Therapeutic Activities May Help Memory Loss Patients

— Many people understand that FDA-approved prescription medication may help slow the progression of the memory loss, but did you know that caregivers can complement treatment with activities that may help reconnect their loved ones to daily life? “In addition to obtaining a diagnosis and beginning medication, it’s important that caregivers plan activities to share with... Read More

Success Story: Mrs. H.

— Mrs. H admitted to Mission Palms of Mesa Health and Rehab on 5/19/19 following a bladder surgery due to a malignant neoplasm of the bladder. Prior to hospitalization and illness, Mrs. H was independent with all mobility and activities of daily living. Overall cognition was normal. Due to decline in overall functional levels and cognition... Read More

August 25th is Banana Split Day!

— When you think classical American dessert, banana split would likely make the top five of anyone’s list! On August 25th, we celebrate the creation of this delicious hot and cold treat with National Banana Split Day. In 1904 a 23-year-old David Evans Strickler made his mark on history by inventing the banana split! This dessert... Read More

National I Love My Feet Day! is August 17th

— A national holiday to celebrate feet might seem like a stinker at first, but on August 17th let’s all remove our socks and shoes anyway, and contemplate all our feet do for us. From faithfully helping us move about our day-to-day life, to dancing, running, and swimming, our feet are there with us every step... Read More

Happy Birthday!

— Residents Tamara C. Joseph G. William G. Lowell R. Staff David G. Teresa W.

Activity Highlights

— August 9-17: Elvis Week (will include lots of Elvis music and movies) August 29: Watermelon Wonderland (in honor of National Watermelon Month)

July is World Watercolor Month

— Paintings contribute to the beauty of homes, offices, and business establishments. If you have the desire to paint, you should try to develop your skill. Whether you’re an adult, teenager, or a kid, learning how to paint is not that difficult especially if you put your heart into it. While you’re trying to find a... Read More

Success Story: Ms. R.

— Ms. R was admitted to Mission Palms of Mesa in March 2019 with a diagnosis of Small bowel obstruction s/p small bowel resection, gallbladder removal and hernia repair. She required maximal to total dependence for mobility and for self-care. She was severely limited by fatigue and decreased activity tolerance. Following 11 weeks of therapy, Ms.... Read More

July 20: 50 Year Anniversary of the Moon Landing

— Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, people across America stopped to watch their TVs in awe as an event that only seemed possible in science fiction movies happened on screen— Apollo 11, carrying three astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins, landed on the moon. With a captive audience thousands of miles... Read More

Featured Resident

— To all who are interested: I was discharged from Banner Baywood after 12 days of treatment and physical exercise being healed for pneumonia. The hospital wanted me to be transferred to a rehab facility for strengthening my body so I could return to my home. The nurses and office staff were very helpful for conditioning... Read More