The Arbors

3731 Del Rey Blvd.

Las Cruces, New Mexico

(575) 382-5200

About The Arbors

The Arbors is the most experienced freestanding Alzheimer’s and dementia care residence in Las Cruces and surrounding areas

-a fully licensed, state-of-the-art facility designed and staffed specifically for people with all levels of memory impairments.

Our Leadership is credibly experienced and passionate about the disease and actively involved in the community. The Arbors leads southern New Mexico in dementia care. The Arbors team is also active in New Mexico and Texas chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Assisted Living Services Organization.


We pride ourselves in creating a positive, loving, holistic approach.

The Arbors is the root of Alzheimer’s and dementia care in Las Cruces and all southern New Mexico. Our home is critical for providing a balanced life in the face of confusion. We have a proven track record and come highly recommended by our most faithful doctors and families, past and present. We pride ourselves in creating a positive, loving, holistic approach devoted solely to this special population.

Our cutting-edge model is internationally recognized as a superior, unique design for elders with memory challenges, and maintains our leadership status as the most experienced freestanding home in Las Cruces, New Mexico, dedicated solely to Alzheimer’s, dementia, and memory care. We honor the whole person, remembering their past the wisdom to understand their present. “Dementia is our business, our only business!” is one of our mottoes.


The Arbors is non-institutional. 

It is a house of stature, versatility, dimension, and quality.

Our peaceful home provides Elders an environment to enjoy the simple daily pleasures of life, including the beauty of our solarium, where they practice potting while listening to the music of our Cockatiel, Lucy.  Our Art Studio provides opportunity for them to draw, paint and mold clay on our potters wheel. Annually, our elders jump into spring by welcoming chicks and ducklings. Everyone loves the peeps of a baby chick and quacks of a duckling!

Regularly scheduled outings to interesting places in the community, as well as quarterly gatherings promoting quality time with family, other residents, and staff, are just the beginning of the activities that revolve around the needs of those with memory loss. Entertainment often includes games, sing-a-longs, dancing, and musical presentations. Birthdays and holidays are always a priority at the Arbors.

 

We were crafted virtually by heart, and we are invested with a level of integrity that truly is rare. At the Arbors we focus on each elder’s abilities, not disabilities, and our home is the perfect alternative to clinical, hotel-like complexes. Our research and solid history have proven if an elder with dementia is unable to function at home, they are likely not able to function independently, even with minimal care, in an apartment setting.

At The Arbors,

we focus on the elders' abilities, not disabilities. 

The Arbors is a Zen-like retreat with inspiring views looking east to the Organ Mountains and west to the Mesilla Valley.  A non-institutional house of stature, versatility, dimension, and quality, it is yet without pretense. Our uncomplicated decor uses clearly defined spaces to give elders a sense of meaning, comfort, and home.

At the Arbors, the days are filled with laughter, music, and healing as well as management-oriented activities targeted specifically to fill the elder's remaining opportunities to be involved in life and living it to the fullest. To experience joy, engage in life’s simple pleasures, and tap in to abilities such as reminiscence are regular experiences at the Arbors. Meeting the residents' daily needs, such as housekeeping and home-cooked meals and snacks, as well as a licensed RN on call 24 hours for some medical needs, the staff focuses on innovative, nonconfrontational care and daily scheduled activities for our elders suffering from Alzheimer’s and other dementia-related illnesses.

  • Companion & private rooms
  • Personal care assistance with bathing, eating, hygiene, grooming and dressing
  • Transportation and escort to and from medical and dental appointments
  • Secure environment with a full-time art director guiding our elders through life’s simple pleasures
  • Medication management.
  • Consulting pharmacist
  • One-on-one time between elders and remote family members using Skype
  • Industry leading care-partner ratios excluding five full-time onsite managers

Arbors Staff

Blanca Rosa Loya

Blanca was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, a neighbor to Las Cruces, New Mexico, where she has the privilege to care for our elders in this community as well as those coming from far away. Blanca discovered her life’s purpose when she began practicing as a social worker. She quickly discovered passion for exploring the adventure of caring for our elders in different stages of life, learning their extensive histories, and having the ability to provide for their immediate needs. Blanca realizes elders require individualized, innovative quality of care. Above all, Blanca says, is the love we give and receive from each other, combined with a day full of tasks that are required to integrate good care.

