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.
Life Care Center of Stonegate, a skilled nursing and rehab facility in Parker, Colorado, recently received the 2016 Bronze National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.
The award honors facilities across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities. It is the first of three tiers of recognition (Bronze, Silver and Gold) by AHCA/NCAL and requires a detailed application process submitted to a board of examiners for review.
In the time it takes you to read this article, someone in the U.S. will experience a stroke – losing two million brain cells per minute.
When every second counts to save brain and function, it’s critical to recognize the signs and know what to do.
That was the message for Life Care associates and community partners, who participated in stroke education on May 17, 2016, at Life Care Center of Stonegate.
Sept. 2, 2015, was the 70th anniversary of the surrender of the Japanese to American Forces that marked the end of World War II.
It was a time for the country to remember the conflict and the joy of knowing that the long war was over and the young men were returning home.
The day also brought back personal memories for a resident at Life Care Center of Stonegate in Parker, Colorado.
When those of us in the recreation therapy department accepted our jobs at Life Care Center of Stonegate, Colorado, we were ready to meet the needs of our residents, but we never imagined we would be raising ducklings!
In May 2015, 11 baby ducks hatched in one of our courtyards. Residents joined us in researching what to feed them, and the ducklings were provided with daily doses of fresh vegetables and dry dog food (which ended up being their favorite food).