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Conner wins company’s divisional customer service award

Tammi Conner, marketing director

Tammi Conner, marketing director at Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas, received Life Care Centers of America’s Central Division Whatever It Takes And Then Some Award on Wednesday, Aug. 29, for her dedication to customer service...

Life Care Center of Osawatomie hosts blood drive

Tore Smithhisler, director of rehab

On July 13, 2018, Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas, hosted a blood drive for the Red Cross.

Red Cross representatives brought in the equipment and set up in the west dining room, using the conference room as a waiting area with snacks. Twenty-five people showed up...

Life Care Center of Osawatomie helps Carter make progress after stroke

Charles Carter with (left to right: Jennifer Goodman, physical therapist; Shanna Cook, licensed practical nurse; Tammi Conner, admissions director; and Teresa Martin, social services director)

In January 2018, Charles Carter suffered a stroke.

After being in a specialty hospital for more than two months, most rehab centers declined to admit him, but Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas, stepped up to the challenge of helping him get to the next stage of recovery...

Resident surprises wife of 65 years with an anniversary party

The Shannons with four of their children and Lee’s dogs

True love has no expiration date, and Dorothy and Lee Shannon’s marriage of 65 years depicted a beautiful picture of true love.

Lee Shannon came to Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas, for the Butterflies are Free program, Life Care’s end-of-life program...

Life Care of Osawatomie takes in Olathe center’s patients on New Year

Tammy Conner quote

This winter’s extreme low temperatures have taken a toll on buildings around the country, including Kansas.

On New Year’s Day 2018, residents at a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Olathe had to evacuate due to water pipes freezing and breaking. Sherry Barry, business development director for Life Care Centers of America’s Plains Region, heard about the facility’s need...

Life Care Center of Osawatomie helps after local senior housing fire

Fire truck stock photo

When a local senior living apartment complex was evacuated due to a fire two days before Thanksgiving 2017, Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas, played a major role in assisting the displaced residents.

Associates hurried to the building to bus the seniors to a local auditorium, the designated meeting place for the tenants. Associates also assisted in the auditorium, bringing food and blankets and helping to assess needs....

Life Care Center of Osawatomie helps patient start a new life

Teresa Covey with the key to her new apartment

Teresa Covey was living in Chanute, Kansas, with a friend when she fell down several stairs and broke her back.

Covey had back surgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center, and unfortunately, due to the financial setback, she lost everything, from her car to items she had in a storage unit. She came to Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas, on Nov. 16, 2016....

Life Care Center of Osawatomie residents go camping

Tammy Conner, activity director, with resident Agnes Green

It was a peaceful night. A small group slumbered in a small cabin in the woods after an evening of fun in the fresh outdoor air.

These were no ordinary campers, however. These were seniors from Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas....

Life Care Center of Osawatomie hosts Seventh Annual Wings and Wheels

Resident Doris Watson throws her hands up in the air.

On Sept. 27, 2017, residents, associates and family members gathered at Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas, for the Wings and Wheels bike show. 

Twenty-five motorcycles lined up in the parking lot, and residents were able to go on rides, courtesy of the American Legion Riders Chapter 156....

American Legion Riders active at Life Care Center of Osawatomie

Resident Dan Monroe, a Navy veteran, with members of the American Legion Riders

For the last four years, the American Legion Riders Chapter 156 in Paola, Kansas, has been an active participant in the lives of veterans who live at Life Care Center of Osawatomie, Kansas.

This group of children and grandchildren of veterans assists vets in the area.