Life Care Centers of America News

The President's Weekly Message

Knowing Where to Tinker

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.

Therapy dog shows 7 years of paw-fect love at Green Valley Care Center

Therapy dog shows 7 years of paw-fect love at Green Valley Care Center

By Lori Jones

In 2008, when I was going through radiation treatments for cancer, I decided that a dog would be a good distraction for me.

My husband and I went to a local pet store on Feb. 14, during its annual Adoption Weekend. There was Davinci, sitting quietly in his cage, along with about 40 other dogs...

Date: 07-18-19 | Category: Community Events | Location: Green Valley Care Center

Rehab at Life Care Center of Rhea County gets spinal patient home

Rehab at Life Care Center of Rhea County gets spinal patient home

Michael Kervin’s spinal stenosis had caused damage to his spinal cord that has partially paralyzed him, but he wanted to be able to live at home with his wife and adopted daughter.

Life Care Center of Rhea County in Dayton, Tennessee, helped him do just that...

Date: 07-18-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Rhea County

Western Hills Health Care Center hosts Travel the World event

Western Hills Health Care Center hosts Travel the World event

Twice a year, the 11 Life Care and two Century Park facilities in the Denver metropolitan area come together for a collaborative event. The location of the event rotates through the facilities, and always consists of associates from each building setting up a table and handing out gifts that match a theme. Residents, associates and community members all enjoy exploring the theme and meeting new people.

This year, Western Hills Health Care Center hosted a Travel the World event...

Date: 07-17-19 | Category: Community Events | Location: Western Hills Health Care Center

Life Care Center of Tullahoma helps hip fracture patient return home

Life Care Center of Tullahoma helps hip fracture patient return home

After fracturing her pelvis, Joan Alexander decided to come to Life Care Center of Tullahoma, Tennessee, to do her rehabilitation.

Upon evaluation, Alexander needed extensive assistance with bathing and dressing and moderate assistance with all of her mobility. She was also experiencing some confusion and difficulty swallowing...

Date: 07-17-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Tullahoma

Life Care Center of Banner Elk helps Hatch get rid of dizziness

Life Care Center of Banner Elk helps Hatch get rid of dizziness

On June 18, 2019, Debra Hatch came to Life Care Center of Banner Elk, North Carolina, with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, which refers to brief episodes of dizziness and nausea following changes in head position.

Hatch had been experiencing these incidents of vertigo frequently for the past five years...

Date: 07-16-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Banner Elk

Lynchburg Nursing Center presents student scholarship

Lynchburg Nursing Center presents student scholarship

On May 15, 2019, Lynchburg Nursing Center in Lynchburg, Tennessee, presented a $500 scholarship to a worthy student.

Hailee Trott, a 2019 Moore County High School graduate, is pursuing a career in nursing. She trained at Lynchburg Nursing Center as part of a HOSA-Future Health Professionals class...

Date: 07-16-19 | Category: Announcements | Location: Lynchburg Nursing Center

Two residents turn 103 at Life Care Center of Port Orchard

Two residents turn 103 at Life Care Center of Port Orchard

Residents sometimes share birthdays, but for two residents to turn 103 on the same day is a special occurrence!

On May 15, 2019, two unrelated residents at Life Care Center of Port Orchard, Washington, celebrated their 103rd birthdays. The facility threw a party for Phyllis Carlson and Edward Reinhardt complete with the traditional cake and lots of well wishes...

Date: 07-15-19 | Category: Residents | Location: Life Care Center of Port Orchard

Life Care Center of Greeneville helps amputee regain mobility

Life Care Center of Greeneville helps amputee regain mobility

Elston Candileri suffered a wound on his leg that necessitated a below-the-knee amputation.

Losing a limb is not an easy transition and requires a lot of physical and emotional support. The team at Life Care Center of Greeneville, Tennessee, was right beside Candileri during this process. Candileri came to the center on April 22, 2019...

Date: 07-15-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Greeneville

13 Life Care facilities achieve 2019 Women’s Choice Award

13 Life Care facilities achieve 2019 Women’s Choice Award

Thirteen Life Care Centers of America facilities recently received a 2019 Women’s Choice Award for Extended Care.

The award recognizes skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities around the United States that have high ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as well as no recent history of penalties or fines. This year, only about six percent of facilities received the award...

Date: 07-11-19 | Category: Awards | Location: Life Care Centers of America Corporate

Life Care Center of Jefferson City earns Silver National Quality Award

Life Care Center of Jefferson City earns Silver National Quality Award

Life Care Center of Jefferson City, Tennessee, recently received the 2019 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.

The center was notified of its achievement on June 27. Only 183 Silver awards were given this year nationwide...

Date: 07-10-19 | Category: Awards | Location: Life Care Center of Jefferson City