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The President's Weekly Message

The Bitter Word, Loneliness

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 LaGrange helps Barker regain independence

Life Care Center of LaGrange helps Barker regain independence

When Joyce Barker came to Life Care Center of LaGrange, Indiana, for rehab after a fall and hip fracture, she needed moderate to extensive assistance with her mobility and activities of daily living.

Barker participated in occupational therapy seven days a week with an eye to regaining her independence with tasks like getting dressed, bathing and taking care of daily hygiene....

Date: 06-13-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of LaGrange

Life Care Center of Stonegate participates in Senior Stroll

Life Care Center of Stonegate participates in Senior Stroll

On May 30, 2018, Life Care Center of Stonegate in Parker, Colorado, took part in the town’s Senior Stroll.

The free event is designed to promote physical activity for older adults. It took place at a local park and included a one-mile walk, vendors, refreshments and prizes. More than 150 seniors showed up this year....

Date: 06-13-18 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of Stonegate

Life Care Center of Morehead earns perfect score on state survey

Life Care Center of Morehead earns perfect score on state survey

Life Care Center of Morehead, Kentucky, recently earned a state survey with no deficiencies.

To pass the state survey each year, nursing facilities must meet hundreds of criteria. These address not only nursing care and resident safety, but also patients’ rights, food services, administration and the facility’s environment....

Date: 06-12-18 | Category: Announcements | Location: Life Care Center of Morehead

Life Care Center of Fort Wayne finds film with fellow Life Care center

Life Care Center of Fort Wayne finds film with fellow Life Care center

Life Care Center of Fort Wayne, Indiana, started a new community outreach program in January 2018 called Munch and a Movie.

Little did Alice Martin, business development director, realize that the initiative would not only bring in community members but also lead to finding a film showcasing a fellow Life Care center....

Date: 06-12-18 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of Fort Wayne

Western Day popular at Life Care Center of Plano

Western Day popular at Life Care Center of Plano

Residents and associates at Life Care Center of Plano, Texas, had the chance to be cowboys and cowgirls for a day on May 17, 2018.

Western Day was part of the facility’s celebration of National Skilled Nursing Care Week, which ran from May 13 – 19....

Date: 06-12-18 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of Plano

Life Care of Escondido helps Alzheimer’s patient recover mobility

Life Care of Escondido helps Alzheimer’s patient recover mobility

On April 8, 2018, Teruko Lund, an 82-year-old diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, came to Life Care Center of Escondido, California, from acute care after a right total hip replacement.

The surgery was performed due to avascular necrosis of the right femoral head that led to osteoarthritis after a failed screw fixation four years ago....

Date: 06-12-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Escondido

Accident survivor regains independence at Life Care Center of Wichita

Accident survivor regains independence at Life Care Center of Wichita

Tyson Woody suffered a head-on automobile collision on Oct. 20, 2017, that caused him multiple fractures and internal damage.

He spent three months in hospitals healing from his injuries.

Before Woody could return home, however, he needed rehabilitation...

Date: 06-11-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Wichita

Traveling zoo visits Life Care Center of Banner Elk

Traveling zoo visits Life Care Center of Banner Elk

It was Wild Animal Wednesday on May 16, 2018, at Life Care Center of Banner Elk, North Carolina.

A Zoo for You, a traveling zoo, brought seven animals to visit with residents: a cow, a sheep, a mama goat and its baby, an alpaca, a llama, a rabbit and a pig....

Date: 06-11-18 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of Banner Elk

Life Care Center of Morgan County helps Shields regain independence

Life Care Center of Morgan County helps Shields regain independence

James Shields required rehabilitation after suffering from pleural effusion, a buildup of fluid in the tissues between the lungs and the chest cavity.

When he arrived at Life Care Center of Morgan County in Wartburg, Tennessee, on March 20, 2018, Shields needed moderate assistance with bathing and minimal assistance with grooming, walking, bed mobility and transferring from one surface to another...

Date: 06-11-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Morgan County

Resident surprises wife of 65 years with an anniversary party

Resident surprises wife of 65 years with an anniversary party

True love has no expiration date, and Dorothy and Lee Shannon’s marriage of 65 years depicted a beautiful picture of true love.

Lee Shannon came to Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas, for the Butterflies are Free program, Life Care’s end-of-life program...

Date: 06-08-18 | Category: Residents | Location: Life Care Center of Osawatomie