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Purcell finds rehab success at Life Care Center of Columbia

Joanne Tan, physical therapist, with Linda Purcell

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

Left to right: Joanne Tan, physical therapist; Maria Febres; and Ginger Dearman, physical therapist assistant

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...

Life Care Center of Columbia helps Smith recover from stroke

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

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. ...

Hildenbrandt recovers from encephalopathy at Life Care of Columbia

Left to right: Devin Harris, occupational therapist; Terri Hildenbrandt; and Joanne Tan, physical therapist

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. ...

Andrews recovers function at Life Care Center of Columbia

“I feel stronger since I had therapy.”

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. ...

Life Care Center of Columbia helps Stacy recover from fracture

Left to right: Joanne Tan, physical therapist; Caroyn Stacy; and Devin Harris, occupational therapist

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

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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

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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

“Therapy gave me the strength to walk and to use my arms better.”

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

Knoxie Goad with Joanne Tan, physical therapist

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. ...