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Albuquerque is known for its rich cultural diversity, delicious Southwestern cuisine, scenic mountain ranges, and temperate climate. Albuquerque is a family-oriented city, where the younger generations take care of their aging loved ones. The area’s assisted living communities strive to offer a homelike environment with engaging relationships within the community, as well as continued communication with residents’ own families. Seniors in Albuquerque assisted living are provided with a variety of personalized care services and have access to the best food, culture, and entertainment the city has to offer.

With 25 partnered assisted living communities within a 10-mile radius from downtown, Albuquerque seniors have options. This guide is based on A Place for Mom’s proprietary data from those 25 communities and is informed by our over two decades’ worth of experience in the senior living industry and local senior living experts. Browse Albuquerque assisted living facilities according to your specific needs — support services, amenities, budget-conscious, pet accommodations, social and enrichment offerings, and more. Find information about payment options, local long-term care services, facility health and safety regulations, and other important resources for Albuquerque seniors.

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[name removed] passed away in [date removed] after only a couple of months at Haven Care Evergreen. But they were wonderful for the short time she was there. This is the closest to one on one care there is....
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
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...
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Very caring staff. Cleanliness of the facility. Accommodating to the family. Encouraged the residents to participate in the activities. Staff provided personal care with concerns for the residents abilities....
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
Vista Sandia Assisted Living Facility is located in Albuquerque’s North East Heights. 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. Vista Sandia is unique in that it...
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Prior to moving to Albuquerque Grand I walked or relied on public transportation to get around. As I got older it became more difficult for me to get to the store or laundry mat. Since moving to Albuquerque...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Albuquerque Grand Senior Living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, offers what may be the state's finest senior living experience. Offering both independent and assisted living, Albuquerque Grand is dedicated to providing an active, vibrant senior lifestyle with a wide variety of activities to ensure...
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My husband was there only a couple of weeks in [date removed]. Based off of our short experience, I would recommend Fountain Hill to others looking for assisted living.
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Fountain Hill Assisted Living is locally owned and operated community residence. We provide high quality and personal residential living care in Albuquerque, NM. We focus on quality care and comfort in a family setting. That includes attention to enrichment for our residents through daily...
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I've been very pleased overall. I don't live in the same state, so I haven't personally witnessed any of the above. I've always received prompt, friendly and positive responses on the phone. And, my...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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I just spoke with my mom and asked her if she could tell me why she likes The Village. She said that everyone there is so nice, the food is very good, her room is kept very clean and she has friends to...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
The Village at Alameda is and assisted living community located in Albuquerque, NM. Absolutely breathtaking to behold, this assisted living community has a look to it that draws the eye, and it commands attention. This community offers access to area attractions and to the natural beauty that...
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We are so happy with this facility. It's specialized (memory care), which can be a challenge, but they really are on top of things and run things very well! I can't say enough good things. I haven't had a...
Provides: Memory Care
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
MorningStar at 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...
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My loved one was previously a resident at Brookdale Tramway Ridge and the overall experience was good. The friendliness was great. The staff and care services were good. Based on our experience, I would...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Exceptional Senior LivingNew 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...
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What we like the most about the MorningStar Assisted Living community is the cleanliness of the community as well as the friendliness of the staff. Based on the experience we have had so far, we would maybe...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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Areas they could improve on - maybe the maintenance...sometimes takes a while to get things fixed. Not dramatic issues, but it's a great place overall. Based on the experience we have had, we would recommend...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
At Morada Albuquerque, 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. Morada...
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Warm, clean, home like environment. Staff was very kind. I was always welcome. Pretty garden area. Good location. Very simple food menu, but residents seemed happy with it. Responsive to my queries and...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
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...
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The owner and the entire staff at Willowwood Assisted Living were incredibly kind and considerate and clearly enjoyed taking care of everyone. My father passed just after midnight and the night staff stayed...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
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...
