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Puckett Place Celebrates Grand Opening

The second new wing, Puckett Place, has just been completed and Lakeview celebrated with an Open House and ribbon cutting with the Ambassadors of the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce doing the honors.  Mayor Dale Janway spoke at the ceremony noting the accomplishments of Lakeview over the past 62 years.  Board Vice President JT Ross introduced a grand-nephew of Dr. Owen Puckett, Joe Puckett from Artesia. Jody Knox, CEO, thanked the sole benefactor, God's Light in the Darkness, for their generous support of Lakeview, who saw the vision and wanted to be a part of our long-term goals. 

Lakeview has been in the process of completely rebuilding the existing facility located at 1905 W. Pierce in order to bring state-of-the-art technology and services to the residents we serve.  In 2014 we completed the Heaton House, a facility with 18-rooms, a central living room and dining area, kitchen and nurse's station providing full view of the area for supervision.  Funds were raised from many individual donors and several large donors for the initial project.  

Plans for the third wing are currently underway and will also mimic Heaton House.  This wing will be smaller in order to fit existing spaces and be comparable in size to the original Heaton House.  Plans to raise the projected construction costs are currently being put together with costs expected to run approximately $4 million.  This will be the third of four pods being built at LCH that will replace the main building that was originally built in the 1950's and previous used as "Carlsbad Memorial Hospital".  This building has long needed to be brought up to date and the on-going project of four new pods that began in 2012 will do just that.  Once completed, Lakeview will have a completely new facility serving the elderly and other patients that need our care.


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Annual Hospice Quilt Ceremony
Honors Long-Time Quilters

The Annual Hospice Quilt Candlelight Ceremony was held last month and the new quilt unveiled for all to see.  A square for each Hospice patient lost during 2021 was displayed on the quilt.  Lakeview honored three long-time quilters that are retiring at the ceremony.  Marilyn Tackett has been a quilter for over 16 years; her sister-in-law, Machelle Tackett has quilted 14 years and Linda Tanner has been a quilter for Lakeview Hospice for 4 years.  Family members were able to light a candle in honor of their loved ones.

The Hospice Quilt Ceremony was started by Jan Walterscheid and Cindy Defer and has been in effect for 21 years.

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"My dad was surrounded by an amazing staff that cared for him.  He loved it at Lakeview!  When we visited, he raved about his friends on staff.  I had never heard such positive things about any other nursing home.  This was truly the best place for him."

                                                                    ~Kevin Lauer

"Thank you for enriching my mother's life with prayer and song.  Thank you for spending valuable time with her and demonstrating that her life mattered.  Your caring presence contributed to her comfort and peace as it did to mine."                                                             ~Lisa B


"Don't ever try to second guess God!  My 93-year old mother is a living miracle.  After a terrible fall in May, she went home from the hospital on a local hospice service.  After a couple of months on 24-hr care, she was taken off her medication and my mom started to come back.  We moved her to Heaton House at Lakeview in July because she was not capable of caring for herself.  After three months of care there, she was able to move into Assisted Living. She loves her apartment and tells me every day 'I can finally start living again'.  Thank you, Lakeview, for your love and support!"                                                 ~Sandy Gruber

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