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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 ...

Life Care Center of Tucson rehabilitates local artist

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Life Care Center of Tucson, Arizona, recently had the pleasure of treating noted artist TurningBear Mason.

Mason, who has been involved in the art community for more than 40 years, worked toward his rehabilitation like a painter creating a portrait of his future self. With an artist’s vision, he was able to shape an image of the recovery he desired...

Life Care Center of Coos Bay helps Tucker resume active lifestyle

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Carollee Tucker had an active life in her community of Charleston, Oregon, when she suffered a fall that broke her left femur.

Tucker came to Life Care Center of Coos Bay, Oregon, on Sept. 1, 2018, to recover. When she arrived, she needed assistance with pretty much everything. She was unable to walk and had to have extensive help to get in and out of bed...

Everhart recovers from broken leg at Desert Cove Nursing Center

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After breaking her left leg in a fall and having surgery to fix it, Mary Everhart came to Desert Cove Nursing Center in Chandler, Arizona, for rehabilitation. 

When Everhart arrived at the skilled nursing and rehab center on July 27, 2018, she needed extensive assistance with bathing and dressing and moderate assistance with walking, bed mobility, transfers and standing balance...

Life Care Center of Tullahoma helps Vaughn get his life back

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When Robert Vaughn contracted bacterial pneumonia, the disease left him in need of almost total care.

Today, he is back to independence, thanks to his rehab stay at Life Care Center of Tullahoma, Tennessee...

Rehab at Life Care Center of Athens uplifts and heals Wattenbarger

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Athens, Tennessee, resident Ogle Wattenbarger fractured his right arm and pelvis in a fall and suffered a blood clot in the brain. 

After a hospital stay, Wattenbarger needed more care before he could return home. He came to Life Care Center of Athens on June 22, 2018...

A rehab testimonial from a Mayfair Village Nursing Care Center patient

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My name is Kim Hurley. This is my story of an illness that I thought I would never successfully overcome.

One sunny afternoon in November 2017, my right foot started having an intense pain, along with seeping a dark liquid. With a history of diabetes and losing a few toes, I felt it necessary to call the squad. I spoke with the EMTs for a few minutes, entered the squad and then woke up one month later...

Life Care Center of Rhea County gets Jenkins back on his feet

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After repeated falls and an exacerbation of congestive heart failure, James Jenkins was weak and in need of rehabilitation before he could return home from the hospital to live with his daughter, who works during the day.

Jenkins came to Life Care Center of Rhea County in Dayton, Tennessee, on Aug. 20, 2018, for specialized rehab and nursing care to help him get stronger and more independent...

Hicks recovers from cellulitis at Life Care Center of Banner Elk

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On Aug. 2, 2018, JoAnn Hicks came to Life Care Center of Banner Elk, North Carolina, for rehabilitation after suffering from a cellulitis infection and wound neuropathy.

A little over a month later, on Oct. 9, Hicks returned home much more able to take care of herself...

Echols recovers from broken ankle at Life Care Center of Cleveland

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Evaline Echols, a long-time employee at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, is up and walking again after breaking her right ankle in June 2018.

After surgery and some time in the hospital, Echols came to Life Care Center of Cleveland for physical and occupational therapies...

Amputee finds rehab success at Payson Care Center

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When Rodney Nells had to have a below-the-knee amputation due to wounds on his left leg, he needed rehabilitation and nursing care.

Nells, a 41-year-old field tech for an oil company, came to Payson Care Center in Payson, Arizona, on June 19, 2018. He could barely move when he first arrived, but his goal was to get walking again with his prosthesis...

Medlin overcomes meningitis, stroke at Life Care Center of Cleveland

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Laylah Medlin’s life got interrupted in July 2018 when she developed bacterial meningitis.

Due to the nature of her illness, local hospitals couldn’t take her and she had to go to Knoxville, Tennessee, for care. She began to recover, but the day before she was scheduled to return to her home in Cleveland, Tennessee, she had a stroke...

Life Care Center of Hixson helps Kafka recover from car accident

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Thirty-one-year-old Jodi Kafka didn’t expect to be needing rehabilitation in a skilled nursing facility.

However, after a car accident caused her multiple injuries, including a broken right pelvis, dislocated femur, fractured rib and displaced sternum, it was therapy at Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee, that got this young woman back to her normal life and her children...

Dementia patient rehabs at Life Care Center of Red Bank after stroke

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Wanda Webb, a Chattanooga, Tennessee resident, suffered a basal ganglia stroke this spring and came to Life Care Center of Red Bank in Chattanooga on April 26, 2018.

When Webb arrived, she needed total assistance with all mobility and most of her activities of daily living. She was unable to swallow and was on a feeding tube...

Life Care of McMinnville helps man recover from sepsis, amputations

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Carlton, Oregon, resident Raymond Leatham is back home again after dealing with sepsis and two toe amputations, thanks to rehabilitation at Life Care Center of McMinnville, Oregon.

When Leatham arrived at the skilled nursing and rehab center on May 24, 2018, he was very weak and had decreased cognitive awareness...

Life Care of Nashoba Valley helps accident survivor recover from TBI

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Hubbardston, Massachusetts, resident Shevonne Legere recently returned home after suffering a traumatic brain injury as a result of a motorcycle accident.

Legere was involved in the accident on Nov. 4, 2015, riding as a passenger. She came to Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley in Littleton, Massachusetts, on March 9, 2016...

Sepsis patient recovers function at The Westchester House

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Sharon Rahoy came to The Westchester House on June 14, 2018, unable to walk and on a feeding tube because of an E. coli infection that went septic.

Now, Rahoy is mobile again and able to eat and drink normally...