Life Care Center of Hendersonville, led by Executive Director Thomas Hager, took in 11 evacuees from Hurricane Matthew.
Life Care Centers of America, the center’s parent company, runs three skilled nursing and rehab centers in South Carolina, two of which were under the state’s mandatory evacuation orders. Life Care Center of Hendersonville is hosting 11 residents from Life Care Center of Charleston.
Life Care Center of Hendersonville is one of five Life Care buildings taking in evacuees. Thirty-seven residents from Life Care Center of Hilton Head are staying at Life Care Center of Gwinnett in Lawrenceville, Georgia, and 15 from Hilton Head are at Life Care Center of Lawrenceville, Georgia. Life Care Center of Columbia, South Carolina, is hosting 77 residents from Charleston and four from Hilton Head, and Life Care Center of Blount County in Louisville, Tennessee, is hosting 13 evacuees from Charleston.
This is the first time in Life Care’s history that it has evacuated residents across state lines.
Each evacuated resident has been placed in a room in his or her own bed, and facility staff has been communicating with families.
“We are thankful that these facilities are available to care for our evacuated residents,” said Morris. “We are hopeful that each resident will be able to return to his or her home facility soon.”