On Dec. 31, The Herald News named Life Care Center of Rhea County in Dayton, Tennessee, as Best Nursing Home.


The local newspaper publishes a Best of the Best edition each year. Readers vote on their favorites in a variety of categories, from businesses to services to individuals, and once the results are tabulated, the paper prints the list of winners in a special section.


“Our associates work to provide the best to our residents,” said Kate Swafford, executive director. “We are proud to serve our community, and we feel honored to have earned their trust.”


This is the first year Life Care Center of Rhea County has earned this distinction. The new building opened in 2013.