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Based on our families experience, we were frustrated that all the required paperwork had to be completed by hand rather than a word doc to edit. There were a lot of duplicate questions on many different...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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...
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Of all the facilities that I previewed online (I wasn't able to make in-person visits), I was most impressed with the friendliness of the people that I talked to. Others tried to "sell" me, while Fairwinds...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Fairwinds - Rio Rancho offers luxurious apartment homes in a fun and active retirement community. We are proud to be managed by Leisure Care who leads the industry in the development and management of elegant retirement communities that are all about Five-Star Fun. At Fairwinds - Rio...
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My mother was showing signs of needing more help, and could no longer live alone. She was not happy with the idea of moving to an Assisted Living community, but she has been at Quintessence for a few months...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Choose Morada Quintessence for Small-Town Senior Living & Big-Time Value. Our flat rate pricing ensures full care and amenities with no surprise charges.At Morada Quintessence, we provide a range of onsite medical and therapy services for our residents. This includes but is not limited to...
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They just increased monthly 10k a month for memory care. They do have church and communion. They sit and watch TV in the main room most of the time. Have difficulty getting her compression socks. Employee...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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After attempting to care for Mom at home , we found out she needed 24/7 care which I could not provide. Avista Senior Living facility was selected after reviewing other facilities. The professional help and...
Provides: Memory Care
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Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Specialized Care From the Industry LeaderSelecting 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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From the moment of first contact, [name removed] was absolutely amazing in sending me everything that I needed. Following up most appropriately. And providing other suggested resources to help. She...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Avamere at Rio Rancho offers residents the full spectrum of senior living options including independent, assisted living and a secure memory care community. Located on Albuquerque's west side, close to both Cottonwood mall and scenic Corrales, we are conveniently located near Presbyterian Rust,...
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My mother is currently a resident at Haven Care Birch House. The staff is a mix, three of the providers are terrific and one is very non caring. The Activities are the only thing that I would rate lower than...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
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...
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I needed a facility very quickly and they were great at getting my Stepdad in. The other thing I really liked is that they accept Medicaid. It’s a really nice community and the staff takes great care of him....
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
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,...
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Not sure why someone would give this place a 1 star. Obviously they have not seen other places. I have my relative in this place for about 2 months and all I can say is that the caretakers, yes they are a...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
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The community is wonderful and you couldn't find a better one. The room sizes are good. the food looks and smells good. They do a lot for the residence to keep them engaged. I would definitely...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
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...
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When we walked in for the first time Westwind felt like home! The food is great, residents have choices and can ask for something different that matches their taste, like a sandwich with certain...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Thank you for your interest in Westwind House. Welcome to Westwind House! Westwind House offers an independent living as well as an assisted living environment. It is our pleasure to provide a secure, healthy and happy home. We encourage an atmosphere where family members of all ages are...
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The day after my brother began his stay at Ravenna they went into pandemic CDC status. Just unbelieveably difficult for all of us. When we got to the release of rules by the state I was able to visit him....
Provides: Assisted Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Ravenna Assisted Living is a mid-sized, privately owned and operated senior living community in Albuquerque's West Side. In operation since 2014, we continue our passion for providing a safe and caring environment for our residents. We focus on compassion and engaging interactions and activities...
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There is nothing bad I can say about Haven Care. My Mother is living at another of their houses - they are both fantastic. We were fortunate to find them and be able to place my mom. They are indeed...
Provides: Memory Care, Residential Care Home
Care types provided by this community
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Care Homes: Residential care homes are shared neighborhood homes for seniors who need a live-in caregiver to assist with activities of daily living, like dressing and bathing.
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...
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GoodLife Senior Living Los Lunas

3.1
After touring several different assisted living facilities and being told they cannot accommodate someone who needs a two-person lift, my husband and I toured Goodlife Senior Living. We met with [name removed], the manager, and she was the first person to sit with us and tell us that everything ...
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Fairwinds - Rio Rancho

5.0
It is a great community. Everyone is welcoming and caring. Food is amazing. Lots of activities. We picked it because it's so alive. Always something going on. You walk in the front door and it's warm and inviting.

