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Senior housing types near Taos, NM

  • Pacifica Senior Living Santa Fe

    Pacifica Senior Living Santa Fe

    2961 Galisteo Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505
    (64)
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    Pacifica Senior Living Santa Fe Pacifica Senior Living Santa Fe is premiere senior living community offering assisted living and memory care. Conveniently located in the oldest capital of the country, Santa Fe, Santa Fe County, New Mexico. It is nestled among the serene foothills of the Sangre Dr...

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  • MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe NOW OPEN

    MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe NOW OPEN

    2041 S Pacheco St, Santa Fe, NM 87505
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    MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe proudly brings to area the finest assisted living Santa Fe NM offers. Our new community is located near the intersection of St. Francis and St. Michael on the city’s west side and is ideally situated for mountain views. Dedicated to creating a...

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  • Avamere at Rio Rancho

    1000 River View Dr SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
    (62)
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    Avamere at Rio Rancho offers personalized retirement living options to seniors in the greater Sandoval County, New Mexico area. Rio Rancho is known for its annual Balloon Fiesta as well as other festivals and celebrations, all of which are favorite activities for our residents. Our community is...

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  • Haven Care Dogwood

    Haven Care Dogwood

    4014 St. Andrews Dr. SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
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    Haven Care - Dogwood is located in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Our specialized care agency offers Alzheimer's and Dementia services for elderly senior citizens. We offer assisted living to help people who have mentally incapacitating diseases stay safe and secure. Our programs allow us to customize our...

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  • Supportive Care at the Neighborhood in Rio Rancho: Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Supportive Care at the Neighborhood in Rio Rancho: Assisted Living & Memory Care

    900 Loma Colorado Blvd NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
    (3)
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    Supportive Care at The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho is a Premier Full Service Health Care Community where extra support is available at one location. There is no entry fee or long term contract to move directly into Supportive Care at The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho and features both private studio...

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  • North Ridge Alzheimer's Special Care Center

    North Ridge Alzheimer's Special Care Center

    8101 Palomas Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
    (9)
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    Northridge Alzheimer's Special Care Center is a family owned stand alone memory care specializing in caring for and honoring those with Dementia. Our exclusive Meaningful Moments program is specifically designed to help meet the needs of your loved one with memory loss. By adding details and...

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  • Buena Vista Senior Care

    Buena Vista Senior Care

    8505 Rancho Santa Fe Pl NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
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    * Providing high quality, loving care in a home-like environment for over 15 years. * 8 Private rooms with 3 shared bathrooms. * 2-person transfer capability daily, 7am to 7pm. * Visiting doctors and nurses. * Twice Daily Socialization/Activities Schedule. * Exceptionally high caregiver-to-resident...

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  • Brookdale Tramway Ridge

    Brookdale Tramway Ridge

    4910 Tramway Ridge Drive Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87111
    (54)
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    Exceptional Senior Living New Mexico families looking for a more personalized senior living experience can find it here, at our luxurious senior living community that offers assisted living and Alzheimer’s and dementia care in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Known for its vibrant arts and culture scene,...

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  • Haven Care - Aspen House

    Haven Care - Aspen House

    9701 Camino del Sol NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
    (1)
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    Haven Care - Aspen is a high quality assisted living home that is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This is a wonderful location with very beautiful scenery that your loved one will enjoy. At Haven Care - Aspen, we take pride in offering top quality specialized care for senior's with memory loss...

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  • Haven Care - Birch House

    Haven Care - Birch House

    5320 Van Christopher NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
    (1)
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    Haven Care operates five assisted living residences in the greater Albuquerque, New Mexico area. Birch house is a lovely brick home in an upper middle class neighborhood and is less than 3 miles from Lovelace Women's Hospital, which was rated at 87% on its latest medicare review. Three other highly...

