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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
5901 Ouray Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120-1381
Ladera Center is a 116-bed skilled nursing facility offering post-hospital, short-term rehabilitation as well as long-term and respite 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. We are a VA contracted center.
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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
- VA Contracted
- On-site Medical Director
- On-site Nurse Practitioner
- Attending Physicians
- Registered Nurses
- IV Therapy
- Bariatric specialties
- Colostomy care
- Dementia care
- Personal care
- 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
- Interpreter services
- Private and Semi-Private Rooms
- Spacious rooms
- Fully air conditioned
- Activity room
- Beautiful Garden(s) / Courtyard(s)
- Conveniently Located
- Beauty Salon / Barber Services
- Cable Television
- Comfortable common and lounge areas to gather with friends and family
- Dining Room
- In-room dining options
- Restaurant-Style Dining
- Alarm system to aid in the security of residents with cognitive deficits
- Computer with internet access
- Laundry facility on-site
- Mail and Newspaper Service
- Pets Permitted
- Pharmaceutical delivery service
- Phone service
- Wireless Internet
- Smoke free environment
Jason "Norm" Norman, MBA, LNHACenter Executive Director
Jason "Norm" Norman is a recent addition to Ladera. Norm has been in Long-term nursing care since 2011; after spending 6 years on the acute side. He has an Associate's Degree from Ricks College, a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Idaho State University, and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. Norm, his wife, and 6 children moved to Albuquerque from Payson, AZ. Norm has been a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator in the States of Idaho, Arizona, and now New Mexico. In his previous nursing home, Norm led his team from a 1 star CMS rating to a 5 star rating in 2 and a half years. Norm is active in the Rotary Club of Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce. Norm is active in his church and volunteers his time in various roles with the Boys Scouts of America.
Lisa S. Noya, MD, FACP, CMDMedical Director
Dr. Lisa Noya is certified through the American Board of Internal Medicine and has a Fellowship in the American College of Physicians. Dr. Noya also has certification in Medical Directorship by The American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Her group, The Four Humours Healthcare, has a mission to provide exceptional, quality healthcare to patients in New Mexico through the practice of evidence based medicine. In light of the potential harm the pandemic poses for nursing home residents in particular, Dr. Noya is vigilant in ensuring the safety and health of Genesis Healthcare’s patients. She 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 505-348-8300
Justeen GriegoNurse Practitioner
Justeen Griego is a board certified family nurse practitioner that resides in Albuquerque, NM. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the University of New Mexico and her Master of Science degree at University of St Francis Chicago, Illinois. She has 12 + years of nursing background ranging from inpatient, outpatient, and in-home care. As an adjunct to the Four Humours Healthcare medical group, she works closely with Dr. Lisa Noya in providing outstanding, compassionate and cutting-edge care to the patients they serve. As a volunteer preceptor and mentor with the University of St. Francis Family Nurse Practitioner and physician assistant programs, she is actively involved in helping students embrace compassion, empathy, and overall knowledge for patients as they progress through the program. Justeen enjoys her free time engaging in fun and exciting activities and outdoor adventures with her 2 young children, reading, running, and exploring nature.
University of St Francis – Masters in Nursing
The University of New Mexico- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Amy BurkartCenter Nurse Executive
Amy has been at Ladera since 2012. She graduated nursing school in 2012 as a Registered Nurse and Ladera was her first job as a nurse. Starting as a long term care nurse, Amy moved quickly to our skilled hall, Educator position, Unit Manager and now Center Nurse Executive. She is married and a mother of a 3 year old. Her passion is taking care of people and helping make a difference in people’s lives.
Michele LewisAdmissions Director
Michele has been at Ladera Center since 2003. She began her career in healthcare in 1979 and developed a love for long-term care. Her belief is, "First impressions are lasting impressions", thus her goal is that all patients, residents and their families receive excellent care and top notch customer service.
Duane BushmanDirector of Rehabilitation
Duane has been a PTA for 18 years and joined Genesis 11 years ago. Duane ensures that everyone receiving therapy services achieves the highest possible functional level—and has a lot of fun doing it. The Rehab team; Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, work hard to maximize independence in everyone in a positive and energetic environment.
Ready to go back home!
