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Life Care Center of Elizabethton rehabs Hensley after knee injury

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When Ricky Hensley sprained his right knee, he suffered from weakness and decreased mobility.

Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee, was able to help Hensley improve in these areas. He came to the skilled nursing and rehab center on Sept. 6, 2019. Physical and occupational therapists worked with him...

Morgan recovers from leg fracture at Life Care Center of Elizabethton

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When Joel Morgan fractured his left femur, he struggled with weakness and decreased mobility.

When Morgan came to Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee, on Aug. 23, 2019, he needed total assistance for walking and wheelchair mobility and extensive assistance for bed mobility, transfers, standing balance, bathing and dressing. ...

Fenner finds rehab success at Life Care Center of Elizabethton

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After suffering from acute kidney failure, William Fenner came to Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee, on Sept. 17, 2019, with weakness and difficulty walking.

When he arrived, he needed extensive assistance for daily tasks like bathing and getting dressed, as well as moderate assistance with balance, bed mobility, transfers and grooming. ...

Life Care Center of Charleston helps Fleming recover from broken arm

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When Diane Fleming fell and fractured her left arm, she needed rehabilitation.

On July 15, 2019, Fleming came to Life Care Center of Charleston, South Carolina, for physical and occupational therapies. She was wearing a cervical collar because of her injuries in the fall, and she needed extensive assistance with daily tasks that used her arms...

Life Care Center of Tullahoma helps Neil recover independence

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Faye Neil, a diabetic, was experiencing increased confusion and weakness when she went to the hospital.

After her hospital stay, Neil was still weak and could only walk 50 feet at a time with a rolling walker. She needed some help with getting dressed, bathing and other mobility tasks like standing balance and bed mobility. She came to Life Care Center of Tullahoma, Tennessee, for rehabilitation. ...

Life Care Center of North Glendale helps trucker recover from cancer

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Christopher Simpson, a 56-year-old truck driver, started noticing worrying symptoms earlier in 2019 with numbness and pain in his lower spine and legs.

After several tests, he found out he had breast cancer with metastasis. He has undergone eight surgeries in the past year and has fought hard to recover from each one. ...

Bushnell feels the love in recovery at Life Care Center of Hixson

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When Herbert Bushnell fell from a ladder 15 feet high and fractured both his ankles and his L4 lumbar vertebrae, he suddenly went from full mobility to not being able to stand or walk.

His journey to recovery led him to Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee, on Sept. 12, 2019, for physical rehabilitation and mental and emotional encouragement. ...

U.S. News & World Report honors 80 Life Care facilities

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On Oct. 29, 2019, U.S. News & World Report released its 2019-2020 Best Nursing Home results, including naming 80 Life Care Centers of America facilities.

Nursing and rehab centers nationwide were rated in a Long-Term Care and Short-Stay Rehab categories, with a few achieving both. ...

The Highlands helps stroke patient get back to active family life

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A stroke served as only a temporary setback for William Boudreau, thanks to therapy at The Highlands in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.

Boudreau, 73, came to the skilled nursing and rehabilitation center on May 5, 2019, with weakness and a decreased ability to walk, talk and swallow. ...

Stroke patient recovers independence at Lynchburg Nursing Center

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When a stroke robbed Dorothy Tully of her independence, it was rehabilitation at Lynchburg Nursing Center to the rescue.

Tully came to the skilled nursing and rehab center on July 18, 2019, requiring extensive assistance for all her mobility and activities of daily living...

Campbell rehabs from respiratory failure at Life Care of Salt Lake City

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Jerry Campbell came to Life Care Center of Salt Lake City on July 19, 2019, to recover from an abscess around his cervical spine, pneumonia and acute respiratory failure.

“When I first got here, I could hardly move and felt that is where I was going to be all my life,” said Campbell. “I was getting discouraged.” ...

Life Care Center of Morgan County helps King recover independence

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Frances King was trying to go to lunch with her granddaughter when she fell and broke her right leg.

King came to Life Care Center of Morgan County in Wartburg, Tennessee, for rehabilitation on July 24, 2019. At first, she was completely unable to walk and needed extensive assistance with her wheelchair mobility. ...

