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Photo of Fairwinds - Rio Rancho
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9.7
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93 reviews
9.7
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93 reviews
5 star
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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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9.5
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16 reviews
9.5
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16 reviews
5 star
69%
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19%
3 star
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The meals at the Neighborhood are tasty and varied. Between the dining room and the Bistro, there is always something which is appealing. I would like to give a shout out to the wait staff. They are...
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.
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 Ranchoand features both private studio...
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8.2
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74 reviews
8.2
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74 reviews
5 star
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38%
3 star
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2 star
9%
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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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33 Floor plans available
9.2
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152 reviews
9.2
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152 reviews
5 star
64%
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22%
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3%
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The staff is very caring & supportive, especially in times of death of spouse. My husband passed in February. The people that live here are friendly and supportive also I would recommend Palmilla Senior...
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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9.2
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33 reviews
9.2
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33 reviews
5 star
58%
4 star
30%
3 star
12%
2 star
0%
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The Village at Alameda is a very nice place. Mom and Dad really like it. The food is good. The staff is great. The place is clean. They keep the apartments clean. If extra cleaning is needed, it is taken...
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.
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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8.8
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4 reviews
8.8
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4 reviews
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I would recommend the facility because of the staff, the cleanliness and the homey quality. We loved being able to sit outside in the shaded garden. The food was pretty basic, but they tried to meet my...
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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1212 Photos available
55 Floor plans available
7.9
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15 reviews
7.9
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15 reviews
5 star
39%
4 star
20%
3 star
27%
2 star
7%
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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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5 star
43%
4 star
29%
3 star
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2 star
14%
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We brought my Mom here in May of 2018. The arrangements had to be rather spur of the moment due to hospital discharge schedule. Life Spire was very accommodating when it came to moving my Mom in. The...
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.
Life Spire has been in business for over 6 years. We provide a warm and homelike atmosphere within a secured setting. We started our line of work by assisting adults and children with disabilities to live at home and be active in the community. Our strong commitment to our mission lead the phone...
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My brother is taken care of by [Name removed] and her staff with sincere care and dedication to each individual client. They take him to his doctors appointments, senior center, and clothing as well as food...
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.
For those who can no longer stay in their own homes or large assisted living facility, L.A. In-Home Care provides more personal care (1:3 staff to resident ratio), and memory care in a safe and satisfying home environment. We specialized in taking care of Dementia or Alzheimer's clients and those...
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For my parents, they have a little apartment outside the main property, so the staff has been very accommodating to them for that and I would rate the cleanliness of that higher than the building of the main...
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.
Casa de Rosa Assisted Living is a gorgeous assisted living community situated in the picturesque Albuquerque, New Mexico. Nestled in expansive grounds complete with local plant life and wildlife, Casa de Rosa offers all the best that the New Mexico landscape has to offer. The dry climate leaves...
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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 - 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...
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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.
Casa De Paz is a single-story senior care home located in the beautiful desert city of Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Located just north of Albuquerque, Rio Rancho is an historical and cultural gem with its own personality. Casa De Paz is a cozy home with a large, open floor plan. Recliners in the...
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Harmony Residential Care, Inc. has been a part of my family for over two years. They have the most wonderful team who genuinely care for your loved one. My Grandmother aka Pretty Mama could not be in better...
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.
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Provides: Memory Care
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.
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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.
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5 star
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3 star
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2 star
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My mother was a resident at Life Spire Rio Rancho for over 6 years. We toured several assisted living locations before moving her in to Life Spire after my father passed. We made a perfect choice moving...
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.

Cost of assisted living in Rio Rancho, NM

The average cost of senior living in Rio Rancho is $4,250 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Corrales, NM with an average of $4,250 per month.

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

Rio Rancho, NM
$4,250/mo
$4,250/mo

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

Rio Rancho, NM
$4,250/mo
U.S. national average
$4,553/mo

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

Assisted Living
$4,250/mo
$4,803/mo

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

Semi-Private
$4,552/mo
Private
$6,000/mo
Studio
$4,434/mo
1 Bedroom
$5,005/mo
2 Bedroom
$5,358/mo
Detached Cottage/Bungalow
$3,940/mo

Average cost of Assisted Living in Rio Rancho over time

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Ways to pay for Assisted Living in Rio Rancho, NM

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What families are saying about assisted living in Rio Rancho

Recent reviews for assisted living in Rio Rancho

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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Brookdale Valencia in Albuquerque, NM

