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If you’re considering moving your loved one into a Santa Fe nursing home, our senior living advisors can help. The term “nursing home” is often used interchangeably with assisted living or other senior housing options; but a nursing home is a skilled nursing facility for individuals with serious, debilitating short- or long-term health issues. So even the best nursing homes in Santa Fe, NM may not be right for seniors who don’t require round-the-clock care.

We can help you determine if a skilled nursing facility in Santa Fe or another care type is right for you. Browse 13 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in Santa Fe.

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Pacifica Senior Living Santa Fe

2961 Galisteo Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505

4.5
(83 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Pacifica Senior Living Santa FePacifica 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...

Brookdale Santa Fe

640 Alta Vista, Santa Fe, NM 87505

4.1
(36 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Find Your Redefined IndependenceIt’s time to upgrade your senior living, and you don’t even have to leave town to do it. We are a senior living community right here in Santa Fe that offers beautiful independent living and assisted living residences in pueblo-style architecture with magnificent...

The Montecito Santa Fe

500 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505

3.3
(9 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Welcome Home to The Montecito Santa Fe The Montecito is an unparalleled luxurious retirement community located in picturesque Santa Fe where senior living is celebrated in ultimate resort style. Here, generous amenities complement a breadth of daily activities and like-minded people who share...

The Legacy at Santa Fe

3 Avenida Aldea, Santa Fe, NM 87507

3.7
(5 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe

2041 S Pacheco St, Santa Fe, NM 87505

4.2
(3 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Fairwinds - Rio Rancho

920 Riverview Dr SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124

4.5
(81 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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...

Brookdale Tramway Ridge

4910 Tramway Ridge Drive Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87111

3.8
(58 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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 scene,...

Elmcroft of Quintessence

7101 Eubank Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87122

4.3
(42 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Lease by October 29 and get $1,000 off your rent for the first three months. THAT’S A SAVINGS OF $3,000!*We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our services now and...

Avista Senior Living Albuquerque

3920 Juan Tabo Place Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87111

3.7
(31 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Albuquerque

8051 Palomas Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

4.4
(17 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

MorningStar at North Ridge

8101 Palomas Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

4.7
(10 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

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...

The Village At Alameda

8810 Horizon Boulevard Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87113

4.4
(21 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Casa de Rosa Assisted Living

10127 Guadalupe Trail NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114

3.4
(7 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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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What are nursing homes?

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide long-term care for seniors with significant physical or mental health conditions, and short-term care to people recovering from an injury or hospital stay. Nursing homes provide personal assistance and medical care from licensed professionals. Services in skilled nursing facilities often include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Rehabilitation care, including physical and speech therapy
  • Mobility assistance
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Health care services
  • Complimentary transportation
  • 24-hour care and supervision
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Santa Fe, New Mexico

Nursing Homes

A nursing home offers residence to at least two seniors who are not related by marriage or by blood to the administrator. This type of complex provides its inhabitants with 24-hour care by on-site nurses. These nurses offer healthcare services for those who cannot take care of their own needs because of their aging.

This type of facility is a familiar and easy care alternative for persons 65 years or older, however nursing homes will routinely accept persons 55 and greater seldomheard of in senior care regarding alternate care types.Types of amenities and servicesprovided at nursing homes might include friendly visitor programs, senior centers, monitoring of medication, and personal care (including dressing, bathing, and toilet assistance). Many inhabitants are single women with less social support, and about 50% of nursing home residents are over the age of 85. As a resident of a nursing home, you can expect the right to spend time with visitors, participate in activities, be free from restraints, and make complaints. Many residents of nursing homes are elderswith interpersonal social issues, which can include verbal antagonism, resisting care, or experiencing a desire to wander. There are some services that may come at a cost to residents which can include specially prepared food, flowers and plants, and special care services not included in the facility’s Medicaid payment.

Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers

For many seniors, particularly those with chronic diseases or those who require long-term treatment, proximity to hospitals can be a key factor when determining what type of care best meets you or your family’s needs. The top hospitals that service Santa Fe include Christus St Vincent Regional Medical Center, Santa Fe Phs Indian Hospital, and Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center. In total, there are 3 hospitals located in Santa Fe which offer emergency services and other healthcare.

