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.
For the second year, Life Care Center of South Hill in Puyallup, Washington, partnered with Pierce College in Puyallup to host nursing students from Japan through the college’s international program.
On Oct. 2, 2017, about 40 students, program leaders and interpreters spent the morning learning about skilled nursing and rehabilitation in an American post-acute care setting....
Richard Andrews was admitted to Life Care Center of South Hill in Puyallup, Washington, on July 21, 2017, after a coronary artery bypass grafting on July 11.
Unfortunately, complications from the anesthesia caused cognitive deficits. Andrews had sternal precautions, which included no pushing up with his arms, no pulling and no lifting his arms above 90 degrees....
The award was given during the company’s annual management meeting at its headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee....
On Dec. 1, 2016, Lisa Hood, a loving wife, mother, new grandmother, beloved hair dresser and friend, was hit head-on by a drunk driver.
She survived, but her injuries were extensive....
By Stephanie Daugherty, physical therapist and assistant director of rehab
Jeffery McCarthy was admitted to Life Care Center of South Hill in Puyallup, Washington, on Jan. 5, 2017, after being hospitalized for sepsis secondary to methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus....
The award was given during a Life Care ceremony held at the American Medical Directors Association Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona....
The two facilities, located about a mile apart, took part in some friendly competition during January to see which one could register the most blood donations. Then, on Feb. 3, both facilities participated in the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day® to raise awareness of women’s heart health.
For the past few years, U.S. Rep. Denny Heck has spearheaded a project for school children to create valentines for local veterans.
In 2016, the congressman personally delivered some of the valentines to veterans at Life Care Center of Puyallup, Washington. Life Care Center of Puyallup and Life Care Center of South Hill, also in Puyallup, are located near one of the largest combined military bases in the country, and many veterans and their families choose to settle in the area after their service.
In March 2016, Wally Emberson-Nash fell while his wife was away from home.
Using his Life Alert® to get help, Emberson-Nash was taken to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with a blood clot on his windpipe and a severe head wound. After a month and a half stay at the hospital, Emberson-Nash arrived at Life Care Center of South Hill in Puyallup, Washington.
Stan Flemming, D.O., has been a general in the U.S. Army, the first mayor of University Place, Washington, a state representative and a family medicine physician. He was even on the short list of candidates for Surgeon General in 1995.
Now Flemming is getting in on a relatively new trend in medical care: physicians working on-site in nursing homes and rehab centers.