Facility News

News By Category- Success Stories

Life Care Center of Leominster helps Gardner recover from surgery

Story Preview

William Gardner had an elective shoulder surgery that was complicated by an infection and a mini-stroke.

As a result, Gardner needed maximum assistance with his activities of daily living (such as grooming, dressing and bathing) and moderate assistance getting in and out of bed, standing up and walking. He came to Life Care Center of Leominster, Massachusetts, on May 14, 2019, for rehabilitation...

Life Care Center of Jefferson City helps Anderson recover after multiple health problems

Story Preview

Bert Anderson Jr. had already fought through a multitude of adverse health conditions when he came to Life Care Center of Jefferson City, Tennessee.

He had previously been diagnosed with congestive heart failure, respiratory failure, COPD, sepsis and pneumonia.

After treatment at The University of Tennessee Medical Center, Anderson was doing better, but he was still weak and needed rehabilitation to live independently...

Life Care Center of Crossville helps Pratt recover from back surgery

Story Preview

After spinal decompression surgery in her back, Charmaine Pratt chose to come to Life Care Center of Crossville, Tennessee, for rehabilitation.

When she arrived on July 12, 2019, Pratt needed extensive assistance to get dressed, as well as moderate assistance for bathing and some assistance for walking...

Hip fracture patient recovers independence at The Highlands

Story Preview

After fracturing her left hip in a fall and having hip surgery, Lolanda Azevedo came to The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, to get back on her feet.

“Our brother toured The Highlands and immediately contacted my mom while still there and said he found the right place for her,” said her daughter, Laura Rasuk...

The Heritage Center gets Bowlin home again

Story Preview

Doyle Bowlin was in the hospital multiple times between February and May of 2019, and his health setbacks weakened him.

Bowlin came to The Heritage Center in Morristown, Tennessee, with weakness, cellulitis (a bacterial infection of the skin), neuropathy (loss of feeling in the extremities, pleural effusion (fluid on the lungs) and a subdural hemorrhage (bleeding around the brain)...

Life Care Center of Cleveland resident goes from hospice to home

Story Preview

“You’ll never go home.”

That was what hospice staff told Ve Finley after aspiration pneumonia sent her suddenly to the hospital. She even stopped breathing, and medical workers couldn’t find a pulse. Her son and husband thought she was dead...

Life Care Center of Greeneville helps stenosis patient fish again

Story Preview

When spinal stenosis caused multiple compression fractures for Clifford Gann, he was sad that he wasn’t able to do one of his favorite activities – fishing.

Gann decided to do his rehabilitation at Life Care Center of Greeneville, Tennessee, and came to the facility on June 14, 2019...

Life Care Center of Coeur d’Alene helps respiratory patient regain mobility

Story Preview

Rene Lariviere came to Life Care Center of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, after his COPD became exacerbated and he developed pneumonia and respiratory failure with a lack of oxygen.

When he arrived on July 10, 2019, referred by another skilled nursing center, he was unable to get around because of his illness...

Guyer regains strength through Bridgeview Estates rehabilitation

Story Preview

Doris Guyer developed an infection that led to generalized muscle weakness and a fall at her assisted living apartment. Thankfully, help was not far away. 

Guyer, a resident at Bridgeview Estates’ assisted living community in Twin Falls, Idaho, came to Bridgeview Estates’ skilled nursing and rehab facility on June 21, 2019....

Stroke patient finds rehab success at Life Care Center of Leominster

Story Preview

After suffering a stroke and undergoing surgery to remove plaque from her carotid artery, Joyce Smart was in need of rehabilitation.

Smart chose to do her therapy close to her Leominster, Massachusetts, home, at Life Care Center of Leominster. She arrived on May 1, 2019, needing moderate assistance with bed mobility, getting in and out of bed and walking...

Lund walking well again after rehab at Life Care Center of Banner Elk

Story Preview

Jan Lund developed cellulitis, a bacterial infection of the skin, in her leg, which impaired her mobility.

Lund came to Life Care Center of Banner Elk, North Carolina, for rehabilitation, on June 25, 2019. She needed help to walk and bathe herself, as well as to balance while standing...

Life Care Center of Jefferson City helps Settle recover after car accident

Story Preview

Sara Settle was in a car accident that left her with fractures in both of her arms and legs. This injury came during her remarkable journey through weight loss and abruptly halted her progress.

