On Sept. 17, 2018, Girl Scout Troop #245 served its community by picking up trash around Life Care Center of Estero, Florida.
The troop was led by Kim Poinsett, a physical therapist assistant at the facility.
“The girls had so much fun with the project!” said Poinsett. “Who thought you could have so much fun picking up trash? They asked me, ‘Ms. Kim, can we do this once a month?’ The girls love to do community service, and that’s really what the Girl Scouts is all about: teaching the girls how to give back to the community...”
Ted Davis, floor tech at Life Care Center of Estero, Florida, noticed that a resident under hospice services was reluctant to eat. The resident, however, loves peanut butter and chocolate. With his own time and money, Davis baked her a peanut butter and chocolate cheesecake to eat as her dessert for the next week just to make her happy...
Life Care Center of Estero, Florida, 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....
Life Care Center of Estero, Florida, has been named a 2016-2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Home.
U.S. News & World Report rates centers using data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services covering health inspections, nurse staffing and quality of care. Fewer than 13 percent of nursing homes received a Best rating.
Tony Irminger, a resident at Life Care Center of Estero, Florida, is proud that his artwork is now being sent around the country on the front of hundreds of Christmas cards.
Each year, parent company Life Care Centers of America invites residents in more than 200 nursing and rehab facilities to submit Christmas card designs, and one piece is chosen for each of the organization’s geographical divisions.
The CMS ratings system is designed to assist the public in choosing care for their loved ones. It calculates the ratings based on results of health inspections, staffing and quality measures (including pain management, pressure ulcers, weight loss and number of medications used).