Life Care Centers of America News

The President's Weekly Message

Forgiving Trespasses

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.

Mark Davis named vice president of Eastern Operations for Life Care

Mark Davis named vice president of Eastern Operations for Life Care

David Mark Davis, a health care executive with 35 years of experience, has been named vice president of Eastern Operations for Life Care Centers of America.

That announcement is made by Forrest L. Preston, Life Care chairman and CEO, who said Davis’ leadership in various aspects of service to seniors and others “will have a positive impact on the lives of our patients and residents, as well as the associates who provide their care.”

Date: 04-24-17 | Category: Announcements | Location: Life Care Centers of America

Rehab at Life Care Center of Cleveland helps Noel live independently

Rehab at Life Care Center of Cleveland helps Noel live independently

Garden Plaza at Cleveland resident Peggy Noel has a new pep in her step, thanks to outpatient rehabilitation at Life Care Center of Cleveland, Tennessee.

Noel has Parkinson’s disease and was participating in a weekly exercise class at Garden Plaza called Stay Strong. The class is led by therapists from Life Care Center of Cleveland, and Niña Lopez, director of rehab services, was watching Noel and noticed her shuffling movements.

Date: 04-24-17 | Category: Residents | Location: Life Care Center of Cleveland

Patient finds rehab success at Life Care Center of Bridgeton

Patient finds rehab success at Life Care Center of Bridgeton

Gloria Blackwell had a coronary artery bypass graft in February 2017.

After surgery, Blackwell was admitted to Life Care Center of Bridgeton, Missouri, for rehabilitation so she could regain function and go home....

Date: 04-20-17 | Category: Facility | Location: Life Care Center of Bridgeton

Life Care Center of Collegedale earns deficiency-free state survey

Life Care Center of Collegedale earns deficiency-free state survey

Life Care Center of Collegedale, Tennessee, recently achieved a deficiency-free state survey.

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

Date: 04-18-17 | Category: Announcements | Location: Life Care Center of Collegedale

Lena Phillips turns 102 at Life Care Center of Osawatomie

Lena Phillips turns 102 at Life Care Center of Osawatomie

On Feb. 12, 2017, Lena Phillips turned 102 at Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas.

Phillips’s family threw a birthday party for her with more than 50 family members (spanning five generations) and friends stopping by to visit....

Date: 04-14-17 | Category: Residents | Location: Life Care Center of Osawatomie

Life Care Center of Bridgeton hosts Valentine’s Day lunch for couples

Life Care Center of Bridgeton hosts Valentine’s Day lunch for couples

On Feb. 14, 2017, several couples enjoyed a Valentine’s Day luncheon at Life Care Center of Bridgeton, Missouri.

Long-term residents and short-term rehab patients alike could invite their spouses to join them for a meal of prime rib, twice-baked potatoes, asparagus, dinner rolls and red velvet cake. Tables were decorated with candles and flowers....

Date: 04-13-17 | Category: Events | Location: Life Care Center of Bridgeton

Life Care Center of Tucson leaders certified as dementia specialists

Life Care Center of Tucson leaders certified as dementia specialists

Eight members of the leadership team at Life Care Center of Tucson, Arizona, recently earned certification as dementia care specialists.

The group completed the training through the Crisis Prevention Institute, with Erin Stanley, regional rehab director for Life Care Centers of America’s local facilities, serving as their instructor....

Date: 04-13-17 | Category: Associates | Location: Life Care Center of Tucson

The Westchester House patient finds rehab success after hip fracture

The Westchester House patient finds rehab success after hip fracture

Shirley Schmidt had a fall that broke her hip.

After surgery, Schmidt came to The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, for rehabilitation so she could regain function and go home. When she arrived on Jan. 12, 2017, she needed maximum assistance with standing balance and transferring from one surface to another....

Date: 04-12-17 | Category: Residents | Location: The Westchester House

Resident has lived at Life Care Center of Cleveland for 35 years

Resident has lived at Life Care Center of Cleveland for 35 years

Dora Long has been a resident at Life Care Center of Cleveland, Tennessee, for more than 35 years.

Long, who grew up in Copper Hill, Tennessee, has a developmental disability. Her mother always tried to keep her active and involved in family life, from childhood on into her adulthood....

Date: 04-10-17 | Category: Residents | Location: Life Care Center of Cleveland

Life Care Center of Seneca CNA featured on Today Show

Life Care Center of Seneca CNA featured on Today Show

It was a simple act of love and compassion. Now the story has inspired people around the world.

Mary Helen Schmelzle, a 94-year-old resident at Life Care Center of Seneca, Kansas, was passing away, and Isabelle Jennings, an 18-year-old certified nursing assistant, wanted to be near her to comfort her in her last hours....

Date: 04-10-17 | Category: Associates | Location: Life Care Center of Seneca