Willowwood Assisted Living in Albuquerque, NM

4.9
The staff members at Willowood Assisted Living are so great and friendly and our loved one is really well taken care of. He always looks clean and is being fed really well. We have absolutely no complaints or see any red flags with this community. His favorite thing is sitting outside in the ...
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Albuquerque review score based on 201 family reviews

8.2
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This proprietary review score is based on 201 reviews of 63 Albuquerque assisted living communities. All reviews were submitted in the past two years by verified community residents and family members.
The Albuquerque review score informs your search by letting you see at a glance how assisted living residents and family members rate assisted living in your area. Compare review scores in multiple locations to understand how overall satisfaction rates differ from city to city. Based on recent reviews, the maximum possible score is 10.Methodology: How we calculate our city review scores

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Review subcategories for Albuquerque assisted living

When assisted living residents and family members submit a review on our site, they rate each community on categories such as cleanliness, activities, meals, and more. The chart below is based on 201 reviews of 63 Albuquerque assisted living communities. This chart helps you compare Albuquerque resident and family assisted living satisfaction rates against national averages. Use it to assess your needs and develop criteria for your own search. If you know that one of these categories is important to you or your loved one, our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities to match your needs.
Albuquerque, NM averageNational average
Cleanliness
4.4
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
4.6
Care services
3.9
4.2
Staff
4.3
4.5
Meals & dining
3.8
4.1
Activities
3.7
4.0
Value for cost*
3.9
4.1
0.01.02.03.04.05.0
*Learn more about cost details

Costs of assisted living in the Albuquerque area

The cost of assisted living at our partnered Albuquerque facilities averages $4,311 per month.[01] This rate includes rent, care services, and meals, as well as the costs of any optional add-ons, such as the following:

  • Transportation services
  • Pet fees
  • Specialty care services, such as physical or occupational therapy
  • Concierge services
  • Specialty dietary accommodations
  • Optional room amenities

The rates outlined below represent a baseline of Albuquerque-area assisted living costs before add-on fees.

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Albuquerque, NM vs. nearby cities

Albuquerque, NM
$4,251/mo

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Albuquerque, NM vs. the state and national average

Albuquerque, NM
$4,251/mo
U.S. national average
$4,629/mo

Average monthly cost of Assisted Living in Albuquerque vs. other types of senior living

Assisted Living
$4,251/mo
$4,789/mo

Median monthly costs of Assisted Living in Albuquerque, NM by room type

Semi-Private
$4,313/mo
Private
$5,650/mo
Studio
$4,651/mo
1 Bedroom
$5,495/mo
2 Bedroom
$6,030/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$3,940/mo

Average cost of Assisted Living in Albuquerque over time

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How people pay for assisted living in Albuquerque

Albuquerque residents can choose from several private and public assistance options to help pay for senior living. Assessing your loved one’s unique financial situation will help determine the best way to pay for life in an assisted living community. Even while using private methods to pay for care, make sure to apply for any additional benefits seniors may qualify for in your area. There may be assistance available to your loved one that can help their private pay options go further.

Private pay methods in Albuquerque

Private pay methods can include your loved one’s income sources like savings, pensions, returns on investments, and Social Security benefits. These additional private pay options may also be used:

Selling a house
Reverse mortgage
Health savings accounts
Life insurance
Long-term care insurance

VA benefits for assisted living in Albuquerque

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers pensions and benefits that may help eligible Albuquerque senior veterans pay for their long-term care and senior living expenses. One such benefit is the Aid and Attendance benefit.

The VA Aid and Attendance benefit can be used to cover anything that improves the veteran’s quality of life, such as senior living expenses. The Aid and Attendance benefit may be added to a veteran’s pension to help cover the cost of rent and long-term care services in an assisted living facility. A veteran’s surviving spouse may also qualify for this benefit. In order to receive this benefit, the senior must already be receiving a VA pension and have acknowledgment from VA health care of a disability. Keep in mind that applying and receiving approval for these benefits can be a long and complicated process, so be sure to contact local veterans advocates — such as the resources included below — for assistance.

