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Environmental Services Week brings fun at Life Care Center of Palm Bay

Environmental services associates in their matching shirts

From Sept. 8-14, 2019, Life Care Center of Palm Bay, Florida, observed Environmental Services Week.

Each day, associates did something different to celebrate the housekeeping, laundry and maintenance teams. Sherry Davis, director of environmental services, organized the events...

Life Care of Palm Bay collects donations for Hurricane Dorian victims

Associates gather with the van full of relief supplies for the Bahamas.

While Florida residents breathed a sigh of relief that Hurricane Dorian mostly passed them by, the storm wreaked havoc in the Bahamas.

Life Care Center of Palm Bay, Florida’s associates decided to do something about it, and the facility partnered with Brevard County Re/Max offices to collect needed items for those affected by the hurricane...

Life Care Center of Palm Bay honors volunteers

Volunteers from the local Pentecostal church

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

Life Care Center of Palm Bay associates celebrate with Maxwell

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

Angel Tree gifts

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...

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

Associates delivering water to The Daily Bread, a local non-profit.

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...

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

Doreen Menzies

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....

Life Care Center of Palm Bay receives Silver National Quality Award

2017 Silver – Achievement in 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 runner-up in Halloween costume contest

Life Care Center of Palm Bay’s rehab edition of Crayola®

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 resident takes Honor Flight

Resident Stephen Buskirk

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.