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Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center
5123 Juan-Tabo Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center is a skilled nursing facility offering post-hospital, short-term rehabilitation as well as long-term and respite care services. We also have a specialized transitional care unit, which offers cardiac and pulmonary management services, and a specialized Memory Support Unit for residents with Alzheimer's or dementia. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances. Bear Canyon Rehabilitation Center is a WE HONOR VETERANS partner and is VA contracted!
Dementia Care Education by Genesis HealthCare is recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association® for incorporating the evidenced-based Dementia Care Practice Recommendations in the following topic areas: Alzheimer’s and dementia, person-centered care, assessment and care planning, activities of daily living, and behaviors and communication.
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- ShortStay care
- Transitional Care Unit
- LongTerm care
- Memory Support
- Cardiac Management Program
- Pulmonary Program
- Respite care
- Palliative care
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation - including joint replacement, injuries and amputation
- VA Contracted
- Attending Physicians
- Registered Nurses
- Pet therapy
- Physiatry services
- Podiatry care
- Psychiatric services
- Vision care
- Wound care
- Hospice care
- Pain management
- Case management
- Dietary and nutrition needs management
- Discharge planning
- Individual treatment plans
- Heparin therapy
- Medication management
- Coordinated transportation
- Cultural, educational, religious and social activities
- Recreation activities
- Private and Semi-Private Rooms
- Fully air conditioned
- Activity room
- Beautiful Garden(s) / Courtyard(s)
- Beauty Salon / Barber Services
- Cable Television
- Comfortable common and lounge areas to gather with friends and family
- Dining Room
- In-room dining options
- Alarm system to aid in the security of residents with cognitive deficits
- Computer with internet access
- Laundry facility on-site
- Mail and Newspaper Service
- Pharmaceutical delivery service
- Phone service
- Wireless Internet
- Smoke free environment
Karen JenkinsCenter Executive Director
Karen has been with Genesis HealthCare for about 12 years. She obtained her original Nursing Home Administrator’s License in 1989 within the very stringent Program in the State of Maryland and has since acquired licenses in Colorado and New Mexico.
Karen has had numerous experiences in a variety of Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living settings in this time both within Genesis and outside of Genesis. Most recently she was a traveling Administrator with Genesis and was able to assist various Center within a wide geography. Karen accepted the CED Position in Bear Canyon in 2017.
Lydia Calvert, RNCenter Nurse Executive
Lydia Calvert has been a Licensed Nurse for 16 years. She increased her certification from LPN to RN in 2014. All of her extensive experience has been in the Skilled/Long Term Care Setting. During this time, Lydia has performed in every Nursing Job Description possible within a Skilled Nursing Facility. She has been consistently promoted within the Genesis Organization and was able to achieve the role of Center Nurse Executive in 2015. The Facility is fortunate to be able to draw on her length and breadth of experience to care for our Clinically Complex population.
Melanie HatanakaDirector of Marketing & Admissions
Melanie has been a healthcare professional for the past 21 years. She began her career while working as a Certified Nursing Assistant in multiple Genesis properties for 16 years. She used her skills as a CNA to achieve multiple promotions in different departments within these centers. Currently, Melanie hold the position of Director of Marketing and Admissions, and has held this position for the last 5 years. Her experience allows her to work efficiently with families and help them access the level of care that they need.
Melissa QuinnDirector of Rehabilitation
Melissa obtained her Masters Degree and License in Speech-Language Pathology approximately 30 years ago in California and subsequently worked in all aspects of patient care from birth to adult, including almost 10 years in Acute Hospital setting prior to moving to NM. Following her arrival to NM in 2011 she began working for Hallmark Rehab and subsequently Genesis Healthcare in and around the Albuquerque area, eventually becoming a full time SLP at Bear Canyon Rehab. In December of 2020 she took on the roll of DOR (Director of Rehab). Additional training she has obtained over the years include Vital Stim Certification, multiple ACE Awards from ASHA and Certified Dementia Care Specialist.
Words can not express how thankful I am to have such loving and wonderful hearted staff to help me with all of this. Thank you Bear Canyon for all you do.
The kindness I received from the staff was the best part of my stay.
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Albuquerque, NM 87111
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