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The President's Weekly Message

Filling Up Your Life

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.

Parkinson’s exercise group at Life Care Center of Longmont expresses appreciation

Parkinson’s exercise group at Life Care Center of Longmont expresses appreciation

Therapy for Parkinson’s at Life Care Center of Longmont follows the LSVT BIG™ and LOUD™ programs.

These are highly researched, evidence-based treatments and exercises that help preserve patients’ vocal and mobile abilities, which are both affected by Parkinson’s.

After learning LSVT BIG and LOUD in therapy, patients are encouraged to attend a free outpatient exercise group to keep up with their exercises...

Date: 08-16-19 | Category: Residents | Location: Life Care Center of Longmont

The Highlands takes part in 4th of July Parade

The Highlands takes part in 4th of July Parade

Once again, The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and Life Care Center of Leominster, Massachusetts, participated in the city of Fitchburg’s 4th of July parade. 

Thousands of people lined Main Street as 24 floats paraded down in various themes. The main theme this year was Popular American Landmarks...

Date: 08-15-19 | Category: Community Events | Location: The Highlands

Life Care Center of Hixson assists with patient’s baptism

Life Care Center of Hixson assists with patient’s baptism

Life Care facilities are known for assisting with the physical needs of their patients and residents.

Whether it is short-term rehabilitation or long-term care, facilities across the nation strive to be the premier providers of the health care their patients need.

Recently, however, Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee, illustrated another way in which Life Care facilities serve the needs of their patients...

Date: 08-15-19 | Category: Residents | Location: Life Care Center of Hixson

Life Care of Gray’s walking ambassador brings patients to facility

Life Care of Gray’s walking ambassador brings patients to facility

Lynn Roberts-Bastedo loves to walk. She also loves her job.

Putting her passions together, Roberts-Bastedo, a physical therapist assistant at Life Care Center of Gray, Tennessee, is a sort of walking ambassador for the facility...

Date: 08-14-19 | Category: Associates | Location: Life Care Center of Gray

Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau residents make baby blankets

Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau residents make baby blankets

Since February 2019, residents at Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, have been participating in what they dubbed the Baby Blanket Club.

These ladies worked on 15 baby blankets, finishing them in late April...

Date: 08-14-19 | Category: Residents | Location: Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau

Life Care Center of Leominster helps Gardner recover from surgery

Life Care Center of Leominster helps Gardner recover from surgery

William Gardner had an elective shoulder surgery that was complicated by an infection and a mini-stroke.

As a result, Gardner needed maximum assistance with his activities of daily living (such as grooming, dressing and bathing) and moderate assistance getting in and out of bed, standing up and walking. He came to Life Care Center of Leominster, Massachusetts, on May 14, 2019, for rehabilitation...

Date: 08-13-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Leominster

Life Care Center of Jefferson City helps Anderson recover after multiple health problems

Life Care Center of Jefferson City helps Anderson recover after multiple health problems

Bert Anderson Jr. had already fought through a multitude of adverse health conditions when he came to Life Care Center of Jefferson City, Tennessee.

He had previously been diagnosed with congestive heart failure, respiratory failure, COPD, sepsis and pneumonia.

After treatment at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, Anderson was doing better, but he was still weak and needed rehabilitation to live independently...

Date: 08-12-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Jefferson City

Life Care Center of Crossville helps Pratt recover from back surgery

Life Care Center of Crossville helps Pratt recover from back surgery

After spinal decompression surgery in her back, Charmaine Pratt chose to come to Life Care Center of Crossville, Tennessee, for rehabilitation.

When she arrived on July 12, 2019, Pratt needed extensive assistance to get dressed, as well as moderate assistance for bathing and some assistance for walking...

Date: 08-12-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Crossville

Hip fracture patient recovers independence at The Highlands

Hip fracture patient recovers independence at The Highlands

After fracturing her left hip in a fall and having hip surgery, Lolanda Azevedo came to The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, to get back on her feet.

“Our brother toured The Highlands and immediately contacted my mom while still there and said he found the right place for her,” said her daughter, Laura Rasuk...

Date: 08-09-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: The Highlands

The Heritage Center gets Bowlin home again

The Heritage Center gets Bowlin home again

Doyle Bowlin was in the hospital multiple times between February and May of 2019, and his health setbacks weakened him.

Bowlin came to The Heritage Center in Morristown, Tennessee, with weakness, cellulitis (a bacterial infection of the skin), neuropathy (loss of feeling in the extremities, pleural effusion (fluid on the lungs) and a subdural hemorrhage (bleeding around the brain)...

Date: 08-09-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: The Heritage Center