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Life Care Center of Cleveland helps McClellan recover after stroke

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In October 2018, Margret McClellan came to Life Care Center of Cleveland, Tennessee, in need of rehabilitation after suffering from a severe stroke that numbed the left side of her body.

“I had just come home from work when I had the stroke,” said McClellan. “I hadn’t felt good all day, but I went to work anyway. That night, I fell out of bed when I had the stroke....”

Hip replacement patient regains independence with Life Care rehab

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Joann Miller came to Life Care Center of Banner Elk, North Carolina, on Dec. 14, 2018, to rehabilitate after having a hip replacement. 

When Miller arrived, she needed help with walking, getting in and out of bed, standing up and sitting down, balance, grooming, bathing and getting dressed...

Life Care Center of Banner Elk helps Kemp recover after lumbar surgery

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After being diagnosed with spinal stenosis and undergoing lumbar surgery in April 2018, Jerry Kemp began outpatient physical therapy at Life Care Center of Banner Elk, North Carolina.

When he first arrived, he needed moderate assistance with basic activities. But through physical therapy, Kemp greatly improved his mobility and independence...

Rhem regains independence at Life Care Center of Salt Lake City

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After a fall led to a subdural hemorrhage and lumbar fracture, Creighton Rehm came to Life Care Center of Salt Lake City, for rehabilitation.

When he arrived on Dec. 4, 2018, Rhem, who also has atrial fibrillation, was unsteady on his feet and needed moderate assistance with hygiene, bathing and getting dressed...

Life Care of Rhea County helps Harris recover after femur fracture

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Robert Harris, 91, came to Life Care Center of Rhea County, Tennessee, for rehabilitation after a left femur fracture.

 When Harris arrived, he needed considerable assistance with his daily routine...

Life Care Center of Red Bank helps Fech heal after fractures

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A mountain vacation took an unfortunate turn for Robin Fech after she fell and fractured her spine, lower left leg, left foot and toe on her left foot. Fech was admitted to Life Care Center of Red Bank in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for rehabilitation in November 2018 ...

Life Care of Rhea County helps Harnishfeger heal from septic arthritis

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In October 2018, William Harnishfeger was admitted to Life Care Center of Rhea County in Dayton, Tennessee, with a bad case of septic arthritis that had reduced his mobility, self-care abilities and general cognition ...

Cottesmore of Life Care helps Wood heal from sepsis

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Shirley Wood came to Cottesmore of Life Care in Gig Harbor, Washington, on Oct. 1, 2018, after an extended stay in the hospital for sepsis.

When she arrived, Wood needed two people to help her in and out of bed. She couldn’t stand or walk and couldn’t tolerate sitting up for more than 20 minutes because of pain and weakness...

Moreland goes from bedbound to walking at Life Care of Cleveland

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Gary Moreland has gone from bedbound and thin as a rail to walking and managing stairs. Rehabilitation made the difference.

Moreland’s health started deteriorating rapidly in September 2018...

Life Care Center of Cleveland helps Rowland heal from edema

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When Keisha Rowland was referred to Life Care Center of Cleveland, Tennessee, on Dec. 7, 2018, she was severely swollen with an edema that caused fluid buildup throughout her entire body.

The edema caused Rowland’s mobility to decrease, and she required nearly complete assistance upon her arrival to Life Care Center of Cleveland...

The Heritage Center helps Werner recover from stroke

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After Elaine Werner suffered from a stroke, she was referred to The Heritage Center in Morristown, Tennessee, by Fort Sanders Hospital for rehabilitation.

Upon admission, Werner needed moderate assistance with basic mobility, transfers, activities of daily living and cognitive tasks...

Life Care Center of McMinnville helps Muns recover from sudden illness

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When Ray Muns came to the emergency room complaining of sudden abdominal pain and pain in his right shoulder, he was diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm and hemoperitoneum extending throughout his peritoneal cavity...

Ridgeview Terrace of Life Care helps Wolfe heal from multiple injuries

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In September 2018, Doris Wolfe was cleaning her porch when she took a fall that fractured her left shoulder, eye, nose, both wrists and sinuses while also bruising her brain.

Wolfe was admitted to Ridgeview Terrace of Life Care in Rutledge, Tennessee, for rehabilitation in October...

