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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

Life Care Center of Collegedale

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...

Life Care Center of Collegedale executive director named to THCA board

Ben Stiefel, executive director at Life Care Center of Collegedale

The Tennessee Health Care Association has named Ben Stiefel, executive director of Life Care Center of Collegedale, to its board of directors for 2016-17.

Stiefel joins the other board members in directing the organization as it works to enhance the ability of its members to provide essential long-term care services for the elderly and disabled through education, advocacy and leadership.

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).

Area Life Care centers support children’s hospital fundraiser

Jeremy Gravell, executive director at Life Care Center of Cleveland, left, and Jimmy Dale, executive director at Lynchburg Nursing Center

Five Life Care Centers of America facilities in the Chattanooga, Tennessee, area, supported Erlanger Hospital’s Children’s Classic golf tournament on Aug. 22, 2016.

Life Care sponsored a team for the fundraiser competition, which took place at The Farm in Rocky Face, Georgia. As a team, the skilled nursing and rehab company contributed $2,000 toward Erlanger’s new Children’s Hospital. The tournament raised $220,000 for the new building.

Collegedale helps local assisted living resident fulfill a dream

Magan Hutchison (left), unit manager at Life Care Center of Collegedale, and Jala West (right), director of social work at the facility, take Betty O’Haire on a horse ride.

Associates at Life Care Center of Collegedale, Tennessee, recently got to play a role in fulfilling the dream of a local senior.

Betty O’Haire, an assisted living resident at Elmcroft of Hamilton Place, shared with her caregivers that she really wanted to ride a horse again, and the facility’s staff looked for a way to make that happen.

Life Care Center of Collegedale goes “Frozen” for Christmas parade

Collegedale Christmas Parade

The Spirit of Christmas Parade in Collegedale, Tennessee, sported an eclectic assemblage of floats, from John Deere tractors to Santa Claus.

One of the highlights of the 2014 parade, however, was the Life Care Center of Collegedale float with characters from the hit Disney movie “Frozen.”