Life Care Centers of America News

The President's Weekly Message

Love that Stoops is Grace

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.

Motorcycle accident survivor recovers at Life Care of Osawatomie

Motorcycle accident survivor recovers at Life Care of Osawatomie

On May 31, 2019, Pamela Cluck and her husband were involved in a motorcycle accident. Sadly, her husband passed away. She survived but was left paralyzed from the chest down. 

On July 24, Cluck came to Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas, from Madonna Rehab, a specialty rehab hospital in Nebraska that focuses on head trauma and spinal cord injury patients. ...

Date: 12-11-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Osawatomie

Ka Punawai Ola shares the aloha on World Kindness Day

Ka Punawai Ola shares the aloha on World Kindness Day

The Pu’uhonua O Waianae homeless camp in Waianae, Hawaii, was showered with the blessings of aloha on Nov. 13, 2019.

The day was World Kindness Day, and associates at Ka Punawai Ola in Kapolei, Hawaii, took the challenge to collect bottled water for their neighbors in need. ...

Date: 12-11-19 | Category: Community Events | Location: Ka Punawai Ola

Ridgeview Terrace of Life Care helps Myers recover from car accident

Ridgeview Terrace of Life Care helps Myers recover from car accident

Dennis Myers came to Ridgeview Terrace of Life Care in Rutledge, Tennessee, in September 2019 following a hospital stay as a result of a recent car accident and sepsis due to pneumonia.

Upon evaluation from physical therapy, Myers required maximum assistance for bed mobility, moderate assistance for transfers ... and was only able to walk 20 feet with moderate assistance using a rolling walker. ...

Date: 12-11-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Ridgeview Terrace of Life Care

Life Care Center of Greeneville graduates class of six CNAs

Life Care Center of Greeneville graduates class of six CNAs

In Sept. 2019, Life Care Center of Greeneville, Tennessee, graduated a class of six new certified nursing assistants.

The facility offers a free CNA class each year to the community, with Angela Manual, staff development coordinator, serving as instructor. ...

Date: 12-09-19 | Category: Associates | Location: Life Care Center of Greeneville

Life Care Center of Columbia helps Sims improve her breathing ability

Life Care Center of Columbia helps Sims improve her breathing ability

Sarah Sims suffers from COPD and anemia, both of which affect her ability to breathe adequately.

After her symptoms worsened, Sims was not able to get enough oxygen, so she was hospitalized. Following her time in the hospital, she was still experiencing shortness of breath, and walking and completing everyday tasks, like dressing and bathing, had become difficult for her...

Trick-or-treating at Life Care Center of Orange Park is sweet event

Trick-or-treating at Life Care Center of Orange Park is sweet event

On Oct. 14, 2019, Life Care Center of Orange Park, Florida, residents and associates had a wonderful morning with their own version of a trunk-or-treat on tables.

Each table was themed in a different way, and the entire back room was a mini carnival with games and popcorn. ...

Date: 12-09-19 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of Orange Park

Fire safety trainer leaves an impact at Life Care Center of Pensacola

Fire safety trainer leaves an impact at Life Care Center of Pensacola

Each year, associates at Life Care Center of Pensacola, Florida, undergo in-depth fire safety training, and ever since the building opened in 2006, Tom Yockel has been the instructor.

The training, provided through Russell Phillips and Associates, drills down to the different shifts and departments...

Date: 12-09-19 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of Pensacola

Rudolph recovers independence at The Highlands

Rudolph recovers independence at The Highlands

After breaking her neck in a fall, Cynthia Rudolph came to The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts for rehabilitation.

When Rudolph arrived on Aug. 7, 2019, she needed extensive assistance with many of her activities of daily living, including grooming and bathing, as well as getting in and out of bed. ...

Date: 12-09-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: The Highlands

Life Care Center of Orlando helps Reed regain independence

Life Care Center of Orlando helps Reed regain independence

2019 has been a challenging year for Norman Reed.

It all started in January, when Reed was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He underwent radiation therapy and was placed on a medication that caused his bones to be brittle. By March, he could not walk or stand due to increasing pain...

Date: 12-04-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Orlando

Life Care Center of Crossville celebrates World Kindness Day

Life Care Center of Crossville celebrates World Kindness Day

On World Kindness Day, Nov. 13, 2019, Life Care Center of Crossville, Tennessee, participated in a special effort to give back to the community.

The facility, along with other Life Care Centers of America centers around the country, collected bottled water for local charities. ...

Date: 12-04-19 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of Crossville