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Church donates handmade quilts to Life Care Center of Hixson patients

Josh Haislip, director of rehab, with resident Sharon Balthrop

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

Left to right: Renee Kendall, occupational therapist assistant; Nancy Rousseau, physical therapist assistant; Clarence Henry; and Ava Mathis, occupational therapist

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

Left to right: Josh Haislip, director of rehab; Matthew Cummings, executive director; and Kathy Goforth, business development director

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

Left to right: Keisha Harris, occupational therapist assistant; Jill Schoolfield, physical therapist assistant; Ivan Terrell; Tracy Dougherty, speech-language pathologist

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...

Cancer patient recovers independence at Life Care Center of Hixson

Left to right: Nancy Rousseau, physical therapist assistant; Charlene Nowell; Denice Eckler, physical therapist; and Diego Garrido, PTA

“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

Keisha Harris, occupational therapist assistant, with Patricia Cole

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

Left to right: Ava Mathis, occupational therapist; Kara Brant, occupational therapist assistant; Bettye Thomas; and Denice Eckler, physical therapist

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

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

Left to right: Priscilla Clemons, occupational therapist assistant; Debbie Pennington, physical therapist assistant; Jodi Kafka; Bobby Grayson, occupational therapist; and Shannon Rainwater, COTA

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

Left to right: Bobby Grayson, occupational therapist; Danny Wooten; and Debbie Pennington, physical therapist assistant

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...