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Brandy Grindstaff named new director at Life Care Center

Life Care Center of Elizabethton, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, welcomes Brandy Grindstaff as its new executive director.
“Brandy comes to us with a solid record as a long-term care administrator,” said Robert Breeden, vice president of Life Care Centers of America’s Appalachian Region. “Most importantly, she has a passion for long-term care and residents. Brandy loves to jump in and help the staff to meet the residents’ needs.”
Grindstaff most recently served as executive director at Durham-Hensley and Rehabilitation in Greene County for three years. She started her career in long-term care as a certified nursing assistant while she was in high school, and she has served in several positions since then, including social services and admissions, in addition to administration.
Her exposure to the field of skilled nursing goes back further, however, as her parents worked in a nursing home — her father as director of maintenance and her mother as director of housekeeping.
“I used to get off the bus at the nursing home,” said Grindstaff. “I have always loved being around the elderly, and it is an honor to be able to care for them.”
Originally from Carter County, Grindstaff has a master’s degree in public health from East Tennessee State University and a bachelor’s degree in public health with an emphasis in health care administration. She currently lives in Bluff City with her husband, Brody, and their daughter, Brilee.
“I really like it here,” she said about Life Care Center of Elizabethton. “It feels like a big family. You can tell the staff love the residents and the community.”
Life Care Center of Elizabethton, located at 1641 Highway 19E, is one of 27 skilled nursing and rehab facilities in Tennessee managed by Life Care Centers of America.