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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....

Life Care Center of Rhea County rehabs resident from The Veranda

Left to right: Casey Kaylor, physical therapist assistant; Nell Moretz; and Brittney Neisen, physical therapist

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....

Life Care of Rhea County helps 26-year-old recover from car accident

Left to right: Tracy Hull, physical therapist assistant; Adam Dotson; and Heather Riggan, occupational therapist assistant

“After my accident, I was afraid that I would never walk again,” said Adam Dotson, a 26-year-old factory worker and father of a young son.

However, Dotson is now up and walking around, thanks to rehabilitation at Life Care Center of Rhea County in Dayton, Tennessee....

Life Care Center of Rhea County helps 28-year-old move legs again

Michael Boles practices cooking with Ariel McFadden, occupational therapist assistant.

When Michael Boles had a spinal injury when he was 21, he didn’t think it would lead him to become a complete paraplegic at age 28.

Unfortunately, a methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infection got into the spinal hardware, requiring Boles, a roofer, to have surgery....

Life Care Center of Rhea County helps Suttles recover from infection

Carol Suttles with Casey Kaylor, physical therapist assistant, and Heather Riggan, occupational therapist assistant

Dayton, Tennessee, resident Carol Suttles developed an infection after a medical procedure on her neck.

The infection led to weakness and decreased mobility. Independent before the surgery, she found herself requiring some assistance to walk, get out of bed, balance while standing and take care of her daily needs like grooming, bathing and getting dressed....