The New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services has field offices located all around the state where residents can receive assistance from veteran service officers (VSOs). Veteran service officers are fellow veterans who are familiar with benefits offerings and can help veterans get the most out of their eligibility. VA services and benefits include but are not limited to the following:

  • Compensation and pension
  • Health care
  • Housing
  • Education and training
  • Burial and survivor support
VA benefits assistance

For assistance with finding veterans benefits for New Mexico residents, you can contact your local Veterans office or check out the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services webpage. The New Mexico Judiciary Branch offers information on additional community resources for veterans, such as food and assistance, medical centers, housing assistance, rehabilitation, and more. New Mexico also has specialized departments for aiding veterans of foreign wars and for veterans with disabilities.

32671

Number of veterans who live in Albuquerque

About 24% of Albuquerque veterans are 75+, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Resources for Albuquerque veterans

Albuquerque veterans offices

Albuquerque Regional Office
500 Gold St. SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-346-4810
Phone: 505-346-3986

Northeast Heights Office
5201 Eagle Rock Ave. NE, Suite 2A
Albuquerque, NM 87113
Phone: 505-383-2404

New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services (NMDVS)
Additional New Mexico veterans resources

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
VFW — New Mexico
Phone: 575-973-4965

Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
DAV — New Mexico
Phone: 505-294-6193

Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center
1501 San Pedro Drive SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Phone: 505-265-1711
Mental health line: 505-265-1711, ext. 2150

Albuquerque Medicaid for assisted living

Medicaid is federal- and state-funded medical insurance for those with low incomes or disabilities. New Mexico’s Medicaid program is called Centennial Care. While each state’s Medicaid program varies, all Medicaid programs must follow federal guidelines.

Through Centennial Care, Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waivers can help seniors pay for their care services in the residence of their choice, including an assisted living apartment. You must be enrolled in a Centennial Care Managed Care Organization (MCO) and the agency providing the care services must be contracted with that MCO.

Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waivers

Home and Community Based Services (or HCBS) waivers are designed to cover care for those in need of a Nursing Facility Level of Support (or NFLOS),[03] but choose to live at home instead of in a skilled nursing facility. Eligible seniors can use this benefit while living at home, with a loved one, or in assisted living. New Mexico’s HCBS waiver program is offered through the Centennial Care Community Benefit, or just simply Community Benefit. It can be used to cover long-term care costs in the place of residence, such as the following:

  • Medical care services
  • Adult day services
  • Personal care services, such as assistance with activities of daily living
  • Home modifications, such as support railings, wheelchair ramps, emergency call systems, etc.
  • Transition-related costs if the senior is moving from a Medicaid-approved skilled nursing facility back into their community

The HCBS waiver is not an entitlement for eligible New Mexico residents. Community Benefits will only be granted to a maximum number of eligible residents at a time. Once this number is reached, the remaining eligible residents will be placed on a waiting list. They can then receive benefits when more spots become available. With entitlement benefits, such as Nursing Home/Institutional Medicaid, eligible residents can begin receiving benefits as soon as their application has been approved.

Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

New Mexico residents aged 55 or older who are receiving Medicaid can also take advantage of the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE. Through PACE, eligible seniors can have all of their care services coordinated into a comprehensive care plan. New Mexico’s PACE program is also known as InnovAge New Mexico PACE. To be eligible, seniors must require a Nursing Facility Level of Support but remain living in their current residence, whether it’s their own home, the home of a loved one, or an assisted living facility or group home.[04]

Albuquerque residents can manage their care through the New Mexico Human Services Department (NMHSD) and the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department (ALSTD). The ALSTD has several Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) where New Mexico residents can receive additional support with Medicare, Medicaid, and other services. Below you’ll find links to these resources, as well as other tools and call centers that can help you apply for and access benefits.

