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 Acton associates take the Ice Bucket Challenge
Ice Bucket Challenge

On Aug. 15, several associates at Life Care Center of Acton, Massachusetts, accepted the challenge to participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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Life Care Center of Cleveland hosts Vietnam veterans luncheon
Vietnam veterans enjoy the meal on the bridge

On Sept. 2, Vietnam Veterans Chapter #596 hosted its monthly luncheon at Life Care Center of Cleveland, Tennessee.

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Dr. Valena named first on-site physician at The Woodlands
Dr Valena

Life Care Physician Services, LLC, a subsidiary of Life Care Centers of America, recently placed Lynn Valena, M.D., as the first on-site physician at The Woodlands in Muncie, Indiana.

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The Westchester House rehab team starts star board for patients who excel
Star of the Month

In August, therapists began a program in which, every month, they vote on a patient who has made exceptional progress with his or her therapy goals. Once selected, the patient’s photos are placed on the Star Board outside the therapy gym for that month.

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Dr. Bianca named on-site physician at Life Care Center of Estero
Dr Bianca

Life Care Physician Services, LLC, a subsidiary of Life Care Centers of America, recently placed Vincent Bianca, M.D., as the on-site physician at Life Care Center of Estero, Florida.

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Life Care Center of McMinnville associates run the Hood to Coast Relay race
Life Care Center of McMinnville’s team

Several associates from Life Care Center of McMinnville, Oregon, shared the running of the 34th Annual Hood to Coast Relay on Aug. 22 and 23.

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Resident at Life Care Center of Acton was pioneer in the eradication of polio
Family portrait

Life Care Center of Acton, Massachusetts, was privileged to have Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Cash, a pioneer in the fight against polio, as a resident recently.

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Life Care Center of Cleveland resident visits the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile
Dora Long and Life Care Associates

Life Care Center of Cleveland, Tennessee, helped to make a resident’s day by taking her to a local Wal-Mart to visit the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile on Friday, July 25.

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Life Care Center of Sparta grants first wish for My Wish program

With the August launch of Life Care Center of Sparta’s new program, My Wish, Elizabeth Heard was the first resident selected to have her wish granted. The program was created to give residents an opportunity to do one thing they wished to do, especially those with terminal conditions. When Heard was selected for the new […]

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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 Crossville accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
Chris Harshaw dumps ice on Carin Bray

On Aug. 8, several of Life Care Center of Crossville’s associates accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Ellen Metcalf, executive director; Amber Bray, director of nursing; Sherrill Wilson, director of rehab services; and the entire therapy department cooled off when they took on the challenge to help fight amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. ALS, more commonly known […]

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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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