Life Care Centers of America News

The President's Weekly Message

Be a Good One

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.

Infection patient recovers independence at Life Care Center of Wichita within a month

Infection patient recovers independence at Life Care Center of Wichita within a month

On Oct. 2, 2018, Bobbie Smith, 69, came to Life Care Center of Wichita, Kansas, for rehabilitation after a severe hip infection and stay in the hospital.

When Smith arrived, he needed moderate assistance with a lot of his activities of daily living, such as grooming, bathing and getting dressed, as well as much of his mobility, including walking, standing, bed mobility and getting in and out of bed...

Date: 12-07-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Wichita

Life Care Center of Tullahoma helps Pugh recover from broken arm and leg

Life Care Center of Tullahoma helps Pugh recover from broken arm and leg

A fall left Donald Pugh, a Woodbury, Tennessee resident, with a broken left arm and left leg.

Thankfully, rehabilitation at Life Care Center of Tullahoma, Tennessee, was able to help Pugh get back to independence.

Pugh came to the skilled nursing and rehabilitation center on July 12, 2018, needing maximum assistance to take care of himself and get around...

Date: 12-05-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Tullahoma

Cancer patient recovers independence at Life Care Center of Hixson

Cancer patient recovers independence at Life Care Center of Hixson

“Live one day at a time” is the motto for Hixson, Tennessee, resident Charlene Nowell.

With stage IV lingual and colon cancer, Nowell was struggling with everyday tasks but knew there was a way to improve her quality of life and regain independence. She came to Life Care Center of Hixson for help achieving these goals on Sept. 12, 2017...

Date: 12-03-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Hixson

Life Care Center of Wilbraham participates in two local benefit events

Life Care Center of Wilbraham participates in two local benefit events

Associates and residents at Life Care Center of Wilbraham, Massachusetts, were busy on Oct. 27, 2018 – and for good causes!

The facility hosted its annual Apple Festival that day, with residents selling homemade pies and local vendors selling their crafts, such as crocheted items, jewelry and fall decor. The event also included prize drawings in which guests could pay for a chance to win prizes donated by area businesses...

Date: 11-30-18 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of Wilbraham

Heart attack patient regains independence at Valley West Health Care Center

Heart attack patient regains independence at Valley West Health Care Center

When Katherine Johnson came to Valley West Health Care Center in Eugene, Oregon, for rehabilitation on Oct. 3, 2018, she had been through a lot.

Johnson had suffered a heart attack due to toxic encephalopathy, a reaction to toxic chemicals in the neurological system. She even spent time in a coma. Complicating matters, she also has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...

Date: 11-30-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Valley West Health Care Center

Life Care Center of Hilton Head associates take part in Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Life Care Center of Hilton Head associates take part in Walk to End Alzheimer’s

On Oct. 27, 2018, a dedicated group of current residents, previous rehab patients, associates, family members and even a fur baby from Life Care Center of Hilton Head, South Carolina, participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Bluffton, South Carolina.

“Everyone who participated, especially the residents, had a wonderful time,” said Lynn Kilpatrick, executive director...

Date: 11-26-18 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of Hilton Head

Life Care Centers of America raised awareness and funds for Susan G. Komen

Life Care Centers of America raised awareness and funds for Susan G. Komen

October was the month of the woman at Life Care Centers of America’s corporate office. During Breast Cancer month, the Wellness Committee hosted a few unique and fun ways to bring awareness to breast cancer, all while raising money for the cure and prevention.

Associates raised a grand total of $5,365.10 through dress-down days, the Great Duck Pluck, the annual Chili Cook-Off, and personal donations...

Date: 11-26-18 | Category: Associates | Location: Life Care Centers of America Corporate

Life Care Center of Wichita helps heart failure patient recover

Life Care Center of Wichita helps heart failure patient recover

Nursing and therapy at Life Care Center of Wichita, Kansas, made a tremendous difference for Howard Gaskin.

Gaskin came to the facility on Sept. 25, 2018, with congestive heart failure, an acute kidney injury, diabetes and swelling in his legs and feet...

Date: 11-20-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Wichita

Life Care Center of Plano hosts Fall Festival

Life Care Center of Plano hosts Fall Festival

On Oct. 12, 2018, Life Care Center of Plano, Texas, held a Fall Festival for the community.

More than 100 people attended the event, including residents and their families, associates and their families and other community members...

Date: 11-19-18 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of Plano

Speech therapy at Life Care Center of South Hill helps pneumonia patient swallow safely

Speech therapy at Life Care Center of South Hill helps pneumonia patient swallow safely

In April 2018, Ralph Fiala came to Life Care Center of South Hill in Puyallup, Washington, following a hospitalization due to aspiration pneumonia, general weakness and worsening chronic cough.

Fiala had difficulty chewing/swallowing and was recommended to be on a modified texture diet to help him swallow safely...

Date: 11-15-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of South Hill