The Life Care Centers of America story began in 1970 when Garden Terrace Convalescent Center, now Life Care Center of Cleveland, was built in Cleveland, Tennessee. With a highly trained staff of caring associates and a beautiful building resembling a home environment more than a traditional nursing home, Life Care embarked on its more than 40-years of experience in care — with a consistent focus on the resident as the highest priority.
No longer simply nursing homes, Life Care offers more services in order to meet the needs of residents and patients across the country. Through the years, Life Care added Alzheimer’s and dementia care, assisted and independent living facilities, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, and on-site physicians. Life Care was the first long-term care company to be fully, and voluntarily, accredited by The Joint Commission and maintains that accreditation.
Life Care continues to look for innovative ways to enhance resident and patient care. The same passion for resident-centered care, that started in 1970, still fuels Life Care today.
Today Life Care, along with sister company Century Park, operates or manages more than 260 skilled nursing, rehabilitation, Alzheimer’s and senior living campuses in 28 states.
Life Care Centers of America is more than just nursing homes. While skilled nursing and long-term care are central to Life Care's services, Life Care also offers premier inpatient and outpatient short-term rehabilitation, post-acute short-term rehabilitation and post-operative recovery; many facilities offer on-site physicians to serve residents and patients.
Alzheimer's and dementia care, independent and assisted living facilities and retirement communities are available at many of Life Care's locations or through Life Care affiliate company Century Park Associates. In many cases, these services are offered together on continuum-of-care campuses.
Life Care Centers of America helps individuals meet their care needs regardless of what stage of life they may be in. While some types of care are more common among certain age groups, Life Care Centers of America prides itself in providing full life care — it's even in the name.Find a Location Careers
Life is filled with an array of highs and lows, successes and disappointments, happiness and sadness.
Each week, Life Care President Beecher Hunter shares a message of hope, encouragement, and celebration of our blessings to those in the Life Care family and for the public at large.
The themes emphasize that true joy arises from obedience to God and best measured through service to others.
The AlterG® Anti-Gravity Treadmill® is one of the many state-of-the-art pieces of equipment found in some of our facility’s rehabilitation gyms.
The AlterG® uses technology patented by NASA to apply a comfortable lifting force to the body, allowing unweighting of up to 80 percent of a user’s body weight. This allows users to experience pain-free exercise and movement. In addition, the AlterG®’s design encourages proper gait by allowing users to watch their own feet on a camera. Because users are supported by the AlterG®, the risk of falling is removed from any exercise.View the AlterG® Video
Life Care operates more than 220 skilled nursing homes, assisted living facilities, retirement living communities, and Alzheimer's centers.
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