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Payson Care Center helps man recover from pneumonia, heart attack

James Colenso quote

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....

Payson Care Center social worker involved in veteran salutes

Left to right: Harley Faber, Hospice Compassus chaplain; Lois Atkin, Payson Care Center social services director; Kirby Myers, Army chief warrant officer; and Army sergeant Bud Collete

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...

Payson Care Center earns Medicare’s five-star rating

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Payson Care Center in Payson, Arizona, recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The CMS ratings system is designed to assist the public in choosing care for their loved ones. It calculates the ratings based on results of health inspections, staffing and quality measures...

Payson Care Center wins Best of Theme in Rodeo Parade

The Payson Care Center float participating in the 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....

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

Bessie Simmons-Scott

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 local man recover from broken hip and stroke

David Watson

David Watson has bounced back from a broken hip and a stroke faster than anyone anticipated.

Associates at Payson Care Center in Payson, Arizona, where he has been completing his rehabilitation, are calling him their miracle patient.

Watson, a retired construction worker and pastor, fell and broke his hip. He was scheduled for surgery, and during that time he had a stroke, which affected his left side.

Payson housekeeper receives company’s customer service award

Marilyn Dorn, housekeeper at Payson Care Center

Marilyn Dorn, a housekeeper 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. 26, 2015, for her dedication to customer service.

She was chosen from among thousands of associates in the Southwest Division and was one of only eight associates from Life Care’s more than 200 facilities nationwide to receive the award.

Ken and Aleah Burreson receive national group volunteer award

Ken and Aleah Burreson

On Aug. 24, 2015, Ken and Aleah Burreson received Life Care Centers of America’s Group Volunteer Award for their service to Payson Care Center. The presentation was made during the company’s annual management meeting at its headquarters in Cleveland, Tennessee.

The couple began volunteering in May 2014. They had recently moved to the area to retire and were looking for a way to contribute to the community. 

Junction 87 performs at Payson Care Center’s Park and Party

Couples dancing to Junction 87

The phrase “Rain or shine, snow or sleet” is not only the postal service’s creed but also applies to the fans of Rim Country’s favorite country-western band, Junction 87.

The second annual Park and Party at Payson Care Center in Payson, Arizona, on May 15, 2015, was interrupted but not halted by rain. The party was moved indoors, and still more than 200 fans showed up to dance and enjoy free hot dogs and hamburgers.