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  • Brookdale Juan Tabo Place

    Brookdale Juan Tabo Place

    3920 Juan Tabo Place Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87111
    (28)
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    Specialized Care From the Industry Leader Selecting the right memory care option can often be challenging. It’s hard to know the right choice. But memory care doesn’t have to mean giving up on a great life. In fact, in the right environment, with the right specialty care, seniors living with...

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  • Haven Care - Cottonwood House

    Haven Care - Cottonwood House

    5305 Queens Court NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
    (2)
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    Situated in an excellent location in northeast Albuquerque, New Mexico, just off US 25 near the US 40 interchange, Haven Care ~ Cottonwood is a beautiful five bed residential care home. Personal care and special attention is our goal to make your loved ones feel at home. Haven Care is locally owned...

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  • Palmilla Senior Living

    Palmilla Senior Living

    10301 Golf Course Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
    (107)
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    Palmilla Senior Living puts premium independent senior living within your reach. We offer Independent Living, Assisted Living and Alzheimer's and Memory Care in Albuquerque, New Mexico. All of our living options stress independence and autonomy, providing the assistance you need to live worry-free...

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  • Haven Care - Fir House

    Haven Care - Fir House

    10405 Los Suenos Cr. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
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    Having a loved one who needs long term assistance can be heartbreaking and very stressful. Haven Care is here to make sure your loved ones live their lives to the fullest and make you and your family stress free. Our small community is located in Albuquerque, NM. All of our residents live in a...

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  • Tender Heart Assisted Living

    Tender Heart Assisted Living

    4308 Tulane Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
    (4)
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    We have four communities in Albuquerque that are owned and operated locally by three individuals with combined Assisted Living Experience of over 30 years. We are involved daily in the communities and are available to our family members and staff 24 hours a day! If there's a concern or an issue, we...

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  • The Woodmark at Uptown

    The Woodmark at Uptown

    7201 Prospect Place Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87110
    (80)
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    The Woodmark at Uptown: The Woodmark at Uptown is a senior living community in Albuquerque, New Mexico offering assisted living and memory care services for senior citizens. The Woodmark at Uptown is ideally located in Albuquerque's Uptown neighborhood, with fantastic sunsets and awesome views of...

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  • Touched by A White Dove Assisted Living

    Touched by A White Dove Assisted Living

    1605 Cardenas Drive Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87110
    (12)
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    Touched By A White Dove Assisted Living is located in Albuquerque New Mexico. Our facility is located near the University Of New Mexico Hospital , offering a significant level of convenience to our residents. Our staff are extensively experienced assisting senior citizens and intentionally uphold a...

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  • Willow Wood Assisted Living

    Willow Wood Assisted Living

    1008 Chiricahua Ct SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123
    (3)
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    Willow Wood Assisted Living Facility is located in Willow Wood Heights subdivision in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is a state licensed residential care community specializing in the care of individuals who can no longer live on their own but do not need the rigors of nursing home care. Willow Wood is...

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  • Atria Vista Del Rio

    Atria Vista Del Rio

    1620 Indian School Road Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87102
    (77)
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    At Atria Vista del Rio, you'll find a tightly knit community with the support you need to lead an independent life. Enjoy a family-style environment that fosters physical activity and social engagements, including yoga, bridge, educational seminars and a resident-led arts and crafts group. Atria...

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  • Haven Care- Evergreen

    Haven Care- Evergreen

    10400 Calle Contendo NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
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    Haven Care Home Evergreen is an assisted living micro community located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. There is a hospital that is less than 1 mile from the facility. This is perfect for the residents that need immediate care that is beyond the staff's control. Our staff is available to our residents...

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  • Good Life Senior Living Los Lunas

    Good Life Senior Living Los Lunas

    1650 North Los Lentes Road, Los Lunas, NM 87031
    (1)
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    Good Life Senior Living is the finest assisted living home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. Due to heavy demand, we recently completed construction on a specialized Alzheimer wing 2 months ago. This recent home is one of the most beautiful in New Mexico. It is equipped with an exclusive built in living...

