Life Care Centers of America News

The President's Weekly Message

Thank the Veteran

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.

Payne back home thanks to care at Life Care Center of Cleveland

Payne back home thanks to care at Life Care Center of Cleveland

Betty Payne considers herself a living miracle.

“They told me three different times that I was dying,” Payne said. “And I’ve had to learn to walk now four different times.”

This past time, Payne developed cellulitis in her legs, an infection of the deep tissues of the skin...

Date: 05-23-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Cleveland

Kids hunt for Easter eggs at Garden Terrace at Overland Park

Kids hunt for Easter eggs at Garden Terrace at Overland Park

Multiple generations gathered together at Garden Terrace at Overland Park, Kansas, on April 13, 2019, for the facility’s Easter egg hunt.

Children in attendance represented the families of residents and associates, and they hunted for plastic Easter eggs on the facility’s lawn...

Date: 05-23-19 | Category: Community Events | Location: Garden Terrace at Overland Park

Central Division leaders read leadership book together

Central Division leaders read leadership book together

Executive directors and divisional and regional associates in Life Care’s Central Division have been participating in a book club of sorts.

Since May 1, 2019, these leaders have been reading “Leaders Eat Last” by Simon Sinek at the same time and discussing what they’ve learned via email...

Date: 05-17-19 | Category: Associates | Location: Mitchell Manor

Hallmark Manor helps Washburn manage stairs again after broken leg

Hallmark Manor helps Washburn manage stairs again after broken leg

Hallmark Manor in Federal Way, Washington, received a letter on March 29, 2019, from Nancy Washburn, a patient who had come to the facility for rehabilitation after suffering a broken femur.

Here is her testimonial...

Date: 05-15-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Hallmark Manor

Life Care of Waynesville associates wear wigs for coworker with cancer

Life Care of Waynesville associates wear wigs for coworker with cancer

When an associate in the nursing department at Life Care Center of Waynesville, Missouri, was diagnosed with breast cancer, the facility family rallied around in support.

Due to chemotherapy treatments, the associate started losing her hair. On her first day of wearing a wig, many other associates from all different departments wore wigs to work...

Date: 05-15-19 | Category: Associates | Location: Life Care Center of Waynesville

Life Care Center of Escondido helps pneumonia patient regain strength

Life Care Center of Escondido helps pneumonia patient regain strength

Olga Arnold came to Life Care Center of Escondido, California, on Feb. 25, 2019, from her assisted living facility, Brookdale.

Arnold was diagnosed with pneumonia just two weeks after moving to Brookdale, and the condition resulted in hospitalization...

Date: 05-15-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Escondido

Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners – March 2019

Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners – March 2019

Mariesha Craven, practical nurse at Life Care Center of Coos Bay, Oregon, noticed a resident was unhappy that she couldn’t get out of bed to participate in a facility bingo game. Craven let the resident borrow her personal cell phone so she could video chat with the caller during the game and not have to leave her bed...

Date: 05-10-19 | Category: Awards | Location: Life Care Center of Coos Bay

Evergreen House Health Center is deficiency-free for second year

Evergreen House Health Center is deficiency-free for second year

Evergreen House Health Center in East Providence recently finished its survey from the Rhode Island Department of Public Health deficiency-free.

The facility achieved a deficiency-free survey in 2018 as well...

Date: 05-10-19 | Category: Announcements | Location: Evergreen House Health Center

Wildt recovers from stroke at The Westchester House

Wildt recovers from stroke at The Westchester House

After suffering a stroke, Harvey Wildt had difficulty moving or using his left side.

The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, helped Wildt overcome those deficits. Wildt came to the skilled nursing and rehab center on Feb. 26, 2019, needing two people to help him get in and out of bed...

Date: 05-08-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: The Westchester House

Church donates handmade quilts to Life Care Center of Hixson patients

Church donates handmade quilts to Life Care Center of Hixson patients

Three years ago, Red Bank Church of Christ in Red Bank, Tennessee, started a ministry called Threads of Love.

This ministry was created to provide intergenerational fellowship, skill development and service to the community. Mike Goodson leads this ministry and devotes countless hours of service to make these efforts thrive, serving multiple communities in the Chattanooga area...

Date: 05-08-19 | Category: Residents | Location: Life Care Center of Hixson