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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...

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...