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The Heritage Center helps Collake recover from knee replacement

Maureen Collake with Amanda Morgan, physical therapist assistant

Maureen Collake needed rehabilitation after undergoing a total knee replacement at Morristown-Hamblin Hospital in Tennessee.

When she arrived at The Heritage Center in Morristown on June 19, 2017, Collake needed moderate assistance to get in and out of bed, bathe and manage her medications....

The Heritage Center helps patient get back to work after auto accident

Crystal Griffin, left, with Shasta McAnally, physical therapist assistant

Thirty-four-year-old Crystal Griffin never expected to need rehabilitation in a skilled nursing center, but thanks to her experience at The Heritage Center in Morristown, she is walking again and back at her local factory job....

The Heritage Center helps 107-year-old return home after hip fracture

Martha Whaley with Shasta McAnally, physical therapist assistant, left, and Jesse Castillo, occupational therapist assistant

A fall on June 28, 2017, led 107-year-old Morristown, Tennessee, resident Martha Whaley to the hospital with a broken hip.

“We weren’t very optimistic about her prognosis as we went through this same thing five years ago with the other hip,” said Whaley’s daughter, Robin Andrews....

Human and canine duo at The Heritage Center win THCA volunteer award

Olivia and Maddie Inman

On Aug. 29, 2017, two special volunteers at The Heritage Center in Morristown, Tennessee, received the 2017 Group Volunteer Award during the Tennessee Health Care Association’s awards luncheon in Nashville.

Olivia and Maddie Inman have been volunteering at The Heritage Center for three and a half years. Olivia is a retired special education teacher in Morristown, and Maddie is her 8-year-old Welsh Corgi mix....

Rymers, former owners of The Birds Nest, featured in national magazine

Fred Rymer

Fred Rymer, who ran The Birds Nest antique store in Russellville, Tennessee, for more than a decade with his wife, Dorothy, has been featured in a national magazine.

The Rymers currently live at The Heritage Center, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center in Morristown run by Life Care Centers of America....

The Heritage Center receives Silver National Quality Award

Silver National Quality Award logo

The Heritage Center in Morristown, Tennessee, recently received the 2017 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living.

The center was notified of its achievement on July 6. Only 191 Silver awards were given this year nationwide....

The Heritage Center leader wins company’s divisional President’s Award

Robert Breeden, senior executive director

Life Care Centers of America honored Robert Breeden, senior executive director at The Heritage Center in Morristown, Tennessee, with one of two President’s Awards for its Eastern Division on Aug. 14, 2017.

The honor recognizes distinguished service in the long-term health care management role....

Rehab at The Heritage Center helps Brown recover from hip replacement

Sonja Fisk, physical therapist assistant, assists James Brown on the NuStep® machine.

Before his hip replacement, James Brown would walk into the orthopedist’s office on a rollator with his back arched and looking down.

On his most recent visit, Brown was standing upright and looking forward.

Two things made the difference: hip surgery by local expert Dr. Nicholas Grimaldi and rehabilitation at The Heritage Center in Morristown, Tennessee....

The Heritage Center celebrates Nellie Johnson’s 110th birthday

Nellie Johnson

Nellie Maude Johnson, a resident at The Heritage Center in Morristown, Tennessee, celebrated her 110th birthday on Dec. 16, 2016.

Friends, fellow residents, associates and church family joined Johnson for a party marking this milestone, which makes her a super-centenarian. The dining room was decorated beautifully with gold decorations, and Johnson wore a corsage of white roses and gold ribbon. 

The Heritage Center resident wins regional Christmas card contest

Patricia Trent

Patricia Trent, a 67-year-old resident at The Heritage Center in Morristown, Tennessee, recently had her artwork featured on a Christmas card.

Each year, parent company Life Care Centers of America invites residents in more than 200 nursing and rehab facilities to submit Christmas card designs, and one piece is chosen for each of the organization’s geographical divisions.