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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...

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

Trainer Cavin Graham rides Doc Holiday while several associates dance with the horse.

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 Center of Collegedale earns deficiency-free state survey

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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 Center of Collegedale hosts Valentine’s lunch

Resident Henrietta Hill

For Valentine’s Day, residents at Life Care Center of Collegedale, Tennessee, had glamour photos taken on Feb. 13, 2017.

About 25 dressed up in fun accessories, including fancy feather boas, bouquets of roses, tiaras and top hats, and posed for a glamour shot in front of a festive Valentine’s Day-themed backdrop...

Whatever It Takes And Then Some – November 2016 winners

Football stock photo

Morgan Johnson, licensed practical nurse at Life Care Center of Collegedale, Tennessee, helped a resident cross another item off his bucket list. Knowing that the resident was a passionate Tennessee Volunteers fan, Johnson took him to a football game in Knoxville.

Life Care Center of Collegedale, sister centers named Best of the Best

Ben Stiefel, executive director, and Shari McQuistan, business development director

Each year, readers of the “Chattanooga Times Free Press” vote for their favorite area businesses.

Life Care Centers of America’s local facilities, including Life Care Center of Collegedale, won first place in the Nursing Home category for the third year in a row, making them the only facilities to ever win this category (it was first presented in 2014).