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The President's Weekly Message

Characteristics We Need

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.

Heart attack patient recovers at Life Care Center of Elizabethton

Heart attack patient recovers at Life Care Center of Elizabethton

After a heart attack, Elizabeth Horton needed rehabilitation to recover her independence, and Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee, was there to help her.

When Horton arrived at the rehab and skilled nursing center on Nov. 4, 2019, she needed moderate assistance for bathing and dressing, as well as some assistance with walking....

Date: 01-21-20 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Elizabethton

Wooldridge Place Nursing Center hosts Christmas Extravaganza

Wooldridge Place Nursing Center hosts Christmas Extravaganza

Wooldridge Place Nursing Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, invited members of the community to join residents and associates for a Christmas Extravaganza on Dec. 14, 2019.

The giant Christmas party included a bouncy house for children, a cake walk, goody bags from local partners and photos with Santa and the Grinch. The facility served hot dogs, chips, nachos, Frito pies and drinks. ...

Date: 01-21-20 | Category: Community Events | Location: Wooldridge Place Nursing Center

Halloween brings spooky-good fun to Life Care Center of Orlando

Halloween brings spooky-good fun to Life Care Center of Orlando

Life Care Center of Orlando, Florida, was the place to party on Halloween 2019.

With a DJ, sweet treats for residents and their families, a costume contest and a dance contest, there was plenty of fun for everyone. Residents and associates dressed up in costumes, and residents handed out candy to the children. ...

Date: 01-21-20 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of Orlando

Moorehead regains function with rehab at The Westchester House

Moorehead regains function with rehab at The Westchester House

An altered mental status led to a decline in function and a stay in the hospital for Edward Moorehead.

Moorehead came to The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, for nursing and rehab on Sept. 6, 2019. He needed maximum assistance with bathing and moderate assistance with transfers...

Date: 01-20-20 | Category: Success Stories | Location: The Westchester House

Life Care Center of Haltom helps stroke and amputee patient get home to Senegal

Life Care Center of Haltom helps stroke and amputee patient get home to Senegal

Mamearame Mendy is from Senegal, a country in Western Africa.

While visiting her daughter in Texas in April 2019, Mendy had a massive stroke, so she was taken to Texas Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth for treatment.

Her recovery was complicated by a peripheral vascular disease, which affects the vessels that supply blood and oxygen to her extremities...

Date: 01-20-20 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Haltom

Life Care Center of Tullahoma helps Olson recover from illness

Life Care Center of Tullahoma helps Olson recover from illness

Elizabeth Olson, who suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, became ill with pneumonia and had to be hospitalized.

On Sept. 24, 2019, Olson came to Life Care Center of Tullahoma, Tennessee. She needed assistance with regaining her strength and participated in all three types of therapies...

Date: 01-17-20 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Tullahoma

Whatever It Takes And Then Some Winners November 2019

Whatever It Takes And Then Some Winners November 2019

Paula Bashum, registered nurse at Parkview Nursing and Rehab in Paducah, Kentucky, called another associate who was in the hospital and found out that she was giving birth to a child alone. Bashum immediately called the director of nursing and requested to take off so that she could be with her fellow associate while she delivered. Bashum arrived and stayed throughout the delivery of the baby boy...

Date: 01-17-20 | Category: Awards | Location: Parkview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Rodriguez reaches his rehab goals at Life Care Center of Kirkland

Rodriguez reaches his rehab goals at Life Care Center of Kirkland

Anthony Rodriguez came to Life Care Center of Kirkland, Washington, on Oct. 22, 2019, after a fall at home.

The fall, and a lack of balance, were only part of the health issues Rodriguez needed to address when he arrived. He was also dealing with chronic wounds and osteomyelitis, a type of infection...

Date: 01-17-20 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Kirkland

Purcell finds rehab success at Life Care Center of Columbia

Purcell finds rehab success at Life Care Center of Columbia

The day after Christmas 2019, Linda Purcell came to Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, for rehabilitation after a total knee replacement.

Purcell had goals, and she wanted to reach them quickly and safely. Physical and occupational therapists worked with her every day until New Year’s Day to help her regain her independence. ...

Life Care Center of Sparta celebrates the holidays

Life Care Center of Sparta celebrates the holidays

The holiday season 2019 has been quite the celebration for the residents, visitors and associates at Life Care Center of Sparta, Tennessee.

Not only did the facility’s beautiful decorations shine for all to enjoy, but several special guests have also arrived to share in the season’s festivities. ...

Date: 01-10-20 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of Sparta