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Yanone regains function at Life Care Center of Columbia

Left to right: Meagan Graham, physical therapist assistant; Kristin Shores, speech therapist; Al Yanone; and Devin Harris, occupational therapist

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

Left to right: Meagan Graham, physical therapist assistant; Thelma Roberts; and Andrea Hubbard, occupational therapist assistant

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

Left to right: Devin Harris, occupational therapist; Joanne Tan, physical therapist; Donna Funke; and Megan Graham, physical therapist assistant

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 with Joanne Tan, physical therapist, left, and Andrea Hubbard, occupational therapist

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

2019 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

Lillie Sewell at her birthday party

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 with Devin Harris, occupational therapist; Meagan Graham, physical therapy assistant; and Kristen Shores, speech therapist

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...

Life Care Center of Columbia hosts Fall Senior Fair 2018

Left to right: Mary England, activities assistant; April Tarpley, social service director; Brianna Nelson, certified nursing assistant; and Pam Honey, medical records assistant

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

Left to right are Brandon Whiteside, executive director, and Vanessa Purdom, director of business development, at the Best of Maury County awards dinner.

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...

Life Care Center of Columbia helps accident survivor recover

Tracy Bolton surrounded by her care team

“On Oct. 9, 2017, around 4:15 p.m., my life changed forever,” said Tracy Bolton, a 50-year-old mother of two teenagers. 

Bolton was traveling on the interstate when she was involved in a four-vehicle accident that killed one woman. Bolton escaped with her life but not without major injuries...