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If you’re an active, independent older adult looking for senior housing in Albuquerque, senior citizen apartments in Albuquerque might be the right fit. Apartments for seniors typically don’t include personal care services, but may offer amenities, activities, and maintenance for a stress-free, social lifestyle.

A Place for Mom can help older adults navigate how to apply for senior housing in Albuquerque and consider their options. With 7 senior rentals in Albuquerque, NM, we can help you find the right apartment for your budget and lifestyle. Whether you’re looking for upscale Albuquerque 55-plus apartments or low-income senior apartments for rent in Albuquerque, A Place for Mom can simplify your search.

We are also serving Senior Apartments facilities in surrounding neighborhoods like Renaissance, Heritage Hills and High Desert.
You may also consider nearby communities such as Rio Rancho, Corrales or Los Ranchos de Albuquerque.

Senior Apartments Facilities near Albuquerque, NM

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Last Updated: 5/26/23
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Palmilla Senior Living

10301 Golf Course Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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3 Floor plans available
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
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Palmilla Senior Living puts premium independent senior living within your reach. We offer Independent Living, Assisted Living and Alzheimer's and Memory Care in Albuquerque, New Mexico. All of our living options stress independence and autonomy, providing the assistance you need to live...

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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
4.3(136 reviews)

I would tell other families looking into Palmilla Senior Living that it is new and very clean. The food is good, and the staff are courteous and caring. Like everywhere these days, they do seem to be...

Ravenna Assisted Living

3051 Twin Oaks NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
7 Photos available
Provides: Assisted Living

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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Beauty Salon
Enclosed Courtyard
3.4(26 reviews)

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....

Morada Quintessence

7101 Eubank Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87122

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living
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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...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.2(47 reviews)

It was a good experience for us. The residents that are moderate in care level will do well in the community. The more advance care services your loved one needs, the less the community maybe able to care...

The Village At Alameda

8810 Horizon Blvd, Albuquerque, NM 87113

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living
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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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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.4(24 reviews)

I've told several friends this is a great place for my parents. The care is exceptional. The director is particularly attentive to the needs or desires of the residents. She's had an open door policy so you...

Affinity at Albuquerque

10700 Fineland Dr NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114

Provides: Senior Apartments, Independent Living

At Affinity at Albuquerque we’ve created a new kind of 55+ lifestyle community for people who are ambitious about the years ahead and aren’t willing to compromise their freedom.Rents start at $1,285, which includes everything: utilities, WiFi, expanded television services, swimming pool, hot...

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3.9(5 reviews)

We think this is the perfect place for our loved one even during the pandemic. They have small special events that take place, they have some activities going on right now like happy hour, door decorating,...

La Terraza Apartments

3704 Ladera Drive NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120

Provides: Senior Apartments

Overture Albuquerque 55+ Apartment Homes

6441 Palomas Ave. NE, Albuquerque,, NM 87109

12 Photos available
8 Floor plans available
Provides: Senior Apartments
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NOW OPEN! MOVE IN TODAY!Welcome to a vibrant 55+ world full of endless freedom and luxury at Overture in scenic Albuquerque, New Mexico. Whether you’re downsizing or rightsizing, you’ll experience carefree and maintenance-free living like never before. Have your choice of spacious and...

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Costs of senior apartments in the Albuquerque area

Senior apartments are typically a more cost-effective senior housing option than independent living and are ideal for the senior who does not require personal care services. Albuquerque senior apartments average around $1,020 per month.[01]

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How people pay for senior apartments in Albuquerque

Albuquerque residents can choose from several private and public assistance options to help pay for senior living. Assessing your own unique financial situation will help to determine the best way for you to pay for a senior apartment and any personal care services you may require through in-home care.

While public assistance options will not cover the cost of rent at a senior apartment, they may help you offset costs in other areas. For instance, if you ever need personal care services or have a disability or other chronic health condition, public assistance may help cover care services in your apartment.

Understand New Mexico laws and regulations for senior apartment communities

Landlords of apartment communities in New Mexico are required to maintain standards of maintenance, safety, and cleanliness for their tenants. Landlords are responsible for the following:

  • Ensuring that all electrical, plumbing, sanitation, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and other facilities are in good working order
  • Organizing trash removal services
  • Supplying running water and heat

Apartments are also required to uphold state housing codes:

  • The apartment’s shared/common areas must be clean, sanitary, and safe.
  • The apartment must have pest infestation prevention and is responsible for extermination if infestations do occur.
  • The apartment must have regular building maintenance, with walls and roofs reasonably sealed against the weather, and stairs and porches able to accommodate heavy loads.

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ADA compliance

Like all living spaces in the United States, New Mexico senior apartments also must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which means that reasonable accommodations and modifications must be made for individuals with disabilities. Owners of housing facilities are prohibited by federal law from denying residency to individuals who have disabilities.

Reasonable accommodations are defined as adjustments to rules or policies so that residents with disabilities are included in the same activities and benefits offered to the rest of the tenants. Accommodations may require property managers to offer the following to tenants:

  • Convenient parking
  • Equal access to the complex’s shared spaces or activities for those with disabilities
  • Rent payment due date adjusted to correspond with tenant’s disability payments

Modifications can include construction changes to the complex and unit that make the space more accessible to those with disabilities, such as adding a wheelchair ramp or hands-free entrance, or installing handrails in bathrooms. The costs of these modifications are the responsibility of the homeowner, rather than of the tenant with the disability.

