Green Valley Care Center News

News Archives

Green Valley Care Center resident cares for garden and rabbits

Gene Thompson, a resident at Green Valley Care Center in New Albany, Indiana, takes on a unique role at the facility.

Thompson, who lived on a farm near Taylorsville, Indiana, in his younger days, assists with caring for the garden in the facility’s courtyard. In summer 2017, the garden was lush with organic vegetables....

Green Valley Care Center wins Life Care’s Central Facility of the Year

Green Valley Care Center in New Albany, Indiana, was named Life Care Centers of America’s Facility of the Year for its Central Division on Aug. 14, 2017.

The award was presented during Life Care’s annual management meeting, held at its headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee. The award recognizes the facility as the premier location in Life Care’s Central Division....

Green Valley Care Center participates in Senior Games 2018

On July 18, a group of residents from Green Valley Care Center in New Albany, Indiana, participated in the 2018 Senior Games at Providence – a Diversicare Transitional Care Community in New Albany.

Seniors from five skilled nursing and rehab facilities in the area competed on facility teams in contests including corn hole, ring toss, basketball and trivia...

Green Valley Care Center earns Medicare’s five-star rating

Green Valley Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in New Albany, recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The CMS ratings system is designed to assist the public in choosing care for their loved ones. It calculates the ratings based on results of health inspections, staffing and quality measures....

Green Valley Care Center hosts first Alzheimer’s Foundation carnival

On May 19, 2017, Green Valley Care Center in New Albany, Indiana, hosted its first carnival to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

The carnival was held across the facility’s entry, and residents, associates and community members were invited to attend...

Green Valley Care Center earns Bronze National Quality Award

Green Valley Care Center, a skilled nursing and rehab facility in New Albany, Indiana, recently received the 2016 Bronze National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.

The award honors facilities across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities.

Green Valley Care Center residents play Senior Games

On May 31, 2017, a dozen residents from Green Valley Care Center in New Albany, Indiana, attended the local Senior Games at the Salvation Army building in New Albany.

Several other skilled nursing facilities brought residents for some friendly competition and fun in Olympic-style games....

Residents wed at Green Valley Care Center

Kenneth Sweeney and Sylvia Crowe never expected to find love when they came to Green Valley Care Center in New Albany, Indiana.

Life has a funny way of surprising you.

Sweeney caught Crowe’s eye the first day they met....

Green Valley Care Center wins 2nd Diamond Award of Excellent Service

Green Valley Care Center in New Albany, Indiana, recently won a community-based service award for the second year in a row.

On Feb. 17, 2017, representatives of Elder Advisers, an organization that helps seniors with financial planning, presented Green Valley Care Center with its 2016 Diamond Award of Excellent Service....

Residents crowned king and queen of Green Valley Care Center

Two residents at Green Valley Care Center in New Albany, Indiana, were crowned king and queen of the facility on Dec. 30, 2016.

Ollie Ballew, New Albany’s Harvest Homecoming queen, volunteered to come to the facility and crown Jackie Humphrey as king and Jo Madden as queen. Residents and associates were present to watch the crowning.

College students volunteer at Green Valley Care Center for MLK Day

On Jan. 15, 2018, several students from Indiana University Southeast in New Albany spent Martin Luther King Jr. Day carrying on the Civil Rights leader’s spirit of service at Green Valley Care Center in New Albany.

Sixteen students volunteered with the activities department....

Santa and Mrs. Claus visit Green Valley Care Center

On Dec. 20, 2017, residents at Green Valley Care Center in New Albany, Indiana, got a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Mrs. Claus (Carol Weaver, activity assistant) came by in the morning and read “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” to the residents and served cookies and hot cocoa....

Green Valley Care Center resident receives guitar for Christmas

On Dec. 12, 2017, a dream came true for a resident at Green Valley Care Center in New Albany, Indiana.

Victor Crecelius is a Vietnam War veteran who used to play the guitar. He is proud of having met Willie Nelson in person at one of his concerts....