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Amputee finds rehab success at Payson Care Center

Barbara Ernst, certified nursing assistant, with Rodney Nells

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 helps Curtis recover from broken right arm

Leonard Curtis

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

“I like the challenge of discovering what motivates each individual and what techniques help them to achieve their goals.”

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

“Therapy helped me to be able to use my arms, legs and very sore shoulders, to get out of bed and walk.” - Robert Hamm

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....

Payson Care Center named a Best Nursing Home

“This prestigious award embodies the hard work that our loving and caring staff provides to our residents daily.” – Sheri Kovar, admissions and marketing director

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....

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 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.”