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Life Care Center of Rhea County attends Senior Expo

On Oct. 9 and 10, 2018, Life Care Center of Rhea County in Dayton, Tennessee, had the honor of attending the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative Senior Expo.

The facility set up booths at the Dunlap Senior Center on Oct. 9 and at the First Southern Baptist Church in Pikeville on Oct. 10, thanks to the coordination of Cathy Black, SVEC communications specialist...

Life Care Center of Rhea County gets Jenkins back on his feet

After repeated falls and an exacerbation of congestive heart failure, James Jenkins was weak and in need of rehabilitation before he could return home from the hospital to live with his daughter, who works during the day.

Jenkins came to Life Care Center of Rhea County in Dayton, Tennessee, on Aug. 20, 2018, for specialized rehab and nursing care to help him get stronger and more independent...

Allred regains independence at Life Care Center of Rhea County

It took some rehabilitation to get Joyce Allred back on her feet after a pulmonary embolism.

Allred came to Life Care Center of Rhea County in her hometown of Dayton, Tennessee, on July 3, 2018, left weak from the episode...

Life Care of Rhea County helps Counts regain strength after pneumonia

When Pamela Counts came out of the hospital after being treated for pneumonia, she was very weak and couldn’t take care of herself.

Counts came to Life Care Center of Rhea County in Dayton, Tennessee, for rehabilitation on April 20, 2018. She couldn’t stand on her own and could only walk 25 feet with assistance...

Life Care Center of Rhea County hosts booth at back-to-school event

On July 19, 2018, associates from Life Care Center of Rhea County in Dayton, Tennessee, handed out washcloths and boxes of tissues to kids to help them get ready for school.

The facility had a booth at the United Way of Rhea County’s Give a Kid a Chance event at Rhea County Middle School’s gymnasium...

Stultz turns 100 at The Veranda at Life Care Center of Rhea County

Jo Alice Stultz, a resident at The Veranda Assisted Living at Life Care Center of Rhea County in Dayton, Tennessee, celebrated her 100th birthday on June 14, 2018.

Stultz was honored to have not one, but two, birthday parties...

Life Care Center of Rhea County hosts Rotary awards banquet

On June 14, 2018, Life Care Center of Rhea County in Dayton, Tennessee, served as host facility for the Dayton Rotary Club Annual Awards Banquet.

Missy Wood, director of The Veranda Assisted Living on the facility campus, served as the Rotary president during the 2017-2018 term. She called the meeting to order and invited the guests to partake of a delicious buffet....

Denton shares his tale of success at Life Care Center of Rhea County

On Feb. 22, 2018, I was admitted to Memorial Hospital [in Chattanooga, Tennessee,] with very low oxygen levels, pneumonia, bronchitis and the “bad” flu.

While there, I was given a swallowing test, and it was determined some of everything I swallowed was going into my lungs....

Tharrett recovers from knee surgery at Life Care Center of Rhea County

Although Kathi Tharrett originally wanted to just go home after her left knee replacement and do outpatient therapy, inpatient therapy at Life Care Center of Rhea County helped her recovery go smoothly.

Tharrett came to the skilled nursing and rehab facility in Dayton, Tennessee, on Feb. 26, 2018....

Shipley recovers from stroke at Life Care Center of Rhea County

William Shipley was living at The Veranda assisted living community in Dayton, Tennessee, and getting around independently when he had a stroke.

After a hospital stay, Shipley went to Life Care Center of Rhea County, for rehabilitation on Dec. 29, 2017....

Life Care Center of Rhea County earns Medicare’s five-star rating

Life Care Center of Rhea County in Dayton, Tennessee, recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The CMS ratings system is designed to assist the public in choosing care for their loved ones. It calculates ratings based on results of health inspections, staffing and quality measures...

Life Care of Rhea County helps Harris recover after femur fracture

Robert Harris, 91, came to Life Care Center of Rhea County, Tennessee, for rehabilitation after a left femur fracture.

 When Harris arrived, he needed considerable assistance with his daily routine...

Life Care of Rhea County helps Harnishfeger heal from septic arthritis

In October 2018, William Harnishfeger was admitted to Life Care Center of Rhea County in Dayton, Tennessee, with a bad case of septic arthritis that had reduced his mobility, self-care abilities and general cognition ...

Life Care Center of Rhea County rehabs resident from The Veranda

Nell Moretz, a resident at The Veranda assisted living in Dayton, Tennessee, had a convenient place to recover after her recent hip replacement surgery: next door.

The Veranda shares a campus with Life Care Center of Rhea County, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center. So Moretz stayed as an inpatient at Life Care for a few weeks while she underwent therapy....