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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Albuquerque

The New Mexico Department of Health’s Division of Health Improvement is the entity responsible for overseeing Albuquerque’s assisted living facilities. In addition to licensing and certifying long-term care communities, the DHI performs background checks on potential caregivers and investigates allegations of neglect or abuse.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Albuquerque

  • This city is an excellent choice for seniors who enjoy the sun. On average, Albuquerque gets 280 sunny days every year, easily beating the U.S. average of 205. Additionally, the city only gets about 11 inches of rain and 11 inches of snow a year, far less than the respective U.S. averages of 31 and 28.
  • At an elevation of 4,954 feet, Albuquerque sits nearly a mile above sea level, which may have some health benefits for aging adults. Medical studies have found that living at high altitudes, such as these, is associated with lower incidences of cardiovascular disease and an increased life expectancy.
  • Albuquerque’s overall cost of living is slightly higher than the state average, but it’s also consistently lower than the national average, making it a good choice for seniors watching their finances. The city’s cost of living falls below U.S. averages on every metric tracked by BestPlaces.net, including the price of groceries, utilities and transportation. On a scale where 100 represents the U.S. average, Albuquerque rates 91 and New Mexico rates 88.
  • Crime is an undeniable drawback to living in Albuquerque, as crime rates are notably higher than national averages. Property crime rates are particularly high, with about 1 out of every 20 residents expected to become a victim. Fortunately, the area’s crime rates are less of a concern for residents of assisted living facilities, which usually have round-the-clock private security.
  • Though slightly higher, Albuquerque’s tax rates are mostly in line with national averages. Here, residents pay 7.5% in sales tax, and the U.S. average is 7.3%. The income tax rate is 4.9%, just above the U.S. average of 4.6%.
  • The city is home to three major hospitals: Presbyterian Hospital, Lovelace Medical Center and University of New Mexico Hospital. UNM Hospital is home to the state’s primary stroke center, while Presbyterian Hospital is ranked by U.S. News as the state’s best medical center.

Paying for Assisted Living in Albuquerque, NM

When trying to decide how to pay for assisted living, one of the first questions that comes up is "How much does it cost?" With the impact of inflation, it's more important than ever to have up-to-date information when making a financial plan for senior living. To help shed light on real senior living prices, Caring.com has compiled proprietary cost data from its network of more than 75,000 senior living providers to provide insight into the average cost of assisted living in Albuquerque and 6 other cities in New Mexico.

Inflation's Impact on the Cost of Assisted Living in Albuquerque, NM

While the cost of groceries and essentials has increased due to inflation, long-term care costs are also rising faster than average. Seniors in Albuquerque can expect to see a projected rise in assisted living prices by 18%, between 2022 and 2024. Fortunately, local rates are likely to remain below the state and national averages. Albuquerque also offers better rates than other large and midsize cities. Prices in Santa Fe and Las Cruces are expected to exceed $5,400 per month. Although Clovis is likely to see a similar increase, average rates will still be about $735 lower than in Albuquerque.

Location2022 Cost (Historical)2023 Cost (Current)2024 Cost (Estimated)
Albuquerque$3,909$4,283$4,612
U.S. Average$4,070 $4,459$4,802
New Mexico$3,465$4,185$4,752
Santa Fe$4,691 $5,139$5,534
Las Cruces$4,655$5,100 $5,492
Clovis$3,286 $3,600 $3,877

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

Albuquerque’s price of $4,750 puts it on the higher end of New Mexico’s cost range for assisted living care. The only city in the state with a higher reported cost in Genworth’s data is the nearby capital of Santa Fe, where seniors pay an average of $5,814 per month. Assisted living is a bit cheaper in the remote cities of Farmington, at $3,999, and Las Cruces, at $4,495.

Albuquerque

$4,750

New Mexico

$4,498

The United States

$4,500

Las Cruces

$4,495

Farmington

$3,999

Santa Fe

$5,814

The Costs of Other Types of Senior Living

Assisted living is just one option to consider, based on seniors' needs and budget. Individuals who have dementia pay about 28% more for residential care in Albuquerque at $5,488 versus $4,283. Seniors who want meals and maintenance-free accommodation but don't need help with personal care can save almost 32% by opting for independent living, which costs just under $3,000 per month. The facility's location, amenities and pricing structure also affect overall costs.

Assisted Living

$4,283

Memory Care

$5,488

Independent Living

$2,933

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Albuquerque

If you’re worried about paying for assisted living, available options can help. The largest programs for New Mexico seniors are Supplemental Security Income Category G benefits and Centennial Care, the state’s Medicaid program.

Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Assisted Living in New Mexico page.

Financial Assistance in New Mexico

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in New Mexico page.

Free and Low-Cost Resources for Seniors in Albuquerque,NM

There are many resources in Albuquerque,NM that assist seniors in their retirement. Caring.com has compiled information on local organizations, programs and agencies and categorized them into care types for easy reference.

For information about statewide resources and those in nearby cities, go to Caring’s New Mexico state page.

