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The President's Weekly Message

Knowing Where to Tinker

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.

Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners – January 2019

Whatever It Takes And Then Some  winners – January 2019

Chelsee Brown, assistant director of nursing at Life Care Center of Idaho Falls, Idaho, took a special interest in a resident who had no family in the area. She took the resident home with her to share dinner with her family and also took her to her children’s wrestling matches and baseball games...

Date: 03-14-19 | Category: Awards | Location: Life Care Center of Idaho Falls

Beth Cliett marks 25 years of leadership with Life Care

Beth Cliett marks 25 years of leadership with Life Care

Beth Cliett, executive director at Life Care Center of Charleston, South Carolina, recently celebrated 25 years with Life Care Centers of America.

Twenty-two of those years have been with Life Care Center of Charleston, starting when the building opened in 1994...

Date: 03-12-19 | Category: Associates | Location: Life Care Center of Charleston

Wooldridge Place helps Grimley recover from knee replacement

Wooldridge Place helps Grimley recover from knee replacement

After knee replacement surgery, William Grimley needed rehabilitation to recover and return home independent.

Grimley came to Woolridge Place Nursing Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Feb. 8, 2019, for physical and occupational therapies. When he arrived, he needed some assistance to walk, get dressed, balance while sitting or standing and transfer from one surface to another, such as from a chair to a wheelchair or a bed...

Date: 03-12-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Wooldridge Place Nursing Center

Life Care Center of Hilo nurse named Clinical Leader of the Year

Life Care Center of Hilo nurse named Clinical Leader of the Year

On Jan. 24, 2019, Val Nishi, director of nursing at Life Care Center of Hilo, Hawaii, was named Clinical Leader of the Year for parent company Life Care Centers of America’s Mountain States Division...

The Clinical Leader of the Year award recognizes clinical excellence in all key clinical systems, as well as professionalism, moral and ethical leadership, adaptability, communication skills and stewardship....

Date: 03-11-19 | Category: Awards | Location: Life Care Center of Hilo

Evergreen House nurse named to college’s nursing advisory board

Evergreen House nurse named to college’s nursing advisory board

Tara Panciotti, assistant director of nursing at Evergreen House Health Center in East Providence, Rhode Island, was recently named to the nursing advisory board at the Community College of Rhode Island.

Panciotti, a registered nurse, earned her associate’s degree in nursing at the college in May 2018...

Date: 03-11-19 | Category: Associates | Location: Evergreen House Health Center

Life Care Center of Punta Gorda associate to chair Alzheimer’s walk

Life Care Center of Punta Gorda associate to chair Alzheimer’s walk

The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association recently selected Jessica Cantwell, director of business development at Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, Florida, to be event chair of the 2019 Charlotte County Walk to End Alzheimer’s...

Date: 03-11-19 | Category: Associates | Location: Life Care Center of Punta Gorda

Life Care Center of Plano associates seek to overcome challenges of health care

Life Care Center of Plano associates seek to overcome challenges of health care

On Jan. 16, 2019, Life Care Center of Plano, Texas, associates from a variety of positions attended the Physician Advisory Board Meeting to discuss their roles and challenges within the world of health care. The 12 associates attended the meeting to share their successes and to discuss ways to overcome obstacles, with the ultimate goal of excellent patient and resident care in mind...

Date: 03-08-19 | Category: Associates | Location: Life Care Center of Plano

Pneumonia patient regains independence at Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley

Pneumonia patient regains independence at Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley

Last spring, Edgar Stuhr was admitted to Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley in Littleton, Massachusetts, for pneumonia.

Stuhr’s wife, Prudence, had undergone therapy at the center for five months prior to her husband. When she completed rehabilitation, she urged her husband to go to Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley because she had such a wonderful experience there...

Date: 03-07-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley

Life Care Center at Wells Crossing residents enjoy Valentine’s Prom

Life Care Center at Wells Crossing residents enjoy Valentine’s Prom

On Feb. 14, 2019, residents and associates at Life Care Center at Wells Crossing in Orange Park, Florida, had a lovely time at the facility’s second annual Valentine’s Day Prom...

The highlight of the celebration was the crowning of the king and queen, as well as a prince and princess...

Date: 03-07-19 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center at Wells Crossing

Life Care Center of Cleveland helps Hester regain independence

Life Care Center of Cleveland helps Hester regain independence

As a retired daycare worker, Phyllis Hester used to watch babies as they learned to walk. She never expected to have to learn to walk again herself.

However, after a surgery went bad and left Hester with an accidental puncture in her lung, she found herself on life support and then in the intensive care unit...

Date: 03-07-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Cleveland