Life Care Center of Cleveland helps Mullins recover from stroke

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Darlene Mullins had only recently moved to Cleveland from Texas to be part of the ministry at Omega Center International, when she suffered a stroke after having open-heart surgery.

The stroke left her mostly paralyzed on her left side, which left her unable to get around or take care of herself....

Clayton recovers independence at Life Care Center of Grandview

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Robin Clayton was extremely weak when she came to Life Care Center of Grandview, Missouri, for rehabilitation.

Hypoxia, a lack of oxygen to the body’s tissues, was causing Clayton’s weakness and difficulty walking. She needed total assistance to bathe and extensive assistance to get dressed. ...

Jarrett regains independence at Life Care Center of Banner Elk

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After a knee replacement surgery, Lynnea Jarrett came to Life Care Center of Banner Elk for rehabilitation to get her back on her feet.

When Jarrett arrived on June 25, 2019, she was unable to put weight on her legs and needed a mechanical lift to get in and out of bed. As she progressed, she was able to use a sliding board for her transfers. ...

Loggins recovers from fractures at Life Care Center of Hixson

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Judy Loggins wasn’t able to do much when she came to Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee, for rehabilitation.

Loggins had sustained fractures of her left clavicle, scapula and shoulder, as well as her right femur. As a result, she was not able to use her left arm and was not able to put weight on her right leg when she arrived at the rehab center on Aug. 18, 2019. ...

Nunley recovers from knee replacement at Life Care Center of Tullahoma

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Mary Nunley needed rehabilitation to regain her independence after having a total knee replacement. She chose to do her physical and occupational therapies as an inpatient at Life Care Center of Tullahoma, Tennessee.

When Nunley arrived at the skilled nursing and rehab center on Aug. 12, 2019, she needed help with all her mobility...

Life Care Center of Morehead helps Moore return home after stroke

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Mark Moore was at home, newly retired from working at an auto plant for 20 years, when he suffered a massive stroke, bringing him into the care of Life Care Center of Morehead, Kentucky, in July 2019.

Moore’s stroke affected his left side, leaving it flaccid and causing him difficulty with swallowing, cognition deficits and general trouble using his left side. ...

Life Care Center of Rhea County helps Jo Scott recover independence

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“This whole process started with God,” said Virginia “Jo” Scott.

“God put Dr. Pearce in my life,” Scott added. “He was the cake. God put Life Care Center of Rhea County in my life. That was the icing.” ...

Life Care Center of Rhea County helps Jo Scott recover independence

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“This whole process started with God,” said Virginia “Jo” Scott.

“God put Dr. Pearce in my life,” Scott added. “He was the cake. God put Life Care Center of Rhea County in my life. That was the icing.” ...

Life Care Center of Rhea County helps Jo Scott recover independence

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“This whole process started with God,” said Virginia “Jo” Scott.

“God put Dr. Pearce in my life,” Scott added. “He was the cake. God put Life Care Center of Rhea County in my life. That was the icing.” ...

Life Care Center of Hixson helps Mullis regain independence

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Richard Mullis was not able to live on his own when he developed an infection and renal failure. Therapy at Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee, was able to change that outcome for him.

When Mullis arrived at the skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility on Aug. 20, 2019, he needed moderate assistance with many of his daily grooming tasks...

Green Valley Care Center therapists now certified dementia specialists

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The rehabilitation team at Green Valley Care Center in New Albany, Indiana, recently earned certifications as dementia specialists.

“Caring for our residents with dementia requires specific training in order to meet their needs and maximize their quality of life,” shared Mark Fuhrman, director of rehab services at the facility...

Guillain-Barré patient regains independence at Life Care McMinnville

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Martha Wilson’s Guillain-Barré syndrome, an autoimmune disease that attacks nerve cells, led her to lose her independence, but now she has it back.

Things turned around for Wilson when she came to Life Care Center of McMinnville, Oregon, for rehabilitation...

Life Care Center of Columbia helps Love recover from lumbar fracture

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When Georgia Love fell and suffered a wedge compression fracture in her lumbar vertebra, she was limited in her mobility.

Love came to Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, for help in regaining her independence. Physical, occupational and speech therapists worked with her on strengthening exercises, balance, activities of daily living...