A new oasis has popped up in the desert and it is located in Paradise. Abundant sunshine, palm trees and a mild climate surround Trellis Paradise, a nearly 50,000-square-foot, single-story skilled nursing and rehab center serving the Las Vegas metropolitan area.

Built for up to 83 residents, the newly constructed community is positioned to provide “a new kind of nursing and rehabilitation experience” for residents, says facility manager Thomas G. Trump, no relation to the famous Trump hotel family. 

Under the direction of local building firm SR Construction, Trellis Paradise includes a physical therapy area, administrative offices, recreation space and dining area, as well as a full kitchen. Project manager Robin Allen calls it “a significant development” for the Las Vegas area and that it provides the city with “an outstanding finished product.”

The open-space concept of the common areas, as well as the availability of warm, natural light throughout the facility, are designed to be attention-getters for visitors to Trellis Paradise, Trump says.

“It also means that amenities like the dining room and recreation area are not walled off in separate wings, as you see in older skilled nursing and rehabilitation center designs,” he says. “Instead, Trellis Paradise provides a comfortable and homelike atmosphere for residents to receive the care they need and the dignity they deserve.”

Beyond being aesthetically pleasing, the open-space concept enables nurses at nursing stations to view all areas in their vicinity, including the entrance of each room they manage.

“Our staff has the ability to monitor residents actively and respond to needs rapidly while still providing them privacy,” Trump says. 

In keeping with a trend that has gained momentum, Trellis Paradise offers a private suite with individual temperature controls to each resident. Room layouts reduce the steps needed for residents to move from their beds to the bathroom by one-third to avoid falls and other injuries.

Moreover, each resident call button includes a two-way speaker so residents can talk to a healthcare professional at the nurse’s station immediately instead of waiting for a staff member to walk into their suite. The nurse’s station can also control the resident’s room temperature and lights, if necessary.

Although COVID-19 hit just as Trellis Paradise entered its completion phase, the pandemic didn’t require any design modifications as a result, Trump says.

“Many of the existing design features and functions can already be of great benefit in properly isolating residents,” he says. “Each private suite has its own air conditioning circulation unit and each bathroom includes a private shower. We can ensure proper distancing and individualized care without drastically affecting other facility residents.”