Cost of Living

The overall cost of care for a community is determined by the city in which it is located. Santa Fe has a cost of living index of around 121.4 and a cost-of-groceries index of around 96.2. These index scores are founded on a spectrum where 100 is considered the average and any score over 100 is costlier than the average. The rent burden for Santa Fe is about 19.5% of the average person’s monthly income. Monthly, the median rent in Santa Fe is $1,050 and the median home value for Santa Fe is $265,329.

Regional Climate and Weather Information

The air quality, air temperature, and humidity of a location may have a considerable impact on the health of senior citizens. Santa Fe has an oceanic/ warm-summer humid continental type of climate. On average, Santa Fe has a humidity level of approximately 37%. Humidity levels are highest in August at about 45%. Monthly, Santa Fe measures around 1 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation historically occurs in July with an average of 2 inches during the month. For snowfall, Santa Fe experiences on average 26.20 inches of snow per year. On average, the air quality index rating in Santa Fe is around 46.5. The average AQI conditions are rated as good. The air quality index rating is at its max rating in December at around 64.4. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. During the summer, the temperature in Santa Fe is around 72F. The low summer temperature is about 53F in June. The summer high temperature peaks at approximately 90F in the month of June. In the winter months, the average temperature sinks to approximately 34F. The highest winter temperature is roughly 52F during the month of February. The lowest winter temperature gets to about 20 F in the month of January.

Demographics and Values

Out of the total population of Santa Fe, 62.3% participate in the labor force, 15.2% do not have health insurance, 5.8% are widows, and 15.1% live in poverty. In Santa Fe, 7.3% of the citizens are veterans. Santa Fe is considered friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Racially, the population of Santa Fe is 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.9% black, 1.3% Asian, 7.8% other or not specified, 54.7% Hispanic, 2.1% Native American, 84.8% white, and 3.0% mixed race. In the previous presidential election, 20.1% voted Republican, 71.1% voted Democrat, and 8.8% voted for a third party candidate in Santa Fe county. Santa Fe has a population density of 619 people per square mile. The current population of Santa Fe is growing at a rate of 0.004%. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Santa Fe 49.3% practice Catholicism, 2.8% practice another Chrisitan faith, and 1.6% are Baptists. In Santa Fe, 38.3% are nonbelievers. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Santa Fe, out of the total population 0.8% practice Judaism, 0.8% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.3% practice Islam. In terms of education, 42.0% have a college degree, 22.8% have a high-school diploma, and 20.8% have a graduate degree. Out of the total city population, 52.4% are female and 47.6% are male. In Santa Fe, 33.9% of the population are over the age of 55, 14.4% are over the age of 60, 8.4% are over the age of 70, and 4.4% are over the age of 80. The median age of Santa Fe is 43 years old. In terms of crime, Santa Fe has 37.9 property crimes per 1000 residents and 3.5 violent crimes per 1000 residents.

State Information

An overview of New Mexico

There are 47 hospitals and 137 health centers that service a population of 2,097,463. Christus St Vincent Regional Medical Center, Lovelace Medical Center, and Presbyterian Espanola Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. Based on natural beauty, New Mexico ranks 23rd in the nation. 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 out of all states in quality of life and 34th in healthcare.

Social demographics of the state

In New Mexico, 31% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 38. In the most recent presidential election, 40% of New Mexico residents voted Republican and 48% voted Democrat. 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. In terms of diversity, New Mexico ranks 6th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly.

State-wide weather information

On average, New Mexico has an air quality index rating of around 45.5 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of July with a rating of around 61.7 AQI. The average humidity across the state is 46%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of August at around 56%. On average, the state receives 1.22 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in July with an average of 5.98 inches of precipitation a month. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 36F. The average high winter temperature is around 65F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 2F in the month of January. During the summer, the average temperature in New Mexico is around 71F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 98F during the month of June. The average low summer temperature is around 36F in the month of June. 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 shadescale, arizona cypress, sagebrush, and blue grama. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the porcupines, the jackrabbits, the black bears, or the western diamondbacks. The state animal of New Mexico is the roadrunner.

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Disclosure: A Place for Mom refers to "nursing home" here generally as an umbrella term to include assisted living facilities. It is not used to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care of a skilled nursing facility, as defined in that particular jurisdiction.

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