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Life Care Center of Tucson rehabilitates local artist

Life Care Center of Tucson, Arizona, recently had the pleasure of treating noted artist TurningBear Mason.

Mason, who has been involved in the art community for more than 40 years, worked toward his rehabilitation like a painter creating a portrait of his future self. With an artist’s vision, he was able to shape an image of the recovery he desired...

August 2016 Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners

Jace Hooper, physical therapist assistant at Life Care Center of Tucson, Arizona, started an “Early Coffee Club” for residents who are up and about early in the morning. He comes in before his shift begins and makes sure the patients receive a nice hot cup of coffee.

Life Care Center of Tucson helps cancer patient regain independence

Janet Stansbury recently found herself in need of rehabilitation after radiation for her breast cancer caused polyneuropathy, numbness on both sides of the body.

Stansbury came to Life Care Center of Tucson, Arizona, on March 5, 2017....

Life Care Center of Tucson celebrates National Nursing Home Week

On May 9, 2016, Life Care Center of Tucson, Arizona, began its celebration of National Nursing Home Week.

In staying with the national theme, “It’s a Small World with a Big Heart,” the facility celebrated associates’ and residents’ various cultures.

July Whatever It Takes and Then Some Winners 2017

Sylvia Colvin, activities assistant at Life Care Center of Tucson, Arizona, built a special relationship with a resident. Colvin would take the resident out for lunch and encourage her to eat. They would visit, joke and tease each other....

Life Care Center of Tucson kicks off National Nursing Home Week with Stone Soup Day

Life Care Center of Tucson, Arizona, has started National Nursing Home Week celebrations for four years in a row with a special facility event called Stone Soup Day.

Associates, families and residents are encouraged to contribute one vegetable (but, of course, people bring in more than one) for the huge pots of soup.

Life Care of Tucson earns perfect state survey score for two years

Life Care Center of Tucson, Arizona, recently earned a state survey with no deficiencies.

The center also achieved a deficiency-free survey in 2017.

 To pass the state survey each year, nursing facilities must meet hundreds of criteria...

Life Care Center of Tucson residents go to the park

On April 19, 2016, the activities department at Life Care Center of Tucson, Arizona, took residents to Tucson’s Gene C. Reid Park.

Also known as Randolph Park to locals, the urban park is a 131-acre area that features gardens, two lakes, picnic areas, a 24-acre zoo and much more. Residents enjoyed the outing, the warm weather and many of the fun features the park included.

Haugens turns 100 at Life Care Center of Tucson

Life Care Center of Tucson, Arizona, celebrated our long-term care resident Ruth Haugens’ 100th birthday on June 6, 2016.

All morning, Haugens beamed as associates and residents wished her a very happy birthday. Activities staff members interviewed her prior to her birthday and learned she grew up in Rockford, Minnesota, and for 20 years worked as a bacon packer. Haugens and her husband had one son, Robert, and were married for more than 50 years.

April 2016 Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners

Tina Langley, health information management assistant at Life Care Center of Tucson, Arizona, brought in clothing for a resident who did not have any extra clothes with her when she was admitted to the facility. The resident didn’t have family in the area who could bring her clothes, but Langley took care of that need and befriended her.

Life Care Center of Tucson helps supervisor prepare to return to work

Sharon Darrell works as a mining supervisor.

She’s a lady who likes to be in charge.

In February 2018, Darrell found herself at the mercy of a gastrointestinal bleed that led to a protracted hospital stay....

Life Care Center of Tucson leaders certified as dementia specialists

Eight members of the leadership team at Life Care Center of Tucson, Arizona, recently earned certification as dementia care specialists.

The group completed the training through the Crisis Prevention Institute, with Erin Stanley, regional rehab director for Life Care Centers of America’s local facilities, serving as their instructor....

Barriga finds strength through rehab at Life Care Center of Tucson

“I can’t wait to get back home to show my grandson how much better I’m doing,” said Lupe Barriga.

Barriga came to Life Care Center of Tucson, Arizona, after a fall at home left him with rhabdomyolysis, a condition in which muscle breakdown releases dangerous proteins into the blood....

Whatever It Takes And Then Some November 2017 winners

Yajeeda Morrow, certified nursing assistant at Life Care Center of Tucson, Arizona, took extra time to help a discharging patient pack his belongings. She was very careful to make sure that everything was packed to his liking. She had also brought the same patient out on the patio one evening so he could look at the stars....