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  • Palisades At Broadmoor Park

    Palisades At Broadmoor Park

    4547 Palisades Park View, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
    (43)
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    The Palisades at Broadmoor Park represents a new approach to Senior Living. Built in 2008, The Palisades is an award winning example of innovation within the senior living industry. Our residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a world class retirement community that is both elegant and...

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  • Bonaventure of Colorado Springs

    Bonaventure of Colorado Springs

    9112 Grand Cordera Parkwa, Colorado Springs, CO 80924
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    Looking for an exceptional senior living community? Well, you’ve found it. When you combine an exceptional lifestyle, ready-made friends and outstanding service, the result is what we call Retirement Perfected™ Bonaventure provides the highest level of service and value you'll find anywhere. Our...

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  • A Robin's Nest

    A Robin's Nest

    3182 East Oakcreek Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
    (3)
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    A Robins Nest is a small cozy 8 bed state licensed home. Located across from Quail Lake. In Colorado Springs Co. Our staff have been with us for years & happily meet all our residents needs in a timely manner. We usually start our day with 4-5 staff to get up 8 residents. We have a house pet Jack...

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  • Brookdale Broadmoor

    Brookdale Broadmoor

    615 Southpointe Court, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
    (38)
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    Time to Enjoy the Good Life Imagine waking up in a place that gives you the freedom to redefine what it means to be independent. When you move into our assisted living and memory care community, you have every opportunity to do just that. Because we handle all the household chores like cooking,...

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  • Bear Creek Senior Living

    Bear Creek Senior Living

    1685 S 21st St, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
    (38)
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    Bear Creek Senior Living is an exceptional senior care community located in the vibrant and growing city of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Our community is ideally located in a quiet area of the city boasting a view of Cheyenne Mountain, just a short distance from Red Rock Canyon Park and with...

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  • Brookdale Skyline

    Brookdale Skyline

    2365 Patriot Heights, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
    (53)
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    With fewer chores, you can have more adventures. So what are you waiting for? Set against the dramatic backdrop of Pikes Peak and the Rocky Mountains in Colorado Springs, our continuing care retirement community, or CCRC, has four levels of care on one campus, including independent living, assisted...

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  • Brookdale Monument Valley Park

    Brookdale Monument Valley Park

    10 West Monument Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    (48)
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    Home Sweet Home Nestled in the beautiful city of Colorado Springs, this is the place where you can wake up each and every morning knowing the world is yours to embrace. As a resident in our assisted living and memory care community, you are no longer responsible for things like cooking, cleaning and...

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  • St. Padre Pio Assisted Living

    St. Padre Pio Assisted Living

    2543 North Chelton Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
    (12)
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    As a licensed Assisted Living facility we provide care to our residents to support the Activities of Daily Living (ADL), including help with bathing, dressing, dietary support , medication management and other services to maintain a healthy lifestyle for our residents. In addition, we provide...

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  • Lark Springs

    2850 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80917
    (24)
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    Lark Springs offers Alzheimer's and dementia care in Colorado Springs. Our hillside setting is just minutes away from downtown and nearby several shopping areas. Our ideal location is also nearby numerous skilled nursing facilities, if ever needed. Our single-story community has 60 one-bedroom...

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  • Sunrise at University Park

    Sunrise at University Park

    2105 University Park Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
    (32)
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    Sunrise at University Park sits in the heart of North Colorado Springs. Our community is situated in the prestigious University Park neighborhood, with over 100 acres of open space and trails available. We offer Assisted Living and Memory Care, hosting and supporting a monthly Alzheimer's...

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  • ViewPointe

    ViewPointe

    555 S Rockrimmon Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80919
    (15)
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    In the spirit of love, Bethesda Adult Communities provides an environment where vintage lives blossom.  We strive to cultivate a vibrant, active and healthy community.  Bethesda Adult Communities are apart of a non-profit Christian based organization that have been caring for seniors for...

