Associates at skilled nursing and rehab facilities love to see the results of their work as patients regain function under their care.
Every now and then, a family shares a letter thanking them for their assistance, and such was the case for the Green family....
Rehabilitation at Life Care Center of McMinnville, Oregon, was a game changer for Jack Morrison.
Morrison had fallen at home and bruised his back, and unfortunately, he did not bounce back right away. In fact, he developed sepsis (an infection in the bloodstream) and became very weak....
Frederick Hisaw’s wife found him on the floor of his bathroom after having a stroke.
An ambulance took Hisaw to the hospital, where he was treated. On May 28, 2017, he came to Life Care Center of McMinnville, Oregon, to begin his rehabilitation....
On March 9, 2017, Bethany Selsor, a nurse at Life Care Center of McMinnville, Oregon, received the reward she had been working toward for 15 years – she officially became an RN.
Selsor decided she wanted to become a registered nurse 20 years ago, when she saw a TV special on abuse in nursing homes. She felt inspired to do something about the problem by becoming a nurse....
Ken Patocka came to Life Care Center of McMinnville, Oregon, for rehabilitation after having a stroke.
When he arrived on May 11, 2016, Patocka could not walk because of the way the stroke had weakened his left side. It had also impacted his ability to take care of himself, speak and eat. He needed two people to help him with his self-care tasks, and he could only tolerate 5 minutes of physical activity at a time.
On July 11, 2016, three associates from Life Care Center of McMinnville, Oregon, passed the Wound Treatment Associate exam and became wound care certified.
Amy Asato, director of nursing; Kadie Lee, resident care manager; and Zo Tewksbury, physical therapist, all underwent training in the WTA program, which parent company Life Care Centers of America uses for training associates nationwide in wound care.
On June 17, 2016, Life Care Center of McMinnville, Oregon, kicked off Father’s Day weekend with a car show and barbecue.
About 30 guests attended, and associates served chili dogs, chips and watermelon, along with soda in old-fashioned glass bottles. Residents took a look at the 15 classic cars on display in the parking lot and voted for Best in Show.
On Sept. 28, 2015, Life Care Center of McMinnville, Oregon, sponsored a golf tournament to raise money for cancer treatment and research.
Held at the Michelbook Country Club in McMinnville, the Barium Cup Golf Classic is the largest annual fundraiser for the Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation. Since 2002, the tournament has generated more than $800,000 to benefit the foundation’s patient assistance and education programs.
The drive was open not only to associates but to the public as well. Eighteen people donated, six of whom were first-time donors. The event collected enough blood to help 54 people.
Life Care Center of McMinnville, Oregon, sponsored the local Turkey Trot 8K/5K run on July 11, 2015, and nine associates from the facility took part in the event.
The Turkey Trot benefits the Willamette Valley Cancer Foundation and the McMinnville Area Chamber of Commerce. It’s the most popular and longest-running health and fitness event in McMinnville, with more than 500 participants.