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Life Care Center of Coos Bay helps Tucker resume active lifestyle

Carollee Tucker had an active life in her community of Charleston, Oregon, when she suffered a fall that broke her left femur.

Tucker came to Life Care Center of Coos Bay, Oregon, on Sept. 1, 2018, to recover. When she arrived, she needed assistance with pretty much everything. She was unable to walk and had to have extensive help to get in and out of bed...

Life Care Center of Coos Bay volunteer named Volunteer of the Year

Sarah Winkler, a volunteer at Life Care Center of Coos Bay, received the Oregon Health Care Association Volunteer of the Year Award on Sept. 19, 2017.

The award was presented at the OHCA Annual Convention Awards Luncheon in Portland. Winkler, who is also the wife of Executive Director Jesse Winkler, has been volunteering at Life Care Center of Coos Bay for two years....

Life Care Center of Coos Bay helps Hinds after respiratory failure

Phillip Hinds came to Life Care Center of Coos Bay, Oregon, on July 4, 2017, after suffering from acute and chronic respiratory failure brought on by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. 

Physical and occupational therapists worked with Hinds five times a week to improve his condition....

Rehab at Life Care Center of Coos Bay gets Price back on her feet

After a fall down the stairs at home caused multiple fractures, Sandra Price was unable to walk or take care of herself.

When Price arrived at Life Care Center of Coos Bay, Oregon, on June 14, 2018, she needed total assistance for walking, grooming, bathing, eating and getting dressed, as well as extensive assistance with her bed mobility and transfers...

Whatever It Takes And Then Some March 2018 winners

Sandi Ellis, activity director at Life Care Center of Coos Bay, Oregon, went above and beyond to help a resident and her family. When a long-term care resident was passing, her sons could not bear to see her go. Sandi stayed with the resident for nearly eight hours, reading to her and talking to her about good memories they had shared. Sandi did all of this on her own time and held the resident’s hand as she departed. Sandi showed the true love of a friend and made sure the resident did not leave this world alone.

Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners – March 2019

Mariesha Craven, practical nurse at Life Care Center of Coos Bay, Oregon, noticed a resident was unhappy that she couldn’t get out of bed to participate in a facility bingo game. Craven let the resident borrow her personal cell phone so she could video chat with the caller during the game and not have to leave her bed...

Lopez turns 100 at Life Care Center of Coos Bay

Life Care Center of Coos Bay, Oregon, celebrated a significant milestone on April 9, 2019, when resident Hilda Lopez turned a remarkable 100 years old.

Lopez was all smiles for her birthday party, which she enjoyed with both local family and family members from out of state, as well as her loving health care providers from Life Care...

Life Care Center of Coos Bay shares the love for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day 2018 was full of love at Life Care Center of Coos Bay.

Residents and associates alike spread cheer with cards, flowers and chocolates. One resident was even serenaded by a musical quartet that his wife sent him to sing his favorite love songs.

To top it all off, Heather Lusby, dietary aide, made the day even more special for residents....

Life Care Center of Coos Bay helps Guillain-Barre patient walk again

“This place saved me. They took me to a place of functioning that I never thought I would be at again.”

This is what William Perl has to say about his experience of rehabilitation at Life Care Center of Coos Bay, Oregon...

Kusserow does complete turnaround at Life Care Center of Coos Bay

Wayne Kusserow came to Life Care Center of Coos Bay, Oregon, on Aug. 3, 2017, as a result of acute osteomyelitis, a type of infection, in his right hand.

He was very weak when he arrived and needed maximum assistance for all his self-care activities. Thankfully, he didn’t stay that way, thanks to the team at the facility....