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Mullins gets his life back at Life Care Center of Ooltewah

Left to right: Evan Dalton, physical therapist; Ellen Ford, speech therapist; Duane Mullins; and Daniel Hixon, occupational therapist

Life Care Center of Ooltewah has been an answer to prayer for me and my family.”

This was the experience of Duane Mullins, who suffered a subdural hematoma (a collection of blood outside the brain) and brain seizures...

Life Care Center of Ooltewah gets amputee walking again

Thomas Ellis

Thomas Ellis had a rough early 2018.

It all started with gangrene in his left foot due to peripheral vascular disease in February, which necessitated surgery. His health roller coaster wasn’t over, however. In April, he developed pneumonia in both lungs, and in May, he had to have a below-the-knee amputation on his left leg...

Guinn shares her experience with rehab at Life Care Center of Ooltewah

Left to right: Daniel Hixon, occupational therapist; Jamie Presnell, physical therapist assistant; Cherry Guinn; and Haley Holder, occupational therapist assistant

After a fracture of the bone around her prosthetic right knee, Ooltewah, Tennessee, resident Cherry Guinn had difficulty taking care of herself and getting around.

Guinn chose to do her rehabilitation at Life Care Center of Ooltewah, a skilled nursing and rehab center close to home. She was a patient from March 22 to May 11, 2018....

Rehab at Life Care Center of Ooltewah gets Cornwell off feeding tube

William Cornwell with Ellen Ford, speech therapist

William Cornwell was on a feeding tube since May 2017 due to a fractured clavicle and ribs after a fall at home. 

His daughter and sitter believed he could swallow and enjoy foods and drinks again, so they brought him to Life Care Center of Ooltewah, Tennessee, on Sept. 25 for speech therapy....

Life Care centers in Cleveland & Ooltewah donate bags to mission trip

A senior in Nicaragua receives one of the donated totes filled with food.

Life Care Center of Ooltewah, Tennessee, and Life Care Center of Cleveland, Tennessee, recently helped a local church group serve the people of Nicaragua.

Chad Grisham, assistant director of rehab at Life Care Center of Cleveland, went with a group from First Baptist Church of Cleveland on a Partners in Christ mission trip...

Life Care Center of Ooltewah earns deficiency-free state survey

Life Care Center of Ooltewah

Life Care Center of Ooltewah, Tennessee, recently achieved a deficiency-free state survey.

To pass the state survey each year, nursing facilities must meet hundreds of criteria. These survey visits are unannounced and address not only nursing care and resident safety, but also patients’ rights, food services, administration and the facility’s environment....

Life Care Center of Ooltewah helps patient recover from pneumonia

Richard Donovan

“I arrived at Life Care Center of Ooltewah [, Tennessee,] after a two-month stay in the ICU,” said Richard Donovan. “I did not think I would make it.”

Time and effort would prove that prognosis wrong....

Life Care Center of Ooltewah, sister facilities named Best of the Best

Diana Schleusz, interim executive director, and Shari McQuistan, business development director

Each year, readers of the “Chattanooga Times Free Press” vote for their favorite area businesses.

Life Care Centers of America’s local facilities, including Life Care Center of Ooltewah, won first place in the Nursing Home category for the third year in a row, making them the only facilities to ever win this category (it was first presented in 2014).