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Life Care of Gray’s walking ambassador brings patients to facility

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Lynn Roberts-Bastedo loves to walk. She also loves her job.

Putting her passions together, Roberts-Bastedo, a physical therapist assistant at Life Care Center of Gray, Tennessee, is a sort of walking ambassador for the facility...

Life Care corporate associates volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

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On July 26, 2019, 10 Life Care corporate associates came together to volunteer at a build day with Habitat for Humanity of Cleveland, Tennessee.

This effort was part of a fundraiser for Habitat in which Life Care associates raised $1,180 for the organization...

Life Care Center of Orlando nurses attend local skills fair

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Gina Moorman, director of nursing at Life Care Center of Orlando, Florida, and her clinical team recently participated with AdventHealth Orlando Hospital in the organization’s annual Cardiovascular Skills Training Fair.

On June 28, 2019, Moorman and 10 of her clinical team members sharpened their skills and participated with other AdventHealth Orlando hospital team members...

Optimist Club honors Life Care Center of Westminster therapist

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When Ken Morfit from the local Optimist Club contacted Jason Folbigg, executive director of Life Care Center of Westminster, Colorado, about honoring an associate with the Optimist’s Service Recognition Award, it didn’t take long to come up with a much deserving team member: Fred Masero, physical therapist assistant...

Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners – May 2019

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Marcie Colvin, nursing assistant at Life Care Center of Hilliard, Florida, works from 3 to 11 p.m. However, during the entire month of May, she decided to volunteer her time in the morning by coming in at 10 a.m. to trim, paint and polish residents’ fingernails...

Life Care Center of Grandview associate earns theology degree

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On May 18, 2019, Ronald Ford, director of environmental services at Life Care Center of Grandview, Missouri, graduated from Heart of America Bible College and Seminary with his bachelor’s degree in pastoral theology.

This degree will help Ford enhance his work and ministry in multiple areas of his life...

Life Care Center of Coeur d’Alene aides recognized as mentors

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On May 23, 2019, two certified nursing assistants at Life Care Center of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, were recognized as outstanding mentors.

Michael Cole and Catherine Livingston have been training students from the North Idaho College Workforce Training Center in Post Falls...

Villa Manor Care Center celebrates Gonzalez’ 45 years of service

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In 1974, Ernie Gonzalez started his career at Villa Manor Care Center in Lakewood, Colorado. When he first stepped over the building’s threshold, Gonzalez couldn’t imagine the 45 years of memories he would make at the facility and the thousands of lives he would touch, from residents to associates.

Villa Manor threw a party in Gonzalez’ honor on May 23, 2019...

Life Care hosts fall prevention and Biodex workshop for therapists

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On May 15, 2019, Life Care Centers of America hosted a fall prevention and Biodex workshop for therapists local to Cleveland, Tennessee. 

Biodex trainer Dave Wilcox presented to more than 50 physical and occupational therapists from 11 different facilities in the area attended...

Staff at Life Care of Colorado Springs competes in weight-loss contest

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Each year, Life Care Center of Colorado Springs, Colorado, hosts a competition to start the new year helping associates get healthier.

This year, 16 associates participated, determined to lose weight and develop healthy eating habits. The competition ran from Jan. 2 – March 27, 2019, and associates shed a collective total of 88 pounds...

Central Division leaders read leadership book together

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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...

Life Care of Waynesville associates wear wigs for coworker with cancer

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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...

Solomon named vice president of Life Care’s Eastern Division

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Life Care Centers of America recently named Jennifer Solomon as vice president of its Eastern Division.

In this role, Solomon will oversee operations at the company’s 39 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Georgia, Kentucky, the Carolinas, Tennessee and Virginia...

Life Care of Blount County celebrates life of activity associate

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On April 9, 2019, Life Care Center of Blount County in Louisville, Tennessee, held a memorial service honoring the memory of Mary Ann Westphal, an activity assistant.

Westphal died in an accident while she and her husband, Rick, were working on their property. Rick is a maintenance assistant at the facility...

The Veranda leader named chamber president

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On March 25, 2019, the Dayton, Tennessee, Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet, and, as part of that, inducted its new board. 

Among the board members are a couple of Life Care associates. Missy Wood, director of The Veranda, the assisted living community connected to Life Care Center of Rhea County, was named chamber president...

Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley celebrates Black History Month

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On Feb. 21, 2019, Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley in Littleton, Massachusetts, marked Black History Month with a heartfelt event organized by Christine Taylor with help from other associates.

Taylor, who works in central supply, has been with the facility for more than 31 years. She had the drive to show appreciation to the staff. On the day before the event, she enlisted the help of Kim Flesch, receptionist, to put together raffle baskets...

Green Valley Care Center throws retirement party for 44-year associate

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On March 12, 2019, Green Valley Care Center in New Albany, Indiana, honored Carol McLean, MDS coordinator at the facility, with a retirement party. 

McLean served at the facility for 44 years. Beecher Hunter, president of Life Care Centers of America, presented her with a beautiful painting and a framed letter for all of her devotion to the facility and residents...

Denver-area Life Care associates do Whatever It Takes during blizzard

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Denver residents are used to snow, but not in the amount it fell March 13-14, 2019. With the bomb cyclone (comparable to a hurricane, but over land instead of water) hitting the area, some places got more than 10 inches of snow, and the low pressure associated with the system set records. Much of Colorado was snowed in.

In the midst of the challenging weather, associates at Life Care buildings affected by the storm stepped up to the plate to do Whatever It Takes And Then Some...

Life Care of Hendersonville staff takes part in dementia experience

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The therapy department at Life Care Center of Hendersonville, North Carolina, recently invited all associates to participate in a dementia simulation and training day.

The rehab team prepared and practiced for this special event before guiding 60 associates through the experience on March 6, 2019...

Beth Cliett marks 25 years of leadership with Life Care

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Beth Cliett, executive director at Life Care Center of Charleston, South Carolina, recently celebrated 25 years with Life Care Centers of America.

Twenty-two of those years have been with Life Care Center of Charleston, starting when the building opened in 1994...

Evergreen House nurse named to college’s nursing advisory board

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Tara Panciotti, assistant director of nursing at Evergreen House Health Center in East Providence, Rhode Island, was recently named to the nursing advisory board at the Community College of Rhode Island.

Panciotti, a registered nurse, earned her associate’s degree in nursing at the college in May 2018...

Life Care Center of Punta Gorda associate to chair Alzheimer’s walk

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The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association recently selected Jessica Cantwell, director of business development at Life Care Center of Punta Gorda, Florida, to be event chair of the 2019 Charlotte County Walk to End Alzheimer’s...

Life Care Center of Plano associates seek to overcome challenges of health care

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On Jan. 16, 2019, Life Care Center of Plano, Texas, associates from a variety of positions attended the Physician Advisory Board Meeting to discuss their roles and challenges within the world of health care. The 12 associates attended the meeting to share their successes and to discuss ways to overcome obstacles, with the ultimate goal of excellent patient and resident care in mind...

Life Care Center of Palm Bay lends a helping hand for the holidays

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Associates at Life Care Center of Palm Bay, Florida, thought it would be nice to help their own over the holidays 2018.

Sherry Davis, director of environmental services; Angela Aguirre, central supply associate; and Jackie Howard, unit manager, decided to create a program for employees in need call the Angel Tree...

October 2018 Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners

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Life Care Centers of America’s Whatever It Takes And Then Some program honors associates who go beyond their job descriptions in caring for residents, their families and fellow associates. Here are three of the inspiring stories from our October 2018 winners...