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Resident from Life Care Center of Jefferson City wins Christmas card contest

Jessica Lawthorn, a resident at Life Care Center of Jefferson City, recently had her artwork featured on a Christmas card.

Each year, the center’s parent company, Life Care Centers of America, invites residents in more than 200 nursing and rehab facilities nationwide to submit card designs, and one piece is chosen for each of the organization’s geographical divisions...

Whatever It Takes And Then Some June 2018 winners

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Rebecca Brady, speech therapist at Life Care Center of Jefferson City, Tennessee, heard a resident asking to take home one of the horse pictures hanging at the facility. After explaining to the resident that she couldn’t take it home with her, Brady bought a framed horse painting...

Life Care of Jefferson City helps Thompson recover from fractures

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Verda Thompson fell at her Clinton, Tennessee, home, causing fractures in her pelvis.

After a stay at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Thompson came to Life Care Center of Jefferson City, Tennessee, on March 25, 2018, for physical and occupational therapies....

Whatever It Takes And Then Some winners – April 2018

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Tara Wampler, licensed practical nurse at Life Care Center of Jefferson City, Tennessee, went above and beyond to cheer up a resident who was not able to attend his class reunion. Wampler brought him a steak dinner and dessert for him to make him feel better about missing his class reunion...

Life Care Center of Jefferson City helps Curl regain independence

Left to right: Leisa Evans, occupational therapist assistant; Mildred Curl; and Amanda Luttrell, physical therapist

Mildred Curl was left very weak after suffering acute respiratory failure with hypoxia, or lack of oxygen throughout her tissues.

From the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, Curl came to Life Care Center of Jefferson City, Tennessee, on Feb. 14, 2018, to recover her independence....

Chambers recovers from pneumonia at Life Care Center of Jefferson City

Left to right: Kathy Lane, director of rehab; Billie Chambers; and Leisa Evans, occupational therapist assistant

Pneumonia and respiratory failure necessitated a hospital stay for Billie Chambers.

When she was released from the hospital, she needed further care and rehabilitation in order to return to her normal activity level. Chambers arrived at Life Care Center of Jefferson City, Tennessee, on Oct. 10, 2017, so weak that two people had to help her to roll over in bed....

Life Care Center of Jefferson City celebrates Veterans Day

Resident James Camp was recognized for his service in the Vietnam War.

On Nov. 13, 2017, Life Care Center of Jefferson City, Tennessee, celebrated Veterans Day with the Daughters of American Revolution and the Jefferson County High School JROTC. 

Residents, their family members and community guests attended the celebration. Alexis Stone, with the JROTC, did a beautiful job singing the national anthem...

Life Care Center of Jefferson City hosts Trick-or-Treat

Associates wore a variety of costumes.

For several years, Life Care Center of Jefferson City, Tennessee, has held a community-wide Trick-or-Treat at the facility, and the tradition carried on Oct. 26, 2017.

Residents and associates dressed up in costumes to hand out candy to the visiting children, and Megan Parker, receptionist, used her makeup talents to decorate the faces of residents and co-workers alike....

Life Care Center of Jefferson City helps Chesney walk on her own

Left to right: Karen Mearns, occupational therapist; Virginia Chesney; Amanda Luttrell, physical therapist

Virginia Chesney was suffering from an altered mental state that left her weak and unable to walk without assistance from a walker.

 Chesney came to Life Care Center of Jefferson City, Tennessee, on Aug. 25, 2017, for her rehabilitation...

Life Care Center of Jefferson City SLP wins continuing education award

Debbie Clark, speech and language pathologist

In June 2017, Debbie Clark, a speech and language pathologist at Life Care Center of Jefferson City, Tennessee, won a First Award for Continuing Education.

Clark received the award from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. To earn this honor, she had to complete seven ASHA continuing education units (70 hours) in a 36-month period....