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.
Christina Behagel came to Life Care Center of Valparaiso, Indiana, on March 15, 2017, after a bilateral total knee replacement.
When she arrived, Behagel needed assistance to walk and transfer from one surface to another (such as a bed to a wheelchair). She also needed extensive assistance to get dressed....
On Sept. 29, 2017, Life Care Center of Valparaiso, Indiana, hosted a rehab reunion for former patients who had completed their rehab over the last year.
Fourteen of these rehab graduates attended the event, which took place in the main dining room with a Stars of Rehab theme, complete with stars, balloons and photo ops....
Rehabilitation at Life Care Center of Valparaiso, Indiana, took on a creative touch on Nov. 2, 2017.
Amanda Blade, occupational therapist, set up a session for three rehab patients and a long-term care resident to paint together as part of their occupational therapy training....
National Nursing Home Week at Life Care Center of Valparaiso, Indiana, was a fun and active time this year.
From May 14-19, 2017, the skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility held a variety of events based on the national theme, “The Spirit of America....”
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 2016 winners.
Marion McDougall began therapy at Life Care Center of Valparaiso, Indiana, on Feb. 11, 2016.
McDougall underwent a total knee replacement at Porter Regional Hospital in Valparaiso, causing limited mobility.
On May 8, 2016, Life Care Centers of Valparaiso, Indiana, held a Mother’s Day Tea.
Residents and their families were invited for snacks and refreshments in the facility’s dining room. These included finger sandwiches, assorted desserts, coffee, tea and lemonade.
In honor of Heart Health Month, Life Care Center of Valparaiso, Indiana, hosted a Healthy Heart event for the community.
Approximately 30 community members, mostly seniors, attended and enjoyed a catered breakfast of spinach and roasted tomato mini-quiche, turkey bacon, fresh fruit, yogurt parfaits and blueberry muffins.
Sheila Mayes, licensed practical nurse at Life Care Center of Valparaiso, Indiana, ordered decorative pillows for the sitting area at her own expense. One of them says, “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray.” This is a song Mayes often sings to a resident on her unit.