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 June 2017 winners.
Michelle Kroboth, physical therapist assistant at Life Care Center of Westlake, Ohio, went out of her way to help a resident feel special. The resident is known at the facility as “Mayor,” and Kroboth surprised him with a personalized T-shirt that said Mayor on it. She also brought him cupcakes on his birthday so he could celebrate.
Chanda Liv, social services assistant at Hale Anuenue Restorative Care Center in Hilo, Hawaii, helped a resident’s family coordinate a wedding for the resident’s daughter at the facility, by the fish pond. Liv even decorated the trellis for the bride and groom. She also donates the local paper every weekday so residents can read the news, and when the pet therapy dog passed away, she created yellow paw-print remembrance ribbons and a DVD to show to residents at the Celebration of Life ceremony.
Adrian Hullander, licensed practical nurse at Life Care Center of Red Bank, Tennessee, bought pictures and decorations on Mother’s Day for a resident who didn’t have anything on the walls of her room. Hullander also brought her a vase with flowers to help the resident feel at home. “I walked in the room, and the resident was smiling,” said Destiny Harvey, LPN. “It made the resident’s day and the family members’.”