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Dear Patients, Residents and Families
COVID-19 Second Booster Dose
The CDC recently released a recommendation for a second COVID-19 booster dose for certain persons. Specifically, a second mRNA booster dose could benefit people ages 50 years and older, as they are at increased risk for severe COVID-19. People ages 50 years and older may choose to receive a second booster dose, if it has been at least 4 months after the first booster. We recommend that appropriate residents receive their second booster dose. The COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) are available. Please let your physician or nurse know right away if you or your loved one would like to receive the second booster.
The Village at Northrise - Desert Willow II
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 II is branded by Genesis Healthcare as an Enhanced Memory Support program for residents with Alzheimer's or dementia. One of the features of an Enhanced Memory Support program is a 1:8 ratio of direct caregivers to residents. Another important feature of an Enhanced Memory Support program is a dedicated Program Director. Our Program Director, Bonnie Zeiler, is a Certified Dementia Practitioner that has won awards locally, regionally and nationally. Desert Willow II is licensed by the state as an Assisted Living facility and provides services to 24 residents in private and semi-private accommodations. Dementia Care Education by Genesis HealthCare is recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association® for incorporating evidence-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. All direct care staff working at Desert Willow II participate in specialized training. One of the unique features of our memory support program is a nurse on site eight hours a day, seven days a week. A dedicated recreation team provides leisure and therapeutic activities for the enjoyment and benefit of the residents seven days a week.
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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- Private and Semi-Private Apartments
- Private bathroom
- Fully air conditioned
- Suburban setting
- Beauty Salon / Barber Services
- Cable Television
- Comfortable common and lounge areas to gather with friends and family
- Laundry facility on-site
- Pets Permitted
- Pharmaceutical delivery service
- Guest Accommodations
Dan HamesRegional Executive Director
Dan has been a licensed Nursing home Administrator since 1990 in multiple states. Dan has vast experience with many types of senior care and services including independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, home community based service (home health care and hospice) He has also served on local and National Boards related to this work as well as church and community entities. He is very excited for what the future holds in senior care and couldn't be prouder to be part of the excellent team with Genesis.
Veronica "Ronni" LuceroDirector of Admissions
Ronni handles admissions for the Hallmark Independent Living, Morningside Assisted Living and Desert Willows II Enhanced Memory Care. Ronni worked in the Business Center in 2017 as the Assistant Business Office Manager prior to her promotion in 2020. She is a native of Las Cruces, NM "Born & Raised". Ronni has a personal story with The Village at Northrise having to admit her Mom into Desert Willows Enhanced Memory Care Facility in 2016. Ronni is delighted to be a part of the "Genesis Team" and is looking forward to finding the right placement for your loved one in a Senior Living Community.
Bonnie ZeilerResident Care Coordinator
Bonnie has been an LPN for 23 years. She is also a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP). She has been with Genesis HealthCare as the Program Director and Resident Care Director of our Homestead program since 2010. She has won National, State, and Local awards for her work with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. In 2012 she received Nurse Manager of the Year from New Mexico Healthcare Association. In 2015 she was voted National Nurse of the Year by National Centers for Assisted Living. In 2019 she received the “Touch a Life Award” by New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence. This award is unique in that she was nominated by family members to receive this award. She serves as the Assisted Living State Leader for National Centers for Assisted Living, serves on a national workforce committee for American Healthcare Association, and has served as the Las Cruces Walk to END Alzheimer’s Chair since 2010. She personally teaches each of her staff members and other caregivers throughout the state of New Mexico and beyond by partnering with other organizations so that family and professional caregivers can understand the dynamics of caring for a person with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. She and her Walk to END Alzheimer’s team have raised over $120,000 since 2010 to help eradicate the disease. She partners closely with families and providers in order to provide the highest level of dignity and quality care to the residents that she has the privilege to serve.
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Las Cruces, NM 88011-0853
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