Albuquerque resident Medicaid resources

New Mexico online resources

New Mexico Human Services Department benefits access
YesNM Online Portal

New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department Person-Centered Planning Tool
Person-Centered Planning Tool

Albuquerque phone resources

New Mexico Medicaid Call Center
Phone: 1-800-283-4465

Aging and Disability Resource Center
Aging and Disability Resource Center website
Phone: 1-800-432-2080

New Mexico Area Agencies on Aging

City of Albuquerque / Bernalillo County Area Agency on Aging
Phone: 505-768-2084

Indian Area Agency on Aging
625 Silver SW, Suite 414
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505-629-8544

Medicare assisted living coverage in Albuquerque

Medicare is a federally funded program designed to extend health coverage to Americans 65 or older and individuals with qualifying disabilities. Medicare has multiple parts that cover different aspects of health care and may include the following:

  • Inpatient hospital stays or skilled nursing care
  • Doctors’ services, medical services, and medical supplies
  • Prescription medications

Medicare doesn’t cover the cost of room and board at an assisted living community; however, it will cover many of the costs associated with medical treatment, including dementia care. You can find more information on Medicare costs and coverage by visiting the federal Medicare website or by reaching out to one of your local Albuquerque Social Security Administration offices.

Qualified seniors may get help paying for Medicare deductibles and premiums through Medicare Savings Programs. You may also be able to use Medicaid to help cover your Medicare premiums through dual enrollment. Take a look at the Medicare-Medicaid Dual Enrollee State Profile – New Mexico to learn more.

Albuquerque resident Medicare resources

Understand New Mexico laws and regulations for assisted living facilities

Assisted living facilities in New Mexico are licensed and regulated by the New Mexico Department of Health’s (NMDOH) Division of Health Improvement, Health Facility Licensing and Certification Bureau. New Mexico regulations require that assisted living facilities provide the following services:

  • As-needed supervision and/or assistance with specified nursing services
  • Medication administration assistance
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Recreation and social activities
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Transportation services
  • A minimum of three nutritionally balanced meals per day, as well as evening snacks

The state’s assisted living regulations also include the following staff requirements:

Required types of staff

  • Administrator: A staff member in charge of the daily operations of the assisted living facility
  • Direct care staff: Trained staff who offer personal care and supervision
  • Licensed nurses, physician’s assistants, or nurse practitioners: must also be available to review health evaluations and individualized care plans

Staff ratio requirements

  • One direct care worker for every 15 residents or fewer
  • One direct care worker and one additional staff member per 16 to 60 residents
  • Two direct care workers and one additional staff member per 61 to 120 residents
  • At least three direct care workers and one additional staff member for more than 120 residents

Assisted living facilities are required to follow state building code standards. These are some applicable guidelines:

  • Assisted living facilities cannot house more residents than the maximum bed capacity that their license allows.
  • All of the buildings on the assisted living facility property need to be licensed.
  • Assisted living facilities must be accessible for individuals with disabilities or those requiring a wheelchair.
  • Assisted living facilities must have at least one bathroom (including toilet and bath/shower facility) for every eight residents.

Additionally, assisted living facilities must keep the following documentation on the premises:

  • Fire inspection report
  • Zoning approval report
  • Certificate of occupancy
  • Approved building plan
  • Pet vaccination records (if applicable)
  • Most recent inspection report
  • Copy of “Requirements for Assisted Living Facilities for Adults (7.8.2 NMAC).”[05]

New Mexico Department of Health resources

You can use the New Mexico Health Care Provider Search Tool to look up assisted living facilities and view their inspection reports. To look up a particular facility’s inspection report using this tool, select the category of care provider from the drop down menu. You can then narrow your search by entering the county, the city, or the name of the specific organization you’re searching for.

Other online resources:

COVID-19 regulations for Albuquerque assisted living facilities

Most COVID-19 restrictions in Albuquerque have been lifted. However, Albuquerque assisted living communities continue to have a few guidelines in place.

