On July 5, 2016, Richard “Dick” Handy celebrated his 102nd birthday at Life Care Center of Plainwell, Michigan, where he is a resident. The center threw a karaoke party for Handy on his birthday, and the following Sunday, he celebrated with more than 150 family members at Grove Street Café in Delton.
Born in Marion, Michigan, Handy worked on a farm from the age of 11 to the age of 27.
Lisa Riston, unit manager at Life Care Center of Plainwell, Michigan, went out of her way to help a coworker whose car had broken down. Riston left her home and drove approximately 21 miles to pick the coworker up to take her home on a Friday at 11:30 p.m.
When Judith Rambo had a stroke in November 2015, her right side was severely affected.
On Nov. 24, Rambo arrived at Life Care Center of Plainwell, Michigan, for rehabilitation. At the time, she was unable to sit up on her own or speak more than a few words. She was also on a feeding tube.
After having a left knee replacement, 60-year-old Amalia Boulter needed rehabilitation so she could be ready to return home.
Boulter came to Life Care Center of Plainwell on Feb. 5, 2016, for physical and occupational therapies. When she arrived, she was in a lot of post-surgery pain and could only walk 10 feet with a walker. She also needed help with getting dressed and bathing.
Amy Pumford, a certified nursing assistant at Life Care Center of Plainwell, Michigan, received Life Care Centers of America’s Northeast Division Whatever It Takes And Then Some Award on Aug. 26, 2015, for her dedication to customer service.
She was chosen from among thousands of associates in the Northeast Division and was one of only eight associates from Life Care’s more than 200 facilities nationwide to receive the award.
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.