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Community

Community Room

Military Veterans and Local Advocacy Groups,
and, NEW...learn about BeConnected

Rim Country Health & Rehabilitation actively serves the Payson/Rim Country community.

We are committed to educating the entire community on CHOICES for health care. And, assisting you in making the best choice for you and/or your loved one(s).

You may have already met RCH team members at local events including the Community Health & Care Fair (November), the Women’s Wellness Forum (Spring), Doc Talks at Banner High Country Seniors, the Rim Country Chamber events or may have read about us in the Payson Roundup’s Your Health Section (March/June/September/December) and more.

Or, perhaps you’ve attended a seminar in our Community Room on Dementia/Alzheimer’s, meet n greet RCHs Rehabilitation Therapists, the Senior Fitness gym, Planning Ahead for long-term care, Mental Health “First Aid” and Veterans Benefits (with local VA and Payson advocacy groups) to name a few.

Locally-owned, Veteran-owned, and providing free in-state transportation during admission and local physicians appointments.

Check our website, Facebook page and local media for upcoming events held on our campus, too!

Community Room

Looking for a location to hold a meeting, card club, yoga or another social gathering? Rim Country Health has a Community Room on its Campus.

Located on the west side of the campus, in the building at the 809 West Longhorn Road address, many organizations are now scheduling monthly time in the Community Room.

The spacious room holds 30-40 adults comfortably.  Furnished with tables & chairs, upholstered furniture and access to restrooms. The Community Room serves as a meeting place for Payson.

January 2020 launches our catering menu so your meeting can run smoothly and your guests enjoy a delicious meal/snacks created by RCH’s Chef Randy.

*For more information on available dates in 2020 and beyond, please call our main phone number at 928.474.1120 and let us know you are interested in using the meeting space.

(* Rim Country Health reserves the right to cancel scheduled events when the Community Room is needed for its own events that may including Health Care events, Public Seminars, necessary and time sensitive Health Related usages, Veterans Benefits and Resources Meetings and more.  RCH will give a cancellation notice, by phone to the contact listed on the calendar, as soon as we’re aware of our necessity.)

Currently, there is no formal fee to use the Community Room, however, donations are accepted and will be used for residents’ activities.

Military Veterans

Veterans with long-term,
skilled nursing care needs

Rim Country Health & Rehabilitation (RCH) is proud to announce, as of July 1, 2017, as a skilled nursing facility, in Gila County, we now work with the VA Administration to provide long-term skilled nursing care to Veterans who qualify. “We are proud to have this specific designation for our Campus,” expressed by Tabitha Meyer, Administrator.”

Two Key Qualification Requirements:
1) Veterans rated 70% or more service-connected should be eligible.

2) Admission orders by a VA physician, or authorized private physician, who
determines if nursing home care is needed.

In addition to skilled nursing care, there are several events, internally, that we currently celebrate with/for, our Veterans and look forward to adding to more celebrations and remembrances.

LOCAL VETERANS ADVOCACY GROUPS:

Payson Veterans Advocacy Committee contacts Bud Huffman and Jim Muhr.   Jim can be reached at jrmuhr@yahoo.com or (562) 857-7655 or Bud can be reached at mb7lolo@gmail.com or (951) 500-2127.

Veterans Helping Veterans contact Rich (Shaggy) Kudlicki by email at shaggy1212@yahoo.com or (928) 978-9924.

Heritage Project (Veterans’ recorded military careers) or Honor Flights (to Washington DC), please contact Wayne Kirby (928) 377-1020.
Email at www.honorflightaz.org

 

BeConnected (beconnectedaz.org)

Rim Country Health & Rehabilitation was introduced to BeConnected in August 2019.

In addition to RCH creating a Steering Committee and working with the two local veterans advocacy groups in Payson/Rim Country (Payson Veterans Advocacy Committee and Veterans Helping Veterans) along with the Heritage Project to create events relevant to our veteran community and their families, we will also be supporting BeConnected on gathering and documenting resources for their Gila County directory.

BeConnected is excited to launch in the Payson/Rim Country for service members, veterans, family members, providers and helpers with finding and connecting to resources.

Aimee Backus is the area navigator for BeConnected in Gila County.  https://beconnectedaz.org/navigators/aimee-backus

More information on how you can learn more about BeConnected can be found on their website (beconnectedaz.org? and by phoning 1-886-4AZ-VETS (429-8387)

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