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Testing. Assisted living communities in Albuquerque must not admit visitors who have tested positive for COVID-19 until 10 days past their positive test, provided that they have no symptoms at that time.

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Masking. Visitors are encouraged to wear a face mask, especially if they are visiting a resident who has tested positive for COVID-19.

What to expect from assisted living in Albuquerque

Albuquerque is rich in culture, with wonderful food, music, and scenery. Characteristic of the southwestern U.S., Albuquerque is also a very family-focused area. Many families prefer to keep their aging loved ones in their home to be cared for by the younger generations. However, as this is not a viable option for every family, Albuquerque assisted living communities strive to be as family-forward as possible. Many assisted living facilities in and around Albuquerque have care staff and management that strive to make personal connections, not only with residents but with their loved ones.

Many of Albuquerque’s assisted living communities offer amenities like movie theaters, barber shops and beauty salons, fitness centers, and restaurant-style dining so residents can keep their usual routines and pleasures without the hassle of a commute. Many of the city’s assisted living communities also welcome pets, so residents with fur-babies can feel even more at home. Check out some more features Albuquerque assisted living communities are known for:

Residential settings

A Place for Mom partners with 10 residential care homes in Albuquerque. Unlike larger assisted living facilities, residential care homes are typically single-family homes that have been modified to accommodate a limited number of senior residents.

As micro communities, residential care homes generally offer a higher staff-to-resident ratio in a family-like setting. Residential communities’ neighborhood settings give them a cozy, often quiet atmosphere, and their small size can give residents a sense of normalcy rather than being in a larger, more populated community where they may feel overwhelmed.

Albuquerque residential care homes are kept to the same regulation standards as other assisted living facilities. Residents are offered quality meals, care services, laundry and housekeeping, and enrichment activities, but seniors may also receive more one-on-one attention due to the size of the community.

Multiple levels of care

Many of Albuquerque’s senior living communities feature multiple types of care all on one site. Out of our partnered communities offering assisted living, 74% feature multiple care types. These communities typically offer some combination of independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, and memory care, so that if a resident’s care needs ever change they can easily transition to a support level that fits them — ideal for aging in place.

Assisted living facilities within multi-tiered communities typically strive to foster as much independence for as long as possible for each resident. Multiple care types together also offer more variety among residents, often giving more opportunity for friendships and community engagement, regardless of an individual’s specific level of need.

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89000

Number of seniors over the age of 65 currently living in Albuquerque

16%

Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the Albuquerque population

32500

Median annual retirement income for Albuquerque seniors 65 and older, according to U.S. Census Bureau

Health care for seniors in Albuquerque

Albuquerque seniors have access to several reputable medical centers, many of which specialize in long-term acute care and rehabilitative stays. These types of facilities strive to reduce the risk of rehospitalization, which can be especially vital for seniors.

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Presbyterian Hospital

Presbyterian Hospital is ranked No. 1 in Albuquerque, according to U.S. News and World Report. Presbyterian is the largest hospital in New Mexico and offers a full range of medical and surgical procedures.

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AMG Specialty Hospital Albuquerque

AMG Specialty Hospital offers extended critical care and recovery stays for patients who might otherwise be at risk of rehospitalization. AMG Specialty offers longer stays, a higher staff-to-patient ratio, and the same level of care as an intensive care unit (ICU) so patients can have a more complete recovery.

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Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Albuquerque

Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Albuquerque offers inpatient rehabilitation for a number of medical needs, including traumatic brain injury and stroke, orthopedic injury or surgery, illness, and more. Encompass Health is typically able to accept Medicare and Medicaid.

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Kindred Hospital Albuquerque

Kindred Hospital Albuquerque offers long-term acute care. Patients at Kindred Hospital can receive the same comprehensive care offered by a standard hospital, but for an extended stay to lower their risk of rehospitalization.

