Life Care Centers of America News

The President's Weekly Message

Valuing What's in the Box

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 Cleveland helps McClellan recover after stroke

Life Care Center of Cleveland helps McClellan recover after stroke

In October 2018, Margret McClellan came to Life Care Center of Cleveland, Tennessee, in need of rehabilitation after suffering from a severe stroke that numbed the left side of her body.

“I had just come home from work when I had the stroke,” said McClellan. “I hadn’t felt good all day, but I went to work anyway. That night, I fell out of bed when I had the stroke....”

Date: 02-14-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Cleveland

Life Care Center of the South Shore hosts drive for local nonprofit

Life Care Center of the South Shore hosts drive for local nonprofit

In December 2018, Life Care Center of the South Shore in Scituate, Massachusetts, partnered with Health Imperatives, a local nonprofit, to collect items for women and children in their community who are in need...

Date: 02-13-19 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of the South Shore

Life Care Center of Yuma hosts Winter Formal Ball

Life Care Center of Yuma hosts Winter Formal Ball

On Dec. 7, 2018, residents at Life Care Center of Yuma, Arizona, enjoyed a special Winter Formal Ball with their family members.

The facility had held several fundraisers (including a garage sale, silent auction and chicken wings sale) to make the event possible...

Date: 02-12-19 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of Yuma

Eastern Division presents 2018 Business Development Awards

Eastern Division presents 2018 Business Development Awards

Life Care’s Eastern Division recently presented its Eighth Annual Business Development Awards of Excellence.

On Jan. 9, 2019, the division bestowed honors on one skilled nursing and rehab facility in each of its four regions. The awards recognize facilities for innovative programs in serving their communities.

Date: 02-11-19 | Category: Awards | Location: Life Care Centers of America Corporate

Hip replacement patient regains independence with Life Care rehab

Hip replacement patient regains independence with Life Care rehab

Joann Miller came to Life Care Center of Banner Elk, North Carolina, on Dec. 14, 2018, to rehabilitate after having a hip replacement. 

When Miller arrived, she needed help with walking, getting in and out of bed, standing up and sitting down, balance, grooming, bathing and getting dressed...

Date: 02-11-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Banner Elk

Life Care Center of Athens earns deficiency-free health survey

Life Care Center of Athens earns deficiency-free health survey

Life Care Center of Athens, Tennessee, recently achieved a deficiency-free health survey.

To pass the health survey each year, nursing facilities must meet hundreds of criteria. These address not only nursing care and resident safety, but also patients’ rights, food services and administration...

Date: 02-07-19 | Category: Announcements | Location: Life Care Center of Athens

Life Care Center of the South Shore partners with local food bank

Life Care Center of the South Shore partners with local food bank

In January 2019, Life Care Center of the South Shore in Scituate, Massachusetts, partnered with the Scituate Community Food Bank to collect donations for individuals and families in their community who are on the edge of poverty. 

“Recently I went on a church mission trip to Biloxi, Mississippi, where I visited a community on the brink of poverty,” said Kathy Behm...

Date: 02-07-19 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of the South Shore

Green Valley Care Center fulfills resident’s life-long dream

Green Valley Care Center fulfills resident’s life-long dream

On Dec. 15, 2018, April Davidson, activities director at Green Valley Care Center in New Albany, Indiana, fulfilled resident Kay Champa’s life-long dream of seeing a Kentucky Wildcat’s basketball game in person.

Champa, a long-term care resident diagnosed with muscular sclerosis, has been an avid Kentucky Wildcats fan her whole life...

Date: 02-07-19 | Category: Residents | Location: Green Valley Care Center

Hickory House Nursing Home earns Medicare’s five-star rating

Hickory House Nursing Home earns Medicare’s five-star rating

Hickory House Nursing Home in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania, recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The rating system for CMS is designed to help people choose the best care for loved ones. The ratings are based on associates, health inspections and quality measures such as weight loss, falls and pain management...

Date: 02-06-19 | Category: Announcements | Location: Hickory House Nursing Home

Life Care Center of Banner Elk helps Kemp recover after lumbar surgery

Life Care Center of Banner Elk helps Kemp recover after lumbar surgery

After being diagnosed with spinal stenosis and undergoing lumbar surgery in April 2018, Jerry Kemp began outpatient physical therapy at Life Care Center of Banner Elk, North Carolina.

When he first arrived, he needed moderate assistance with basic activities. But through physical therapy, Kemp greatly improved his mobility and independence...

Date: 02-05-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Banner Elk