DeSoto Nursing & Rehabilitation Announces New Owners

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Administrator Regina Rideaux

DeSoto Nursing & Rehabilitation center recently announced new owners and a new administrator for the facility located at 1101 N. Hampton Road in DeSoto.

The new administrator is a DeSoto native, Regina Rideaux, who has been involved in the healthcare industry since 1972, but says, “I’ve been training for this job all my life.” A licensed nursing facility administrator, Mrs. Rideaux has a BA in Sociology/Gerontology. She is certified as a Dementia Practitioner and is also a Certified Gerontologist.

Administrator Regina Rideaux has lived in DeSoto for 32 years, and has been married to her husband, Walter Rideaux, for 42 years. The couple have two children: a daughter who attends Texas A&M University and a son who attends the University of Texas at Austin. Since their daughter is an Aggie and their son is a Longhorn fan, Rideaux calls herself a “divided parent.” She and her family are active members of Community Missionary Baptist Church, whose Senior Pastor is Rev., Dr. Oscar Epps, Sr. Walter Rideaux serves as a Deacon and Mrs. Rideaux serves as a Deaconess.

Excited To Work In Her Hometown

Rideaux says, “I am so excited and honored to work in my hometown and for the new owners, Gulf Coast LTC, Inc. Changes have already begun and renovations are on the way. This community will be seeing many changes over the next year as we begin renovations to DeSoto Nursing & Rehabilitations. Please stop by, say hello, and feel the change at our facility. Also feel free to visit us online at We are changing the way you think about long term care.”

The facility currently has ninety-three employees, and Rideaux says “we help support the City of DeSoto!” They can accommodate ninety-two Skilled, Hospice, Respite, and/or Rehabilitations residents/patients. DeSoto Nursing & Rehabilitation welcomes patients who are admitted from local and Metroplex facilities, or from home.

Rideaux says, “I invite the community to visit DeSoto Nursing & Rehabilitation to feel and see the changes. A special thanks to the community for sharing their love and time with the residents of DeSoto.”

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