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Life Care Center of Hendersonville helps rehabilitate “Miracle Child”

Amanda Sorrill, physical therapist, works with Narcia Ridenour on practicing stairs.

Life Care Center of Hendersonville, North Carolina, recently got to be part of Narcia Ridenour’s amazing journey of recovery from partial paraplegia.

Ridenour suffers from scoliosis, a condition that causes the spine to curve sideways. In May 2014, she had her first back surgery, which was followed by another one in November 2014, another one in December 2014 and a fourth one in December 2015....

Hager wins ACHCA’s facility leadership award

On April 4, 2017, Thomas Hager, executive director at Life Care Center of Hendersonville, North Carolina, won the Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award during the annual American College of Health Care Administrators Convocation.

The award goes to administrators of facilities that meet eligibility requirements with regard to survey results, occupancy and quality measures....

Life Care Center of Hendersonville wins Business Development Award

Vicki Hood, Eastern Division director of business development; Kathy Carver, admissions and marketing director at Life Care Center of Hendersonville; Thomas Hager, executive director at Life Care Center of Hendersonville; and Thomas Oliver, Eastern Division human resources director

Life Care Center of Hendersonville, North Carolina, recently won the Business Development Award of Excellence for parent company Life Care Centers of America’s Blue Ridge Region.

On Dec. 6, 2016, Life Care’s Eastern Division held a banquet at Garden Plaza of Greenbriar Cove in Ooltewah, Tennessee, honoring one skilled nursing and rehab facility in each of its five regions. The awards recognize facilities for innovative programs in serving their communities.

Life Care Center of Hendersonville hosting hurricane evacuees

The bus arriving at LCC Hendersonville

Life Care Center of Hendersonville, led by Executive Director Thomas Hager, took in 11 evacuees from Hurricane Matthew.

Life Care Centers of America, the center’s parent company, runs three skilled nursing and rehab centers in South Carolina, two of which were under the state’s mandatory evacuation orders. Life Care Center of Hendersonville is hosting 11 residents from Life Care Center of Charleston.

Life Care Center of Hendersonville helps hip surgery patient get home

Left to right: Christi Stansell, speech therapist; Delores Braun; and April Johnson, occupational therapist

After a fractured femur and hip surgery, Delores Braun came to Life Care Center of Hendersonville, North Carolina, for rehabilitation.

When she arrived on Feb. 13, 2016, Braun could only walk 40 feet with moderate assistance and a rolling walker, and she needed help to get from her bed to the wheelchair. She was wobbly on her feet, and she needed maximum assistance with daily self-care tasks like getting dressed.

Life Care Center of Hendersonville helps woman walk after car accident

Left to right: Jim Poore, physical therapist assistant; Madeline Farrell; and April Johnson, occupational therapist assistant

Madeline Farrell was in a near-fatal car accident during the holidays 2015.

While Farrell survived, she suffered multiple breaks in her right arm and leg, and she spent a month in the hospital. She needed rehabilitation before she could return home again.

Life Care Center of Hendersonville earns Medicare’s five-star rating

Life Care Center of Hendersonville sign

Life Care Center of Hendersonville, North Carolina, recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The CMS ratings system is designed to assist the public in choosing care for their loved ones. It calculates the ratings based on results of health inspections, staffing and quality measures (including pain management, pressure ulcers, weight loss and falls).

Life Care Center of Hendersonville patient picks up crocheting hobby

Helen Graham crocheting

People come to rehab centers expecting to recover from injury or illness, but sometimes their experience includes more takeaways than simply health.

This was the case for Helen Graham, who came to Life Care Center of Hendersonville, North Carolina, for therapy and went home in late August after a successful rehabilitation with a new talent.