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William “Ross” Daves came to Life Care Center of Crossville, Tennessee, when he decided to proceed with elective hip replacement surgery.


Daves took advantage of the skilled nursing and rehab center’s prehab program, which allowed him to pre-register, sign paperwork and reserve his room prior to the procedure.


“Ross was very pleased that he could have those details taken care of before his hospitalization,” said Jean Bennett, business development director at Life Care Center of Crossville. “Dr. Gregory Hoover performed the right hip replacement, and Ross commented that he is very dedicated to his orthopaedic profession.”


Daves was also impressed with Roane Medical Center, where he had the surgery done, and its recent renovation, as well as the care he received from the nurses and other staff members.


From the time Daves came through the rehab center’s front door on Jan. 31, he knew he would be walking out in no time at all.


“I’m so thankful I went to Life Care Center of Crossville right from the hospital,” said Daves. “I chose inpatient rehab at Life Care, which allowed for very frequent therapy sessions. The frequency of the exercises allowed me to memorize them so I could continue when I returned home.”


Daves started out needing moderate assistance with his bed mobility and getting dressed, as well as minimal assistance with walking, getting in and out of bed, balancing while standing and bathing.


By the time he had completed his therapy plan with the physical and occupational therapists, he was independent once more.


“Mr. Daves was a pleasure to work with during his stay,” said Kari Browning, occupational therapist assistant. “He worked hard to reach his goal of returning home. His determination and the effort he put forth during therapy sessions led to a successful discharge home.”


Daves shared, “I have been treated very well from the moment I arrived here. I appreciate everyone involved in my care and would like to voice appreciation to God for guiding the hands and hearts of all the medical professionals involved in my surgery and recovery.”


Daves returned home on Feb. 15, 2019.

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