Settle, during her weight-loss endeavor, drew inspiration from Supergirl, a superhero from DC Comics. She admired Supergirl’s perseverance and her ability to overcome any obstacle, but after the car wreck, Settle began to lose hope...

Stroke patient recovers independence at Life Care of Elizabethton

Story Preview

Sharon Nave needed help getting back to her normal lifestyle after a stroke.

When she came to Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee, on July 5, 2019, she needed some assistance with all of her mobility and most of her activities of daily living, like getting dressed, bathing and brushing her hair...

Life Care Center of La Center gets accident survivor back on his feet

Story Preview

A car accident in October 2018 fractured Elvis Magee’s right hip and led to complications.

Magee was dependent on others for all of his activities of daily living, such as getting dressed and grooming himself, as well as his mobility, when he came to Life Care Center of La Center, Kentucky, on April 18, 2019...

Marysville Care Center helps Osborn recover from fractured femur

Story Preview

After a fracture of the left femur, Irene Osborn had difficulty walking, balancing and transferring.

Osborn also could not complete certain activites of daily living, like bathing and dressing, without assistance.

Osborn came to Marysville Care Center in Marysville, Washington, on March 29, 2019 for rehabilitation...

Life Care Center of Hixson gets spinal fusion patient walking again

Story Preview

When Ronald Hickey fell at home, he broke his nasal bone and exacerbated his cervical stenosis, a narrowing of the bone around the spinal cord.

Hickey’s condition caused him to temporarily lose the ability to move his limbs, and he had spinal fusion surgery...

Life Care Center of Columbia gets heart attack patient dancing home

Story Preview

Donna Funke needed assistance to walk when she first came to Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, on July 18, 2019.

On July 25, she was dancing in the hallway on her way home...

The Westchester House helps Sutherland recover after falls

Story Preview

After several falls, Annette Sutherland, who was experiencing extreme muscle weakness, came to The Westchester House, in Chesterfield, Missouri, on December 29, 2018 for rehabilitation.

Upon arrival, Sutherland needed total assistance to move around in her bed and minimal assistance in regard to transfers, balance and walking with a walker. She also needed assistance for most of her activities of daily living, like bathing and dressing...

Cardiac patient finds success at Life Care Center of Elizabethton

Story Preview

Ethel Carpenter came to Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee, on June 12, 2019, after being hospitalized with heart conditions and an infection.

When Carpenter was admitted, she was quite weak and needed minimum to moderate assistance with all of her activities of daily living...

Rehab at Life Care Center of Columbia gets Morton walking again

Story Preview

Michael Morton came to Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, on May 24, 2019, for rehabilitation after an infection and a history of falls caused by spinal stenosis, a condition in which the space for the spinal cord is too narrow.

“I could not walk when I got here,” Morton remembered...

Leg fracture patient gets home after rehab at Life Care of Morehead

Story Preview

Betty Hall is home and walking again, thanks to rehabilitation at Life Care Center of Morehead, Kentucky.

Hall arrived at the facility on Jan. 16, 2019, after suffering a fall at home that broke her left leg. The injury put a pause on her independent lifestyle...

Ballard recovers from brain bleed at The Heritage Center

Story Preview

Jonathan Ballard came to The Heritage Center in Morristown, Tennessee, completely dependent.

A brain bleed had left the 42-year-old father of two with severe deficits in cognition, language skills, mobility and self-care. He arrived at the skilled nursing and rehab center on May 30, 2019, to begin the journey of turning those outcomes around...

Cottesmore of Life Care helps Sabol recover after tremors and stroke

Story Preview

After several instances of shaking and feeling dizzy at her home, Elaine Sabol went to the emergency room.

Sabol had experienced essential tremors, characterized by shaking, and a transient ischemic attack, which is a small stroke.

Sabol came to Cottesmore of Life Care in Gig Harbor, Washington for rehabilitation on June 3, 2019.

Spinal patient gets home with therapy at Life Care of Coeur d’Alene

Story Preview

A fall at her apartment severely injured Rosalind Waldram.

Waldram was unaware of what was going on until three days later, after a spinal fusion surgery. Physical and occupational therapists at Life Care Center of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, helped Waldram complete the next stage in her healing and return home stronger and independent...

Ridgeview Terrace of Life Care helps Seal recover from fractures

Story Preview

On July 27, 2018, Danny Seal came to Ridgeview Terrace of Life Care in Rutledge, Tennessee, for rehab due to fractures in his left foot and tibia.

Seal was no stranger to Ridgeview Terrace, having completed a successful stay for rehab following a stroke several years earlier...