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Life Care Center of North Glendale helps patient enjoy hobby again

Emmy Morel with Leslie Hughes, occupational therapist assistant

A few occupational therapy interventions at Life Care Center of North Glendale, Arizona, recently made quite a difference for one of the facility’s long-term residents.

Emmy Morel is 77 years old and suffered a stroke more than six years ago which left her totally hemiplegic on her left side. She came to Life Care on April 26, 2019...

Life Care of North Glendale helps stroke survivor regain independence

Sidney Furney climbs the stairs with the help of Emily Tolkamp, physical therapist.

After having a stroke at the young age of 50, Sidney Furney came to Life Care Center of North Glendale, Arizona, on Feb. 6, 2019, for recovery.

The stroke had impaired Furney’s left side, and when he was evaluated when he first arrived, he could only walk 60 feet with a platform walker with someone steadying him...

Glendale resident Thomas Smith featured in national magazine

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith, who served as a sergeant in the Korean War and was a jack of all trades, has been featured in a national magazine.

Smith currently lives at Life Care Center of North Glendale, Arizona, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center run by Life Care Centers of America...

Quadruple amputee therapy dog visits Life Care of North Glendale

Resident Cindy Fowler petting Chi Chi with her owner, Elizabeth Howell, looking on

On Aug. 5, 2018, residents at Life Care Center of North Glendale, Arizona, got an inspirational visit from Chi Chi, a quadruple amputee dog. 

Chi Chi was rescued from a dumpster in South Korea in January 2016. Due to her condition, she needed all of her legs amputated in order to survive...

Life Care of North Glendale provides school supplies to staff’s kids

Left to right: Bonnie John, rehab tech; Kate Burt, occupational therapist assistant; and Ester Gulliford, nurse case manager

Life Care Center of North Glendale, Arizona, runs fundraisers throughout the year to help associates in need.

Before school starts, Ester Gulliford, nursing case manager, coordinates an event specifically for associates with school-age children...

Life Care Center of North Glendale hosts Pi Day celebration

The pies

On March 14, 2018, Life Care Center of North Glendale, Arizona, hosted a Pi Day celebration.

That day, the rehabilitation department updated its documentation system. Jennifer Council, assistant director of rehab, suggested the celebration to add some fun into the day. ...          

Life Care Center of North Glendale crowns Valentine’s King and Queen

The 2018 King and Queen of Hearts, Raymond Garcia and Sandra Webb

Every year on Valentine’s Day, Life Care Center of North Glendale, Arizona, holds a coronation for the King and Queen of Hearts.

Residents, family members and associates are all encouraged to nominate a resident of their choice. Then at the annual Valentine’s party, all the nominees are invited to receive special recognition at the coronation....

Life Care Center of North Glendale hosts Chili Cook-off

The cook-off winners from the case management department, left to right: Carole Kolodziej, Elizabeth Mendez and Ester Guilliford

On Oct. 27, 2017, the activities department at Life Care Center of North Glendale, Arizona, organized a facility Chili Cook-off.

Nursing, dietary, admissions, case management, activities and therapy associates all competed for the best recipes, bringing in their homemade chili for other associates, residents and visitors to taste and vote on....

Life Care Center of North Glendale helps Long walk again

Jeanne Long practices walking with Derek LeBlanc, physical therapist assistant.

When Jeanne Long arrived at Life Care Center of North Glendale, Arizona, on July 15, 2017, she had been struggling with pneumonitis, a non-infectious inflammation of the lungs.

“I had not walked in five months, and after going to the hospital, I was ready to give up,” said Long....

Life Care Center of North Glendale earns deficiency-free state survey

Life Care Center of North Glendale

Life Care Center of North Glendale, Arizona, recently achieved a deficiency-free state survey.

To pass the state survey each year, nursing facilities must meet hundreds of criteria. These address not only nursing care and resident safety, but also patients’ rights, food services, administration and the facility’s environment....