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Life Care of Seneca named Life Care’s Central Facility of the Year

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...

Seneca nurse named Central Division Director of Nursing of the Year

Laura Noland, director of nursing at Life Care Center of Seneca

Laura Noland, director of nursing at Life Care Center of Seneca, Kansas, was named Director of Nursing of the Year for Life Care Centers of America’s Central Division on April 9, 2018.

The award was presented during Life Care’s annual Directors of Nursing Meeting held at its headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee. It is given to the DON in each of Life Care’s divisions who best demonstrates outstanding qualities in several areas...

Life Care Center of Seneca CNA featured on Today Show

Isabelle Jennings, certified nursing assistant

It was a simple act of love and compassion. Now the story has inspired people around the world.

Mary Helen Schmelzle, a 94-year-old resident at Life Care Center of Seneca, Kansas, was passing away, and Isabelle Jennings, an 18-year-old certified nursing assistant, wanted to be near her to comfort her in her last hours....

Life Care Center of Seneca hosts second pie-in-the-face fundraiser

Resident Mardell Mazza sticks a pie pan full of whipped cream in the face of Connie Engelken, certified medication aide.

On Dec. 27, 2016, Life Care Center of Seneca, Kansas, not only hosted its annual staff Christmas party – it also gave a resident the chance to shove a pie in the face of one of the associates.

It was all in good fun, and all for a great cause! During the weeks leading up to Christmas, the center hosted a contest to support the Seneca-area Coins for a Cause. The nonprofit provides financial assistance to families stricken with cancer or other illness who need help to pay for treatment.

Life Care Center of Seneca hosts kids’ coloring contest

Left to right: Resident Patty Haverkamp; Taryn Granstrom, third-place winner; Kaitlyn Hammes, first-place winner; and resident Pauline Bower

Life Care Center of Seneca, Kansas, celebrated National Nursing Home Week May 8-14, 2016.

One of the week’s activities was a coloring contest for local elementary school students. Students were encouraged to develop a theme celebrating Nursing Home Week and color a picture of Florence Nightingale.

Pauline Bower turns 100 at Life Care Center of Seneca

Pauline Bower

Pauline Bower, a resident at Life Care Center of Seneca, Kansas, celebrated her 100th birthday on Feb. 23, 2016.

The facility held a birthday party and open house in the dining room for Bower’s family and friends from the community and her fellow residents. A very large crowd enjoyed the cake and punch served by Tracie Wagner, activity director, and Sandy Koch, social services associate.