We’re all incredibly proud to be located in Pacific MO—
“a living picture postcard along Route 66″!
There are lots of great, family centered activities in and around Pacific and our staff and residents try to take advantage of many of them offering everyone a chance to get out and about!
From The City of Pacific:
Whether you are a long time resident of Pacific, or a first time visitor seeking information, we hope you enjoy the convenience of the information we have compiled here to help better serve you and our community.
Pacific is a wonderful location to own a home, raise a family, or operate a commercial or industrial business. You can choose the advantages of locating in any one of three counties, Franklin, Jefferson, or Saint Louis that call Pacific home. Pacific is an easy drive to downtown Saint Louis and the metropolitan area, and the doorway to the Ozarks to our southwest with instant access to Interstate Highway 44 which parallels historic Route 66 which runs through the heart of our community.
The citizens of Pacific also appreciate the access to top quality public and private education, emergency services, an extensive park systems, and large industrial and manufacturing employers.
SO, on your next trip to the facility to visit family members or if you’re in the area, don’t miss some of the things this great little town has to offer!
We LOVE our residents at Pacific Care Center!
Experience first hand (NO PUN INTENDED!!)
our….Family, Dedication and Commitment.
When a person gets injured or has a prolonged illness, doctors often recommend physical therapy. In the case of older people, though, sometimes this is seen as just something to “try.” This could not be further from the truth. Physical therapy is “A-quality” therapy for many conditions affecting older people, from Alzheimer’s to urinary incontinence. In fact, one researcher did a study in which you had to be 100 years of age to even participate!
According to Jennifer M. Bottomley, PhD, MS, PT, president of the geriatrics section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and adviser to the surgeon general, one of the main things that brings older people to the physical therapist is a fall. “They want and need to maintain their independence,” she says.
“It’s important to look at each individual,” stresses Tim Kauffman, PT, PhD, professor of physical therapy at the Hahnemann campus of Drexel University in Philadelphia. “Every person of any age has an individual background, say an auto accident, football injury, genetic predispositions. No two ‘old’ people are the same.”
According to APTA, physical therapy can restore or increase strength, range of motion, flexibility, coordination, and endurance — as well as reduce pain. Another important role is to retrain the patient to do everyday tasks.
Guy Davidson, of Tempe, Ariz., was 70 when he had a stroke following bypass surgery. The formerly busy minister could not speak, his right leg would not support him, and his right arm hung straight down. He went into rehab for three months. At first he could only sing, which uses a different portion of the brain than speaking, but gradually he began to speak. After many stressful sessions (“I would be sweating,” he admits), he regained much use of both his arm and leg and can dress himself, drive (he took lessons), and work full time. Now he’s back in the hospital every day — visiting sick parishioners.
After a long winter and much eager anticipation it’s BASEBALL SEASON! At long last the residents (and staff) of Pacific Care Center can watch and root for their beloved Cards! PCC is always anxious to have a great time and the Cards always figure prominently into those plans!
LET’S GO CARDS!!
The Chicago Cubs are in town this weekend so you know that the televisions in the facility will all be tuned as we cheer on the home team!