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Facility's fall prevention effort recognized

From left, are Vicki Hood, division director of business development; Kathy Carver, marketing director at Life Care Center of Hendersonville; Thomas Hager, executive director; and Thomas Oliver, division human resources director. From left, are Vicki Hood, division director of business development; Kathy Carver, marketing director at Life Care Center of Hendersonville; Thomas Hager, executive director; and Thomas Oliver, division human resources director.

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Life Care Center of Hendersonville won the Business Development Award of Excellence for the Blue Ridge Region parent company Life Care Centers of America during Life Care’s Eastern Division banquet at Greenbriar Cove in Ooltewah, Tenn., on Dec. 6. Shown, from left, are Vicki Hood, Eastern Division director of business development; Kathy Carver, admissions and marketing director at Life Care Center of Hendersonville; Thomas Hager, executive director at Life Care Center of Hendersonville; and Thomas Oliver, Eastern Division human resources director. The Hendersonville facility was nominated for its focus on helping local senior citizens prevent falls. The facility is part of the Western North Carolina Fall Prevention Coalition and Henderson County Transitions in Care Committee and developed helpful materials for seniors teaching how they can reduce their fall risk with exercises and home safety. As a result of this focus, which also includes free balance screenings on the first Monday of each month, Life Care Center of Hendersonville has seen a decrease in falls in the facility and a reduction in hospital admissions in the community due to falls. Life Care Center of Hendersonville, at 400 Thompson St., is one of two rehabilitation and skilled nursing centers in North Carolina operated or managed by Life Care Centers of America.