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  • Springs Ranch Memory Care

    Springs Ranch Memory Care

    3315 Emmett View, Colorado Springs, CO 80922
    (2)
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    Springs Ranch, part of the Koelsch Communities, and family owned since 1958 is located in beautiful Colorado Springs, CO. Along with excellence in care, Springs Ranch will offer full meals, vibrant mental and physical activities 7 days a week, scheduled social outings on a wheelchair-accessible bus,...

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  • Liberty Heights

    Liberty Heights

    12105 Ambassador Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80921
    (26)
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    Liberty Heights at Northgate is an assisted living community in the city of Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado for those seniors who are seeking memory care services. When a senior is seeking a great place to live in the city of Colorado Springs, they will find that in this community. The...

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  • Montage Creek

    Montage Creek

    968 Sunrise Drive, Montrose, CO 81401
    (13)
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    Savor the Golden Years If you want to live somewhere that provides you with all the comforts of home and the perks and conveniences of a destination resort, look no further. Because we provide independent and assisted living as well as memory care, we’re known as a continuing care retirement...

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  • Bethesda Gardens Monument

    Bethesda Gardens Monument

    55 Beacon Lite Road, Monument, CO 80132
    (5)
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    Bethesda Gardens Monument was designed with service in mind. As part of a faith-based nonprofit organization with nearly 60 years of experience in senior care, we’ve channeled all that we’ve learned into meeting the senior living needs of the Tri-Lakes region — including Palmer Lake, Monument and...

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  • Wheatfields Senior Living Community

    Wheatfields Senior Living Community

    4701 North Prince Street, Clovis, NM 88101
    (4)
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    At Wheatfields Senior Living, we invite you to see what home looks like in beautiful Clovis, New Mexico. Wheatfields' staff take pride in creating the foundation of your comfort by providing the essentials to put your mind at ease. Our mission is to help you enjoy the things you love and have more...

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  • Wilson Family Care

    12308 Princess Jeanne NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112
    (1)
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    Wilson Family care is a professional, experienced family care center for you and your family health care needs. Offering health care from birth to older years, we specialize in all fields in both men and women. Located in Florida, Wilson family care is filled with doctors and employees who truly do...

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  • Life Quality Homes - Broadmoor Boutique I

    19 Loma Linda Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
    (7)
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    Life Quality Homes #4 at Loma Linda in Colorado Springs, CO. We provide the best in assisted living because of our personal experience with our Mother who was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's at age 52. We proudly provide a safe and secure option for your family member or loved one in a...

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  • Life Quality Homes - Broadmoor Boutique II

    2402 Woodburn Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
    (2)
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    Life Quality Home #3 Woodburn is in beautiful Colorado Springs, CO. We here at Life Quality #3 are proud of our beautiful view to the west (the foothills of the Rocky Mountains), and our family type care facility. Our assisted living home for seniors sits on a large lot, on a quiet street in...

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  • Life Quality Homes - Broadmoor Boutique III

    427 West Cheyenne Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
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    Nestled in historic Colorado Springs, Colorado, Life Quality Home #2 Cheyenne is the ideal retirement setting for your elderly senior. It's never an easy decision to place your loved one in a retirement center but sometimes we have to acknowledge that they'll get better care in an assisted living...

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  • Life Quality Homes - Oakridge Boutique

    2204 Oakridge Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80915
    (2)
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    Life Quality Home #1 Oakridge is located in the beautiful Colorado Springs, in Colorado. This assisted living and senior care facility is for those senior citizens who are not ready for independent living and need care and companionship. It provides residential senior living to the elderly and has...

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  • New Dawn Memory Care - Colorado Springs

    4145 Briargate Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
    (16)
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    New Dawn Memory Care is an assisted living community located in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado. Colorado Springs is one of the most beautiful locations in which a person can live, with views to the west of the Southern Rocky Mountains as well as the Palmer Divide up to the north. This...

