Anderson Hood with Tracy Hull, physical therapist assistant

When Anderson Hood had an elective knee replacement surgery, he came to Life Care Center of Rhea County in Dayton, Tennessee, for his rehabilitation.


“I came to Life Care Center of Rhea County following my [earlier] hip replacement, so when I recently had my knee replacement, Life Care of Rhea County was my first choice,” said Hood. “The rehab department is really thorough, and everyone treats you like you matter.”


When he arrived on June 10, 2017, Hood needed moderate assistance to get dressed and minimal assistance to walk, bathe and balance while standing. He required supervision to get in and out of bed and take care of his grooming.


Physical therapists worked with Hood seven days a week, using manual therapy, gait training and therapeutic exercises to rebuild his strength and mobility. Occupational therapists worked with him five days a week on exercises and therapeutic activities to help him regain the skills he would need for everyday living.


“The therapy department has done an amazing job at getting me back on my feet again,” said Hood. “They’re not only there to help you get better – they’re there because they care about you.”


On June 23, Hood returned home. He completed his therapy as an outpatient through the middle of July and is now fully independent in his mobility and most of his activities of daily living, such as bathing and grooming. He has also returned to his job in a local factory.