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Life Care Center of Palm Bay runner-up in Halloween costume contest

On Halloween, rehab departments at Life Care’s centers in Florida dressed up in an array of creative team costumes for the annual contest.

“The contest between facilities has been going on for almost five years,” said Tammy Whitehead, regional rehab director. “Residents, families and employees love it!”

Life Care Center of Palm Bay collects water for World Kindness Day

Life Care Center of Palm Bay, Florida participated in the World Kindness Day challenge of collecting water for local charities on November 13, 2018.

The facility collected 187 cases, 13 gallons and 4,488 bottles of water which ended up being around 77,511,203 ounces of water for the local charity they chose, The Daily Bread, which is a local non-profit that serves the homeless of Brevard County...

Life Care Center of Palm Bay resident takes Honor Flight

On Oct. 15, 2016, World War II veteran Stephen Buskirk, a resident at Life Care Center of Palm Bay, Florida, took a special flight to Washington, D.C.

Buskirk went on the trip through Honor Flight, an organization that provides flights to veterans around the country to D.C. to recognize them for their service.

“After I got off the plane, I had a personal escort who brought me all around to the different events,” Buskirk shared.

Boddeker wins regional CNA of the Year Award

On Oct. 14, 2015, Sharon Boddeker, a certified nursing assistant at Life Care Center of Palm Bay, was honored by Life Care Centers of America’s Sun States Region with its CNA of the Year Award.

The award was presented during the regional Rewarding Excellence banquet, held this year in North Palm Beach. Each of the seven facilities in the region brought three facility CNA winners, all of whom were eligible for the regional award, as well as a Team Spirit Award winner.

Palm Bay senior’s tale of resilience featured in national magazine

Doreen Menzies, a traveler, mother and business woman specializing in culinary arts and event planning, has been featured in a national magazine.

Menzies currently resides at Life Care Center of Palm Bay, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center run by Life Care Centers of America....

Palm Bay rehab aide receives divisional customer service award

Mary Tabacco, rehab aide at Life Care Center of Palm Bay, Florida, received Life Care Centers of America’s Southeast Division Whatever It Takes And Then Some Award on Aug. 26, 2015, for her dedication to customer service.

She was chosen from among hundreds of associates in the Southeast Division and was one of only eight associates from Life Care’s more than 200 facilities nationwide to receive the award.

Life Care Center of Palm Bay receives Silver National Quality Award

Life Care Center of Palm Bay, Florida, recently received the 2017 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.

The center was notified of its achievement on Aug. 4. Only 191 Silver awards were given this year nationwide....

Life Care Center of Palm Bay honors volunteers

On April 10, 2019, Life Care Center of Palm Bay, Florida, honored its volunteers with a party.

Quite a few of the center’s dedicated volunteers attended, greeted by Will Tarbet, executive director, and other associates. They enjoyed an extravagant afternoon buffet created by Michael Hambel, dietary manager, and Nancy Riker, assistant food services director...

Life Care Center of Palm Bay resident honored by Ronald McDonald House

On March 29, Donna Maxwell, a Life Care Center of Palm Bay resident, received a surprise banquet in honor of her contributions to the Ronald McDonald House of Central Florida’s pop tab program.

For more than five years, Maxwell has collected pop tabs, the small aluminum tabs from all kinds of cans, from the facility’s dining room during each meal...

Life Care Center of Palm Bay lends a helping hand for the holidays

Associates at Life Care Center of Palm Bay, Florida, thought it would be nice to help their own over the holidays 2018.

Sherry Davis, director of environmental services; Angela Aguirre, central supply associate; and Jackie Howard, unit manager, decided to create a program for employees in need call the Angel Tree...