Life Care Center Of East Ridge Achieves Gold Rehab Standard

Monday, January 21, 2013

Life Care Center of East Ridge achieved Gold rehab standard in parent company Life Care Centers of America’s 111-point quality audit.

Each Life Care building undergoes an annual audit of its core rehab program, assessing how the team works with other departments to provide a cohesive plan of care. Auditors (regional rehab associates with Life Care) score the rehab teams on four key areas: environment, human resources, clinical programming and systems management.

Facilities that achieve Gold standard are shown to have a strong, stable therapy team that is eligible to develop a specialty program based on the community’s needs.

“Being a Gold facility holds weight in the community as it shows we provide the highest quality care to our residents,” said Ben Zani, executive director at Life Care Center of East Ridge. “We achieved this designation through hard work, the vast knowledge of our rehabilitation staff and the excellent leadership of Melissa McCranie, our rehab services manager.”

Zani credited the way other departments at the facility work in tandem with the therapists.

The facility has also designated a specialty rehab area: neurological disorders. Therapists are being trained in treatments designed for Parkinson’s disease, strokes and traumatic brain injuries.

New equipment will include the Myomo upper extremity device, which helps restore movement, as well as the Interactive Metronome, which helps improve coordination and cognitive skills.

“We are also one of a very few facilities statewide that offer the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment program,” Zani shared, “which has been proven to be one of the most groundbreaking and effective methods in treating Parkinson’s disease.”

For more information, please call the facility at 499-3922, and ask for the rehabilitation department.


Erlanger Offers Classes And Events For May 4-6

Erlanger offers online childbirth education class.  The online class is an easy-to-understand interactive program that includes more than 70 videos, animated illustrations, downloadable PDF files, review quizzes and information specific to Erlanger East and Erlanger Baroness birthing services.  By choosing the online childbirth program, participants will have access to ... (click for more)

Fulmer Urges Rotarians To Join Effort To Fight Alzheimer’s, Sign Up For Pat Summitt Invitational

When Alzheimer's disease struck Nanlee Fulmer, her son -- Tennessee football legend Phil Fulmer – decided to fight back.   His goal, he told Chattanooga Rotary members  Thursday , is to help eradicate the disease that attacked his mother.   Toward that end, he urged Rotarians to sign up for the Pat Summit Invitational golf tournament ... (click for more)

Mayor Berke To Give State Of The City Address Monday Night

Citizens across the community are invited to attend Mayor Andy Berke’s second annual State of the City address, which will be held Monday at 5:30 p.m. in the ballroom of the Chattanoogan Hotel. The event is free and open to the public. “The State of the City is an important time to celebrate our accomplishments, discuss our challenges and chart a new course together,” said Mayor ... (click for more)

Anonymous Facebook Posters Pose Possibility Of Signal Schools Separating From Hamilton County School System

"Should Signal Mountain Schools separate from the Hamilton County School System?"   That’s the question posted on a Facebook page titled, simply, Signal Mountain Independent School District.   The creators of the page do not identify themselves. “(W)e certainly don’t want our kids dragged into the issue or targeted for special treatment by any ... (click for more)

The Heart Of A Teacher Makes A Difference - And Response (2)

In less than four weeks, I expect to be one of 216 graduating seniors from East Hamilton School. One could say all possible variables help a student rise to the highest levels in school; but a student is more than his environment or genetic code. He is a mixture of his own propensity and dedication to academics, coupled with a systemic team of mentors who give their all as a student’s ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: The P.S. To A Sad Story

Back in the days when we were determined that the Chattanooga News-Free Press would have the best sports section in the country, I was traveling a whole lot. For example, back then I would be leaving today or tomorrow for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, this after hardly recovering from a week spent at The Masters. And, as it happens with those who are constantly in search for tomorrow’s ... (click for more)