The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque
5900 Forest Hills Dr. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque is a 120-bed 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. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurances. The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque is VA contracted!
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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
- Pet therapy
- Podiatry care
- Psychiatric services
- Vision care
- Wound care
- Hospice care
- Pain management
- Case management
- Dietary and nutrition needs management
- Discharge planning
- Individual treatment plans
- Medication management
- 24-hour emergency alert and response system
- Coordinated transportation
- Cultural, educational, religious and social activities
- Recreation activities
- Interpreter services
- Private and Semi-Private Rooms
- Spacious rooms
- Private bathroom
- Fully air conditioned
- Individual climate control
- Activity room
- Private hospice room
- Beautiful Garden(s) / Courtyard(s)
- Conveniently Located
- Scenic views
- Beauty Salon / Barber Services
- Cable Television
- Comfortable common and lounge areas to gather with friends and family
- Dining Room
- In-room dining options
- Private dining rooms for family gatherings
- 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
- Gift/convenience shop
Karisa “Risa” BerryAdministrator
Risa has been working in long-term care facilities since 2004. She has an Associates Degree in Nursing, a Bachelor's degree in Health and Wellness and a Masters Degree in Health Administration with an emphasis in Gerontology. Risa is passionate about improving the lives that our Center touches whether those be the lives of the residents, families, and friends that we serve or the lives of the staff who dedicate themselves to the service of others. Risa will offer you her personal promise to care for each and every individual that finds themselves within the walls of our second home, the Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque.
Dr. Bhupinder WaliaMedical Director
Dr. Bhupinder Walia , MD, medical director at The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque, completed his training at the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa, College of Medicine. After his residency, Dr. Walia worked as a Hospitalist in the Seattle area. He then transitioned to the post-acute setting, providing care to Western Washington’s geriatric population. Having navigated the complexities of post-acute medicine, Dr. Walia created Daiya Healthcare to provide compassionate care to our geriatric and rehabilitative population.
Dr. Walia was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. He is an active skier, enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with his family. He enjoys linguistics, and is a polyglot. He has gained fluency in multiple languages including English, French, Spanish, German, Swahili, Punjabi, Hindi, and Urdu. With these skills, Dr. Walia is able to connect with people from various cultures often completing medical examinations in their native language.
Rebecca Wilson, MSN, FNP-BCNurse Practitioner
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque, a Genesis facility, is committed to patient and staff safety by employing an Infection Control specialist who follows Federal and State guidelines regarding the clinical screening process for COVID-19. We are one of the first centers in the state to employ point of care testing, which yields fast, accurate results, eliminating possible exposure risks associated with traditional testing and long wait times.
Our dedicated staff are trained in the proper use of Personal Protective Equipment, and are proactive in sanitizing patient and staff areas daily. The disinfectant used has been approved by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), and proven effective against the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
As we navigate these difficult times together, you can rest assured that your loved one will receive the best care possible while implementing evidence based practices into our everyday lives.
Carly BarndenburgDirector of Nursing
Carly Barndenburg is the Director of Nursing for The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque.
Joann UlibarriDirector of Admissions and Marketing
Joann has been with the Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque Since the fall of 2015, first as an assistant admissions coordinator and now as the Director of Admissions and Marketing. She has a Associates Degree in Health Care Administration. Joann is dedicated to helping patients and their families during this difficult time in their lives. Joann truly appreciates being a part of the RCA team and working with such dedicated individuals.
Bryan Woods, PTA, BSPTADirector of Rehabilitation
Bryan has been serving the needs of the residents within the New Mexico market since 2013 as a Physical Therapist Assistant for 3 years as well as serving in his current role as Director of Rehabilitation since 2016. Bryan strives to provide quality care to patients with rehabilitative needs. Bryan leads a team of expertly trained and compassionate therapists who deliver exceptional care to all residents of The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque on a daily basis. The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque offers the highest industry standard in Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapies utilizing evidenced based practice coupled with state of the art modalities to promote expedited, efficient, and patient centered recovery. The therapy team at The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque has over 50 total years of Skilled therapy experience to ensure a proper and safe discharge at the highest level of function for you, your family and friends.
A wonderful experience
I whole heartedly enjoyed my stay here at your rehab center. Such a wonderful experience. All staff members that took care of me were very professional in their role as caretakers. I had my ups and downs, depression, etc. I was always consoled with love and compassion. Staff compliments to all. They treated me with TLC.
- Francis R.
