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Life Care Center of Collegedale helps Elliot recover from hip surgery

Left to right: Cynthia Elliot; Kristina Davis, occupational therapist assistant; and Sheila Adams, physical therapist assistant

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 helps Hammond return to work

Left to right: Bernadette Slater, occupational therapist; Howard Hammond; and Amber Martin, physical therapist

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 of Collegedale gets knee replacement patient back home

Jessica Crossman, physical therapist assistant, guides Lisa Lopopolo in some stretches.

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 of Collegedale helps Parkinson’s patient regain gait, voice

Charles Clark with Mark Kochanski, physical therapist, left, and Kathryn Cain, speech therapist, right

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...