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.
On April 26, 2017, Life Care Center of Hickory Woods in Antioch, Tennessee, hosted a special party for a resident.
Erna Beyer had not been feeling well or eating very much, so the nursing and activity associates decided to cheer her up. She is originally from Germany, between the villages of Cuxhaven and Bremerhaven, so the associates surprised her with a “lunch in Germany” party....
On March 16, 2017, Dr. Stephen D’Amico, nursing home specialist at Life Care Center of Hickory Woods in Antioch, Tennessee, was named Physician of the Year for Life Care Centers of America’s Eastern Division.
The award was given during a Life Care ceremony held at the American Medical Directors Association Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona....
Life Care Center of Hickory Woods, a skilled nursing and rehab facility in Antioch, was recently named a 2016-2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Home.
U.S. News & World Report rates centers using data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services covering health inspections, nurse staffing and quality of care.
Life Care Center of Hickory Woods in Antioch, Tennessee, recently received the 2016 Bronze National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.
The award honors facilities across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities. It is the first of three tiers of recognition (Bronze, Silver and Gold) by AHCA/NCAL and requires a detailed application process submitted to a board of examiners for review.
Wyoma Chouquette, a resident at Life Care Center of Hickory Woods in Antioch, Tennessee, turned 103 on Jan. 8, 2016.
Chouquette celebrated her special day, with not one, but two birthday parties. On Chouquette’s birthday, the activities department threw her a party featuring music, cake and fellowship with her family of residents and associates.
Stephen D’Amico, M.D., recently started as the first-ever on-site physician at Life Care Center of Hickory Woods in Antioch, Tennessee.
In his new role, D’Amico enhances physician accessibility to patients and families. He aids in hospital transitions and pharmacy communications, and being on-site allows him to personally respond to medical changes or emergencies in a timely manner.
The CMS ratings system, designed to help the public choose quality care for their loved ones, calculates the ratings based on results of health inspections, staffing and quality measures (including pain management, pressure ulcers, weight loss and number of medications used).