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 October 2018 winners:


Mark Rettig, maintenance director at Life Care Center of Sarasota, Florida, noticed that a resident was in need of a bariatric bed. Rettig worked to put everything in place for the resident, including a special mattress. When the resident stated that the current mattress was not comfortable, Rettig asked if he could try something different. Rettig went to Walmart to purchase an egg-crate mattress topper that helped the resident sleep better.


Caty Meyers, licensed practical nurse at Cañon Lodge Care Center in Cañon City, Colorado, went out of her way to shovel snow to create pathways for associates and resident’s families after a snowstorm. She also noticed that snow needed to be cleared out so that the kitchen staff could pull their vehicles up and park, so she took time to shovel a pathway for them.


Marcy Roberts, certified nursing assistant at Life Care Center of Bruceton-Hollow Rock in Bruceton, Tennessee, noticed that a resident’s wife would always bring him a special kind of creamer for his coffee. After his wife passed away, Roberts purchased the same creamer for him to enjoy and let the resident know that she was thinking about him. She told him as long as she was working, he would not run out.