Life Care Centers of America News

The President's Weekly Message

Gaming the System

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.

Bridgeview Estates helps Bentley recover from stroke

Bridgeview Estates helps Bentley recover from stroke

After a subarachnoid hemorrhage stroke impaired Linda Bentley’s right side, she chose to come to Bridgeview Estates in Twin Falls, Idaho, for rehabilitation.

When Bentley arrived on May 28, 2019, she needed total assistance for walking and wheelchair mobility. She needed extensive assistance for bathing and dressing...

Date: 09-12-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Bridgeview Estates

Plummer turns 111 at Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley

Plummer turns 111 at Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley

On June 19, 2019, Hazel Plummer turned 111 years old at Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley in Littleton, Massachusetts.

Plummer was born in Somerville, Massachusetts, in 1908. She had one sister, who died in her 90s, and one brother, who passed away in his 80s. When she turned 100, her son told her, “You are the oldest person I know,” to which she replied, “Me too.”...

Date: 09-12-19 | Category: Residents | Location: Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley

Resident shares piano music daily at Life Care Center of Morristown

Resident shares piano music daily at Life Care Center of Morristown

Magical fingers on the piano can produce miracles, for it has been said, “One melody can bring back a thousand memories.”

Born in Virginia 95 years ago, Ada Ernestine Stewart recently retired after 25 years as Alpha Baptist Church organist and chose to make Life Care Center of Morristown, Tennessee, her new home. She had one stipulation, though...

Date: 09-12-19 | Category: Residents | Location: Life Care Center of Morristown

Respiratory patient regains independence at Life Care of Morgan County

Respiratory patient regains independence at Life Care of Morgan County

Joy Brown found herself weakened by a septic infection and respiratory failure. She came to Life Care Center of Morgan County in Wartburg, Tennessee, on April 17, 2019. 

“When I initially interviewed her during our Circle of Service meeting, she required several rest breaths just to complete her sentences due to her increased shortness of breath,” said Sylvia Parsons, director of rehab services...

Date: 09-11-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Morgan County

Life Care Centers of America bestows 2019 awards for excellence

Life Care Centers of America bestows 2019 awards for excellence

Life Care Centers of America bestowed this year’s awards for excellence in an array of presentations on Aug. 26, 2019, at its headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee.

The Chairman’s Award for outstanding commitment to excellence went to Kate O’Connor, vice president of Life Care Center of America’s Patriot Region in the Northeast...

Date: 09-09-19 | Category: Awards | Location: Life Care Centers of America Corporate

Life Care’s hurricane evacuees head home

Life Care’s hurricane evacuees head home

Now that Hurricane Dorian is on the move out of the southern United States, Life Care Centers of America’s hurricane evacuees from South Carolina are heading home.

On Friday morning, residents and associates from Life Care Center of Hilton Head, Life Care Center of Charleston and The Bridge at Charleston assisted living packed up to return to their communities...

Date: 09-06-19 | Category: Announcements | Location: Life Care Centers of America Corporate

Life Care of Copper Basin has deficiency-free Joint Commission survey

Life Care of Copper Basin has deficiency-free Joint Commission survey

Life Care Center of Copper Basin in Ducktown, Tennessee, recently earned accreditation from The Joint Commission, as well as scoring zero deficiencies on the survey.

The Joint Commission, an independent, not-for-profit organization, is a world leader in evaluating the safety and quality of the services provided by almost 21,000 health care organizations across the United States...

Date: 09-06-19 | Category: Announcements | Location: Life Care Center of Copper Basin

Life Care Center of Elizabethton DON fries donuts for high schoolers

Life Care Center of Elizabethton DON fries donuts for high schoolers

On July 25, 2019, band members from Elizabethton High School enjoyed a sweet treat, courtesy of Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee.

Brandy Treadway, director of nursing, set up a station at the high school to fry fresh doughnuts for the teens. She started this annual tradition when her daughter played in the band several years ago...

Date: 09-06-19 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of Elizabethton

Long-term care patient benefits from rehab at Life Care of Morehead

Long-term care patient benefits from rehab at Life Care of Morehead

While Life Care Center of Morehead, Kentucky, offers short-term rehab services for a lot of patients, even long-term patients can sometimes increase their level of functioning through rehabilitation.

Such was the case for Bessie Jent, a long-term resident who was having issues with blood pressure, strength and balance...

Date: 09-05-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Morehead

Dominesey recovers from fractured hip at Life Care Center of Gray

Dominesey recovers from fractured hip at Life Care Center of Gray

Patricia Dominesey was involved in an accident that fractured her right hip.

Dominesey came to Life Care Center of Gray, Tennessee, for rehabilitation on July 22, 2019. When she arrived, she needed total assistance to use a wheelchair and moderate assistance for getting in and out of bed and balancing while standing...

Date: 09-04-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Gray