The Highlands News

The President's Weekly Message

Because We Believe

Life is filled with an array of highs and lows, successes and disappointments, happiness and sadness.

Each week, Life Care President Beecher Hunter shares a message of hope, encouragement, and celebration of our blessings to those in the Life Care family and for the public at large.

The themes emphasize that true joy arises from obedience to God and is best measured through service to others.

Rehab at The Highlands helps leg fracture patient regain mobility

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Nickie Roach fractured her right leg in a fall and needed help to get back to her prior level of independence.

On July 24, Roach came to The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, for rehabilitation. She was unable to put weight on her right leg and needed total assistance to get in and out of bed. ...

Date: 12-04-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: The Highlands

The Highlands helps stroke patient get back to active family life

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A stroke served as only a temporary setback for William Boudreau, thanks to therapy at The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

Boudreau, 73, came to the skilled nursing and rehabilitation center on May 5, 2019, with weakness and a decreased ability to walk, talk and swallow. ...

Date: 11-05-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: The Highlands

Newsweek names The Highlands a Best Nursing Home

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The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, was recently named a 2020 Best Nursing Home by Newsweek magazine.

With the aging Baby Boomer population, Newsweek compiled a list based on data from Statista Inc., a worldwide data research firm. ...

Date: 10-23-19 | Category: Awards | Location: The Highlands

The Highlands knocks Alzheimer’s fundraising out of the park

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On Sept. 15, 2019, associates, their families and families of residents at The Highlands in Fitchburg took part in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at a park in Worcester, Massachusetts.

While the facility team, Highlands on the Hill, set a goal of raising $4,000 this year, it ended up more than tripling that amount. The center raised $12,600 for the annual Alzheimer’s Association event...

Date: 09-27-19 | Category: Community Events | Location: The Highlands

The Highlands raises money for Alzheimer’s Association with Paint Night

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On Aug. 8, 2019, The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, sponsored a Paint Night at St. Joseph’s Club in Fitchburg.

This was no ordinary chance to get together and paint, however – it was a fundraiser for the facility’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s team, and it brought in $400 for the Alzheimer’s Association...

Date: 09-25-19 | Category: Community Events | Location: The Highlands

Receptionist receives company’s divisional customer service award

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Sharon Wiljanen, receptionist at The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, received Life Care Centers of America’s Northeast Division Whatever It Takes And Then Some Award on Aug. 28, 2019, for her dedication to customer service.

Executives from Life Care awarded Wiljanen a cash prize during an awards ceremony at the company’s headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee...

Date: 09-10-19 | Category: Awards | Location: The Highlands

The Highlands takes part in 4th of July Parade

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Once again, The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and Life Care Center of Leominster, Massachusetts, participated in the city of Fitchburg’s 4th of July parade. 

Thousands of people lined Main Street as 24 floats paraded down in various themes. The main theme this year was Popular American Landmarks...

Date: 08-15-19 | Category: Community Events | Location: The Highlands

Hip fracture patient recovers independence at The Highlands

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After fracturing her left hip in a fall and having hip surgery, Lolanda Azevedo came to The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, to get back on her feet.

“Our brother toured The Highlands and immediately contacted my mom while still there and said he found the right place for her,” said her daughter, Laura Rasuk...

Date: 08-09-19 | Category: Success Stories | Location: The Highlands

The Highlands honors first responders for EMS Week

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In honor of EMS week, held May 19-25, 2019, MaryAnn Melanson, director of admissions and marketing for The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, delivered ice cream treats to local first responders.

Melanson visited three local fire departments and MedStar Ambulance Service on May 24...

Date: 06-28-19 | Category: Community Events | Location: The Highlands

The Highlands associates receive awards for providing excellent care

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Four associates at The Highlands have been recognized by Life Care Centers of America, the facility’s management company, for their outstanding service.

Cynthia Bedard, Adriana Miguez and Josephine Blankson all received Certified Nursing Assistant Awards for the skilled and compassionate care they provide to residents at The Highlands. Javier Baez, an activities assistant, was presented with the Team Spirit Award in honor of his commitment to serving both residents and fellow associates...

Date: 06-24-19 | Category: Awards | Location: The Highlands

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