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Life Care of Rhea County gets Millard from bedbound to independent

James Millard with (left to right) Jennifer Connor, physical therapist assistant; Russell Wright, occupational therapist assistant; Sherry McGuire, PTA; and Sandra Millard, James’ wife

James Millard was in a bad state when he came to Life Care Center of Rhea County in Dayton, Tennessee, for rehabilitation on Jan. 18, 2019.

“I was hospitalized at Memorial Hospital [in Chattanooga] on Dec. 26 with respiratory failure,” Millard remembered. “I spent two weeks on a ventilator...”

Life Care of Rhea County helps Harris recover after femur fracture

Robert Harris with Russel Wright, occupational therapist assistant, and Brittany Neison, physical therapist.

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

William Harnishfeger

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 gets Jenkins back on his feet

Left to right: Kristina McCuiston and Sherry McGuire, physical therapist assistants; James Jenkins; and Russell Wright, occupational therapist assistant

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

Left to right: Yvonne Delise, physical therapist; Joyce Allred; Brenda Harris, occupational therapist; and Kathleen Simmons, speech therapist

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

Left to right: Tracy Hull, physical therapist assistant; Pamela Counts; and Sarah Schaefer, speech therapist

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...

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

Guy Denton with Kristina McCuiston, physical therapist assistant

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....

Shipley recovers from stroke at Life Care Center of Rhea County

William Shipley with Heather Riggan, occupational therapist assistant

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....

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

Kathy Tharrett uses the NuStep® exercise machine with Casey Kaylor, physical therapist assistant, standing by.

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....