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Two weeks’ rehab at Life Care Center of Elizabethton gets Peters home

Jo Peters suffered a transient cerebral ischemic attack, or mini-stroke, which led to general weakness.

Peters came to Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee, on Nov. 1, 2017, for rehabilitation. She required moderate assistance with bathing and minimal assistance with walking, bed mobility, transferring from one surface to another...

Life Care Center of Elizabethton named a Best Nursing Home

Life Care Center of Elizabethton, a skilled nursing and rehab facility, was recently named a 2017-2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Home.

U.S. News & World Report rates centers using data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services covering health inspections, nurse staffing and quality of care....

Life Care Center of Elizabethton holds pumpkin-decorating contest

On Oct. 31, 2017, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee, held its annual pumpkin-decorating contest.

Residents presented their decorated mini-pumpkins for judging by residents, their family members and associates....

Life Care Center of Elizabethton helps West reach goals & get married

It started with cancer.

It ended with a wedding.

Kim West wanted to marry his sweetheart, Tammy, when cancer threw an obstacle in their path....

Life Care Center of Elizabethton hosts first rehab reunion

On Oct. 12, 2017, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee, hosted its first rehab reunion.

Approximately 10 former rehab patients who had graduated within the past six months, along with their family members, enjoyed catching up with therapists and other associates at the facility....

Life Care Center of Elizabethton helps Cole regain independence

Billy Cole was independent at home until he experienced exacerbations of his kidney disease, congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

When he was released from the hospital, Cole was very weak. He came to Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee, for rehabilitation on June 29, 2017....

Life Care Center of Elizabethton sponsors Boys & Girls Club dinner

On Aug. 24, 2017, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee, sponsored a table at the annual Boys & Girls Club Steak and Burger fundraising event.

All the adults who attended the event were served burgers, and each table had a child representing the Boys & Girls Club who was served steak....

Life Care Center of Elizabethton honors PTA with animal shelter drive

On June 1, 2017, Life Care Center of Gray, Tennessee, and Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee, lost Donna Shell, physical therapist assistant at both centers, to cancer.

Associates wanted to honor Shell’s memory in a special way. Since she loved animals, the teams decided to gather donations for the Elizabethton/Carter County Animal Shelter....

Life Care Center of Elizabethton sponsors billboard honoring students

In spring 2017, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee, got involved with the local school system in a big way.

The skilled nursing and rehab facility sponsored a billboard honoring Elizabethton City School students who scored a 30 or higher on the ACT exam....

Armstrong finds recovery at Life Care Center of Elizabethton

On March 19, 2018, Ben Armstrong came to Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee, for rehabilitation.

Armstrong had suffered from respiratory failure as a result of a hole in his esophagus. He also had kidney failure. When he arrived, he was on a feeding tube and needed maximum assistance with all of his activities of daily living...

The Groovy Grannies win dance-off at Life Care Center of Elizabethton

In 2016, Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee, started a new tradition for National Nursing Home Week: a dance-off for associates.

The tradition continued during National Nursing Home Week 2017. On May 18, two teams of associates competed for the bragging rights of best dancers....

Life Care Center of Elizabethton nursing assistant wins regional award

On Oct. 30, 2017, Sandra Lewis, a certified nursing assistant at Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee, received the CNA of the Year Award for Life Care Centers of America’s Appalachian Region.

Lewis has worked at the building for 21 years. She was chosen for her work ethic and for going out of her way on holidays to make things festive for the residents and associates....

Archer overcomes brain injury at Life Care Center of Elizabethton

Jane Archer went from bedbound to independent after a little more than a month of rehab at Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee.

Archer experienced a brain bleed, which led to respiratory failure and loss of function. She came to Life Care Center of Elizabethton on Oct. 19, 2017...

Life Care Center of Elizabethton gets infection patient home

On Sept. 27, 2017, Vickie Lewis came to Life Care Center of Elizabethton, Tennessee, for rehabilitation.

Lewis had been in the hospital with an infection and encephalopathy, or brain disease. When she arrived at the skilled nursing and rehab center, she was very weak and unable to take care of herself....