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Herod regains independence at Life Care Center of Collegedale

Myrtice Herod came to Life Care Center of Collegedale, Tennessee, for help restoring her independence.

Herod has chronic kidney disease and suffered a fall at her apartment, which left her weak and unable to live on her own. When she arrived at the facility on June 13, 2019, she could only walk 100 feet at a time...

Lauren McCann wins Life Care’s Eastern Division President’s Award

Life Care Centers of America honored Lauren McCann, executive director at Life Care Center of Collegedale, Tennessee, with one of two President’s Awards for its Eastern Division on Aug. 26, 2019.

The honor recognizes distinguished service in the long-term health care management role. The Eastern Division includes 39 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities...

Life Care of Collegedale celebrates National Skilled Nursing Care Week

From May 14 – 18, 2018, Life Care Center of Collegedale, Tennessee, celebrated National Skilled Nursing Care Week with loads of fun activities.

On Monday, May 14, resident Juanita Kelly and her husband, Gene, renewed their vows. The couple met at a dance, and they have been married for 13 years...

Dancing horse highlights National Nursing Home Week at Life Care Center of Collegedale

You could say that the star of National Nursing Home Week 2017 at Life Care Center of Collegedale, Tennessee, was not a resident, or even an associate, but a horse.

Doc Holiday, an Arabian horse owned by Jala West, director of social work, made his appearance at the center on May 16...

Life Care of Collegedale gets knee replacement patient back home

Lisa Lopopolo, 45, had a journey of recovery ahead for her after having a double knee replacement.

Lopopolo came to Life Care Center of Collegedale, Tennessee, for rehabilitation on Feb. 28, 2018. At first, she couldn’t walk very well or get her feet off the ground, but physical and occupational therapy helped her make progress in leaps and bounds....

Life Care Center of Collegedale helps Hammond return to work

Fifty-seven-year-old Howard Hammond was independent and had a career as a computer drafter when chronic pancreatitis interfered with his lifestyle.

After a stay in the hospital, Hammond came to Life Care Center of Collegedale, Tennessee, on Jan. 6, 2017. When he arrived, he needed moderate assistance with bathing and dressing and some assistance with his mobility...

Life Care Center of Collegedale helps Elliot recover from hip surgery

Sixty-two-year-old Cynthia Elliot didn’t expect to be in a skilled nursing and rehab facility, but after a fall and subsequent hip surgery, it was just such an experience that helped her get back on her feet.

When Elliot came to Life Care Center of Collegedale, Tennessee, for rehabilitation on Jan. 26, 2018, she needed assistance with her daily routine tasks...

Life Care Center of Collegedale earns deficiency-free state survey

Life Care Center of Collegedale, Tennessee, recently achieved a deficiency-free state survey.

To pass the state survey each year, nursing facilities must meet hundreds of criteria. These survey visits are unannounced and address not only nursing care and resident safety, but also patients’ rights, food services, administration and the facility’s environment.

Life Care of Collegedale helps Parkinson’s patient regain gait, voice

Parkinson’s disease takes a toll on a person, especially when it comes to two basic activities – walking and talking.

Such was the case for Dr. Charles Clark, a retired dentist who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s three years ago. When the disease progressed to the point where Clark was having difficulty speaking loudly enough and had a lack of balance, he started outpatient rehabilitation at Life Care Center of Collegedale...

Life Care Center of Collegedale earns deficiency-free state survey

Life Care Center of Collegedale, Tennessee, recently achieved a deficiency-free state survey.

To pass the state survey each year, nursing facilities must meet hundreds of criteria. These survey visits are unannounced and address not only nursing care and resident safety, but also patients’ rights, food services and administration...