Keeping an Eye on Vision Health

— Doctors say maintaining vision health can be especially important as you age. Fortunately there are multiple ways to keep your eyes healthy. Try these tips: Quit smoking. If you smoke, you’re much more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, than nonsmokers. AMD is one of the most common causes of blindness in those... Read More

Success Story: Mr. T.

— Upon admission, Mr. T required moderate assist for all bed mobility, transfers and lower body self-care tasks. Mr. T was unable to stand greater than 30 seconds before needing to sit. He was unable to take any steps with his front wheel walker but was able to stand with minimal assist for static balance. Upon... Read More

The Value of Soup

— Often our diets change during the cold weather. More hot foods then cold sandwiches grace the dinner table. Our schedules do not slow down so we seek out hardy, quick-to-prepare meals. Making a pot of soup is a perfect solution for a healthy, hot meal. The origin of soup dates back to practically the beginning... Read More

Wellington Our Therapy Dog

— Every other Wednesday Wellington will make an appearance to preform tricks and greet all our animal loving patients. Wellington is a certified therapy dog and these dogs have been proven to lower blood pressure and improve cardiovascular health, reduce the amount of medications some people need, and diminish overall physical pain. We are excited to... Read More

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

— January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, but what is glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye disease that causes people to gradually lose their sight. There is no cure and vision loss is permanent. Over 3 million people in the United States currently suffer from glaucoma – it is a leading cause of vision loss in the... Read More

Welcome Katie Deichert, Our New Therapy Director

— I have been an Occupational Therapist for 12 years and a Director of Rehab for 4 years. I was previously at La Estancia Nursing and Rehab for 11 years as a therapist and director before transferring here to Mission Palms in October 2018. I absolutely love my job and how every day is never the... Read More

Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

— What makes January 1st such a special time to make a change in our lives, and why can it be so difficult to maintain that change? There are a number of key reasons that apply to some, if not all, of the broken resolutions. We are not being realistic when we make the commitment. Everyone... Read More

Tips For Keeping Active In The Winter

— With winter approaching, there may be many upcoming cold days that simply make us want to stay inside and keep warm. All those days spent indoors can sometimes be accompanied by the winter blues. Fortunately, there are a lot of things we can do to liven things up and stay active in the winter even... Read More

Holiday Ornament Crafts

— Whimsical Light Bulb Reindeer You will need: One used light bulb Brown felt cloth or fun foam Acrylic paints and brushes Ribbon 1 small red pom-pom Glue First, paint the light bulb brown. Set aside and let dry. Once the brown paint on the light bulb has dried completely, use a paint brush to paint... Read More

Success Story: Mr. N.

— Mr. N. admitted to Mission Palms of Mesa Health and Rehab on 10/15/18 and upon therapy evaluation he was found to require minimal assistance for bed mobility and only contact guard assistance for transfers and mobility. He required contact guard assistance for all activities of daily living but then demonstration decreased overall activity tolerance with... Read More