When you’re recovering from a stroke, a hip or knee replacement, or the after-effects of Covid, you want to know the facility that’s helping you get stronger and healthier has the right mix of caring, professional staff and the tools to get you back on your feet again.   

For over 25 years, Prescott Valley Samaritan has helped residents of the quad city recover from the curveballs life can throw sometimes.  Whether you need outpatient or inpatient rehabilitation, the team at Good Samaritan will work hard to create a care plan that’s customized to you.   

Good Samaritan continues to build on new ways to improve the patient experience, including converting an unused garden space into a real life therapy room, with sections of cobblestones, flagstones, gravel, ramps, stairs and even a putting green to mimic the textures and obstacles quad city residents encounter each day.   

It’s a safe, contained place where people can practice real life skills, similar to the ones they’ll be encountering in their lives each day.” 

The Therapy Department staff, along with Administrator Trevor Guthmiller, got together to discuss what could be created.  Their goal was to create a safe place to take their patients to work on real, everyday life surfaces and situations. The outdoor rehabilitation space is attached to the facility, and is covered and shady even in the summer sun. Plus it’s close to nursing staff, in case a patient needs medical support during their therapy.  

The team especially considered the challenges of living in the quad city area. As one of their therapists shared, “Curbs can be really tough, especially the ones in downtown Prescott. There’s nothing to get ahold of as you’re stepping up or down. They need to be high to keep the businesses dry during the monsoon rains, but that makes them challenging to navigate.” 

The therapy team uses the outdoor rehabilitation space to teach safety and balance strategies and allow patients to practice on difference devices in challenging situations as they work to get healthier and stronger.  

Last summer Prescott Valley Samaritan won the Daily Courier 2022mReader’s Choice award for “Best Nursing Home” award and Guthmiller shared they’ve been nominated again. Voting is open until May 20 at https://dailycourierchoice.com and you can vote once a day.    

To find out more about the physical, occupational and speech therapy Good Samaritan provides or information about its long term nursing care in a faith-based, non-profit environment, please visit www.good-sam.com or call 928-775-0045