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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....

Life Care Center of Rhea County rehabs Hood after knee replacement

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....

Life Care Center of Rhea County hosts Rotary banquet

Missy Wood, director of The Veranda, receives the Rotarian of the Year Award from Caleb Yawn, Rotary Club president.

On June 22, 2017, Life Care Center of Rhea County in Dayton, Tennessee, hosted the annual Rotary banquet.

Approximately 50 local business men and women attended. The facility provided dinner catered by Cookie Smith and gave tours to interested parties....

Life Care Center of Rhea County, sister centers win Best of the Best

Kate Swafford, executive director

Each year, readers of the “Chattanooga Times Free Press” vote for their favorite area businesses.

Life Care Centers of America’s local facilities, including Life Care Center of Rhea County in Dayton, won first place in the Nursing Home category for the third year in a row, making them the only facilities to ever win this category (it was first presented in 2014).

Rhea County associate receives divisional customer service award

Crystal Akin, central supply associate at Life Care Center of Rhea County

Crystal Akin, central supply associate at Life Care Center of Rhea County in Dayton, Tennessee, received Life Care Centers of America’s Eastern Division Whatever It Takes And Then Some Award on Aug. 26, 2015, for her dedication to customer service.

She was chosen from among thousands of associates in the Eastern Division and was one of only eight associates from Life Care’s more than 200 facilities nationwide to receive the award.

Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners – January 2015

Alana Price, certified occupational therapy assistant, Life Care Center of Rhea County in Dayton, Tennessee, longed to communicate better with a deaf resident. Each night after work, she used her personal time at home to teach herself sign language.