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The President's Weekly Message

What You Feed the Mind

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 Center of Haltom hosts Longest Day of the Year event

Life Care Center of Haltom hosts Longest Day of the Year event

On June 21, 2017, Life Care Center of Haltom in Fort Worth, Texas, hosted the Alzheimer’s Association’s fundraising event “The Longest Day of the Year.”

All proceeds from the event went toward the fight to end Alzheimer’s...

Date: 07-18-17 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of Haltom

Rehab at Life Care Center of Idaho Falls helps resident stand again

Rehab at Life Care Center of Idaho Falls helps resident stand again

Kay Runyan had not been able to stand up or transfer herself from one surface to another since a stroke left her weak.

Runyan came to Life Care Center of Idaho Falls, Idaho, for skilled nursing care on March 27, 2017. In April, she began working with physical and occupational therapy to change her mobility....

Date: 07-17-17 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Idaho Falls

Speech therapy at The Westchester House helps Smith communicate better

Speech therapy at The Westchester House helps Smith communicate better

Speech therapy has made a difference for Joseph Smith, a long-term resident at The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri. 

Smith came to the skilled nursing and rehab center on Jan. 26, 2017, for assistance recovering from a previous stroke and his ongoing epilepsy. He underwent speech therapy five days a week....

Date: 07-17-17 | Category: Success Stories | Location: The Westchester House

Life Care Center of Athens helps Knox walk again after broken leg

Life Care Center of Athens helps Knox walk again after broken leg

Robin Knox is walking again after suffering a broken leg, thanks to rehabilitation at Life Care Center of Athens, Tennessee.

“Ms. Knox did not have a fall or trauma, but she found she was suddenly unable to stand and bear weight on her left leg,” said Sara Watson, director of rehab services at the center. “It caused excruciating pain in her left knee....”

Date: 07-14-17 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Athens

Life Care Center of the South Shore cooks out for Council on Aging

Life Care Center of the South Shore cooks out for Council on Aging

On June 22, 2017, Life Care Center of the South Shore in Scituate, Massachusetts, hosted a Kicking off Summer Cookout for the local Council on Aging.

About 50 attendees from Marshfield, Scituate and Norwell, Massachusetts, came to the facility for a delicious lunch prepared by the dietary staff....

Date: 07-14-17 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of the South Shore

Life Care Center of Cleveland rehab helps Scott regain mobility

Life Care Center of Cleveland rehab helps Scott regain mobility

Donna Scott was stuck in her Copperhill, Tennessee, home for a year due to arthritis.

Because of the pain, she could hardly walk, let alone manage the seven steps at her house. Although Scott had her family to help her, she realized she needed to do something....

Date: 07-13-17 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Cleveland

Life Care Center of Wichita helps Oswald recover from fall and stroke

Life Care Center of Wichita helps Oswald recover from fall and stroke

On May 10, 2017, Laura Oswald arrived at Life Care Center of Wichita, Kansas, for rehabilitation after suffering a head injury, wrist fracture and an infection.

The medical problems caused Oswald difficulties physically and mentally. She could only walk 16 feet with a walker and someone to provide steadying support, and she also needed support to sit down and stand up....

Date: 07-13-17 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Wichita

Life Care Center of Florissant helps Watts recover from surgery

Life Care Center of Florissant helps Watts recover from surgery

Rosetta Watts was very weak after having abdominal surgery for a small bowel obstruction.

When Watts arrived at Life Care Center of Florissant, Missouri, for rehabilitation on May 3, 2017, she needed assistance to walk, transfer, balance while standing and get dressed....

Date: 07-13-17 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Florissant

Miranda completes county leadership program

Miranda completes county leadership program

On June 15, 2017, Juan Miranda, executive director at Life Care Center of Jefferson City, Tennessee, graduated from the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce leadership class.

Miranda and several other leaders met once or twice a month for nine months in various parts of the county....

Date: 07-13-17 | Category: Associates | Location: Life Care Center of Jefferson City

Life Care Center of Morgan County strengthens patient after bypass

Life Care Center of Morgan County strengthens patient after bypass

James Foust arrived at Life Care Center of Morgan County in Wartburg, Tennessee, on May 25, 2017, to recover strength that was lost during his recent bypass surgery.

Foust also sought assistance in gaining back normal functions that were hindered by heart disease and acute kidney disease...

Date: 07-13-17 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Morgan County