10 Tips to Stop Smoking

— Most people are readily aware that stopping smoking can improve their health, but learning how to really conquer the urges to smoke is not easy. You need a good reason to quit. Simply deciding to quit because the sky is blue is not a sufficient reason. Look for small rewards that you can give yourself... Read More

Success Story: Ms. R.

— Ms. R was admitted to Mission Palms of Mesa Health and Rehab following a hospital stay for a diagnosis of TIA and acute encephalopathy. She is the primary caregiver and roommate for a friend so was unable to return home at time of hospital diagnosis. On therapy evaluations, Ms. R required contact guard assistance overall... Read More

Three Light, Simple and Easy Meals from Turkey Leftovers

— There never seems to be enough time to prepare for the holidays. Our immune systems plummet and stress rises. During this time, try to find shortcuts to make things less stressful. Turkey leftovers can be a helpful part of this strategy. Here are three light, simple and easy ways to use your turkey leftovers: Turkey... Read More

Employee of the Month

— Nancy has been our afternoon receptionist here at Mission Palms since December of 2017 and was recently promoted to our new Business Office Assistant. Congratulations Nancy! Nancy, however, is a jack of all trades! And a rock star! She is always available to help out and step in where ever and whenever she is needed.... Read More

How to Prepare for Cold and Flu Season with a Strong Immune System

— Cold and flu season will be upon us soon and there is no better time to protect yourself than right now with a strong immune system. What is the immune system? Very simply, our immune system is like a shield that protects our body from the germs, bacteria and viruses that can cause illness. The... Read More

Halloween Games

— Pin the nose on the jack-o-lantern Create a large pumpkin out of cardboard, or make one out of construction paper and pin it to a bulletin board. Paint or glue eyes and a mouth on the jack-o-lantern, leaving the area where the nose should be empty. Cut out several yellow triangles, writing the person’s name... Read More

October employee of the month is Maria Jasco!

— Maria is a fun loving dog mom who loves to cook and travel. Before coming to Mission Palms, Maria worked in a government run hospital in the Philippines. Maria hopes to someday visit Africa, Europe, and Bora Bora, but until then she, “Gives every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of her... Read More

Success Story: Mr. M.

— Mr. M. was admitted to Mission Palms of Mesa Health and Rehab after sustaining a ground level fall and was diagnosed with acidosis. Mr. M. lives alone and was unable to discharge home from hospital due to increased need for assistance with mobility and daily life activities. Upon admission, Mr. M. required minimal physical assistance... Read More

October 16 is National Fossil Day

— How are fossils formed? For fossil formation to take place, a series of fortunate events must occur. If any part of the series is missing, we will never see the fossil! In fact, fossilization is a rare occurrence. Nature tends to lean toward recycling itself, which includes just about everything from plants and animals to rocks... Read More

The US Navy is Turning 244 Years Old!!!

— The first Navy Day was organized on October 27, 1922. This date was chosen in honor of then President Theodore Roosevelt’s birthday. President Roosevelt was a former assistant Secretary of the Navy and a naval enthusiast. In the 1970s, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt worked with the Navy League to define October... Read More