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November 2018 Whatever It Takes And Then Some Winners

Fried Chicken Stock Photo

Stella Addison, activity director at Life Care Center of Morehead, Kentucky, decided to celebrate a resident’s 107th birthday in a very memorable and personal way. Addison, knowing that the resident’s favorite food is chicken wings from Kentucky Fried Chicken, contacted the restaurant to involve them in the celebration ...

Higgins turned 107 at Life Care Center of Morehead on Nov. 30, 2018

Happy birthday, Clarine!

Clarine Higgins, a resident at Life Care Center of Morehead, Kentucky, recently turned 107. Higgins’ family and friends celebrated the occasion with her on Friday, Nov. 30, with a party.

In honor of Higgins’ birthday, the manager from the local KFC and a man dressed up as Col. Sanders attended her celebration and awarded her with a bucket of one of her favorite foods – fried chicken...

Life Care Center of Morehead residents enjoy pontoon boat outing

Pontoon boat stock photo

Each year, residents from Life Care Center of Morehead, Kentucky, enjoy a trip to Cave Run Lake, just south of the town.

On Sept. 21, 2018, a dozen residents made the trip for their end-of-summer bash. Once at the lake, they got on a pontoon boat and took in the fresh air and sunshine...

Life Care Center of Morehead earns perfect score on state survey

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Life Care Center of Morehead, Kentucky, recently earned a state survey with no deficiencies.

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 Morehead helps Burmeister get home in 3 weeks

Jerry Burmeister with (left to right): Mary Hensley, occupational therapist; Jenny Howard, physical therapist assistant; and Neil Melvin, occupational therapist assistant

Jerry Burmeister, a 77-year-old retired nurse anesthetist, came to Life Care Center of Morehead, Kentucky, on Dec. 20, 2017, after a five-day hospital stay for congestive heart failure.

His condition resulted in weakness and decreased ability to walk and perform functional transfers. When he arrived at Life Care Center of Morehead, he needed to use a stand-up lift for transfers in/out of bed....

Life Care Center of Morehead dedicates Blessing Box to community

“We hope that it helps someone in need, no questions asked.”

On Jan. 24, 2018, associates at Life Care Center of Morehead, Kentucky, hosted a ribbon-cutting for its new Blessing Box.

The box is a cabinet that sits outside the facility and is open to anyone in the community. It is stocked with non-perishable goods from winter wear like gloves and jackets to canned and dried meats and soups....

Life Care Center of Morehead helps determined amputee recover

Deborah Hawkins

Deborah Hawkins recently had a below-knee amputation from a diabetic ulcer.

She came to Life Care Center of Morehead on Jan. 19, 2017. She was in a lot of pain when she arrived and couldn’t stand, but she wasn’t discouraged....

Life Care Center of Morehead hosts Easter egg hunt

One of the children hunting for Easter eggs

On April 14, 2017, Life Care Center of Morehead, Kentucky, hosted an Easter party for residents and their families and associates and their children, including an egg hunt.

Approximately 60 guests attended the annual celebration and enjoyed a variety of hors d’oeuvres, cookies, cake and punch....

Life Care Center of Morehead resident celebrates 105th birthday

Clarine Higgins surrounded by Morehead State University’s Black Gospel Ensemble

Story and photos by Megan Smedley from The Morehead News. Originally published on Dec. 2, 2016

“As long as she has her Ale-8 and chicken wings from KFC, she is happy!”

Mrs. Clarine Higgins is described as a lovable, godly person and is known to the Sharpsburg [, Kentucky,] community as “Mama Clarine.”

May 2016 Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners

Randy McRoberts, maintenance assistant at Life Care Center of Morehead, Kentucky, grew very close to one of the residents at the facility. When McRoberts learned of the resident’s worsened condition, he went to a local florist during his lunch break and bought flowers for the resident.