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Village at Northrise earns national honor


The Village at Northrise (Desert Willow I) has been recognized as a Best Nursing Home for 2024 by U.S. News & World Report, the magazine reported Nov. 27.

Since 2009, U.S. News’ annual Best Nursing Homes ratings have assisted consumers in need of either short-term rehabilitation or long-term care for themselves or a family member.

The Village at Northrise earned U.S. News Best Nursing Home status by achieving a rating of “High Performing,” the highest possible rating for short-term rehabilitation.

“Achieving a title of ‘Best Nursing Home for 2024’ is a significant accomplishment and reflects the dedication, hard work, and commitment of the The Village at Northrise care team in providing excellent care and services,” said Melissa Powell, chief operating officer. “I am so proud of the positive impact The Village at Northrise has had on the lives of their patients, residents, families and the community they serve.”

For the 2024 edition, U.S. News rated more than 15,000 nursing homes.

To calculate the Best Nursing Homes ratings, U.S. News evaluated each nursing home’s performance using a variety of quality measures obtained from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The U.S. News methodology factors data such as resident care, safety, and outcomes. Both short- and long-term ratings include data on nurse staffing, use of antipsychotic drugs, and success in preventing ER and hospital visits. The long-term care rating also includes measures of whether a home changed ownership and how well they were staffed on weekends.

About Village at Northrise
Serving the Las Cruces community since 1998, The Village at Northrise is a 16-acre continuing care campus for seniors, offering four levels of care, starting with the Hallmark, an independent living facility which accommodates residents still able to live on their own. Morningside offers assisted living services and is perfect for seniors who need a little extra assistance with daily living. Desert Willow II offers assisted living care for residents with Alzheimer’s or dementia, while Desert Willow I is a skilled nursing facility offering post-hospital, short-term rehabilitation, and transitional care.