Doreen Menzies, a traveler, mother and business woman specializing in culinary arts and event planning, has been featured in a national magazine.
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....
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!”
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.
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.
Kathy Corsaut, physical therapist assistant at Life Care Center of Palm Bay, Florida, asked a patient who was given two months to live what he wanted to do before he passed away. He said he would like to go to the beach one last time. Although the patient had returned home to be with his family, Corsaut and her daughter picked him up from his house and took him to the beach.
On Oct. 4, 2015, Nancy McGoldrick, senior executive director at Life Care Center of Palm Bay, Florida, shared a special publication with a group of World War II veterans.
The veterans were attending an orientation for an upcoming Space Coast Honor Flight trip. The organization flies veterans to Washington, D.C., to visit the war memorials. McGoldrick distributed the World War II edition of Life Care’s LEADER Magazine, much to the veterans’ delight.
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.