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

Herbert Bushnell with Crystal Womack, physical therapist assistant

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. ...

Loggins recovers from fractures at Life Care Center of Hixson

Left to right: Crystal Womack, physical therapist assistant; Judy Loggins; and Lee Allen, occupational therapist assistant

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

Left to right: Debbie Pennington, physical therapist assistant; Richard Mullis; and Bobby Grayson, occupational therapist

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 wins three Tennessee Health Care Association Awards for 2019

Left to right: Matthew Cummings, executive director at Life Care Center of Hixson; Marion Grove, Individual Volunteer of the Year; Brian Horvath, administrator in training; and Mae Petty, activity director

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

Margaret Radford

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...

Burn and trauma survivor recovers at Life Care Center of Hixson

Left to right: Dana Masic, physical therapist assistant; Laron Yates; and Jeff Roberts, orthotist and prosthetist

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 assists with patient’s baptism

Left to right: Josh Haislip, director of rehab; Bill Weaver; and Steve Lusk, minister

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

Left to right: Rachel Halter, occupational therapist; Ronald Hickey; and Cheryl Self, physical therapist student

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...

Life Care Center of Hixson helps accident survivor regain independence

Left to right: Keisha Harris, occupational therapist assistant; Elena Molton; and Jill Schoolfield, physical therapist assistant

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

Chad Varga, owner of Front Runner Athletics, left, with Emanuel Kennedy

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...