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Dementia patient rehabs at Life Care Center of Red Bank after stroke

Left to right: Kimberly Fortney, speech therapist; Erin Thompson, occupational therapist; Wanda Webb; and Cayce Weekley, physical therapist

Wanda Webb, a Chattanooga, Tennessee resident, suffered a basal ganglia stroke this spring and came to Life Care Center of Red Bank in Chattanooga on April 26, 2018.

When Webb arrived, she needed total assistance with all mobility and most of her activities of daily living. She was unable to swallow and was on a feeding tube...

Life Care Center of Red Bank helps Anderson get home after fractures

Left to right: Cayce Weekley, physical therapist; Misty Chadwick, physical therapist assistant; Carol Anderson; and Erin Thompson, occupational therapist

After falls fractured her humerus and the bone around her right eye, Carol Anderson needed rehabilitation before she was ready to return home from the hospital.

Anderson also had an inflammatory response to her condition. She came to Life Care Center of Red Bank in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on May 25, 2018...

Respiratory patient regains independence at Life Care of Red Bank

Left to right: Erin Thompson, occupational therapist; Angela Appleberry; Misty Chadwick, physical therapist assistant; and Ocellia Whatley, occupational therapist assistant

When 57-year-old Angela Appleberry came to Life Care Center of Red Bank in Chattanooga, Tennessee, she was struggling with weakness after a stay in the hospital.

Appleberry had just had an acute episode of respiratory failure, as well as altered mental status and encephalopathy. She also has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and peripheral vascular disease...

Life Care Center of Red Bank hosts reception for former patient

Sharon Gage, center, with members of her facility family

On May 1, 2018, Life Care Center of Red Bank in Chattanooga, Tennessee, hosted a reception for a former patient who had quite the recovery story.

Sharon Gage lives in Illinois, and she and her husband, Bob, were heading home from visiting family in Rome, Georgia, on Dec. 11, 2016, when they were involved in a horrible head-on collision with a semi on I-24...

Life Care of Red Bank helps respiratory patient recover independence

Left to right: Julie Scott, physical therapist assistant; Shelley Mitchell, occupational therapist; Judith Owens; Cayce Weekley, physical therapist; Ocellia Whatley, occupational therapist assistant; and Kimberly Fortney, speech therapist

Breathing is something most of us take for granted.

As we breathe in, we take in oxygen to enrich our body and keep it functioning, and as we breathe out, we expel carbon dioxide.

Judith Owens recently had trouble with this process...

Parkinson’s patient gains independence at Life Care Center of Red Bank

Left to right: Cayce Weekley, physical therapist; Dorothy Gothard; Schonna Davis, occupational therapist; and Mary Clonts, physical therapist assistant

After having surgery on her circulatory system, Dorothy Gothard came to Life Care Center of Red Bank in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for rehabilitation.

Not only was Gothard recovering from surgery, but she also has Parkinson’s disease and needed help to combat the effects of that disease on her movement and voice....

Life Care of Red Bank turns Bartee’s respiratory failure into success

Left to right: Mary Clonts, physical therapist assistant; Michelle Bartee; and Christine Edwards, occupational therapist

Michelle Bartee came to Life Care Center of Red Bank in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for rehabilitation after having pneumonia and respiratory failure.

When she arrived on Feb. 10, 2018, Bartee needed extensive assistance for bathing and moderate assistance for getting dressed, walking, transfers and standing balance....

Fairbanks regains independence at Life Care Center of Red Bank

Jeanne Fairbanks with (left to right): Mary Clonts, physical therapist assistant; Emily Gann, occupational therapist assistant; and Carrie Ashton, physical therapist

With a history of falls, dehydration and an infection, Jeanne Fairbanks was in need of rehabilitation.

Fairbanks came to Life Care Center of Red Bank in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Dec. 22, 2017, to recover her independence and get her life back. When she arrived, she needed extensive assistance to get dressed...

Life Care of Red Bank gets motorcycle accident patient moving again

Left to right: Cayce Weekley, physical therapist; Schonna Davis, occupational therapist; Philip Stillwell; Shawn Lowe, speech therapist; Misty Chadwick, physical therapist assistant; Ocellia Whatley, occupational therapist assistant

A motorcycle accident left Philip “Ray” Stillwell with acute respiratory failure and hypoxia, an oxygen deficit.

Stillwell couldn’t walk and required assistance to get dressed, bathe, get in and out of bed and stand when he came to Life Care Center of Red Bank in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Sept. 8, 2017. He also had difficulty swallowing and was on a pureed diet....

Life Care Center of Red Bank helps Ellett recover from infection

Left to right: Jamie Wallis, director of rehab; Schonna Davis, occupational therapist; Ed Ellett; and Cayce Weekley, physical therapist

In January 2017, Ed Ellett came to Life Care Center of Red Bank in Chattanooga, Tennessee, for rehabilitation after developing an infection in his spine.

“On admission, I had an inadequate ability to swallow, could not turn over or sit up and only had minimal movement in my legs,” Ellett remembered. “I also had a lot of health issues to overcome....”