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Cancer patient recovers independence at Life Care Center of Hixson

“Live one day at a time” is the motto for Hixson, Tennessee, resident Charlene Nowell.

With stage IV lingual and colon cancer, Nowell was struggling with everyday tasks but knew there was a way to improve her quality of life and regain independence. She came to Life Care Center of Hixson for help achieving these goals on Sept. 12, 2017...

Life Care Center of Hixson patient writes poem about facility

During her rehab stay at Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee, Patricia Cole wrote a poem about the facility. We have shared it below with her permission.

“Life Care Center of Hixson” by Patricia Cole

Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee –

It’s the most beautiful place you could ever see...

Thomas recovers from brain injury at Life Care Center of Hixson

Hixson, Tennessee, resident Bettye Thomas suffered an intracranial injury after falling and losing consciousness, which necessitated a hospital stay and subsequent rehabilitation.

The injury affected Thomas’ ability to take care of herself and get around, and when she came to Life Care Center of Hixson on July 21, 2018, she needed at least minimal assistance with her daily activities and mobility...

Life Care Center of Hixson resident featured in national magazine

Ruby Cagle, who served as the secretary for Admiral Chester W. Nimitz at Pearl Harbor during World War II, has been featured in a national magazine. Cagle is currently a resident at Life Care Center of Hixson, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center run by Life Care Centers of America...

Life Care Center of Hixson helps Kafka recover from car accident

Thirty-one-year-old Jodi Kafka didn’t expect to be needing rehabilitation in a skilled nursing facility.

However, after a car accident caused her multiple injuries, including a broken right pelvis, dislocated femur, fractured rib and displaced sternum, it was therapy at Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee, that got this young woman back to her normal life and her children...

Wooten recovers from femur fracture at Life Care Center of Hixson

After an accidental discharge of a firearm, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, resident Danny Wooten came to Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee, for rehabilitation for his fractured right femur.

When Wooten arrived on July 20, 2018, he had difficulty doing several daily tasks, such as bathing, getting dressed and grooming...

Life Care Center of Hixson therapists earn Parkinson’s certification

Two therapists at Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee, recently earned certification in LSVT BIG, a physical therapy intervention to combat the effects of Parkinson’s disease.

Leanne Salt-Carbone, physical therapist, and Jill Schoolfield, physical therapist assistant, are now trained to teach patients ways to use bigger movements in everyday life....

Life Care Center of Hixson helps patient with stroke regain function

A stroke sent Gail Woodall to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and left her with partial paralysis on her left side.

Rehabilitation at Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee, helped Woodall regain a lot of function...

Outpatient therapy at Life Care Center of Hixson helps Gouger recover

Bettye Gouger’s journey of recovery at Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee, was one of both inpatient and outpatient services, but over all about success!

Gouger originally came to the facility for rehabilitation on Oct. 6, 2017, with a history of falls, muscle weakness, abnormal posture, pain in her left knee and hypo-osmolality/hyponatremia (decreased salt and electrolytes affecting the amount of water around the body’s cells)...

Life Care Center of Hixson helps Evans recover from torn quadriceps

Thomas Evans, a Louisiana resident who works in an astronomy observatory for a university, was on vacation when he fell and tore his quadriceps tendons in both legs.

When Evans came to Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee, for rehabilitation on April 3, 2018, he was not able to walk, stand or dress himself, and he needed extensive assistance with bed mobility...

Life Care Center of Hixson gets patient from hospice to hope

It was a rough time for Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee, resident Billy Hensley.

Hensley was at home on hospice with renal failure when he had a fall, which resulted in a subdural hematoma, or blood between the brain and its covering. He went to Erlanger Hospital and had brain surgery there on Jan. 1, 2018....

Patient with brain bleed finds recovery at Life Care Center of Hixson

After a brain bleed and stay at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Edith Roberts required rehabilitation before she could return to her Rainsville, Alabama, home.

When Roberts arrived at Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee, on March 26, 2018, she was weak from the experience....

Life Care Center of Hixson staff build ramp for patient after rehab

Chattanooga, Tennessee, resident Robert Davenport is back in his home after rehabilitation, thanks twice over to the therapists at Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee. 

Davenport suffered a left hip fracture and had to have surgery. When he came to the skilled nursing and rehab facility on Feb. 2, 2018, he was very weak...

Life Care Center of Hixson wins Business Development Award

Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee, recently won the Business Development Award of Excellence for Life Care Centers of America’s Cumberland Region.

On Jan. 9, 2019, Life Care’s Eastern Division held a banquet at the company’s headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee, bestowing honors on one skilled nursing and rehab facility per each of its four regions...

Heard named Life Care’s Company-wide Director of Nursing of the Year

Austin Heard, director of nursing at Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee, was named Life Care Centers of America’s Company-wide Director of Nursing of the Year on April 9, 2018.

The award is given to the director of nursing who demonstrates outstanding qualities in several areas, including customer service ratings, staff development and successful state surveys....

Dotson gets new lease on life at Life Care Center of Hixson

“I was told to go home from the hospital with hospice,” said Wilma Dotson. “I am so glad I did not listen and I came to Life Care Center of Hixson.”

Dotson, 86, had fallen and broken her sacrum. In the hospital, she developed atypical measles syndrome (with coughing, pain and fever)....

Life Care Center of Hixson helps Terrell recover independence

On July 12, 2018, Ivan Terrell was referred to Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee, for cirrhosis of the liver and ascites, accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity.

At first, Terrell needed extensive assistance with swallowing and daily activities. He also needed minimal assistance with other functional mobility tasks, like bed mobility, transfers and gait...