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Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau wins Keep Cape Beautiful award

Mayor Harry Rediger, right, presents the beautification award to Executive Director Mamye Whitten and Director of Nursing J.J. Churchwell.

Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, was selected as the Keep Cape Beautiful award winner for October 2017.

The honor is bestowed by the Keep Cape Beautiful Committee through the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, and winners are selected by committee members....

Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau participates in Alzheimer’s walk

The facility team

On Sept. 16, 2017, Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, participated in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Cape County Park North, Missouri.

A dozen associates joined a few hundred local residents in walking to show support of continued research for better treatment and a cure for Alzheimer’s disease...

Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau honors annual award winners

Mary Hines, Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year, and Johnny Sissom, maintenance assistant and Team Spirit Award winner

Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, recently honored associates who go above and beyond their day-to-day job responsibilities and demonstrate exceptional dedication and compassion to the community’s residents.

Johnny Sissom, maintenance assistant, was honored with the Team Spirit Award, and Mary Hines was named Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau’s Certified Nursing Assistant of the Year....

Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau puts heart into Froman’s recovery

Left to right: Darrell Hicks, physical therapist assistant; Mitchell Froman; and Josh Tolson, occupational therapist assistant

As someone who spent more than 30 years in the classroom and on the court as a basketball and volleyball coach, Mitchell Froman is no stranger to hard work and discipline.

So when his physician recommended inpatient therapy at Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, after his triple heart bypass surgery, Froman knew what he had to do....

Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau rehab worth the distance for Evans

Left to right: Jennifer Hinkebein, physical therapist; Geraldine Evans; and Kimberley Davidson, physical therapist assistant

When you love someone, you want the best for them.

That’s how Geraldine Evans’ son felt when he was looking for inpatient rehab after his mother broke four ribs during a fall. And, it’s why he selected Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, about 50 miles from their home near Bloomfield, Missouri....

Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau resident gets creative with sticks

Ernest Adams with some of his craft stick structures

You know what they say about idle hands being the devil’s workshop.

Ernest Adams doesn’t plan to let that happen. Instead, his hands stay busy in the workshop he’s set up in his room at Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau, Missouri. It’s here that the 92-year-old painstakingly builds birdhouses, playhouses and even garages out of brightly colored craft sticks....

Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau helps Scott recover from broken hip

Dean Scott with Jennifer Hinkelbein, physical therapist, and Craig Ringwald, physical therapist assistant

Sometimes in life it seems that irony jumps up and slaps you in the face.

That’s how Dean Scott felt when he and his son-in-law were building a wheelchair ramp for his wife after her hip replacement surgery. Scott fell and fractured his left hip....

Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau rehabs man after spine surgery

Alroy Kramer with Josh Tolson, occupational therapist assistant

Alroy Kramer needed total assistance to walk, wheel himself in a wheelchair and get dressed when he arrived at Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, on Jan. 27, 2017.

Kramer was very weak as the result of a spinal fusion surgery. He could not take care of himself, and his cognition and language skills were compromised....

Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau helps woman recover from broken leg

Laverne Givens, right, with Jennifer Hinkelbein, physical therapist

Retired grade school secretary Laverne Givens was living independently at home when she broke her right femur as a result of a fall.

After surgery, she came to Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, for rehabilitation so she could get back to living her life. When she arrived on Dec. 28, 2016, she was unable to bear weight on her right leg, which meant she was unable to walk or transfer from one surface to another...

Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau helps Douglas play piano again

Marilyn Douglas at the piano

For years, Marilyn Douglas has helped others give glory to God by playing the piano and organ at United Methodist Church in Malden, Missouri.

That changed when chronic back pain made sitting on the piano bench for an extended time too painful....