Life Care Center Of Ooltewah Nearing Completion, Open House Set For Jan. 20

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
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Construction is almost complete on Life Care Center of Ooltewah, a rehab and nursing facility in development at 5911 Snow Hill Road.

Community members are invited to an open house on Sunday, Jan. 20, from 2-5 p.m. to tour the facility. The 75,000-square-foot building is expected to welcome its first patients in February 2013.

Key leadership positions have been filled, and the facility is currently hiring nursing, environmental services, dietary and therapy staff. When fully operational, the building has the possibility of employing 150 associates.

Accommodations for short-term inpatients and long-term residents at Life Care Center of Ooltewah will include 69 private rooms, 23 semiprivate rooms and two private suites.

The rehabilitation offerings for inpatients and outpatients will be extensive with a 4,200-square-foot rehab gym, cutting-edge equipment and modalities, a physical therapy courtyard and a putting green. The facility will have its own in-house team of physical, occupational and speech therapists.

Amenities include a library, a private dining room for family get-togethers, a spa and beauty shop, courtyards, three day rooms and an ice cream parlor.

For more information about the facility or the upcoming open house, please call 423 531-0600.

Life Care Center of Ooltewah will be one of 26 skilled nursing and rehabilitation facilities in Tennessee operated or managed by Life Care Centers of America.

Founded in 1976, Life Care is a nationwide health care company. With headquarters in Cleveland, Life Care operates or manages more than 220 nursing, post-acute and Alzheimer’s centers in 28 states.


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