Feel so much stronger
I came in weak and after being here for the past two weeks I feel so much stronger, The staff, physical therapist and occupational therapist, nurse, aids, and beautician, Paula Vigil, were excellent. Best haircut by Paula Vigil. Excellent review for administration and service received. Thank you JoAnn Ulibarri, for welcoming me and ensuring a safe and healthy recovery.
- Grace A.
Professional and compassionate
Our sister lives at The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque so when our father needed rehab there was no question where we would take him. We found the Occupational therapy and Physical therapy staff to be very professional and compassionate with our father. Thanks for taking care of our father.
- Thanks again, The De La Cruz family
You brighten her day
I want to thank all of the staff for taking such good care of my mother. A special “Thank You” to Billy Doyer, Chantelle Larez, Dominic Medina, Jody Howell, Rianna Silago, Shirley Carpiols. You all help to make my mother enjoy her daily routine. You brighten her day! She enjoys chit-chatting with each of you. You are all SPECIAL!! I appreciate all of your help!
- Cathy V.
Can't thank you enough
The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque provided excellent services for my husband, Lawrence. I wanted to thank the staff for taking excellent care of my husband and for the support they provided me during this difficult time. We can't thank you enough and I'm so pleased that we chose The Rehabilitation center of Albuquerque for my husbands rehab needs. 100% recommended! Excellent Service!
Caring and helpful
My mother's experience with The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque has been positive. All of the personnel have been caring and helpful, the building and grounds are well maintained and look good. The dining room is spacious with a great view of the beautiful landscaping and the food was good. The therapists are knowledgeable and easy to work with. They will be our first choice if she needs it in the future.
Encouraged and motivated
I have been to The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque in 2016 and 2017 for physical therapy and occupational therapy. The therapy team is great, especially Paul and Sara who helped me through this process. They encouraged me and motivated me to get better and to keep going. Keep up the good work.
- Thank you - Karen Joe
You're the best!
Amanda, I want to let you know how much you are appreciated. You're the best! Thank you so much for helping us with our aunt, Jean C. You knew how to solve a problem before we even called you. You certainly were a blessing to us. - Carrie and John P.
Treated with compassion and respect
I wanted to say thank you to the staff at The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque. Words cannot express the gratitude we, the family of our mother, grandmother and great-great grandmother Mary Trujillo have for each one of you. Over the past two years, Mary was a part of your family at the Rehab, and she made many new friends during this time. You all cared for her and treated her with compassion and respect. Despite the challenges posed by COVID during this time, we know you all did your best to keep her safe and healthy. While we were there during her final days, it was great to meet each of you in person. Please accept this letter as our final THANK YOU for all you did for Mary. You are appreciated and we will keep you in our prayers going forward. With Gratitude, The Trujillo Family (Mo, John, Glynn, Lisa, Dawn, Matt, Matea, Matthew, Jordan, Noah, Lucas and Luana), as well as all that loved Mary.
Caring, kind professionals everywhere I look
I arrived with no motion due to bilateral broken shoulders. I was vey dependent and in a lot of pain. I found caring, kind professionals everywhere I looked in a time of great need. I was well taken care of, kept clean and safe and fed. Thank you so much to the nurses, CNA's, kitchen staff and PT's and OT's, housekeeping. I will never forget your good care.
- Sharon S.
Thank you for all the care and support
To all staff: Nurses, CNA's, PT, OT, PA's, administration etc. Thank you for all the care and support you have given our mom and family during the last three weeks. We appreciate you!
- Best wishes, Roberta C. and family.
To: Risa Berry, Director of The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque.
This letter is to make you aware of some of your staff members that do exceptional work. I was in your facility from July 13th 2022 through July 27th 2002 and fell qualified to judge the work habits of the people that cared for me day and night. All of these people were caring, pleasant and made me as comfortable as possible. When one is taken out of their home and put in a strange environment it is difficult to adjust. These staff members all seem to understand that and did all they could to help me adjust. They are all a credit to your establishment. Please acknowledge the following people individually and publicly in one of your staff meetings. Andranita, Ruben, Maria, Virginia, Dalila, Nadalie, James and Andrew who gave me my meds, and Ben from the kitchen. Then there were those who worked extremely hard to get me ready to go home. PT Shannon, what a great lady, she went over and above to get me in shape. OT Dama also worked hard to get me ready to go home. They are also a credit to your establishment and need to be recognized in the same manner.
- Gerald S.
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