Wilbert came to Ladera Center after a hospitalization for chest pains, poor cardiac output and heart attack. Prior to his hospitalization, he had been independent with walking around his home—inside and outside—and taking care of himself as he lived at home with his wife. When he arrived at Ladera, he required significant assistance with all aspects of his care. Now, less than one month later and after working hard in his rehab, he is ready to go back home nearly independent with his care, walking all over—again inside and outside—dressing himself with only supervision needed. He has been very happy with the care and help he received here and wishes to thank everyone who helped in his wonderful recovery!
Motivated to work hard
Richard came to Ladera Canter after having had hip replacement surgery after suffering a fall at home. From the beginning, although he was in some pain and not able to do much on his own—quite a contrast from living independently at home—Richard was very motivated to work hard with the goal to go back home. Upon arrival at Ladera, he was unable to walk, unable to dress of bathe himself, had to depend on Ladera staff for everything. Now, after working very hard in therapy for three weeks, he has returned home able to walk over 400 feet, dress and bathe himself, all with little pain. He is very excited to return home to his precious dog, Molly.
Kind and helpful
Mary Ellen arrived at Ladera Center after a fall at home resulting in a compression fracture which caused her significant pain in her back. Coming from her two story home with 15 stairs, she really needed to regain her strength and mobility to be able to care for herself and her husband while going up and down the stairs. Her fall took her from complete independence to not being able to walk or even move in bed without significant pain. But Mary was determined to get better and showed that determination in her rehab. Sometimes she had to work through pain, sometimes she would become very tired very quickly. After just three weeks, her pain has subsided such that there are many times when she is pain free. She is able to walk without pain, she can dress herself and take care of herself. She expressed how confident she is in returning home now. She wants to say that “Everyone in therapy has been very kind and helpful and they got me there with care and compassion."
Presbyterian Hospice Volunteer Review
I have recently had the pleasure of frequent visits to your facility. We have quite a few hospice patients who are residents at your facility. Your receptionist is one of the best encounters I have experienced in most facilities. She is friendly, professional and efficient. I know this position requires a variety of demands; phone calls, visitors, staff and family members and residents as well. When I arrive, she is courteous, she is effective with giving instructions. My encounters have been quite pleasant with her, especially with time management, she doesn't make me feel as though she is in a hurry or that my checking in is too much to ask of her. I want to take the time to pass on a compliment on one of your staff members, Ms. Natashia Rascon. Your facility is very nice and all your staff is great. Thank you for the care you provide for all residents.
- Mrs. Jude Q.
Shout-outs From a Satisfied Customer...
I want to thank each and every person that helped me during my stay here at Ladera: Housekeepers, Therapists, Nurses, Cooks, Nurse Techs, Maintenance, Business Office Workers, everyone! My stay here has been very helpful and this virus going on has been a challenge for us all. Be proud of ALL your workers. They are who made this place what it is. Again, thank you All, and may God Bless you all and will all be a huge part in my heart and prayers. I want to give a Huge Shout Out To:
Francis Garcia - she is just a burst of energy - high spirited, very personable. Francis is what I call a Duracell Battery, Just keeps on going. Her spunk, friendliness makes her a very valuable, hard and dependable worker. She sure is a keeper.
Roxanne Victorino - OMGosh, never a complaint, always happy, dancing, singing, a very contagious kinda gal. I could be in a bad mood, depressed, here comes Roxy. Bring my spirits up. Always remembering what I like to drink. There to clean me up, make my bed, hard worker. Not enough pay for what they all do. I thank and appreciate them all.
Manuela Blanco - such a sweetheart. A hard working woman, always ready to help. Would be happy to help in every and any way. A motherly loving type. Not too many left of this type of nurses. Will never forget her or any of them.
Misha Tafoya - a very soft spoken but hard worker. I saw her help my roommate that was paralyzed on one side, always in pain- well Misha is the first person to help her and I never heard a peep from this lady. Now that deserves a shout out. Beautiful inside and out.
- Georgianna M.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, to all of you.
I cannot express in words how grateful I am for the personal care and the care I received during my 10 days at Ladera Center. It is evident that all who work here are a happy family, dedicated to the recuperation and rehabilitation of the residents. From Cindy, the Dietician, who worked tirelessly with me to craft a menu for my Celiac diet, to the nurses and CNA’s (kudos particularly to Homer and Ricardo) to even the business and cleaning staff. I could not have asked for a better experience. Without Duane’s (PT) and Luke's (OT) expertise, patience and humor, I could not go home confident in my ability to successfully resume my normal activities. Thank you, thank you, thank you, to all of you.
- Rosalyn C.
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