published Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Life Care Centers hopes to open a Rhea County nursing home this year

Work continues on the Life Care Center in Rhea County, a nursing home that is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.
Photo by Kimberly McMillian
Work continues on the Life Care Center in Rhea County, a nursing home that is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. Photo by Kimberly McMillian

• Name: Life Care Center of Rhea County.

• Location: Life Care, which opened a nursing home in 2009 in the former Rhea Medical Center at 7824 Rhea County Highway in Dayton, Tenn., is building a new home at 10055 Rhea County Highway, at the north end of Dayton, to replace the existing home by the end of the year.

• Status: Contractors have started adding roofing on the skilled, nursing and assisted-living facilities, upon the 16.45 acres. Construction is scheduled for completion later this year.

• Price: Estimated at $16.8 million.

• Features: The 89-bed nursing home also will consist of a 30-unit assisted-living offset, or separated wing, to the nursing home facility.

• Amenities: Residents will have a large rehabilitation gym they can use, which features state-of-the art equipment such as the AlterG treadmill and Biodex.

• Developer: Life Care Centers of America in Cleveland, Tenn.

• Builders: Dillard Construction Co., 423-775-1793

• Contact: Kate Swafford, executive director for Life Care Center of Rhea County, 423-847-3001

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