“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....
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....
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....
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....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.