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Life Care Center of Rhea County associate named chamber ambassador

Missy Wood (left), director of The Veranda at Life Care Center of Rhea County, with Linda Blevins, past chamber president

On March 25, 2019, the Dayton, Tennessee, Chamber of Commerce held its annual banquet, and, as part of that, inducted its new board.

Among the board members are a couple of Life Care associates. Kayla Millard, business development director at Life Care Center of Rhea County, was inducted as a chamber ambassador with a three-year term...

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 attends Senior Expo

Kayla Millard, director of admissions and business development, at the Senior Expo in Pikeville

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

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...

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

Crystal Akin, central supply director, and Ashley Peterson, physical therapy aide

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...

Life Care Center of Rhea County hosts Rotary awards banquet

Kate Swafford, executive director, left, is the 2018-2019 Dayton Rotary Club president, and Missy Wood, director of The Veranda Assisted Living on campus, served as the 2017-2018 club president.

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....