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Life Care Center of Aurora team rescues lost child

“The team helped reunite the child with his father and turned what could have been a tragic day to a day filled with joy, caring and love.”

This is not a story of one at the time of need but many, a team coming together to care for and protect a small 3-year-old boy who was found in a street of traffic in front of Life Care Center of Aurora, Colorado.

On Nov. 20, 2017, as Bruce Schmidt, maintenance director, was coming into the facility, he stopped to pick up a box that was discarded in the entrance. What he saw next was a miracle....

Dr. Singh named Life Care’s Mountain States Physician of the Year

Dr. Gagandeep Singh

Dr. Gagandeep Singh, medical director and nursing home specialist at Life Care Center of Aurora, Colorado, received the Physician of the Year Award for Life Care Centers of America’s Mountain States Division on March 16, 2017.

The award was given during a Life Care ceremony held at the American Medical Directors Association Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

Wise, former Denver fire chief, featured in national magazine

Myrle Wise

Myrle Wise, who served as Denver’s fire chief for 18 years, has been featured in a national magazine.

Wise was a resident at Life Care Center of Aurora, Colorado, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center run by Life Care Centers of America. The company operates and manages more than 200 centers around the country and publishes a handful of residents’ life stories each year in its LEADER magazine. Wise’s story was recently published in the 2016 edition.

Life Care Center of Aurora featured on podcast

Life Care Center of Aurora, Colorado, was recently featured on a podcast by Colorado Care Connections. Dani Andrade, executive director, and Sarah Edler, director of rehab services, talked about short-term rehabilitation at the facility. 

To listen to the podcast, click here.

February 2016 Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners

Michael Magdirila, physical therapist at Life Care Center of Aurora, Colorado, used his day off work to go to Costco and purchase a walker for a resident who was returning home but had no means of getting a walker. He also made an elaborate ethnic meal for a patient.

Aurora earns AHCA/NCAL Bronze National Quality Award

Life Care Center of Aurora, a skilled nursing and rehab facility, recently received the 2015 Bronze National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.

The award highlights facilities across the nation that have proven their intention to pursue a rigorous quality improvement system. It is the first of three tiers of recognition (Bronze, Silver and Gold) by AHCA/NCAL and requires a detailed application process submitted to a board of examiners for review.