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December 2017 Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners

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Tonya McComas, MDS coordinator at Life Care Center of Ocala, Florida, knew that a resident wanted to attend the Resident Christmas Party but didn’t have nice clothes. McComas went out and bought a new outfit for the resident and helped her change into the new clothes for the party.

Wheeler, former pipe fitter, featured in national magazine

James Wheeler

James Wheeler, who laid pipe for the Alaska Pipeline, has been featured in a national magazine.

Wheeler is currently a resident at Life Care Center of Ocala, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center run by Life Care Centers of America. The company manages more than 200 centers around the country and publishes a handful of residents’ life stories each year in its LEADER magazine.

Life Care Center of Ocala named Southeast Facility of the Year

Cherlyn Deleonabreu, executive director

On Aug. 14, 2017, Life Care Centers of America presented Life Care Center of Ocala with the Facility of the Year Award for its Southeast Division.

The award was given during the company’s annual management meeting at its headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee. It recognizes the facility as the premier location among 21 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Florida....

Life Care Center of Ocala helps Mulkey get home after bypass surgery

Left to right: Sherwin Roque, physical therapist; Carol Mulkey; and Haley Miller, occupational therapist assistant

After having triple-bypass surgery, Carol Mulkey was weak and having difficulty getting around.

Mulkey came to Life Care Center of Ocala, Florida, on July 28, 2016, for cardiac rehabilitation. When she arrived, she needed some help with her mobility and more extensive assistance with completing daily self-care tasks like getting dressed and bathing. She was also on oxygen.

Clara Walsh turns 105 at Life Care Center of Ocala

Clara Walsh, the birthday queen

On July 23, Life Care Center of Ocala, Florida, celebrated resident Clara Walsh’s 105th birthday.

Walsh was surrounded by friends and family members who were delighted to celebrate such a big milestone in her life. This birthday, Walsh shared, was “great” and it encompassed some of her favorites, including a lemon cake, a theme of yellow and blue and even a crown for the birthday queen.

Ocala receives Silver National Quality Award

Life Care Center of Ocala, Florida, recently received the 2015 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.

The facility was one of only 125 organizations nationwide to receive this level of recognition this year.