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

Left to right: Adam Federico, physical therapist assistant; Sharon Darrell; and Joyce Hayes, occupational therapist assistant

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....

Barriga finds strength through rehab at Life Care Center of Tucson

Lupe Barriga with Jesus Salazar, physical therapist assistant

“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

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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....

Life Care Center of Tucson helps cancer patient regain independence

Left to right: Joyce Hayes, occupational therapist assistant; Janet Stansbury; and Adam Federico, physical therapist assistant

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....

July Whatever It Takes and Then Some Winners 2017

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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 leaders certified as dementia specialists

The newly certified dementia care specialists at Life Care Center of Tucson, and Erin Stanley, regional rehab director

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....

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 celebrates National Nursing Home Week

Morgiana Correa, activity director, and Patty Centobene, receptionist, show off their spirit for the cultural day celebration.

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.

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

Produce contributed for the soup

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 Center of Tucson residents go to the park

Resident Micaela Paul enjoying the beautiful roses at Reid Park Zoo Rose Garden

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.