 

Dementia care took Blanca by surprise, leading to a whole new world of learning by participating in research and studies and obtaining the tools required to perform the best care possible under such difficult circumstances. Most of all, understanding the possibility of providing quality of care with love and patience. Blanca realizes the immense need for those of us involved in this incredible journey of giving and is energized to be meeting that need through her leadership at The Arbors. ​Blanca has been recognized for her tremendous work in the industry many times and in 2020 was a New Mexico Healthcare Association Finalist for Director of the Year.

Monica Leos

Assistant Administrator

Monica was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She attended New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. Monica has over 25 years of experience working with the elderly in different capacities such as being a social worker, administrator, admissions coordinator, hospice care, and home health care. She has a compassion for elders and strongly believes in providing excellent care with dignity and respect. She is an avid advocate for helping others. She also enjoys volunteering for her community and was an active member of the Junior League of El Paso. She strongly believes that every life has a purpose. Her goal is to share knowledge, support, love, and compassion to the families and their loved ones as they go through the journey of living with Alzheimer's/Dementia.

Rose Korell

Rose was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico, she is one of five siblings. She graduated from Las Cruces High School then went on to attend the International Business College where she earned a Medical Office Specialist Certification. She has two children and two adorable grandchildren. Her medical profession has spread to her family. For example, Rose’s eldest daughter is enrolled in the New Mexico State University Nursing program.

Rose is very proficient in everything office. She is tidy, competent and extremely organized. We are proud of the way she welcomes everyone to the Arbors with a great smile, and cheerful attitude. She is extremely helpful when families call us in a crisis with their loved one or are looking for support and a shoulder to lean on. Rose is incredibly reliable and dedicated. She worked at Memorial Medical Hospital in Las Cruces for a whopping 25 years prior to joining our Team Arbors. Her experiences at the hospital varied and were not limited to: 6 years as a medical records analyst, 3 years of telecommunications, and 16 years as a Support services Supervisor. Arbors is very blessed to have Rose on our team!

Shavonne Garcia

Shavonne has been a part of the Vista Living Community since 2015. Shavonne first started as a caregiver and loved every minute of it! Shavonne wanted to grow within the company and in 2016 she became the activities coordinator for over a year. Shavonne continues to grow within the Vista Living Community. She is now Arbor’s Wellness Coordinator.

Shavonne has a strong passion and is very personal with her elders. She is very experienced in working with dementia care. Her own father suffered 5 strokes and was diagnosed with vascular dementia and psychosis in 2010 in which she quit work to stay at home to care for her father. Unfortunately her father’s dementia progressed. His healthcare needs were more appropriate for a long term care facility. Shavonne received her CNA license in 2010 and received her CMA license in 2013. Shavonne has 12 years of extensive experience working in Alzheimer's and Dementia care in many different settings and is known as the “Elder Whisper” here at the Arbors. Shavonne will be expanding her education and attend DACC to pursue her nursing degree. Shavonne enjoys her time with her children and their yearly trip to Disneyland.

Michael Manzanares

Michael has worked with Vista Living since 2002. He understands that meals are the most important activity of the day for an elder with dementia.  He plans meals with meticulous detail taking pride in fresh ingredients, colorful foods, and tasty recipes. His presentation is amazing; far from the cafeteria food he is more the beloved local restaurant with your favorite meals you can’t go without.  He understands it is more than just a meal but an experience. Michael was recognized by the New Mexico Healthcare Association as 2020’s Best of the Best Support Service Award. 

Michael is a native New Mexican, husband and father of two, and grandfather to two amazing grandchildren. He attended New Mexico state University and Doña Ana Community college. Throughout his life he was a police officer with NMMP in Las Cruces and has worked with the Mesilla Valley Search and Rescue. Every year for the past 18 years he has attended, supported, and fundraised for the Alzheimer's association ALS March of DImes. Michael enjoys spending time with family outdoors and on the water.

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(575) 382-5200

3731 Del Rey Boulevard
Las Cruces, NM 88012


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