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 March 2015 winners:

 

Laura Maguire, recreation therapist, Life Care Center of Littleton, Colorado, went beyond her job duties to help a resident with young children have a memorable birthday. She made a customized T-shirt with the resident’s name and his children’s soccer team logo, and she bought a birthday cake. When the resident’s children arrived, Maguire intercepted them before the visit and gave them the cake and shirt to give to their father.

 

Bernadette Holbert, licensed practical nurse, Garden Terrace at Fort Worth, Texas, took her own time to visit a resident and his wife in the hospital several times over several weeks. She stayed with them the evening the resident was removed from life support, and she prayed with the resident and his family before he passed away. She even made herself available to help with his funeral.

 

Marion Miller, cook, Life Care Center of LaGrange, Indiana, buys stickers with her own money for holidays and special days, such as the first day of spring, and puts them on the residents’ tray cards to brighten their day. She also buys small valentines for all the residents.