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The President's Weekly Message

Living in Harmony

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.

Garden Terrace of Aurora earns Medicare’s five-star rating

Garden Terrace of Aurora earns Medicare’s five-star rating

Garden Terrace Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence in Aurora, Colorado, recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The CMS ratings system is designed to assist the public in choosing care for their loved ones. It calculates ratings based on results of health inspections, staffing and quality measures...

Date: 12-13-17 | Category: Announcements | Location: Garden Terrace at Aurora

Lewis finds healing & balance in rehab at Life Care Center of Wichita

Lewis finds healing & balance in rehab at Life Care Center of Wichita

William Lewis had sustained repeated falls and was dealing with a cellulitis infection on his right leg.

The situation left Lewis weak and in need of therapy, so he came to Life Care Center of Wichita, Kansas, on Aug. 28, 2017. He required moderate assistance with his mobility...

Date: 12-13-17 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Wichita

Rehab at Alderwood Manor gets heart failure patient back home

Rehab at Alderwood Manor gets heart failure patient back home

Because of muscle weakness caused by congestive heart failure, Robert Burkhart started out requiring two people to get him to stand up.

That was Burkhart’s condition when he arrived at Alderwood Manor in Spokane, Washington, on Oct. 16, 2017. Rehabilitation, however, would help him recover his strength and normal abilities....

Date: 12-13-17 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Alderwood Manor

Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners – October 2017

Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners – October 2017

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 2017 winners...

 

Date: 12-11-17 | Category: Associates | Location: Life Care Center of Banner Elk

Japanese social work students visit Life Care Center of Pensacola

Japanese social work students visit Life Care Center of Pensacola

On Nov. 28, 2017, Life Care Center of Pensacola, Florida, hosted approximately 20 Japanese social work students, along with teachers and interpreters.

The visit was part of the University of West Florida’s partnership with Saitama College of Welfare in Omiya City, Japan....

Date: 12-11-17 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of Pensacola

Payson Care Center social worker involved in veteran salutes

Payson Care Center social worker involved in veteran salutes

Lois Atkin is the director of social services at Payson Care Center in Payson, Arizona.

Atkin was a medical social worker for hospice for 12 years and says she was proud to have served the community. She has played the violin since she was 7 years old...

Date: 12-08-17 | Category: Associates | Location: Payson Care Center

Life Care Center [of Acton] honors veterans

Life Care Center [of Acton] honors veterans

By Matt Mallio

Originally published in The Beacon on Nov. 16, 2017. Reprinted with permission.

Life Care Center of Acton [, Massachusetts,] honored its veterans in residents Friday afternoon in a ceremony that included songs, poems and embroidered stars given to each of the veterans.

Date: 12-08-17 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of Acton

Life Care Center of Cleveland helps forklift driver lift his arm again

Life Care Center of Cleveland helps forklift driver lift his arm again

Darold Gipson is a forklift driver at a local warehouse, used to managing heavy objects.

In September 2017, however, a bacterial infection in his shoulder and hand left him weak and unable to move his arm more than 15 degrees....

Date: 12-08-17 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Cleveland

Life Care Center of Osawatomie helps after local senior housing fire

Life Care Center of Osawatomie helps after local senior housing fire

When a local senior living apartment complex was evacuated due to a fire two days before Thanksgiving 2017, Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas, played a major role in assisting the displaced residents.

Associates hurried to the building to bus the seniors to a local auditorium, the designated meeting place for the tenants. Associates also assisted in the auditorium, bringing food and blankets and helping to assess needs....

Date: 12-08-17 | Category: Community Events | Location: Life Care Center of Osawatomie

Life Care Center of Elizabethton holds pumpkin-decorating contest

Life Care Center of Elizabethton holds pumpkin-decorating contest

On Oct. 31, 2017, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee, held its annual pumpkin-decorating contest.

Residents presented their decorated mini-pumpkins for judging by residents, their family members and associates....

Date: 12-06-17 | Category: Residents | Location: Life Care Center of Elizabethton