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COVID-19 regulations for Albuquerque senior apartment communities

As most COVID-19 restrictions in Albuquerque have been lifted, there are no COVID-19 regulations in place for Albuquerque senior apartments at this time.

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What to expect from senior apartments in Albuquerque

Albuquerque is rich in culture, with wonderful food, riveting music, and striking landscapes. Residents of Albuquerque have access to some of the best sightseeing, outdoor activities, arts and culture, and culinary experiences the Southwest has to offer. Senior apartments can be a cost-effective form of independent living for Albuquerque seniors who want to shed the hassle of home maintenance so they can spend more time and resources on the things they would rather do.

The following are common features of senior apartments in the area:

  • On-site laundry facilities
  • On-site maintenance
  • Planned social events
  • Pool and/or spa
  • Fitness center
  • Common areas/lounges/clubhouses

Luxury independent living

Albuquerque also has many luxury independent living options, which are typically more resort-style communities. These communities often feature the same amenities as senior apartments, plus even more — such as restaurant-style dining, barber and salon services on-site, movie theaters, and a full social calendar of events. If you’re looking for a retirement community that combines independence with a vacation-like lifestyle, check out our guide to Albuquerque independent living.

Senior mobile home communities

Senior mobile home communities are a popular independent living community type in Albuquerque. Mobile homes tend to be far more affordable than traditionally constructed homes and are often a more appropriate, single-story size for individuals looking to downsize. These communities are generally for residents 55 and older and are set up like intimate neighborhoods, where residents can enjoy peace and quiet while still maintaining relationships with other members of the community who are in their same stage of life. Like senior apartments, these communities often have pools, fitness centers, clubhouses, and plenty of planned social activities.

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Percentage of seniors 65 and older within the Albuquerque population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau


Health care for seniors in Albuquerque

Albuquerque features several reputable medical centers, many of which specialize in long-term acute care and rehabilitative stays. These types of facilities strive to minimize the risk of rehospitalization, which can be especially important to the health of seniors.

Presbyterian Hospital

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

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AMG Specialty Hospital Albuquerque

AMG Specialty Hospital Albuquerque offers extended critical care and recovery stays for patients to help lower the risk of rehospitalization. AMG Specialty has higher staff-to-patient ratios than many hospitals and offers the level of care of an intensive care unit (ICU). However, they do require longer stays in order to foster a more full 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 a longer period of time for a more complete recovery.

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Transportation for seniors in Albuquerque

While the neighborhoods and residential areas are walkable, the commercial areas like shopping and dining generally require vehicular access. However, for residents who choose not to own a vehicle, the city does have public transportation options available.

Albuquerque’s main transit bus system, ABQ RIDE, offers monthly passes, assistance with planning your route, and a Guaranteed Ride Home system.

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. Wheelchair accommodations are available for those who need it. Many of these services require reservations, which can be made by calling 505-764-6464.

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Senior activities in Albuquerque

With its temperate climate, exquisite scenery, and wonderful cultural and culinary offerings, Albuquerque is a popular retirement locale. If the rest of the family is nearby, there are activities for all ages; and if they’re not, Albuquerque offers plenty of incentives for them to come visit.

Albuquerque outdoors

A mountainous oasis amidst Southwestern desert, Albuquerque boasts an average of over 310 days of sunshine per year. Albuquerque’s climate and landscape make it ideal for the outdoorsman; the city is a hub of activities like hiking, bicycling, kayaking, and skiing. Albuquerque is also 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.

Albuquerque senior centers

With numerous senior and multigenerational centers in the city, Albuquerque’s older residents can form relationships with other locals in their same phase of life. 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 indoor and outdoor sporting adventures, including skiing, hiking, and aerobics.

Albuquerque dining out

Albuquerque is a destination city for foodies. Albuquerque’s restaurant options have something for everyone, with special emphasis on Southwestern favorites like Mexican cuisine and savory barbeque. Old Town Albuquerque is a great place to experience a little of everything — from food and craft beers and wines to one-of-a-kind local boutiques.

Albuquerque for all ages

Albuquerque features a number of fun family-friendly options that are educational, too — like museums and nature centers. For the budget-conscious, the Visit Albuquerque website has a list of coupons, activities for under $10, and even free activities, so seniors can enjoy the city with the whole family. Visit places like the Breaking Bad RV Tour, Los Poblanos Historic Inn and Organic Farm, Creativity Warehouse, the American International Rattlesnake Museum, and more, all without breaking the bank.

When the grandkids go back home, seniors can check out the Albuquerque nightlife, where they’ll find casinos, billiard halls, breweries, and concerts. The city is also rich with performing arts, so even individuals who aren’t as mobile are able to enjoy the city’s wonderful cultural offerings.

Frequently asked questions

Palmilla Senior Living, Affinity at Albuquerque and La Terraza Apartments are the top-rated Senior Apartments facilities near Albuquerque, NM. These Senior Apartments facilities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews. See full list of communities.

The average cost of Senior Apartments in Albuquerque is 1,636 per month. This cost may vary based on location, amenities, floorplan, level of care and other factors.

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

  4. Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, NMAC Rev Stat § 8.315.2 (2006).

  5. New Mexico Legal Aid, Inc. (2018). Renter’s guide.

  6. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (2022). Reasonable accommodations and modifications.

  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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