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Life Care Center of Columbia helps Smith recover from stroke

Horace Smith suffered a stroke that caused semi paralysis of his right side.

When Smith came to Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, he needed physical, occupational and speech therapies to overcome the challenges he faced. He was unsteady on his feet and unable to walk safely. ...

Andrews recovers function at Life Care Center of Columbia

When sick sinus syndrome, a disorder of the heart’s rhythm, caused Mary Andrews to have a decline in function, she chose to come to Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, for rehabilitation.

Andrews arrived on Oct. 7, 2019, unable to do much walking or much physical activity. Physical, occupational and speech therapists worked with her five days a week to increase her independence. ...

Hildenbrandt recovers from encephalopathy at Life Care of Columbia

Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, was a place of healing for Terri Hildenbrandt.

When Hildenbrandt developed encephalopathy with shortness of breath and a decline in her condition, she came to the rehab and skilled nursing center on Nov. 15, 2019, for help in getting her independence back. ...

Life Care Center of Columbia helps Stacy recover from fracture

Carolyn Stacy fractured her sacrum in a fall. As a result, she was unable to walk and had difficulty getting out of bed.

On Oct. 18, 2019, Stacy came to Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, for rehabilitation to get her back on her feet. ...

Life Care Center of Columbia helps Patterson recover after pneumonia

In September 2019, Marjorie Patterson came down with a bad case of pneumonia that left her with fluid in her lungs, resulting in difficulty walking, shortness of breath, difficulty getting out of bed and low energy for activities of any kind.

Patterson came to Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, on Sept. 30, 2019, for physical, occupational and speech therapies...

Life Care Center of Columbia helps Sims improve her breathing ability

Sarah Sims suffers from COPD and anemia, both of which affect her ability to breathe adequately.

After her symptoms worsened, Sims was not able to get enough oxygen, so she was hospitalized. Following her time in the hospital, she was still experiencing shortness of breath, and walking and completing everyday tasks, like dressing and bathing, had become difficult for her...

Medkiff recovers from pneumonia at Life Care Center of Columbia

Elizabeth Medkiff had a cough that worsened and turned into pneumonia. The illness left her weak, and she decided to come to Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, for rehabilitation.

When Medkiff arrived on Oct. 8, 2019, she needed assistance with all her activities of daily living, including bathing, getting dressed and performing hygiene tasks like brushing her hair. ...

Goad recovers from broken leg at Life Care Center of Columbia

After breaking her right leg in a fall and having hip surgery, Knoxie Goad came to Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, for rehabilitation.

When Goad arrived on Sept. 12, 2019, she needed quite a bit of help to roll over in bed and transfer from one surface to another. ...

White recovers at Life Care Center of Columbia after serious fall

In late July 2019, Daisy White suffered a fall that resulted in a leg fracture. Following this accident, White needed surgery and rehab services to recover.

White was admitted to Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, on Aug. 2. When she arrived, White was unable to walk, dress herself or even put weight on her leg. ...

Life Care Center of Columbia helps Love recover from lumbar fracture

When Georgia Love fell and suffered a wedge compression fracture in her lumbar vertebra, she was limited in her mobility.

Love came to Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, for help in regaining her independence. Physical, occupational and speech therapists worked with her on strengthening exercises, balance, activities of daily living...

Life Care Center of Columbia hosts Fall Senior Fair 2018

On Sept. 27, 2018, Life Care Center of Columbia held its annual Fall Senior Fair.

More than 102 seniors from the community attended and enjoyed the vendors’ fall-themed booths as they learned about the services these local businesses offer. Nursing management from the facility had its own booth providing blood pressure and blood sugar checks, and the rehab department provided balance screenings...

Life Care Center of Columbia wins Best of Maury County for 13th year

On Aug. 23, 2018, Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, was awarded two Best of Maury County awards at the Best of Maury County awards ceremony, which the facility co-hosted with The Bridge at Columbia...

Hip replacement patient recovers at Life Care Center of Columbia

After having a hip replacement, Nancy Still needed maximum assistance with her activities of daily life and some help with walking.

Still came to Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, for rehabilitation on Sept. 9, 2019. Physical, occupational and speech therapists worked with her six days a week to help her reach her goal of returning home independent...

Life Care Center of Columbia named Best of Maury County for 14th year

On Aug. 15, 2019, Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, won Best Nursing Home during the Best of Maury County awards ceremony, which it co-hosted with The Bridge at Columbia.

Each year, the local paper, the Daily Herald, has readers vote on their favorite businesses in multiple categories. This was the 14th time the facility has won the award in 15 years...

Residents at Life Care Center of Columbia celebrate 75th anniversary

Jack and Daisy White, both residents at Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on Sept. 5, 2019, surrounded by family, friends and fellow residents.

The couple’s love story began when they attended elementary school together at Bryant Station School in Maury County, Tennessee...

Yanone regains function at Life Care Center of Columbia

Al Yanone had been experiencing dizziness when he fell at home.

With a history of falls and acute kidney disease, Yanone came to Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, for help getting his balance and his independence back. When Yanone arrived on July 24, 2019, he needed maximum assistance with activities of daily living...

Roberts gets her balance back at Life Care Center of Columbia

With six falls in the past year and a bout with pneumonia and hypoxia (a lack of oxygen throughout the body), Thelma Roberts knew it was time to do some rehabilitation.

Roberts came to Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, with decreased strength and endurance. Therapists worked with her to create a treatment plan to regain as much independence as possible...

Life Care Center of Columbia gets heart attack patient dancing home

Donna Funke needed assistance to walk when she first came to Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, on July 18, 2019.

On July 25, she was dancing in the hallway on her way home...

Rehab at Life Care Center of Columbia gets Morton walking again

Michael Morton came to Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, on May 24, 2019, for rehabilitation after an infection and a history of falls caused by spinal stenosis, a condition in which the space for the spinal cord is too narrow.

“I could not walk when I got here,” Morton remembered...

Life Care Center of Columbia earns Bronze National Quality Award

Life Care Center of Columbia, a skilled nursing and rehab facility, recently received the 2019 Bronze National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.

The award honors facilities across the nation that have demonstrated their commitment to improving quality of care for seniors and persons with disabilities...

Life Care Center of Columbia celebrates resident’s 105th birthday

On March 31, 2019, Lillie Sewell celebrated her 105th birthday at Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee.

In 2018, Sewell celebrated her 104th birthday with four other centenarians at a combined birthday party. Sewell’s family treated the guests to a singalong of hymns around the piano...

Life Care Center of Columbia helps Kay recover after car accident

Patricia Kay, 79, came to Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, on Oct. 29, 2018, for rehabilitation after an accident with a semi-trailer truck which left her with multiple injuries.

When Kay arrived, she required assistance accomplishing every aspect of her daily routine. The accident broke both feet, a rib, two bones in her back, her neck and sternum...

Purcell finds rehab success at Life Care Center of Columbia

The day after Christmas 2019, Linda Purcell came to Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, for rehabilitation after a total knee replacement.

Purcell had goals, and she wanted to reach them quickly and safely. Physical and occupational therapists worked with her every day until New Year’s Day to help her regain her independence. ...

Life Care Center of Columbia helps Febres after MS flare-up, pneumonia

Maria Febres contracted pneumonia, which caused a flare-up of her multiple sclerosis and an accompanying increase in pain.

These issues led Febres to Life Care Center of Columbia, Tennessee, for rehabilitation on Oct. 24, 2019. When she arrived, she was limited in her ability to walk due to the pain...