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 April 2015 winners:
Beth Cook, a licensed practical nurse at Life Care Center of Plainwell, Michigan, made several large Easter baskets for the activities department to sell at a silent auction for the Resident Council fund. She paid for the items out of her own pocket and put them together on her time off. She also helps the certified nursing assistants with their tasks.
Sally Timmerman, MDS coordinator at The Westchester House in Chesterfield, Missouri, went way beyond her duties when she found out that one of the residents was a huge Elvis fan. She purchased more than $200 worth of Elvis memorabilia for him and, when he was ready to return home to his wife, Timmerman decorated his room at the house as a welcome-home gesture.
Tammy Reynolds, a restorative certified nursing assistant at Life Care Center of Bountiful, Utah, assisted a resident whose room was becoming cluttered with personal items. She contacted the resident’s family for permission to clean out the resident’s closet and took two and a half hours of her own time to go through the closet with the resident. She boxed up what the resident didn’t want to keep, set it aside for the family to take home, cleaned the closet and reorganized it so that the resident could find what she wanted more easily.