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Betty recovers from heart attack 500 miles from home

Norma Sue Betty was staying with her daughter, Cindy Boler, at her Cleveland, Tennessee, home, when she had a heart attack on Oct. 4, 2017.

Betty was about 500 miles from her home in Lafayette, Indiana, and her husband, Bob, was traveling for work when the incident occurred. She was rushed to the hospital and ended up spending 22 days there....

Life Care Center of Cleveland helps McPhetridge heal after fall

After an accident that left her right leg broken with a tibia fibula fracture, Shirley McPhetridge began her journey of rehabilitation in need of almost total assistance.

McPhetridge came to Life Care Center of Cleveland, Tennessee, in the beginning of September.

At first, McPhetridge needed extensive assistance with bed mobility and independently performing daily tasks. But now, she only needs contact-guard assistance and mild supervision...

Life Care Center of Cleveland helps forklift driver lift his arm again

Darold Gipson is a forklift driver at a local warehouse, used to managing heavy objects.

In September 2017, however, a bacterial infection in his shoulder and hand left him weak and unable to move his arm more than 15 degrees....

Life Care Center of Cleveland gets Doris Williams moving again

Doris Williams wasn’t able to do anything for herself after having gastrointestinal surgery.

“I was immobile,” Williams remembered. “I couldn’t walk, I couldn’t move my head and I couldn’t do anything....”

Life Care Center of Cleveland helps Duncan heal after fractures

After a fall that fractured her left femur and a vertebrae of her spine, Elizabeth Duncan needed rehabilitation to recover before she would be able to return home.

Duncan came to Life Care Center of Cleveland during the last week of July 2018 ...

Echols recovers from broken ankle at Life Care Center of Cleveland

Evaline Echols, a long-time employee at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, is up and walking again after breaking her right ankle in June 2018.

After surgery and some time in the hospital, Echols came to Life Care Center of Cleveland for physical and occupational therapies...

Medlin overcomes meningitis, stroke at Life Care Center of Cleveland

Laylah Medlin’s life got interrupted in July 2018 when she developed bacterial meningitis.

Due to the nature of her illness, local hospitals couldn’t take her and she had to go to Knoxville, Tennessee, for care. She began to recover, but the day before she was scheduled to return to her home in Cleveland, Tennessee, she had a stroke...

Life Care of Cleveland gets Rubin well for granddaughter’s wedding

Cleveland, Tennessee, resident Betty Rubin is heading to Florida for her granddaughter’s beachside wedding.

It wasn’t long ago that she thought she wasn’t going to make it to the grand event.

Rubin had a fall in May 2018 when her left knee suddenly gave out on her...

Life Care Center of Cleveland helps Lee nurse restore independence

Beth Crooms, a part-time nurse at Lee University’s Health Clinic in Cleveland, Tennessee, didn’t expect to be on the receiving end of care this summer, but after a fall broke her left hip, she went through her own recovery experience...

Rehab at Life Care Center of Cleveland gets amputee home for wedding

Retired Methodist minister Mike Ogle tied the knot on June 16, 2018, but it wasn’t an easy journey that got him to this point.

Ogle, whose wife of 52 years, Judy, passed away in August 2017, developed a diabetic ulcer on his heel and collapsed at his home. In October, he had to have his right leg amputated....

Life Care Center of Cleveland resident meets Coca-Cola bottling heir

James Johnston founded the Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Coca-Cola’s first franchisee, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in the late 19th century.

Several years later, 5-year-old Claude Ogle, benefitted from the family’s generosity and community-mindedness....

Former teacher recovers from pneumonia at Life Care of Cleveland

Hard work has gotten 90-year-old retired elementary school teacher Mary Ann Armstrong back home after a bout with pneumonia.

“I was really sick,” remembered Armstrong.

She was very weak and on supplemental oxygen when she arrived at Life Care Center of Cleveland, Tennessee...

Life Care Center of Cleveland celebrates Carr’s 100th birthday

Violet Carr, the current Ms. Life Care at Life Care Center of Cleveland, Tennessee, turned 100 on April 28, 2018, and celebrated with a party.

Dozens of family members and friends came out to shower her with gifts and well wishes on this milestone birthday....

Payne back home thanks to care at Life Care Center of Cleveland

Betty Payne considers herself a living miracle.

“They told me three different times that I was dying,” Payne said. “And I’ve had to learn to walk now four different times.”

This past time, Payne developed cellulitis in her legs, an infection of the deep tissues of the skin...

Life Care Center of Cleveland gets Pierce home after back surgery

Cleveland, Tennessee, resident Richard Pierce walked into a hospital in Chattanooga for a decompressive laminectomy back surgery on Feb. 2, 2018, not dreaming it would be more than a month before he would be able to walk again.

Complications during the surgery left Pierce almost paralyzed from the waist down. He could only barely move his feet and was experiencing extreme pain in his right leg....

Abear recovers from bypass surgery at Life Care Center of Cleveland

After bypass surgery and a hemorrhage, Carol Abear needed rehabilitation in order to get back to her normal life.

Abear came to Life Care Center of Cleveland for physical and occupational therapies on Dec. 27, 2017. When she arrived, she needed assistance with walking, getting in and out of bed, standing, grooming, bathing, getting dressed and managing her medication....

Life Care Center of Cleveland gets Lawson back on her feet

Krista Lawson is finally walking again after several months of health issues that kept her off her feet.

It all started in August 2018 when a surgery went wrong, leaving Lawson with an incision all the way across her belly that became infected at both ends. She developed MRSA and two other types of infection, and at one point even had pneumonia...

Life Care Center of Cleveland celebrates Claude Ogle’s 103rd birthday

Claude Ogle’s 103rd birthday party was more than just a party.

It was a celebration to recognize and honor the man who does the same and more to all those around him every day....

Life Care Center of Cleveland helps Hester regain independence

As a retired daycare worker, Phyllis Hester used to watch babies as they learned to walk. She never expected to have to learn to walk again herself.

However, after a surgery went bad and left Hester with an accidental puncture in her lung, she found herself on life support and then in the intensive care unit...

Life Care Center of Cleveland helps McClellan recover after stroke

In October 2018, Margret McClellan came to Life Care Center of Cleveland, Tennessee, in need of rehabilitation after suffering from a severe stroke that numbed the left side of her body.

“I had just come home from work when I had the stroke,” said McClellan. “I hadn’t felt good all day, but I went to work anyway. That night, I fell out of bed when I had the stroke....”

Moreland goes from bedbound to walking at Life Care of Cleveland

Gary Moreland has gone from bedbound and thin as a rail to walking and managing stairs. Rehabilitation made the difference.

Moreland’s health started deteriorating rapidly in September 2018...

Life Care Center of Cleveland helps Rowland heal from edema

When Keisha Rowland was referred to Life Care Center of Cleveland, Tennessee, on Dec. 7, 2018, she was severely swollen with an edema that caused fluid buildup throughout her entire body.

The edema caused Rowland’s mobility to decrease, and she required nearly complete assistance upon her arrival to Life Care Center of Cleveland...

Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners – November 2017

Baron Japinoski, licensed practical nurse at Life Care Center of Cleveland, Tennessee, is a veteran who helped organize the facility’s Veterans Day program. He contacted a local ROTC unit to present and retire the flag and do a presentation of arms....