May 31: Save Your Hearing Day

— Hearing loss is the result of noise, aging, disease, and heredity. There are two types of hearing loss, conductive and sensorineural. Conductive hearing loss is interference of sound waves traveling from the outer ear to the inner ear. This is causes by inner ear infections, fluid in the middle ear, excessive wax, damage to the... Read More

Short-Term Therapy Success Story

— Mr. S is an 82-year-old male who admitted to the hospital from 1/27/2019–1/30/2019 with complaint of right lower extremity pain from a fall at home in bathroom. Mr. S admitted to Mission Palms of Mesa Health and Rehab on 1/30/19. Mr. S completed 7 weeks of intensive rehab including physical, occupational and speech therapy. During... Read More

What Is Osteoporosis?

— As we age, so do our bones. Osteoporosis occurs when the bones become brittle due to lack of proper levels of calcium. It can affect men and women, but mostly women. When bones lose calcium (or density) they become weakened and can be easily fractured or broken. The most common fractures occur in the hip,... Read More

Happy Birthday!

— Residents Patricia M. Vicente R. Jared A. James T. Jack M. Douglas P. Marilyn J. Nora P. Charles G. Staff Rismawati S. Princess W. Antony K. Lacey G. Jonathan H. Francisca V. Ahryan G. Kerrith O. Shuron P. Linda M. Amber C. Peggy H. Mavelyn S. Samantha M.

Activity Highlights

— May 3rd – National Firefighter’s Day (May 4th) Breakfast for the firefighters. Make sure to thank a firefighter today! May 11th – 17th – Nursing Home Week! Keep watch for upcoming events and special dress days! May 12th – Mother’s Day Celebrate Mother’s Day with Tea and Entertainment, Remising with Rose May 24th – Receptionist’s... Read More

Stress Management Tips

— Everyone needs successful stress management techniques. Try any of these easy-to-learn and easy-to-implement tips: Copy good stress managers. Have you noticed there are some people who always appear calm in stressful situations? What are they doing differently? What language do they use? Try to sit down with them for a chat. Learn from the best... Read More

Short-Term Therapy Success Story

— Mr. V admitted to Mission Palms of Mesa after sustaining a pathological right femur fx s/p R femur replacement and hemiarthroplasty on 12/31 with radical resection R proximal femur by Dr. DeComas. Upon admission, Mr. V required extensive assist for all mobility, transfers and activities of daily living. He required two people to assist him... Read More

The Origins of Easter

— The Easter holiday is a very important celebration in Christianity and honors Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead. The Christian church celebrates Easter on the first Sunday after the first full moon after March 21. This year Easter falls on April 21. Each year, Easter is preceded by Lent, a 40-day period of reflection and... Read More

Many years of shared friendship

— We at Mission Palms would like you to meet a special lady! Through our lives we meet lots of people, some just in passing and others such as teachers, co-workers and friends are around us for longer periods if we are lucky enough. It’s rare and very special to have contact with others you have... Read More

April is National Occupational Therapy Month

— Since 1980, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has celebrated National Occupational Therapy Month and the 213,000 occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and students who work nationwide to create fuller lives for clients and their families. Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping their clients to... Read More