Brian Olberding, executive director, holds up the award

Life Care Center of Seneca, Kansas, was named Life Care Centers of America’s Facility of the Year for its Central Division on Aug. 27, 2018.


The award was presented during Life Care’s annual management meeting, held at its headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee. The award recognizes the facility as the premier location in Life Care’s Central Division, which includes 35 skilled nursing and rehab centers in Indiana, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.


Criteria for this award include excellent customer service, a strong activities department, an active volunteer program and involvement in the community.


Led by Executive Director Brian Olberding, Life Care Center of Seneca was praised for its five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, as well as having the lowest turnover in the Central Division. The facility provides goodie bags for local children, which Santa gives out the day after Thanksgiving, and it also donates sugar cookies for children to decorate during the annual Halloween community party.


Often, prior resident families return to the facility as volunteers after their loved one has returned home. The facility has approximately 40 volunteers who help bring fun and build relationships with the residents.


“We congratulate Brian and his team of associates who, together, have developed such a strong facility,” said Beecher Hunter, Life Care president. “The residents at Life Care Center of Seneca, and their families, are the real winners as they benefit from the works of love performed by the team every day.”