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Armstrong finds recovery at Life Care Center of Elizabethton

Ben Armstrong, center, with his therapy team

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...

Archer overcomes brain injury at Life Care Center of Elizabethton

Left to right: Kaveri Pant, director of rehab; Jessica Story, physical therapist; Jane Archer; and Megan Crawford, occupational therapist assistant

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

Vickie Lewis (middle) with her care team

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....

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

Left to right: Sandra, Slone, occupational therapist; Jo Peters; and Jennifer Crawford, occupational therapist

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 helps West reach goals & get married

Kim West and his bride, Tammy

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 helps Cole regain independence

Left to right: Bottney Wilson, physical therapist; Billy Cole; and Jennifer Crawford, occupational therapist

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....