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Life Care Center of Paradise Valley resident’s life shared in magazine

James “Bill” Henry

James “Bill” Henry, a resident at Life Care Center of Paradise Valley in Phoenix, has enjoyed a life full of spontaneity, travel and adventure, and now his story is featured in a national magazine.

Life Care Centers of America runs more than 200 skilled nursing and rehab centers around the country and publishes a handful of residents’ life stories each year in its LEADER magazine. Henry’s story was recently published in the 2016 edition.

Life Care Center of Paradise Valley hosts Critter Day

Resident Dean Sykes with a baby goat

On April 5, 2016, Life Care Center of Paradise Valley in Phoenix, Arizona, played host to a variety of animals for Critter Day.

A local farm owner graciously brought some of his animals to bring joy to the residents. Among the menagerie were baby goats, bunnies, chickens and ducks. Residents had the chance to pet the animals, hold them and even help bottle feed the babies under the gazebo in the courtyard.

Life Care Center of Paradise Valley resident wins Christmas card contest

Virginia Lopez

Virginia Lopez, a resident at Life Care Center of Paradise Valley in Phoenix, is proud that her artwork is now being sent around the country on the front of hundreds of Christmas cards.

Lopez painted a Christmas tree.

Each year, parent company Life Care Centers of America invites residents in its more than 200 facilities to submit Christmas card designs, and one piece is chosen from each of the organization’s divisions.

Life Care Center of Paradise Valley associates walk to end Alzheimer’s

Members of the Life Care Center of Paradise Valley team

On Nov. 14, 2015, approximately 20 associates and their family members from Life Care Center of Paradise Valley in Phoenix participated in the city’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

“I participated to support all of our friends and families who suffer from this disease,” said Sue McCarthy, executive director at Life Care Center of Paradise Valley. “I wanted to show my love and support by walking hand in hand with a larger world team traveling a path toward better treatment and possibly a cure.”

Environmental services director wins regional Team Spirit Award

Life Care Center of Paradise Valley in Phoenix recently presented its annual Rewarding Excellence awards to four associates.

Certified Nursing Assistants of the Year were Vayda Bolgoyen, Dania Castruita-Castaneda and Amanda Davila. Lisa Sheppard, environmental services director, won the Team Spirit Award. The CNAs were praised for putting their residents first, their positive attitudes and their attention to detail. Sheppard was nominated for her caring spirit and work ethic.

Life Care Center of Paradise Valley program wins statewide Award

Left to right: Erin Stanley, director of rehab services; Kalie May, social services director; Lorna Mattox, activity director; and Sue McCarthy, executive director

On Aug. 20, 2015, Life Care Center of Paradise Valley in Phoenix, Arizona, won the Arizona Health Care Association’s Innovative Program and Improvement Award for its Namaste program. 

The program is based on the concept set forth in the book “The End-of-Life Namaste Care Program for People with Dementia” by Joyce Simard. Lorna Mattox, activity director, applied these ideas of “honoring the spirit within” to the needs of the residents at the Phoenix facility.