Mayers Healthcare Foundation awarded Two Grants by Community Foundation of the North StateRecently, Mayers Healthcare Foundation was awarded two grants for capital equipment projects in the Hospital's Physical Therapy and Skilled Nursing departments. The grants were awarded from established Funds from the Community Foundation of the North State (formerly Shasta Regional Community Foundation).
The Physical Therapy department was awarded $7,000 (from the Redding Rancheria Community Fund grant program) to purchase a Lite Gait Trainer, used to assist in unweighting patients. Gait trainers are a wheeled device that assists patients who are unable, or have difficulty, walking independently. Unlike a walker, gait trainers learn or relearn how to walk safely and efficiently. The Lite Gait will improve the efficiency of our physical therapists since they will be able to focus more on a patient's limb mechanics and functions rather than keeping a patient upright. It will also reduce the need of two or more therapists to assist a patient.
Additionally, the Hospital's Skilled Nursing Facility in Burney was awarded $7,500 from the Burney Regional Community Fund grant program to purchase two portable Hepa-Care Filter Systems. The Hepa-Care Air Purification, HC800FD, System has the ability to remove odors, gases, and pollutants from the air throughout the Burney Annex facility and will serve all of our 49 SNF residents annually. As a portable patient isolation filtration system, the Hepa-Care system quickly converts any room into a negative pressure isolation room and reduce the opportunity for pathogens to spread.