Life Care Centers of America’s Whatever It Takes And Then Some program honors associates who go beyond their job descriptions in caring for residents, their families and fellow associates. Here are three of the inspiring stories from our May 2017 winners.
Terri May, licensed practical nurse at Life Care Center of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, helped a resident’s wife who was feeling overwhelmed. May stepped in and paid her water and utilities bill for three months so the she would not have to worry about them while she was visiting the facility.
Rhonda Fricke, registered nurse at Valley View Villa in Fort Morgan, Colorado, coordinated a professional photo shoot for a resident. She scheduled the shoot, arranged for the resident’s hair and makeup to be done and took the resident to the shoot. She even purchased the photographs and sent them to one of the resident’s family members.
Ted Davis, floor tech at Life Care Center of Estero, Florida, noticed that a resident under hospice services was reluctant to eat. The resident, however, loves peanut butter and chocolate. With his own time and money, Davis baked her a peanut butter and chocolate cheesecake to eat as her dessert for the next week just to make her happy and to ensure that she would eat something.