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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...

Bushnell feels the love in recovery at Life Care Center of Hixson

When Herbert Bushnell fell from a ladder 15 feet high and fractured both his ankles and his L4 lumbar vertebrae, he suddenly went from full mobility to not being able to stand or walk.

His journey to recovery led him to Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee, on Sept. 12, 2019, for physical rehabilitation and mental and emotional encouragement. ...

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...

Loggins recovers from fractures at Life Care Center of Hixson

Judy Loggins wasn’t able to do much when she came to Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee, for rehabilitation.

Loggins had sustained fractures of her left clavicle, scapula and shoulder, as well as her right femur. As a result, she was not able to use her left arm and was not able to put weight on her right leg when she arrived at the rehab center on Aug. 18, 2019. ...

Life Care Center of Hixson helps Mullis regain independence

Richard Mullis was not able to live on his own when he developed an infection and renal failure. Therapy at Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee, was able to change that outcome for him.

When Mullis arrived at the skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility on Aug. 20, 2019, he needed moderate assistance with many of his daily grooming tasks...

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...

Life Care wins three Tennessee Health Care Association Awards for 2019

On Aug. 1, 2019, Life Care received three awards during the Tennessee Health Care Association’s awards luncheon in Nashville.

Marion Grove, a volunteer at Life Care Center of Hixson, won the Individual Volunteer of the Year Award, while Josh Kota, regional rehab director for the Appalachian Region, won the Professional Service Award, and Scott Hunt, executive director at Life Care Center of Morristown, won the Distinguished Association Service Award...

Local civil rights activist featured in national magazine

Long-time Chattanooga area resident, Margaret “Patsy” Radford’s life and experiences as a house parent of an orphanage and as a civil rights activist are being highlighted in a national magazine.

Radford is a resident at Life Care Center of Hixson, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Tennessee, and she is being featured in the 2019 edition of LEADER magazine, a publication of Life Care Centers of America...

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...

Burn and trauma survivor recovers at Life Care Center of Hixson

In May 2019, Laron Yates was involved in a fire that caused third-degree burns over more than 20 percent of his body, including his left hand and both legs.

Yates received intense medical attention at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He had to have his left leg amputated above the knee and received multiple skin grafts...

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...

Life Care Center of Hixson assists with patient’s baptism

Life Care facilities are known for assisting with the physical needs of their patients and residents.

Whether it is short-term rehabilitation or long-term care, facilities across the nation strive to be the premier providers of the health care their patients need.

Recently, however, Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee, illustrated another way in which Life Care facilities serve the needs of their patients...

Life Care Center of Hixson gets spinal fusion patient walking again

When Ronald Hickey fell at home, he broke his nasal bone and exacerbated his cervical stenosis, a narrowing of the bone around the spinal cord.

Hickey’s condition caused him to temporarily lose the ability to move his limbs, and he had spinal fusion surgery...

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 accident survivor regain independence

Chattanooga, Tennessee, resident Elena Molton was living an active life when a car accident caused her multiple fractures and left her unable to do much on her own.

Molton came to Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee, on April 1, 2019...

Shoe store helps Life Care Center of Hixson serve patient

Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee, recently contacted a local specialized shoe store to help a patient undergoing physical therapy services.

Emanuel Kennedy was taking part in PT at the facility to help with his balance, walking and safety. Therapists saw that he would benefit from an ankle foot orthosis to provide more stability in walking, and they fitted him with one...

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...

Church donates handmade quilts to Life Care Center of Hixson patients

Three years ago, Red Bank Church of Christ in Red Bank, Tennessee, started a ministry called Threads of Love.

This ministry was created to provide intergenerational fellowship, skill development and service to the community. Mike Goodson leads this ministry and devotes countless hours of service to make these efforts thrive, serving multiple communities in the Chattanooga area...

Amputee regains function at Life Care Center of Hixson after fall

When Clarence Henry came to Life Care Center of Hixson, Tennessee, on Feb. 18, 2019, he needed total assistance with his mobility and all his activities of daily living.

Henry had suffered several health setbacks. He had recently had a right below-the-knee amputation, and then he fell, which resulted in rhabdomyolysis, a release of dead muscle fibers into the bloodstream...

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...

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...