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Jean Buck finds rehab success at Life Care Center of Plainwell

Jean Buck

When Jean Buck suffered an acute kidney injury in December 2017, she and her family were told she would need long-term care.

“As a long-term care nurse in the community, I could not think of anywhere I trusted more, even though the commute to Life Care Center [of Plainwell, Michigan,] was farther for my family,” said Buck’s daughter, Kim Chapman...

Life Care of Plainwell helps Samfilippo recover from leg fractures

Florabelle Samfilippo

Falls at home left Florabelle Samfilippo with a femur fracture and the need for rehabilitation.

When Samfilippo came to Life Care Center of Plainwell, Michigan, on June 8, 2018, she needed total assistance with most of her mobility and many of her activities of daily living. Her cognition and language had also suffered...

MS patient regains mobility with rehab at Life Care of Plainwell

Jeff McDonald

After multiple falls at home, Jeff McDonald decided to come to Life Care Center of Plainwell, Michigan, for rehabilitation and help managing his multiple sclerosis.

When McDonald arrived on June 23, 2018, he could only walk short distances and needed staff assistance to get bathed and dressed. He needed a little help to walk, stand and get in and out of bed as well...

Life Care of Plainwell helps leg fracture patient regain independence

Felix Survilla

After falling and fracturing his femur, Felix Survilla needed rehabilitation before he was ready to return home.

Survilla came to Life Care Center of Plainwell, Michigan, on April 16, 2018, for physical and occupational therapies. When he arrived, he needed assistance for walking, bed mobility, dressing, bathing and transfers...

Life Care Center of Plainwell earns Medicare’s five-star rating

Life Care Center of Plainwell

Life Care Center of Plainwell, Michigan, earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in March 2018.

The rating system for CMS is designed to help people choose the best care for loved ones. The ratings are based on associates, health inspections and quality measures such as weight loss, falls and pain management....

Handy turns 102 at Life Care Center of Plainwell

Richard Handy

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.

Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners – May 2016

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.

Life Care Center of Plainwell helps local woman recover from stroke

Judith Rambo works on her rehab with Kathy Koob, physical therapist.

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.

Life Care Center of Plainwell helps woman get home after knee surgery

Amalia Boulter

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.

Plainwell aide receives divisional customer service award

Amy Pumford, a certified nursing assistant at Life Care Center of Plainwell

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.