Transportation for seniors in Albuquerque

Nearly half of our partnered assisted living communities offer complimentary transportation services. Another 33% of our partner communities offer transportation services at an additional cost. This means that nearly all our partner assisted living communities have safe and reliable transportation options for their residents.

Albuquerque’s main transit bus system, ABQ RIDE, offers monthly passes, assistance with planning your route, and a Guaranteed Ride Home system. While the neighborhoods and residential areas are walkable, the commercial areas like shopping and dining generally require vehicle access, so most residents use a car if they are able.

For residents aged 60 and over, Albuquerque has transportation services for seniors. Seniors can take advantage of the city’s curb-to-curb van transport to medical appointments, meal sites, activities, and shopping, with wheelchair accommodations available for those who need it. Many of these services require reservations, which can be made by calling 505-764-6464.

WalkScore has assessed Albuquerque’s transportation options, city layout, and population density to determine the following ratings out of 100:

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43

Walk Score

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29

Transit Score

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61

Bike Score

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Senior activities in Albuquerque

With over 310 days of sunshine per year, surrounded by auburn mountain ranges, Albuquerque is an oasis amidst the southwestern desert. Albuquerque is also a foodie destination, with top-notch restaurants of every variety. Old Town Albuquerque is a great place to explore restaurants, artisan boutiques, and craft libations.

The city has many senior and multigenerational centers where older adults can form relationships with other Albuquerque seniors, enjoy concerts and lectures, participate in lifelong learning classes, and take up hobbies like pottery and other art forms. Senior centers also feature skiing, hiking, aerobics, and other indoor and outdoor sports.

Frequently voted one of the top ten U.S. cities for families to visit, Albuquerque also has many exciting activities to enjoy with multiple generations. There are natural history museums, nature centers, zoos, planetariums, amusement parks, and more to be discovered on the Albuquerque visitors’ website.

Albuquerque is the hot air balloon capital of the world, and in the summertime the skies behind gorgeous mountain vistas are frequently dotted with bright colors. Residents of all ages can enjoy the views of the marvelous annual International Balloon Festival, and if watching from below isn’t enough, take flight with the Rainbow Ryders.

Frequently Asked Questions

Haven Care- Evergreen, Fairwinds - Rio Rancho and Vista Sandia Assisted Living are the top-rated Assisted Living facilities near Albuquerque, NM. These Assisted Living facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Assisted Living in Albuquerque is $4,251 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

References

  1. A Place for Mom. (2021). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

  2. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran status (S2101): Albuquerque. [Data set]. American Community Survey. 

  3. Managed Care Program Community Benefit, NMAC Rev Stat § 8.308.12 (2019).

  4. MI VIA Home and Community-Based Services Waivers, NMAC Rev Stat § 8.314.6 (2018).

  5. Assisted Living Facilities for Adults, NMAC Rev Stat § 7.8.2 (2010).

  6. New Mexico Department of Health Aging and Long-Term Services Department. (2022, February 7). Addendum to letter of direction updated December 14, 2021 for long-term care facilities.

  7. United States Census Bureau. (2021). Population 65 years and over in the United States (S0103): Albuquerque. [Data set]. American Community Survey.

  8. Walk Score. (2023). Living in Albuquerque.

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A Place for Mom. (2021). A Place for Mom proprietary data.

2.

United States Census Bureau. (2021). Veteran status (S2101): Albuquerque. [Data set]. American Community Survey. 

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Managed Care Program Community Benefit, NMAC Rev Stat § 8.308.12 (2019).

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MI VIA Home and Community-Based Services Waivers, NMAC Rev Stat § 8.314.6 (2018).

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Assisted Living Facilities for Adults, NMAC Rev Stat § 7.8.2 (2010).

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New Mexico Department of Health Aging and Long-Term Services Department. (2022, February 7). Addendum to letter of direction updated December 14, 2021 for long-term care facilities.

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United States Census Bureau. (2021). Population 65 years and over in the United States (S0103): Albuquerque. [Data set]. American Community Survey.

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Walk Score. (2023). Living in Albuquerque.