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  • The Legacy at Santa Fe

    The Legacy at Santa Fe

    3 Avenida Aldea, Santa Fe, NM 87507
    (1)
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  • MorningStar Memory Care at Bear Creek

    MorningStar Memory Care at Bear Creek

    2450 Lower Gold Camp Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
    (1)
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  • The Retreat at Sunny Vista

    The Retreat at Sunny Vista

    2450 E Cache La Poudre St, Colorado Springs, CO 80909
    (1)
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  • MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Mountain Shadows

    MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care at Mountain Shadows

    5355 Centennial Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80919
    (18)
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  • Melody Living

    Melody Living

    7600 Sandy Rock Point, Colorado Springs, CO 80924
    (3)
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  • MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Rio Rancho

    2301 Golf Course Rd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
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  • Meadows Senior Care

    6116 Casa Feliz NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
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Taos, New Mexico

Memory Care

Memory care provides intensive medical care to individuals with physical and cognitive wellness troubles in a fully-staffed and monitored facility. A memory care facility employs staff members who are trained annually in assisting patients with cognitive impairments, dementia, and an inability to make basic healthcare choices. Persons may live in shared apartments or single rooms. Residents in memory care require aid with dressing, personal care , and eating. This sort of facility provides 24-hour supervised care with social activities, meals, and health management for occupants. The annual median cost for a private room is around $96,725 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $87,954 . New Mexico maintains specific rules associated with this type of facility. The New Mexico Department of Health, Division of Health Improvement, and Health Facility Licensing and Certification Bureau licenses this type of facility.

Cost of Living

Senior living community price is affected by the city where it is located. Per month, the median price of rent in Taos is around $528 and the median value of a house in Taos is $274,494. The rent burden for Taos is about 15.5% of the average person's monthly income.

Demographics and Values

In terms of education, 25.6% have a high-school diploma, 29.4% have a college degree, and 13.7% have a graduate degree. Demographically, Taos is 4.5% Native American, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.6% Asian, 4.5% other or not specified, 86.1% white, 3.9% mixed race, 45.6% Hispanic, and 0.5% black. Taos has a population density of 364 people per square mile. In Taos, 9.5% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Out of the total population of Taos, 8.2% are widows, 14.7% do not have health insurance, 24.5% live in poverty, and 19.2% have some form of disability. Based on gender, 56.6% are female and 43.4% are male. The median age of Taos is 47 years old.

State Information

An overview of New Mexico

In terms of resources, New Mexico has a cost of living index of 92.8, a grocery index rating of 92.8, and a housing index rating of 100.9. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. Overall, New Mexico ranks 46th in quality of life and 34th in healthcare compared to other US states. There are 47 general hospitals and 137 health centers that provide care for 2,097,463 New Mexico residents. The three highest ranked hospitals in New Mexico are Christus St Vincent Regional Medical Center, Lovelace Medical Center, and Presbyterian Espanola Hospital. Based on natural beauty, New Mexico ranks 23rd in the nation.

Social demographics of the state

In terms of religious values, 36% of New Mexico's population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 2,447 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-23%, Mainline Protestant-14%, and Historically Black Protestant-1%. In New Mexico there are 57 masonic lodges. The state of New Mexico ranks 6th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. The median age in the state is 38, and 31% of the population is over the age of 55. During the latest presidential election, 40% voted for the Republican candidate while 48% voted for the Democratic candidate.

State-wide weather information

The average temperature in the summer rises to around 71°F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 98°F during the month of June. The average low summer temperature is around 36°F in the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in New Mexico drops to around 36°F. The average high winter temperature is around 65°F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 2°F during the month of January. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of July at around 5.98 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of New Mexico is around 1.22 inches. The average air quality index rating in New Mexico is 45.5 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of July with a rating of 61.7 AQI. On average, the humidity rating for New Mexico is around 46%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of August at around 56%. While residents of New Mexico mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in New Mexico can include earthquakes (moderate) and floods.

Wildlife to be found in New Mexico

The state of New Mexico has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of evergreen conifers, sagebrush, spruce-fir, and blue grama. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the javelina, the black bears, the elk, or the kangaroo rats. The state animal of New Mexico is the roadrunner.