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Dear Family and Friends,
We understand the huge toll that separation has taken on our residents and families. We are excited to announce that our Genesis-affiliated Centers will now allow indoor visitation at all times and for all residents (regardless of vaccination status), with the exception of the three scenarios listed below. CMS, the federal agency that regulates nursing centers, has updated its visitation guidance due to high resident vaccination rates and a drop in COVID-19 cases around the country. read more
The Village at Northrise - Desert Willow I
2884 N. Roadrunner Parkway, Las Cruces, NM 88011-0853
The Village at Northrise is a sixteen acre continuing care community for seniors. Located on the Village at Northrise campus, Desert Willow I is a 31-bed skilled nursing facility offering post-hospital, short-term rehabilitation and transitional care. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances. Our staff is dedicated to serving the medical and rehabilitation needs of individuals recovering from an illness or injury. Desert Willow I is located on a campus which offers independent living, senior living and memory support services.
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
- 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
- Transitional Care Unit
- 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
Tsering GyaltsenCenter Executive Director
Tsering Gyaltsen was born in India. His parents are from Tibet, which is now under China. He immigrated to the US with his family and graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Exercise Science. He went on to obtain an MHA degree from Des Moines University. His work experience includes Medical Records Assistant and Admissions Director at Life Care Center of Salt Lake City. He is currently licensed as LNHA in the States of Utah, Iowa and Oregon. His New Mexico license is pending. He is very happy to be part of the Genesis team at The Village at Northrise.
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.
Merna OrtegaCenter Nurse Executive
Merna is the Center Nurse Executive 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!
Lizette RodarteRehabilitation Program Manager
Lizette Rodarte is the Rehabilitation Program Manager at The Village at Northrise - Desert Willow I.
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
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Las Cruces, NM 88011-0853
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