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.
Kathleen Cassidy lived independently in her home on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, when an infection caused her body to weaken and require rehabilitation.
When she arrived at Life Care Center of Hilton Head on June 29, 2017, Cassidy had a high fall risk. She was unable to get up or down four standard stairs with a handrail...
Joseph Kopf came to Life Care Center of Hilton Head, South Carolina, in July 2017 after a left-sided stroke that partly paralyzed his right side.
“My doctor told me when it was all over that it was a miracle I was still alive,” said Kopf.
When Kopf arrived, he was not able to walk and required a machine to lift him out of bed....
Virginia Behman, a resident at Life Care Center of Hilton Head, just turned 100.
Behman’s family and friends celebrated the occasion with her on July 21, 2017, with a party. During the celebration, she was inducted into Life Care Centers of America’s Century Club for centenarians...
Camden Harrison, licensed practical nurse at Life Care Center of Hilton Head, South Carolina, brought valentines for all the residents on the long-term care unit and blank Valentine’s Day cards for married residents to fill out for their spouses....
In honor of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, residents at Life Care Center of Hilton Head, South Carolina, participated in their own version of the games.
On July 9, the facility held a Summer Olympics Day with several activities throughout the day, including ring toss, bean bag toss, can knock-down and punch pong. Punch pong was the most popular game, in which residents shot ping pong balls into a cup of punch.
On Aug. 17, 2016, Life Care Center of Hilton Head, South Carolina, hosted an EMS Appreciation Breakfast.
The facility invited all the local fire and rescue stations and served approximately 35 EMTs, firefighters and office administrators, including the fire marshal. These civil servants enjoyed a hot breakfast of eggs, bacon, muffins, cinnamon rolls, fruit, pastries and coffee and juice.
Richard Papes began therapy on April 4, 2015, at Life Care Center of Hilton Head, South Carolina.
Papes had been hospitalized due to cardiac arrest which resulted in a new pacemaker placement. He had also been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and had recently experienced a stroke.
Memory Matters, a non-profit that strives to provide resources for people with dementia and their families, recently named Life Care Center of Hilton Head, South Carolina, a Dementia-Friendly Business.
A representative of Memory Matters came to the skilled nursing and rehab facility on April 7 and 8, 2015, as part of the organization’s Purple Angel Project to train associates about dementia.