The new, two level residential home will include a 39-bed special care Alzheimer’s house and 20-bed skilled nursing house for residents requiring physical rehab or higher levels of nursing care. Both areas are combined into one and the facility also features a therapy pool piped with natural healing waters from New Mexico's hot springs.

 

The faciloty is badly needed since more than 70 percent of the patients at the New Mexico Veterans Home suffer from some form of dementia.

 

The facility is expected to receive LEED Silver certification.