Life Care Center of Athens News

The President's Weekly Message

Filling Up Your Life

Life is filled with an array of highs and lows, successes and disappointments, happiness and sadness.

Each week, Life Care President Beecher Hunter shares a message of hope, encouragement, and celebration of our blessings to those in the Life Care family and for the public at large.

The themes emphasize that true joy arises from obedience to God and is best measured through service to others.

Life Care Center of Athens earns deficiency-free health survey

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Life Care Center of Athens, Tennessee, recently achieved a deficiency-free health survey.

To pass the health survey each year, nursing facilities must meet hundreds of criteria. These address not only nursing care and resident safety, but also patients’ rights, food services and administration...

Date: 02-07-19 | Category: Announcements | Location: Life Care Center of Athens

Rehab at Life Care Center of Athens uplifts and heals Wattenbarger

Ogle Wattenbarger with his care team

Athens, Tennessee, resident Ogle Wattenbarger fractured his right arm and pelvis in a fall and suffered a blood clot in the brain. 

After a hospital stay, Wattenbarger needed more care before he could return home. He came to Life Care Center of Athens on June 22, 2018...

Date: 10-17-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Athens

Fair recovers from hip replacement at Life Care Center of Athens

Back row: Carrie Gordon, physical therapist assistant; William Fair; Heidi Barkyoumb, occupational therapist assistant; and Hannah Smartt, PTA.  Front row: Jennifer Bishop, nurse, and Starr Crater, COTA

After having a hip replacement, William Fair came to Life Care Center of Athens, Tennessee, for rehabilitation.

When he arrived on May 19, 2018, Fair needed someone standing by his side assisting him with walking and transferring from one surface to another, such as from a bed to a chair...

Date: 08-07-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Athens

Life Care Center of Athens helps Asmann recover from head injury

Ulrich Asmann with his care team

When Ulrich Asmann experienced a head injury as a result of a fall, he decided to do his rehabilitation at Life Care Center of Athens, Tennessee.

Asmann needed maximum assistance with all his mobility and self-care when he arrived on March 21, 2018....

Date: 06-27-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Athens

Simmons regains independence at Life Care Center of Athens

Joe Simmons with his therapy and nursing team

When retired Bowater Woodlands employee Joe Simmons suffered a series of seizures in late 2017, he found himself in bad shape and unable to take care of himself.

Simmons came to Life Care Center of Athens on Dec. 17 to begin his journey back to health through rehabilitation. When he arrived, required a feeding tube to receive nutrition....

Date: 03-27-18 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Athens

Life Care Center of Athens wins Business Development Award

left to right: Susan Goodman and Marina Musiyevich, registered nurses; Deborah Walden, business development director; Renee Tutor, regional vice president; and Vicki Hood, division business development director

Life Care Center of Athens, Tennessee, recently won the Business Development Award of Excellence for Life Care Centers of America’s Cumberland Region.

On Dec. 5, 2017, Life Care’s Eastern Division held a banquet at the company’s headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee, bestowing honors on one skilled nursing and rehab facility per each of its five regions....

Date: 01-04-18 | Category: Awards | Location: Life Care Center of Athens

Life Care Center of Athens helps Knox walk again after broken leg

Robin Knox with her care team

Robin Knox is walking again after suffering a broken leg, thanks to rehabilitation at Life Care Center of Athens, Tennessee.

“Ms. Knox did not have a fall or trauma, but she found she was suddenly unable to stand and bear weight on her left leg,” said Sara Watson, director of rehab services at the center. “It caused excruciating pain in her left knee....”

Date: 07-14-17 | Category: Success Stories | Location: Life Care Center of Athens