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Payson Care Center social worker involved in veteran salutes

Lois Atkin is the director of social services at Payson Care Center in Payson, Arizona.

Atkin was a medical social worker for hospice for 12 years and says she was proud to have served the community. She has played the violin since she was 7 years old...

Amputee finds rehab success at Payson Care Center

When Rodney Nells had to have a below-the-knee amputation due to wounds on his left leg, he needed rehabilitation and nursing care.

Nells, a 41-year-old field tech for an oil company, came to Payson Care Center in Payson, Arizona, on June 19, 2018. He could barely move when he first arrived, but his goal was to get walking again with his prosthesis...

Payson Care Center wins Best of Theme in Rodeo Parade

On Aug. 19, 2017, Payson Care Center in Payson, Arizona, continued its tradition of participating in the community’s annual Rodeo Parade.

This year’s theme for the parade was “Adventure Where We Live.” Payson Care Center took that theme and ran with it....

Payson Care Center housekeeper wins divisional customer service award

Kim Zertuchy, housekeeping lead at Payson Care Center in Payson, Arizona, received Life Care Centers of America’s Southwest Division Whatever It Takes And Then Some Award on Aug. 28, 2019, for her dedication to customer service...

Payson Care Center hosts pancake breakfast

On July 25, 2019, Payson Care Center in Payson, Arizona, hosted a free pancake breakfast for the community and fellow health care workers in the area.

Along with pancakes, associates served doughnuts, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee. Several community partners attended...

Payson Care Center helps Curtis recover from broken right arm

When Leonard Curtis fell by his front door at home, he broke his right arm and needed rehabilitation to recover.

Curtis came to Payson Care Center in Payson, Arizona, from the hospital on April 24, 2018, needing help with all of his mobility and basic daily activities...

Speech therapist offers specialty speech and swallowing services

Many people may not realize, but in addition to 24/7 skilled nursing services, some nursing facilities also offer rehabilitation, including speech therapy.

Payson Care Center in Payson, Arizona, is one of these centers, and at the facility, speech therapy involves more than simply teaching people how to speak...

Hamm finds rehab success at Payson Care Center

Payson, Arizona, resident Robert Hamm, 84, was in need of rehabilitation after falling and breaking his left shoulder.

In addition to the break, Hamm also developed septic shock, respiratory failure and hypoxia (not enough oxygen in the blood). Hamm needed rehabilitation in order to recover enough to return home....

Amputee walking again after rehab at Payson Care Center

As a retired industrial electrician, Kenneth Eoff was used to being on his feet.

That changed when the 75-year-old resident of the Show Low area, who also had renal disease, developed an infection with a non-healing wound. Sadly, the situation required a below-the-knee amputation on his left leg...

Payson Care Center named a Best Nursing Home

Payson Care Center in Payson, Arizona, was recently named a 2017-2018 U.S. News & World Report Best Nursing Home.

U.S. News & World Report rates centers using data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services covering health inspections, nurse staffing and quality of care....

107-year-old resident at Payson Care Center has legacy of hospitality

One of the friendliest residents you will meet at Payson Care Center in Payson, Arizona, is Bessie Simmons-Scott.

“She’s 107, and she’s the life of the party,” said Wesley Still, registered nurse. “She is a total joy to everyone in our facility, including other residents’ family members.”

Payson Care Center helps man recover from pneumonia, heart attack

Strawberry, Arizona, resident James Colenso had several major health setbacks this past summer, but thanks to rehabilitation at Payson Care Center in Payson, Arizona, he was able to be back home independently in time for Christmas.

It started when Colenso contracted pneumonia. A heart attack followed, then respiratory failure and a triple bypass surgery....