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The President's Weekly Message

The Joy of Grandpa Fred

Life is filled with an array of highs and lows, successes and disappointments, happiness and sadness.

Each week, Life Care President Beecher Hunter shares a message of hope, encouragement, and celebration of our blessings to those in the Life Care family and for the public at large.

The themes emphasize that true joy arises from obedience to God and is best measured through service to others.

Life Care Center of Scottsdale Named a Best Nursing Home for 2018-19

Life Care Center of Scottsdale Named a Best Nursing Home for 2018-19

Life Care Center of Scottsdale, Arizona, a skilled nursing and rehab facility, was recently named a 2018-2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Home.

“We have a team of amazing people who are dedicated to achieving the best outcomes possible for our patients, and this award exemplifies that dedication,” said Jennifer Mancebo, director of nursing at the facility...

Date: 01-11-19 | Category: Awards | Location: Life Care Center of Scottsdale

Ka Punawai Ola participates in Kapolei holiday parade

Ka Punawai Ola participates in Kapolei holiday parade

More than 40 associates, family members and friends represented Ka Punawai Ola, a facility in Kapolei, Hawaii, in the West O’ahu Electric Light Parade on Dec. 8, 2018. It was the facility’s first time to participate in the annual event.

“Being part of KPO’s debut in the Kapolei Christmas parade was not only fun; it was an honor to represent the facility in front of thousands of people,” said Celine Ferreira, admissions and marketing director at the facility...

Date: 01-09-19 | Category: Community Events | Location: Ka Punawai Ola

The Highlands earns Medicare’s five-star rating

The Highlands earns Medicare’s five-star rating

The Highlands, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The CMS ratings system is designed to assist the public in choosing care for their loved ones. It calculates the ratings based on results of health inspections, staffing and quality measures (including pain management, pressure ulcers, weight loss and falls)...

Date: 01-04-19 | Category: Announcements | Location: The Highlands

Life Care Center of Escondido gets patient back on track

Life Care Center of Escondido gets patient back on track

On Sept. 8, 2018, Nancy Davis was admitted to Life Care Center of Escondido, California, after undergoing a lumbosacral fusion, iliac screw replacement, and T9 kyphoplasty.

Prior to her admission, she underwent a back surgery in May 2018 and was placed at a skilled nursing facility close to her home. Unfortunately, Davis experienced several falls during her stay there which caused her to reinjure her back...

Date: 12-31-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Escondido

Life Care Center of Wilbraham hosted second annual employee children’s breakfast

Life Care Center of Wilbraham hosted second annual employee children’s breakfast

On Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, Life Care Center of Wilbraham transformed its facility into the Polar Express for families to enjoy a special holiday treat at the second annual employee children’s breakfast.

The breakfast was an event offered to Life Care Center of Wilbraham employees and their families. It was held from 9:30 a.m. to noon, with Santa arriving at 10:30 a.m.

Along with a complimentary breakfast, families received the chance to spend time with the Polar Express conductor, Mrs. Claus and her elves from the North Pole...

Date: 12-27-18 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of Wilbraham

Life Care Center of Stonegate celebrates Ruth Wagner’s 101st birthday

Life Care Center of Stonegate celebrates Ruth Wagner’s 101st birthday

Ruth Wagner, a resident at Life Care Center of Stonegate, celebrated her 101st birthday on Nov. 11.

Her special birthday wish this year was to go for a ride in a red convertible, and Heather Ballantyne, director of therapeutic recreation, knew just how to make that happen...

Date: 12-27-18 | Category: Residents | Location: Life Care Center of Stonegate

Life Care Center of Cleveland helps McPhetridge heal after fall

Life Care Center of Cleveland helps McPhetridge heal after fall

After an accident that left her right leg broken with a tibia fibula fracture, Shirley McPhetridge began her journey of rehabilitation in need of almost total assistance.

McPhetridge came to Life Care Center of Cleveland, Tennessee, in the beginning of September.

At first, McPhetridge needed extensive assistance with bed mobility and independently performing daily tasks. But now, she only needs contact-guard assistance and mild supervision...

Date: 12-20-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Cleveland

Kavjian turns 100 at Life Care Center of the North Shore

Kavjian turns 100 at Life Care Center of the North Shore

Anna Kavjian, a resident at Life Care Center of the North Shore in Lynn, just turned 100 years old.

Kavjian spent the important day with her family and favorite Life Care associates. They celebrated with cake and music...

Date: 12-20-18 | Category: Residents | Location: Life Care Center of the North Shore

Desert Cove Nursing Center helps Glen recover from stroke

Desert Cove Nursing Center helps Glen recover from stroke

When 86-year-old Teddy Glen suffered a stroke, she needed physical, speech-language and occupational therapies to regain her independence and return home.

Luckily for her, the staff at Desert Cove Nursing Center in Chandler, Arizona, was ready to help her get back on her feet...

Date: 12-19-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Desert Cove Nursing Center

Life Care centers of Sparta and Crossville showcase dietary departments

Life Care centers of Sparta and Crossville showcase dietary departments

In October, Life Care Center of Sparta, Tennessee and Life Care Center of Crossville, Tennessee, attended the Upper Cumberland Senior Expo in Cookeville, Tennessee.

The annual expo, which was Halloween-themed this year, features over 70 booths and draws in more than 1,000 seniors and their family members from the Upper Cumberland region...