5.0
I had to find a community for my mom on an emergency basis. The Brookdale team was fantastic - I toured two facilities virtually and then flew in to tour them in person. After selecting Valencia, they set up a respite room for my mom so I could get their immediate support while I then packed up ...
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Rio Rancho review score based on 68 family reviews

8.9
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This proprietary review score is based on 68 reviews of 16 Rio Rancho assisted living communities. All reviews were submitted in the past two years by verified community residents and family members.
The Rio Rancho 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

Rio Rancho review score compared against nearby cities

8.9
Rio Rancho, NM16 facilities
8.3
Corrales, NM55 facilities
8.4
Edith Endave, NM70 facilities

Review subcategories for Rio Rancho 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 68 reviews of 16 Rio Rancho assisted living communities. This chart helps you compare Rio Rancho 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.
Rio Rancho, NM averageNational average
Cleanliness
4.5
4.5
Friendliness
4.6
4.6
Care services
3.9
4.2
Staff
4.4
4.5
Meals & dining
3.9
4.1
Activities
3.7
4.0
Value for cost*
4.0
4.1
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Rio Rancho assisted living services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Rio Rancho assisted living communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Rio Rancho, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select care services in Rio Rancho assisted living

Assisted living communities offer a variety of care services and visiting health care providers to meet seniors’ health needs. The chart below shows the percentage of assisted living partners in Rio Rancho that offer these care services compared to the percentage of partners that offer them nationally.
Rio Rancho, NMNational
Full medication management
Full medication management
75%
51.6%
Doctor on call
Doctor on call
56.3%
33%
24-Hour awake staff
24-Hour awake staff
100%
98.9%
Diabetic care
Diabetic care
100%
99.3%
*Visiting health care professionals
*Visiting health care professionals
75%
56.2%
Home care agency on-site
Home care agency on-site
31.3%
29.6%
Non-ambulatory care
Non-ambulatory care
100%
99.1%
Respite or short term stays
Respite or short term stays
37.5%
47.7%
Hospice available on-site
Hospice available on-site
56.3%
53%
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*Including nurse, dentist, OT, PT, speech or podiatrist

Availability of select dementia care services in Rio Rancho assisted living

Our community partners provide many services to keep residents with dementia or other memory concerns safe and engaged. Below, take a look at what percentage of Rio Rancho Assisted Living partners offer the selected dementia care services compared to the percentage of partners nationally.
Rio Rancho, NMNational
Dementia behaviors care
Dementia behaviors care
68.8%
50.5%
Specialized memory care training for staff
Specialized memory care training for staff
37.5%
31.6%
Secured community and/or wander guard
Secured community and/or wander guard
62.5%
40.6%
Memory care only community
Memory care only community
18.8%
13.4%
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Availability of select dietary accommodations in Rio Rancho assisted living

Assisted living communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Rio Rancho partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
Rio Rancho, NMNational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
31.3%
26.4%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
50%
39.2%
No sugar
No sugar
43.8%
36.2%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
50%
34.5%
Pureed meals
Pureed meals
12.5%
12.5%
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Availability of select dining options in Rio Rancho assisted living

Our assisted living communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Rio Rancho communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
Rio Rancho, NMNational
Professional chef
Professional chef
25%
30.4%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
37.5%
41.2%
Room service
Room service
37.5%
35%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
31.3%
17.3%
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Availability of select programs and activities in Rio Rancho assisted living

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered assisted living communities in Rio Rancho offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
Rio Rancho, NMNational
Activity director
Activity director
50%
45.1%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
25%
30.3%
Community service programs
Community service programs
25%
29.3%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
56.3%
49%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
56.3%
48.1%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
56.3%
51.7%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
56.3%
40.2%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
56.3%
33.4%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
43.8%
36.6%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
50%
45.5%
Live performances
Live performances
50%
45.9%
Dances
Dances
31.3%
28.6%
Fitness center
Fitness center
31.3%
23.7%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
50%
44.8%
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State regulations for assisted living in Rio Rancho

Safety is a primary concern when seniors and their families look for assisted living. Each state has its own laws and inspection processes to ensure seniors reside in a safe environment. Learning about New Mexico assisted living regulations will help you understand how assisted living communities in Rio Rancho protect seniors.

Learn about New Mexico Assisted Living regulations

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Haven Care- Evergreen, Fairwinds - Rio Rancho and Vista Sandia Assisted Living are the top-rated assisted living facilities near Rio Rancho, New Mexico. See full list of communities.

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