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The Blessing Bike comes to Life Care Center of Treasure Valley

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Residents at Life Care Center of Treasure Valley in Boise, Idaho, may not be able to pedal a bicycle anymore, but that’s not stopping them from taking a ride.

The facility recently acquired a bicycle from non-profit The Blessing Bike to fulfill a hospice resident’s wish to ride a bike again. ...

U.S. News & World Report honors 80 Life Care facilities

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On Oct. 29, 2019, U.S. News & World Report released its 2019-2020 Best Nursing Home results, including naming 80 Life Care Centers of America facilities.

Nursing and rehab centers nationwide were rated in a Long-Term Care and Short-Stay Rehab categories, with a few achieving both. ...

Green Valley Care Center therapists now certified dementia specialists

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The rehabilitation team at Green Valley Care Center in New Albany, Indiana, recently earned certifications as dementia specialists.

“Caring for our residents with dementia requires specific training in order to meet their needs and maximize their quality of life,” shared Mark Fuhrman, director of rehab services at the facility...

Williams named vice president of Life Care’s Mountain States Division

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Beth Williams has been appointed vice president of Life Care Centers of America’s Mountain States Division.

In this position, Williams oversees 31 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Colorado, Hawaii, Utah and Wyoming...

Life Care’s hurricane evacuees head home

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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...

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

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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...

Life Care sends off three hurricane support buses

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With Hurricane Dorian heading toward Florida, Life Care sent off three buses and a box truck this morning (Aug. 30, 2019) to assist its facilities on the peninsula.

Seven associates took off, some to drive the buses and some to keep an eye on the changing weather forecast and communicate with Life Care leaders. All of them are packed and ready for the trip...

Wooldridge Place Nursing Center earns deficiency-free health survey

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Wooldridge Place Nursing Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, recently finished its annual health survey with no deficiencies.

To pass the state survey each year, nursing facilities must meet hundreds of criteria. The survey focuses on a wide variety of care areas in the facility...

Life Care Center of Paradise Valley pays tribute to beloved volunteer

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By Lorna Mattox, activity director

Life Care Center of Paradise Valley in Phoenix, Arizona, is saying goodbye, for now, to longtime volunteer and friend Vince Valicenti, who passed away on May 3, 2019. He had been leading “Enriching Life through Art” at our facility since 1998...

Lynchburg Nursing Center presents student scholarship

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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...

Life Care Center of Old Hickory Village earns deficiency-free survey

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Life Care Center of Old Hickory Village, in Old Hickory, Tennessee, recently achieved a deficiency-free health survey.

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

Evergreen House Health Center is deficiency-free for second year

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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...

Life Care Center of Morgan County celebrates associates with 25 years or more of service

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On Feb. 11, 2019, Don Tyndall, executive director of Life Care Center of Morgan County in Wartburg, Tennessee, presented six associates with a goody bag and an invitation to a special dinner honoring them for their years of service.

Bridgeview Estates receives $67,722 grant

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In 2016, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare announced it was offering mini-grants to long-term care facilities.

These grants were to be used to improve the quality of care/quality of life for residents through the use of technology. Eligible dollar amounts awarded would be contingent upon the facility’s licensed beds. Amounts available were up to $70,000...

State senator visits Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley

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On March 25, 2019, State Senator Christine Friedman came to visit Life Care Center of Merrimack Valley in North Billerica, Massachusetts. 

The facility’s chef and dietary staff prepared a delicious lunch of chicken wraps, onion rings, salad and sorbet with fresh fruit, and Friedman met with Karen Babb, executive director, as well as several other managers...

High schoolers make an impact at Life Care Center of Wilbraham

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Two students from Minnechaug Regional High School in Wilbraham, Massachusetts, have been interning at Life Care Center of Wilbraham during the spring 2019 semester.

Jennifer Kovarek and Jessica Smith have been learning basic nursing skills under the mentorship of the nursing staff at the facility...

Life Care Center of Collegedale earns deficiency-free state survey

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Life Care Center of Collegedale, Tennessee, recently achieved a deficiency-free state survey.

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

Life Care Center of Port St. Lucie earns Medicare’s five-star rating

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Life Care Center of Port St. Lucie, Florida, 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...

Life Care Center of Athens earns deficiency-free health survey

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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...

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

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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...

Life Care Center of Lawrenceville earns perfect score on state survey

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Life Care Center of Lawrenceville, Georgia, recently achieved a deficiency-free state survey. The center found out about the results of its 2018 survey on Nov. 29, 2018.

“The work we do here at Life Care Center of Lawrenceville is a true example of a team concept,” said Michael Gibson, interim executive director...

Life Care Center of Carrollton earns deficiency-free survey

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Life Care Center of Carrollton, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, recently earned a state survey with no deficiencies.

“It was an overwhelming sense of great accomplishment for our entire team,” said Lynn Hayes, executive director at the facility. “The success of our team involved many hours of focus and continued training."...

Preston appointed vice president of Life Care’s Southeast Division

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Life Care Centers of America recently appointed Aaron Preston as vice president of its Southeast Division.

In this role, Preston will oversee operations – including clinical and rehabilitation care and customer service – at the company’s 21 skilled nursing facilities in Florida...

Life Care Center of Punta Gorda earns perfect score on state survey

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Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, Florida, recently achieved a deficiency-free state survey.

To pass the state 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...

Butner appointed vice president of Life Care’s Northwest Division

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Life Care Centers of America recently appointed Nancy Butner as the new vice president of its Northwest Division.

The announcement is made by Todd Fletcher, Life Care’s vice president of Western Operations...