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Carl Wright wins company’s divisional President’s Award

Carl Wright, executive director

Life Care Centers of America honored Carl Wright, executive director at Life Care Center of Brookfield, Missouri, on Aug. 14, 2017, with one of its two Central Division President’s Awards.

The President’s Award, given during Life Care’s annual management meeting at its headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee, recognizes distinguished service in a long-term health care management role....

A testimonial from Life Care Center of Brookfield

Jerry Kelly with his wife, Tina

By patient Jerry Kelly

I sustained a life-threatening head injury during a fall in December 2016 and sufferd two strokes as a result. One stroke took my sense of balance and coordination, and the other took my right field of vision in both eyes....

Life Care Center of Brookfield attends 37th annual Public Administrator’s Convention

Associates from each facility represent Life Care at the baseball-themed booth

Missouri Life Care facilities attended the 37th annual Public Administrator’s Convention in Festus, Missouri, April 25_28, 2017. Representing the Missouri facilities were Life Care Center of Brookfield, Northwood Hills Care CenterLife Care Center of Waynesville and Life Care Center of Carrollton.

The theme of the 2017 conference was Coalition of Caring. There were more than 60 vendors at the event. Life Care’s booth featured a baseball theme depicting coming together as a team.

Life Care Center of Brookfield helps stroke patient recover

Harvey Sherwood with Ryenn Watson, occupational therapist assistant

On Aug. 5, 2016, Harvey Sherwood came to Life Care Center of Brookfield, Missouri, for rehabilitation to recover from a stroke.

The stroke impacted Sherwood’s left side, leaving him unable to walk and struggling to complete basic activities like standing up, transferring from his bed to a wheelchair and even getting around in a wheelchair.

Life Care Center of Brookfield helps hip fracture patient get home

Left to right: occupational therapist assistants Asten Carman and Ryenn Watson; Earl Steen; and Heather Martin, physical therapist

Earl Steen needed rehabilitation after a fall led to a hip fracture.

When he arrived at Life Care Center of Brookfield, Missouri, on Aug. 19, 2016, Steen needed moderate assistance with walking and his self-care tasks, including getting dressed and managing his medications.

Life Care Center of Brookfield gets man with Parkinson’s walking again

James Smith using the SCIFIT for therapy

James Smith wanted to get back on his feet. He had fallen at home, which led to a hospital stay after he was found to have sepsis, a blood infection. On top of that, he already had Parkinson’s disease.

Smith came to Life Care Center of Brookfield, Missouri, for rehabilitation so that he could get back to his previous level of independence.

Ruby Simpson turns 102 at Life Care Center of Brookfield

Ruby Simpson with her birthday cake

Ruby Simpson, a resident at Life Care Center of Brookfield, Missouri, turned 102 on Jan. 20, 2016, and she’s still going strong.

For her 99th birthday, Simpson went on a motorcycle ride during a family vacation to Texas, and for her 100th, she rode in a hot air balloon. This year, she enjoyed a party at the facility and an interview with a local TV reporter.