director, left, with Greg Kennar from the United Fund of LaGrange County, who won the contest

It took a few pies in the face to raise $1,268 for Alzheimer’s research and treatment, but it was totally worth it.

Life Care Center of LaGrange, Indiana, held its annual Family Fun Night on July 23, and the pie-eating contest was the main attraction.

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Life Care Center of Leominster treats senior center members to barbecue
Michael Desharnais visits with a community senior

Life Care Center of Leominster, Massachusetts, invited members of the Leominster Senior Center to a barbecue on July 16.

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Couple in nursing home celebrates 20 years of love and life
Bouquet

A couple in their early eighties who live at Life Care Center [of] Plainwell just celebrated twenty years of marriage July 14.

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Life Care Center of Kona’s on-site physician featured on AMDA website
Dr Smith at LCC Kona

When you live in a state where you often need an airplane, helicopter, or a boat to visit a colleague, you have to be creative about communication and education…

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Life Care Center of Columbia thanks local firefighters and EMS workers with baked goods
Lisa White delivers goodies to the Columbia Fire Department

When catastrophe strikes, at any hour and in any weather, they are the ones to whom we turn for help. Those in need in Maury County often see the reassuring face of a firefighter or emergency medical technician before any other.

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Eleanor Lewis turns 100 at Life Care Center of Kansas City
Birthday cake

On Aug. 9, Eleanor Lewis, a resident at Life Care Center of Kansas City, celebrated her 100th birthday. The facility hosted a party for her and her friends and family with a sheet cake, punch, balloons and live jazz music.

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Residents at three Life Care facilities receive flowers for Make Someone Smile Day
Mary Huskey from Life Care Center of Jefferson City, with Susan Holt from The Blossom Shop

During Make Someone Smile Week, July 20 – 26, employees from The Blossom Shop in Morristown, Tennessee, delivered flowers to residents at three area Life Care facilities.

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Life Care Center of Florissant supports community as registration site for Sista Strut
Sista Strut registration

On Aug. 1, disc jockeys from Majic 100.3 FM in St. Louis, Missouri, did a radio broadcast at Life Care Center of Florissant, Missouri.

The occasion?

The facility served as the registration site for the Sista Strut,..

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Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners – July 2014
Cappucccino

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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