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Villa Manor Care Center resident wins Christmas card contest

Leila Spence’s painting

Leila Spence, a resident at Villa Manor Care Center in Lakewood, Colorado, recently had her artwork featured on a Christmas card.

Each year, nursing home company Life Care Centers of America invites residents in more than 200 nursing and rehab facilities nationwide to submit card designs, and one piece is chosen for each of the organization’s geographical divisions. ...

Villa Manor Care Center associate wins divisional President’s Award

Ernie Gonzalez

Life Care Centers of America honored Ernie Gonzalez, housekeeping supervisor at Villa Manor Care Center in Lakewood, Colorado, with one of two President’s Awards for its Mountain States Division on Aug. 26, 2019.

The President’s Award recognizes distinguished service in a long-term health care management role. The Mountain States Division includes 31 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and Hawaii...

Villa Manor Care Center celebrates Gonzalez’ 45 years of service

Ernie Gonzalez, housekeeping supervisor, with his family

In 1974, Ernie Gonzalez started his career at Villa Manor Care Center in Lakewood, Colorado. When he first stepped over the building’s threshold, Gonzalez couldn’t imagine the 45 years of memories he would make at the facility and the thousands of lives he would touch, from residents to associates.

Villa Manor threw a party in Gonzalez’ honor on May 23, 2019...

Villa Manor Care Center hosts harvest-themed open house

Guests at one of the tables

On Oct. 25, 2018, Villa Manor Care Center in Lakewood, Colorado, hosted an open house breakfast with a fall harvest theme.

Approximately 115 guests from the local senior services community, including the CEO of the Colorado Health Care Association and the program director from the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, attended...

Villa Manor Care Center hosts statewide Chef Challenge

Villa Manor’s team, left to right: Oscar Alvardo, Brian Guitron and Tony Cox

On Aug. 22, 2018, cooking teams from 12 skilled nursing facilities in Colorado converged at Villa Manor Care Center in Lakewood for the Colorado Health Care Association’s Chef Challenge semifinals.

Three-person teams competed for the best meal, including an entrée, side dishes and sauces. They prepared the meal live in front of an audience of peers, facility residents and visitors...

Villa Manor Care Center earns perfect score on state survey

Villa Manor Care Center

Villa Manor Care Center in Lakewood, Colorado, recently earned a state survey with no deficiencies.

To pass the state survey each year, nursing facilities must meet hundreds of criteria. These address not only nursing care and resident safety, but also patients’ rights, food services and administration...