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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 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
- Transitional Care Unit
- 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
Richard MorganCenter Executive Director
Ric joined the Genesis team at The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque (RCA) in May, 2018. He is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in New Mexico and Florida. He transitioned to long-term care in 2012 from the field of association management where he served as the Executive Director of several professional medical associations focusing on issues related to Traumatic Brain injury, Spinal Cord injury, Neuropsychology and Geriatrics (the aging process). He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in International Business. Ric a proud veteran of the US Army. He is excited to be a part of the RCA team working with the diverse, multicultural communities representing the great Southwest.
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.
Kaye AndersonCenter Nurse Executive
Kaye grew up in Lapeer, Michigan. She graduated nursing school in 2004 in Flint, Michigan. She has a background in ER, cardiac step down, home care, hospice care and LTC. Kaye moved to NM in 2012, and has two daughters ages 19 and 21.
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.
Eileene SchmandtDirector of Rehabilitation
Eileen joined The Rehabilitation Center of Albuquerque in 2013 as a physical therapist and in 2017 became the Director of Rehabilitation. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Carroll University. Eileen completed her schooling in Wisconsin and then moved to New Mexico with her husband for work and the beautiful weather. When not working, Eileen enjoys spending time with her dog, running, and cooking.
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.
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