News & Updates
Today Bitsy is welcoming one of our new residents, David Atwood. Mr. Atwood came to us after a very long and extended hospitalization for some much needed physical therapy. He is pictured here with Bitsy and one of our Occupational Therapists, Victoria Kimbrel. Mr. Atwood has begun his rehab journey and his goal of returning home is just right around the corner.
Today Bitsy is welcoming our new Physical Therapy students, Lindsay Lawson and Morgan Hayes, and a future Occupational Therapy student, Vu Pham. Our facility encourages therapy students to do a clinical rotation with our Therapy Department. Lindsay and Morgan are spending the next 8 weeks with us. They are currently students at South College in Knoxville, TN. Vu will be shadowing our Occupational Therapists for at least 20 hours over the next few weeks to see if this is the path he wants to take as he furthers his education.
Today Bitsy is getting her belly rubbed by our Nurse Practitioner, Amy Clark, from Team Health and Jonathan Lyons, a Nurse Practitioner Student. Our facility is so blessed to have Amy as part of our team.
Our new dog, Bitsy, has made quite an impression on our residents. Bitsy is a very loving and patient dog and just absolutely loves to be loved on. Pictured here is one of our residents, Lillian Davenport, with Bitsy. It’s the little “Bitsy” things in life that make it special.
Michael Shell is one of our most delightful residents. This is his second short-term stay with us. All of our staff were so happy to have him back, if only for a little while. He has some of the best stories, is so grateful to be receiving therapy once again, and is a hoot to be around!
These residents created their own game for a great group activity full of socialization and high endurance exercises. The residents used a sheet, corn hole bags, a balloon, and a beach ball to create their own social activity during their communal therapy session.
The residents and stakeholders of Signature HealthCARE of Elizabethton took an afternoon turning their facility into a Disc Golf course. These residents worked on standing balance, fall reduction strategies, movement patterns, etc. through this fun and engaging activity.