Lilia Ortiz, an 83-year-old resident at Wooldridge Place Nursing Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, is proud that her artwork is being sent around the country on the front of hundreds of Christmas cards.
Each year, parent company Life Care Centers of America invites residents in more than 200 nursing and rehab facilities to submit Christmas card designs, and one piece is chosen for each of the organization’s geographical divisions.
On May 13, 2016, Wooldridge Place Nursing Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, celebrated the 106th birthday of resident Imogene Grider.
Grider’s family and friends joined her and a room full of fellow residents and associates for a birthday party complete with music, dancing, cake and laughter. The local media even showed up to share the special occasion with the community.
When Barbara Johnson came to Wooldridge Place Nursing Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Jan. 27, 2016, the left side of her body and right side of her brain had been impacted by a stroke.
She couldn’t walk on her own or take care of herself, and her lack of awareness of her surroundings was risky for her.
After having abdominal surgery for a small bowel obstruction, Antonio Nerios needed rehabilitation before he was ready to return home safely.
When he arrived at Wooldridge Place Nursing Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Dec. 30, 2015, he needed a moderate amount of help with his activities of daily living, especially since many daily tasks use the abdominal muscles. He had to use an assistive device to walk, and he was having trouble with memory and problem solving.