Area Agency on Aging

Retirees can find support and advice on various senior-related issues from their local Area Agency on Aging. The agency provides advice on topics such as financial assistance programs, in-home care and long-term care planning. It also connects seniors and caregivers with community-based resources.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
City of Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Area Agency on Aging800-432-2080There are four Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) in New Mexico. Albuquerque is home to two of them, another is in Santa Fe, and the fourth is in Window Rock, AZ. Tribal programs have a minimum age of 55 to be able to receive services, while all other areas have a minimum age of 60. Information and services for seniors include respite care, transportation, meals, legal help and adult day care.
Indian Area Agency on Aging800-432-2080There are four Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) in New Mexico. Albuquerque is home to two of them, another is in Santa Fe, and the fourth is in Window Rock, AZ. Tribal programs have a minimum age of 55 to be able to receive services, while all other areas have a minimum age of 60. Information and services for seniors include respite care, transportation, meals, legal help and adult day care.
The Division of Aging and Long-Term Care Support - Albuquerque800-432-2080There are four Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) in New Mexico. Albuquerque is home to two of them, another is in Santa Fe, and the fourth is in Window Rock, AZ. Tribal programs have a minimum age of 55 to be able to receive services, while all other areas have a minimum age of 60. Information and services for seniors include respite care, transportation, meals, legal help and adult day care.

Food Assistance Programs

Local organizations help ensure elderly citizens have a balanced diet and receive essential vitamins and minerals to remain healthy. Through nutrition programs, congregate meals, home-delivered meals and food pantries, these programs help Albuquerque seniors afford the nutritious food they need.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Department of Senior Affairs Senior Meal Program - Albuquerque505-764-6400The City of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs offers food assistance programs to seniors 50+ in Albuquerque and Bernalillo counties. Residents between 50 and 59 can receive a low cost lunch, while seniors 60+ can obtain low-cost breakfast and free or donation-based lunches. The programs are available weekdays at one of the 10 senior and multigenerational centers. Homebound seniors can also qualify for meals delivered to their home. Transportation, which is based on distance, may be available.
New Mexico Meals on Wheels505-823-8060Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque is a private 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation founded in 1972 by a group of women from Presbyterian Churches around Albuquerque. We began with 20 clients and 40 volunteers. Today we serve approximately 500 clients and have over 400 volunteers. We delivered 9,400 meals in 1972. Today we are delivering over 140,000 meals a year. Meals on Wheels of Albuquerque provides nutritious meals and crucial social contact each day. Not only do we provide friendship and compassion but we also check the well being of those we serve.
Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico505-247-2052Roadrunner® Food Bank of New Mexico, a Feeding America member, tackles food insecurity as a major non-profit food distribution hub in the state. It supplies numerous local partners like food pantries, shelters and specialized programs aiding children, families and seniors in various settings including schools and healthcare partnerships. Each week, this network assists tens of thousands of hungry individuals statewide, with the collaborative goal of ending food insecurity and hunger in New Mexico.

Free Used Medical Equipment

Due to the high cost of purchasing new medical equipment, several organizations in Albuquerque collect lightly used medical devices such as wheelchairs, ramps and walkers and distribute them to local seniors and residents in need.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
New Mexico Technology Assistance Program877-696-1470The New Mexico Technology Assistance Program lends assistive technology and medical equipment to residents, significantly benefiting seniors. With items like wheelchair cushions and telephone amplifiers, the program enhances daily living. It extends a six-week loan period for most devices, aiding in the selection and utilization of the right technology. Providing training on device usage and maintenance, NMTAP helps seniors and their families overcome technological barriers, promoting independence and improved quality of life across the state.

Home Repair and Modifications

Seniors and those with disabilities can access a variety of local resources to help them pay for home repairs and modifications. Programs in Albuquerque have different eligibility criteria and often assist retirees by providing grants or loans.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Central New Mexico Housing Corporation855-345-4949New Mexico's Energy$mart Weatherization Program provides funds that can be used to increase energy efficiency or make a home safer for its occupants. Home energy audits are performed to determine which services are appropriate for each participant.

Social Security Offices

Social Security offices in Albuquerque help seniors and disabled people access the benefits they're entitled to. Older adults can contact their local office for information about receiving retirement benefits, disability allowance and Supplemental Security Income.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Albuquerque Social Security Office 87110800-772-1213Social Security is a source of income available to retirees and people who can no longer work because of a disability. The money for Social Security comes from a payroll tax levied on employers, employees and self-employed individuals. When you retire, you'll receive monthly payments based on how much you earned when you were working.

Utility & Energy Bill Assistance

Low-income seniors who are struggling to meet the costs of maintaining their homes can find support from organizations that offer assistance with utility and energy bills. Albuquerque retirees could also qualify for emergency funding programs if they're in danger of losing utility services due to unpaid invoices.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) - Albuquerque 800-283-4465LIHEAP provides financial assistance to help lowincome seniors pay their energy bills. LIHEAP also provides crisis energy assistance to customers who are in danger of running out of fuel or having their utility service turned off.

Veteran's Services

Albuquerque retirees who have served in the U.S. military can find support from local veteran services. These offices and organizations help vets access the benefits they're eligible for and provide advice and information on a variety of issues.

Program NamePhone NumberDescription
Albuquerque Vet Center505-346-6562At the Albuquerque Vet Center, veterans can access free confidential counseling and community support. Telehealth appointments via phone and video are available for those with depression, anxiety and trauma, and trained personnel inform veterans about VA medical benefits, connect them to representatives for VA education benefits and help them access housing and home loans. Specialty counseling and referrals are provided for women, minority and LGBTQ+ veterans, returning service members and those suffering from PTSD and military sexual trauma.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Albuquerque

Albuquerque Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in New Mexico are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in New Mexico page for more information about these laws.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in New Mexico

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