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

Employee of the Month: Lydia

— At Mission Palms we like to recognize special employees and this month we would like for you to meet Lydia, a nurse who has been selected for Employee of the Month! She went to Minnesota State College where she completed her degree in 2010. She has been at Mission Palms since December 2010! When asked... Read More

A Special Person

— Meet a special person, Joseph, is 15 years old and the son of Emily and Robert. He is the #1 chair in his high school band. His parents bring him here to play music for our patients and residents during meals. They really love his music! What makes this young man so special is that... Read More

Success Story: Mr. C.

— Mr. C. was admitted to Mission Palms Health and Rehab following a spinal fusion due to degenerative disk disease. He required a contact guard assistance for mobility, standby assist for transfers and minimal assist for lower body ADLs and toileting. Following 2 weeks of physical and occupational therapy, Mr. C. was able to return home... Read More

Happy Birthday!

— Residents James B. William C. Marion C. Guy C. Patrick H. Ernest L. Louise L. Otis V. Monte W. Staff Desiree P. Jamie B. Mason P. Nancy S. Emerita A. Lafynette S. Geronima D. Debra G. Suzanne S. Sarah M. Brenda W. Kim G.

September 14th is Live Creative Day: Ways to Enhance Your Creativity

— Keep an Idea Journal. Do this regularly, and you may often start having more ideas the moment you start to write. Allow yourself the freedom to think outside the box. Aim for Quantity. Generate lot of ideas for you to go through later. With a large list of ideas, you’ll have more options to choose... Read More