At our last community meeting, on August 16, 2014, Natalie Abeita, Administrator of the Isleta Assisted Living Facility (ALF), reported that construction of the building should be complete in December 2014.
During her presentation, Ms. Abeita explained some of the conditions and circumstances that would restrict or disqualify persons from residing at the ALF. Here are some examples that she covered:
- Ventilator dependency;
- Pressure sores and decubitus ulcers;
- Intravenous therapy or injections;
- Any condition requiring physical or chemical restraints;
- Nasogastric tubes;
- Tracheostomy care;
- Residents that present an imminent physical threat or danger to others or to themselves;
- Residents that require use of a Hoyer lift; &
- Ostomy (unless the person is able to provide self-care).
These conditions require continuous nursing care. The ALF, however, will not have persons on duty 24/7 to provide the care that such residents would require. The ALF will have a contract nurse available, however, the nurse will not be there on a 24/7 basis.
The ALF will begin dating the Admission Referral/Inquiries on September 1, 2014. The facility has a maximum capacity of 20 beds. 10 beds for the Assisted Living and 10 for the Memory Care, which is a secured locked unit for potential wander risks.
Ms. Abeita will conduct a community meeting on: Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at 6:00 pm at the Elder Center Kiva Room concerning the ALF.
You may also contact Natalie Abeita at (505) 869-5560 to ask questions about the facility, set up an appointment to discuss admission or to learn more about the services that will be offered at the facility.
To learn more click: Assisted Living Facility.
By Christopher Abeita