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.
When a stroke affected Larry Taylor’s left side, he came to Life Care Center of Charleston, South Carolina, on Dec. 10, 2017, for rehabilitation.
Not only was Taylor dealing with the aftereffects of the stroke, but he was also still healing from a knee replacement surgery he had had a month before his stroke....
On Oct. 6, 2017, Life Care Center of Charleston, South Carolina, resident Ruth Alexander and her husband, Billy, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
The couple had a party with their son in the facility’s private dining room, complete with gifts and a cake....
On Sept. 23, 2017, less than a month after her 100th birthday, Earsie Jackson was crowned Mrs. NAACP Centennial Queen for the Charleston, South Carolina, chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
The branch was celebrating its 100th year as well, with an anniversary gala, and created the special honor for the occasion....
Ann and Alec Kaminski, a Polish couple who served in World War II with the goal of liberating Poland from the Germans, have been featured in a national magazine.
Ann currently resides at Life Care Center of Charleston, and Alec lived there until his passing this summer. The center’s parent company, Life Care Centers of America, publishes a handful of residents’ life stories each year in its LEADER magazine....
Wanda Lively grew up near Beckley, West Virginia. So did Margaret Cook.
The girls were neighbors in the 1930s and ’40s, growing up in the same area. Fast forward to October 2016, and the former neighbors reunited – 400 miles away!
Kathryn Harris, admissions assistant at Life Care Center of Charleston, South Carolina, recently bicycled 110 miles to give her mother a chance for a brighter future.
Harris took part in the Bike MS Tour to Tanglewood on Sept. 17-18, 2016. The ride, which started and finished in Tanglewood Park, North Carolina, raised money for multiple sclerosis, from which Harris’ mother, LuAnna Harris, suffers.
Life Care Centers of America recently presented Dr. William Sheldon, medical director at Life Care Center of Charleston, South Carolina, with its Heritage Award.
The award was given on March 17, 2016, during a Life Care ceremony held at the American Medical Directors Association Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. It recognizes contributions to the advancement of the art of healing, career achievement and service as an example of dedication to patients.
JoAnn Heck, a licensed practical nurse at Life Care Center of Charleston, South Carolina, took extra time to educate a resident and his wife when the resident received doctor’s orders to be on insulin just as he was preparing to go home. Heck then gave the couple her personal cell phone number so they could call her with questions.
It’s one thing to read about the recent shootings in the news. It’s quite another to see tragedy happen in your own backyard, to people you know.
The shooting at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 17, 2015, was viewed by many as a troubling sign of persistent racism. But it was more than that. For Tommie Pinckney, a physical therapist at Life Care Center of Charleston, it was personal.