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 February 2017 winners:
David Ceren, maintenance assistant at Life Care Center of Menifee, California, protected residents and associates from an intruder. Ceren heard noises in the dark and closed activity room, and when he investigated, he found a man trying to steal a television. Ceren confronted the thief, who brandished a knife and threatened him. Ceren told nursing to call 911 and kept the robber in the room until the police arrived. Thanks to Ceren’s quick thinking, no one was hurt, and no property was lost.
Camden Harrison, licensed practical nurse at Life Care Center of Hilton Head, South Carolina, brought valentines for all the residents on the long-term care unit and blank Valentine’s Day cards for married residents to fill out for their spouses. He also gave a bag of candy to one resident who likes to visit up and down the halls so the resident could give out treats.
Diane Harmon, registered nurse at Life Care Center of Evergreen, Colorado, heard a resident who was on hospice talking about tacos early one morning. She coordinated with other departments to get the resident tacos for lunch.