Payson Care Scores High With Patients


As the first Life Care Centers of America skilled nursing facility built in Arizona, Payson Care Center has served the Rim Country since 1986.

Employing over 150 local healthcare professionals, Payson Care Center is committed to a sense of family, community and exceptional care. In addition to being the only facility in the Rim Country offering a full-time on-site physician, Dr. Terry Rousseau, Payson Care Center is proud to announce that Dr. Alan Michels, one of Payson’s top doctors, is its new medical director.

Exceptional care also means extraordinary results at Payson Care Center.

Sue Osborn’s mother, Ruth Case, has been living at Payson Care Center as a long-term care resident for the last year and a half.


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Ruth Case

Sue says, “The best thing about Payson Care Center is that I don’t have to worry about anything, they take care of everything my mom needs. We just enjoy visiting and spending time with her. The staff at Payson Care Center has become our extended family and I know they love my mom. That makes me feel confident that I made the right decision to place her in their care.”


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Arlene Heffernon

Long-term care or short-term rehabilitation — the results are the same: Families, residents and patients are happy with the care they receive at Payson Care Center. After a fall, surgery or cardiac episode, here is what some of the short-term rehab patients have said about their experience.

“I received exceptional care while at Payson Care Center. My family was especially pleased at how fast the rehab team was able to get me moving again. They really are committed to caring about getting patients better.” — Arlene Heffernon

“I was so happy with the care I received at Payson Care Center. The staff was so kind and caring and the rehab team was wonderful. They are truly committed to working as a team to getting patients active again.” — Edna Sylvain


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Edna Sylvain

“I just wanted to go home after my surgery. But after I was at Payson Care Center for a few days, I knew I had made the right decision. The staff was great and I went home so much stronger than I ever could have trying to do it on my own. Their team was committed to keeping me comfortable and respecting my independence.” — Ronald Houser


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Ronald Houser

If you are looking for care for a loved one — long term or short term — call Payson Care Center today for more information about how they can help.

Krystal Rodriguez, admissions director, has served the Payson community at Payson Care Center for more than 13 years and can assist you in making important decisions about your health care needs, medically or financially. She can be reached at (928) 970-1835.

Christy VanderMolen, healthcare services liaison, is available to help you make the transition from the Valley hospitals to Payson Care Center or provide you with information on other health care resources available in the community. Call her at (928) 951-2305.


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