Life Care Centers of America News

The President's Weekly Message

Just Do It

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 Acton hosts luncheon with state senator

Life Care Center of Acton hosts luncheon with state senator

On July 20, 2018, Life Care Center of Acton, Massachusetts, hosted a luncheon for residents and community members and town officials, with State Senator Jamie Eldridge.

Eldridge spoke with guests at each table individually and gave a presentation to all of the attendees discussing topics relating to seniors...

Date: 10-10-18 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of Acton

Medlin overcomes meningitis, stroke at Life Care Center of Cleveland

Medlin overcomes meningitis, stroke at Life Care Center of Cleveland

Laylah Medlin’s life got interrupted in July 2018 when she developed bacterial meningitis.

Due to the nature of her illness, local hospitals couldn’t take her and she had to go to Knoxville, Tennessee, for care. She began to recover, but the day before she was scheduled to return to her home in Cleveland, Tennessee, she had a stroke...

Date: 10-08-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Cleveland

Life Care Center of Hixson helps Kafka recover from car accident

Life Care Center of Hixson helps Kafka recover from car accident

Thirty-one-year-old Jodi Kafka didn’t expect to be needing rehabilitation in a skilled nursing facility.

However, after a car accident caused her multiple injuries, including a broken right pelvis, dislocated femur, fractured rib and displaced sternum, it was therapy at Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee, that got this young woman back to her normal life and her children...

Date: 10-04-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Hixson

Evergreen Nursing Home activities assistant sews sensory items

Evergreen Nursing Home activities assistant sews sensory items

Anita Adcock, activities assistant, is always on the hunt for treasures for our residents at Evergreen Nursing Home in Alamosa, Colorado.

It is not uncommon for her to return to work on Monday with an armload of goodies from garage sales and thrift stores to help her teammates provide a wide range of activities and new experiences for our residents...

Date: 10-04-18 | Category: Associates | Location: Evergreen Nursing Home

Life Care of Winter Haven supports breast cancer survivors event

Life Care of Winter Haven supports breast cancer survivors event

On Sept. 16, 2018, the Belk department store in Winter Haven, Florida, hosted a Star Wars-themed event to recognize local breast cancer survivors.

One of the survivors honored was Debbie Sexton, activity director at Life Care Center of Winter Haven, who has been a survivor since June 2017...

Date: 10-04-18 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of Winter Haven

Garden Terrace at Overland Park hosts 2018 Carnival to End Alzheimer’s

Garden Terrace at Overland Park hosts 2018 Carnival to End Alzheimer’s

On Aug. 18, 2018, Garden Terrace at Overland Park, Kansas, hosted its annual Carnival to End Alzheimer’s.

With a cake walk, a colorful hair spraying station, cotton candy, popcorn, a balloon animal artist and games such as a toilet paper toss and putt-putt, the event drew in hundreds of people – including residents, their family members, associates, their family members and other friends...

Date: 10-03-18 | Category: Community Events | Location: Garden Terrace at Overland Park

Dementia patient rehabs at Life Care Center of Red Bank after stroke

Dementia patient rehabs at Life Care Center of Red Bank after stroke

Wanda Webb, a Chattanooga, Tennessee resident, suffered a basal ganglia stroke this spring and came to Life Care Center of Red Bank in Chattanooga on April 26, 2018.

When Webb arrived, she needed total assistance with all mobility and most of her activities of daily living. She was unable to swallow and was on a feeding tube...

Date: 10-03-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Red Bank

Life Care Center of Punta Gorda earns perfect score on state survey

Life Care Center of Punta Gorda earns perfect score on state survey

Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, Florida, recently achieved a deficiency-free state survey.

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 and administration...

Date: 10-03-18 | Category: Announcements | Location: Life Care Center of Punta Gorda

Life Care of McMinnville helps man recover from sepsis, amputations

Life Care of McMinnville helps man recover from sepsis, amputations

Carlton, Oregon, resident Raymond Leatham is back home again after dealing with sepsis and two toe amputations, thanks to rehabilitation at Life Care Center of McMinnville, Oregon.

When Leatham arrived at the skilled nursing and rehab center on May 24, 2018, he was very weak and had decreased cognitive awareness...

Date: 10-01-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of McMinnville

Life Care of Nashoba Valley helps accident survivor recover from TBI

Life Care of Nashoba Valley helps accident survivor recover from TBI

Hubbardston, Massachusetts, resident Shevonne Legere recently returned home after suffering a traumatic brain injury as a result of a motorcycle accident.

Legere was involved in the accident on Nov. 4, 2015, riding as a passenger. She came to Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley in Littleton, Massachusetts, on March 9, 2016...

Date: 09-28-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley