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 April 2017 winners.
Marcus Silsby, certified nursing assistant at Life Care Center of Sandpoint, Idaho, saved a resident’s life during a seizure through his alertness and quick response. Silsby heard the resident making gurgling noises when he passed her room in the hallway and realized that the resident was having difficulty breathing. He ran into the room and turned her on her side to open her airway. He called for a nurse, and the resident was stabilized.
Marilyn Browning, assistant director of nursing at Life Care Center of Morgan County in Wartburg, Tennessee, gave her own time and money to help a resident provide Easter dinner for residents and associates. When the resident, who wanted to make some signature dishes for the facility Easter dinner, started feeling under the weather, Browning purchased the ingredients and made the resident’s special dishes at her own home. On Easter, Browning, along with other associates, brought in the food so everyone could have dinner together. It was an enjoyable time for all who were involved.
Tiffany Day, transportation driver at Life Care Center of Greeley, Colorado, took initiative when all the facility’s activities associates were out sick one day. She decided to make the day fun for residents by organizing activities herself, even calling bingo games in the afternoon. Her initiative brought joy to residents and her fellow associates, who were glad to know that she had taken such good care of the residents.