This weekend, 17 people visited Payson Care Center for a wellness program on fall prevention.
The program has been held in the past, but only about a dozen people took advantage of the opportunity.
In the coming months look for more wellness and educational programs to be presented for the public at Payson Care Center, according to marketing director Krystal Klabbatz.
The next public wellness project will be Dec. 19. It will be a free screening to determine if participants would benefit from physical, occupational or speech therapy.
A new addition to PCC is its Family Council, according to Mark Trangsrud, executive director. In reality, it's the return of the council.
There was an excellent turnout of family members at the group's most recent meeting, all with good questions about the changes at Payson Care.
Among the changes: 40 air conditioning and heating units for the resident rooms have been added; 17 electric high/low beds purchased; new patio concrete; flooring and carpet replacement; fire sprinkler system repairs and upgrade; air conditioning compressor replacement.
All together, Trangsrud reports that approximately $72,000 in capital improvements have been made at Payson Care Center since April 2006.
The family council will meet monthly. Educational information will be provided to the families that will be helpful and informative.
Additionally, Payson Care Center has plans to continue staff development and customer service training.
The programs help meet the many needs of the center's residents and their families, and ensure that the quality of care and services is of the highest quality possible. Call (928) 474-6896 for more information.