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Life Care of Morristown leader wins divisional President’s Award

Scott Hunt, executive director

Life Care Centers of America honored Scott Hunt, executive director at Life Care Center of Morristown, Tennessee, with one of two President’s Awards for its Eastern Division on Aug. 27, 2018.

The honor recognizes distinguished service in the long-term health care management role. The Eastern Division includes 39 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities...

Miller recovers from infection at Life Care Center of Morristown

Randall Miller with Dana Pedigo, physical therapist assistant

An infection left Randall Miller unable to take care of himself.

Thanks to rehabilitation at Life Care Center of Morristown, Tennessee, he is back to his prior level of function. 

When Miller arrived at the facility on July 4, 2018, he needed moderate assistance with bathing and dressing and some assistance with standing balance and grooming...

Life Care Center of Morristown celebrates nurses as superheroes

Valerie Talley, director of nursing, “flying,” with (left to right) Kathy Green, assistant director of nursing; Danielle Rice, unit manager; Heather Ledford, MDS nurse; and Kelly Stapleton, staff development coordinator

On May 16, 2018, Life Care Center of Morristown, Tennessee, had a special celebration of its nurses.

Valerie Talley, director of nursing, planned a day full of surprises. Since the National Skilled Nursing Care Week theme that day was superheroes, she came up with hero-themed ways to show appreciation to her staff...

Pullum’s knee rehab goes smoothly at Life Care Center of Morristown

Charley Pullum

Charley Pullum is glad she chose to do her rehabilitation at Life Care Center of Morristown, Tennessee, after having a left total knee replacement.

It was worth the half-hour drive from her home in Newport, Tennessee, for sure....

Life Care Center of Morristown helps rehab former senior athlete

Warren Barger, summer 2017

A gastrointestinal hemorrhage sent Warren Barger to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, and left him weak. 

This was quite a change for Barger, who in July 2017 was featured in a Washington Post article about how mindset can help slow the aging process....

Mayes finds recovery at Life Care Center of Morristown

Henirea Mayes

After a fall off her porch broke Henirea Mayes’ right leg and wrist, she was in need of rehabilitation.

Mayes chose to do her therapy at Life Care Center of Morristown, Tennessee, arriving at the facility on Sept. 19, 2017. She could not walk or bathe herself or even wheel herself in a wheelchair when she first started rehab...

Life Care Center of Morristown participates in Boofest 2017

Left to right: Kim Vaughn and Deana Frye, certified nursing assistants; Amber Campbell, business development director; Ashley Stein and Stacie Stein, activities assistant

On Oct. 30, 2017, Life Care Center of Morristown, Tennessee, took part in a local tradition, Boofest.

Boofest is an annual community-wide trick-or-treat event hosted by the city’s Parks and Recreation department at Fred Miller Park. An estimated 10,000 children and their families took part in the fun this year...

Life Care Center of Morristown residents learn about beekeeping

Resident Mary Laster tried on the beekeeping headwear.

In recognition of National Honeybee Day, Aug. 31, 2017, residents and associates of Life Care Center of Morristown, Tennessee, experienced the art of beekeeping through a presentation by David Gagnon, director of rehab.

Having been a honeybee hobbyist, or apiarist, for approximately 27 years, Gagnon explained the life and habits of honeybees...

Life Care Center of Morristown participates in 26th Annual ALPS Walk

The facility team poses before the walk.

On July 22, 2017, Life Care Center of Morristown, Tennessee, participated in the 26th Annual ALPS Walk to Remember, the largest fundraiser each year for ALPS, an adult day care service in Hamblen and Jefferson counties.

More than a dozen associates and their family members showed up at the walk to support the organization....

Florist brings flowers to residents at Life Care Center of Morristown

One of the flower arrangements

On July 19, 2017, each resident at Life Care Center of Morristown, Tennessee, received a cheery smiley face mug filled with bright flowers.

The mugs were part of nationwide company Telefora’s annual Make Someone Smile Week campaign, in which the organization partners with local florists to donate flower arrangements to people who could use a burst of cheer....