The Village at Northrise - Desert Willow I
2884 N. Roadrunner Parkway, Las Cruces, NM 88011-0853
Proudly serving our local community since 1998, The Village at Northrise is a 16 acre continuing care campus for seniors with majestic views of the Organ Mountains. The Village at Northrise offers independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and memory support services. Located on the Village at Northrise campus, Desert Willow I is an award winning 31-bed skilled nursing facility offering post-hospital, short-term rehabilitation and transitional care to our guests. We are honored to have received the AHCA Silver Award and to be 5 star rated overall by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
We accept Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance. Our staff is dedicated to serving the medical and rehabilitation needs of individuals recovering from an illness or injury. Amenities provided for our guests include bedside phones with direct inward dialing, individual televisions with 60 cable channels and WiFi access.
Our professional nurses, therapists, Insurance Case Manager, Guest Services Specialist and a Social Worker team up to help our guests navigate the transition from acute care back to community as quickly as possible.
Guests also enjoy free transportation to scheduled medical and dental appointments and a wide array of social, educational and spiritual activities and entertainment.
Our respite program offers the flexibility for Caregivers to take a much-needed break from the demands of daily life, while providing an opportunity for your loved one to socialize with an array of activities in a safe, supportive, welcoming environment.
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- ShortStay care
- LongTerm care
- Respite care
- Palliative care
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation - including joint replacement, injuries and amputation
- Attending Physicians
- Registered Nurses
- Colostomy care
- Dementia care
- Wound care
- Hospice care
- Pain management
- Dietary and nutrition needs management
- Discharge planning
- Individual treatment plans
- Heparin therapy
- 24-hour emergency alert and response system
- Coordinated transportation
- Cultural, educational, religious and social activities
- Recreation activities
- Interpreter services
- Private and Semi-Private Rooms
- Private bathroom
- Fully air conditioned
- Individual climate control
- Fitness room
- Conveniently Located
- Suburban setting
- Beauty Salon / Barber Services
- Cable Television
- Comfortable common and lounge areas to gather with friends and family
- Dining Room
- In-room dining options
- Computer with internet access
- Mail and Newspaper Service
- Pets Permitted
- Pharmaceutical delivery service
- Wireless Internet
- Guest Accommodations
- Smoke free environment
I grew up in the healthcare industry, specifically long term care and skilled nursing care, but have also worked in the assisted living realm. I am a blessed mother of two amazing daughters that bring so much joy and happiness to my life! They keep me busy when I am not at work. I have obtained a Bachelors Degree in Government and Law as well as a Masters Degree in Business Administration and Healthcare Administration. I am so excited to be joining the Genesis Family here at The Village.
Dr. Ruben TorrezMedical Director
Dr. Ruben Torrez was born and raised in New Mexico. Graduated from NMSU Medical School at Baylor College of Medicine Residency at Memorial Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM Practicing Medicine in Las Cruces since 2003 Board Certified in Family Medicine. In light of the potential harm the pandemic poses for nursing home residents in particular, Dr. Torrez is vigilant in ensuring the safety and health of Genesis Healthcare’s patients. He stands behind the initiatives and processes Genesis has put in place and says, Safety is our top priority! If you would like to speak with me, please contact the Center at 575-522-1110.
Cynthia AlvarezDirector of Nursing
Cynthia is the Director of Nursing at The Village at Northrise - Desert Willow I.
Ryane Nicole MartinezDirector of Admissions
Ryane has worked in the healthcare industry for 8 years, and is the leader of our Centralized Admissions Team for Las Cruces NM. She is a personable compassionate professional with experience in orchestrating patient relocations and transitions into new living environments.. Ryane is committed to providing our residents and guests with support, understanding, and guidance during their stay at our community. She is proud to be part of the Genesis Healthcare family, where she puts her heart in the quality of care, and where the residents are number one!
Justin White, PTA, BSHCADirector of Rehabilitation
Justin completed his AAS in Physical Therapy at Pima Medical Institute in 2016. He continued his education completing his BS in Health Care Administration. Justin is striving to complete his MBA in the near future. As a Physical Therapist Assistant, he embraces each and every patient's goals, and makes it his personal mission in helping them achieve their goals. Justin has found himself a home as the Director of Rehabilitation, creating a fun therapeutic environment that allows patients to thrive and enjoy their healing process. He is proud to be part of the Genesis Team!
I would like to extend a thank you and much appreciation to the whole team at The Village at Northrise Desert Willows for taking such good care of my husband while he was there. You all really brought him back to life!!! So to everyone that worked with him and his family, THANK YOU!
- Sandra Ford 9/24/19
Ray Ashabaugh admitted to The Village at Northrise – Desert Willows from Memorial Medical Center after a very complicated hospitalization. Ray suffered from respiratory failure and required intubation during his stay. He was finally extubated on May 6, but continued with significant altered mental status and severe debilitation. Ray previously lived at home alone and was independent with all tasks. Upon admission to our facility, Ray required Max assist for bed mobility and transfers, was unable to stand, and required assistance for all his ADLs (Activities of Daily Living).
Ray participated with Physical and Occupational therapy during his stay. He continuously worked on improving his strength, transfers, and ambulation. By his 2nd week at the facility, Ray was back to walking 75ft with a front wheel walker and only required supervision for his ADLs. Therapy continued to focus on making Ray as independent as possible, while improving his balance and safety.
Ray is now Independent with all his ADLs and is back to walking over 200ft with no assistive device! He will be returning to the community on 6/11/21. He expresses his sincere thanks to the entire therapy team.
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