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The President's Weekly Message

The Power of Attitude

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 offers Accelerated Care Plus continuing education

Life Care offers Accelerated Care Plus continuing education

On Nov. 28-29, 2017, Life Care Centers of America’s corporate offices hosted two days of continuing education classes through Accelerated Care Plus.

More than 50 therapists from Life Care’s Cumberland Region attended sessions on one or both days. ACP representatives Kelly Contreras and Amy Hobbs provided six hours of education each day in five modules...

Date: 01-17-18 | Category: Associates | Location: Life Care Centers of America

2 weeks at Desert Cove Nursing Center helps Ramos recover from stroke

2 weeks at Desert Cove Nursing Center helps Ramos recover from stroke

It was a rapid recovery for Andres “Buck” Ramos at Desert Cove Nursing Center in Chandler, Arizona.

The 44-year-old landscaper came to the facility on Dec. 6, 2017, after a stroke and respiratory failure. Ramos was weak and had dysphagia, the inability to swallow...

Date: 01-16-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Desert Cove Nursing Center

Payson Care Center helps man recover from pneumonia, heart attack

Payson Care Center helps man recover from pneumonia, heart attack

Strawberry, Arizona, resident James Colenso had several major health setbacks this past summer, but thanks to rehabilitation at Payson Care Center in Payson, Arizona, he was able to be back home independently in time for Christmas.

It started when Colenso contracted pneumonia. A heart attack followed, then respiratory failure and a triple bypass surgery....

Date: 01-16-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Payson Care Center

Barriga finds strength through rehab at Life Care Center of Tucson

Barriga finds strength through rehab at Life Care Center of Tucson

“I can’t wait to get back home to show my grandson how much better I’m doing,” said Lupe Barriga.

Barriga came to Life Care Center of Tucson, Arizona, after a fall at home left him with rhabdomyolysis, a condition in which muscle breakdown releases dangerous proteins into the blood....

Date: 01-16-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Tucson

Life Care Center of Greeneville hosts Fall Fest

Life Care Center of Greeneville hosts Fall Fest

On Oct. 31, 2017, Life Care Center of Greeneville, Tennessee, held its Third Annual Fall Fest.

Community members, residents and their families were invited to come trick-or-treat with the residents and enjoy playing corn hole, ring toss and other activities. Approximately 200 people attended the festival....

Date: 01-11-18 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of Greeneville

Life Care Center of Rhea County rehabs resident from The Veranda

Life Care Center of Rhea County rehabs resident from The Veranda

Nell Moretz, a resident at The Veranda assisted living in Dayton, Tennessee, had a convenient place to recover after her recent hip replacement surgery: next door.

The Veranda shares a campus with Life Care Center of Rhea County, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center. So Moretz stayed as an inpatient at Life Care for a few weeks while she underwent therapy....

Date: 01-11-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Rhea County

Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners – November 2017

Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners – November 2017

Baron Japinoski, licensed practical nurse at Life Care Center of Cleveland, Tennessee, is a veteran who helped organize the facility’s Veterans Day program. He contacted a local ROTC unit to present and retire the flag and do a presentation of arms....

Date: 01-11-18 | Category: Awards | Location: Life Care Center of Cleveland

Life Care Center of East Ridge supports associate through loss

Life Care Center of East Ridge supports associate through loss

The team at Life Care Center of East Ridge, Tennessee, recently rallied around one of their own associates during a time of great need and grief.

“Everyone at Life Care Center of East Ridge has been a huge blessing to me from day one of working here,” said Melissa Correll, food services director. “The dream team has really outdone themselves and been true angels.”...

Date: 01-10-18 | Category: Associates | Location: Life Care Center of East Ridge

Archer overcomes brain injury at Life Care Center of Elizabethton

Archer overcomes brain injury at Life Care Center of Elizabethton

Jane Archer went from bedbound to independent after a little more than a month of rehab at Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee.

Archer experienced a brain bleed, which led to respiratory failure and loss of function. She came to Life Care Center of Elizabethton on Oct. 19, 2017...

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

Life Care Center of La Center earns Medicare’s five-star rating

Life Care Center of La Center earns Medicare’s five-star rating

Life Care Center of La Center, Kentucky, recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The CMS ratings system is designed to assist the public in choosing care for their loved ones. It calculates the ratings based on results of health inspections, staffing and quality measures...

Date: 01-09-18 | Category: Announcements | Location: Life Care Center of La Center