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The Heritage Center helps fall patient get back on his feet

Melvin Hatcher with Jesse Castillo, occupational therapist assistant, and Sonya Fisk, physical therapist assistant

Melvin Hatcher was in rough shape when he came to The Heritage Center in Morristown, Tennessee, on Nov. 8, 2017.

Hatcher had fallen and broken his right leg and his left wrist. Complicating matters, he was also battling pneumonia and was too weak for surgery for his broken bones. He was barely able to sit on the edge of his bed for five minutes the first week....

Walking a reality for Russell because of The Heritage Center

Irene Russell with Vanda Earles, occupational therapist assistant, left, and Beth Williams, physical therapist assistant

Irene Russell is back up and walking, despite breaking her left radius and sacrum in a fall at home.

Therapy at The Heritage Center in Morristown, Tennessee, has made the difference.

Russell came to the skilled nursing and rehabilitation center on Nov. 27, 2017, unable to do much of anything for herself....

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....