Life Care Center of Escondido gets patient back on track

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On Sept. 8, 2018, Nancy Davis was admitted to Life Care Center of Escondido, California, after undergoing a lumbosacral fusion, iliac screw replacement, and T9 kyphoplasty.

Prior to her admission, she underwent a back surgery in May 2018 and was placed at a skilled nursing facility close to her home. Unfortunately, Davis experienced several falls during her stay there which caused her to reinjure her back...

Life Care Center of Cleveland helps McPhetridge heal after fall

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After an accident that left her right leg broken with a tibia fibula fracture, Shirley McPhetridge began her journey of rehabilitation in need of almost total assistance.

McPhetridge came to Life Care Center of Cleveland, Tennessee, in the beginning of September.

At first, McPhetridge needed extensive assistance with bed mobility and independently performing daily tasks. But now, she only needs contact-guard assistance and mild supervision...

Desert Cove Nursing Center helps Glen recover from stroke

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When 86-year-old Teddy Glen suffered a stroke, she needed physical, speech-language and occupational therapies to regain her independence and return home.

Luckily for her, the staff at Desert Cove Nursing Center in Chandler, Arizona, was ready to help her get back on her feet...

Infection patient recovers independence at Life Care Center of Wichita within a month

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On Oct. 2, 2018, Bobbie Smith, 69, came to Life Care Center of Wichita, Kansas, for rehabilitation after a severe hip infection and stay in the hospital.

When Smith arrived, he needed moderate assistance with a lot of his activities of daily living, such as grooming, bathing and getting dressed, as well as much of his mobility, including walking, standing, bed mobility and getting in and out of bed...

Life Care Center of Tullahoma helps Pugh recover from broken arm and leg

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A fall left Donald Pugh, a Woodbury, Tennessee resident, with a broken left arm and left leg.

Thankfully, rehabilitation at Life Care Center of Tullahoma, Tennessee, was able to help Pugh get back to independence.

Pugh came to the skilled nursing and rehabilitation center on July 12, 2018, needing maximum assistance to take care of himself and get around...

Cancer patient recovers independence at Life Care Center of Hixson

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“Live one day at a time” is the motto for Hixson, Tennessee, resident Charlene Nowell.

With stage IV lingual and colon cancer, Nowell was struggling with everyday tasks but knew there was a way to improve her quality of life and regain independence. She came to Life Care Center of Hixson for help achieving these goals on Sept. 12, 2017...

Heart attack patient regains independence at Valley West Health Care Center

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When Katherine Johnson came to Valley West Health Care Center in Eugene, Oregon, for rehabilitation on Oct. 3, 2018, she had been through a lot.

Johnson had suffered a heart attack due to toxic encephalopathy, a reaction to toxic chemicals in the neurological system. She even spent time in a coma. Complicating matters, she also has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...

Life Care Center of Wichita helps heart failure patient recover

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Nursing and therapy at Life Care Center of Wichita, Kansas, made a tremendous difference for Howard Gaskin.

Gaskin came to the facility on Sept. 25, 2018, with congestive heart failure, an acute kidney injury, diabetes and swelling in his legs and feet...

Speech therapy at Life Care Center of South Hill helps pneumonia patient swallow safely

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In April 2018, Ralph Fiala came to Life Care Center of South Hill in Puyallup, Washington, following a hospitalization due to aspiration pneumonia, general weakness and worsening chronic cough.

Fiala had difficulty chewing/swallowing and was recommended to be on a modified texture diet to help him swallow safely...

Life Care Center of Blount County helps Black recover from joint replacement

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When 74-year-old Helen Black faced post-surgery infection, she needed physical and occupational therapy to regain her independence and return home.

Luckily for her, the staff at Life Care Center of Blount County in Louisville, Tennessee, was ready to help her get back on her feet...

Life Care Center of Ooltewah gets amputee walking again

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Thomas Ellis had a rough early 2018.

It all started with gangrene in his left foot due to peripheral vascular disease in February, which necessitated surgery. His health roller coaster wasn’t over, however. In April, he developed pneumonia in both lungs, and in May, he had to have a below-the-knee amputation on his left leg...

Life Care Center of Cleveland helps Duncan heal after fractures

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After a fall that fractured her left femur and a vertebrae of her spine, Elizabeth Duncan needed rehabilitation to recover before she would be able to return home.

Duncan came to Life Care Center of Cleveland during the last week of July 2018 ...