44 Assisted Living Facilities in Albuquerque, NM

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Atria Vista Del Rio

Provides: Assisted Living
1620 Indian School Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
"We just moved mum into life guidance- memory care. What an amazing staff and experience! Thank you for the warm and calm welcome. The Director helped me to locate valuable resources and quickly..." More

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The Montebello on Academy

Provides: Assisted Living
10500 Academy Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
"The Montebello on Academy is excellent. They have good food and nice people, and it's well kept up. They have a small workout room but no swimming pool. They have a whole calendar full of..." More

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The Woodmark at Uptown

Provides: Assisted Living
7201 Prospect Place N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87110
"The Woodmark at Uptown was very nice, clean, almost elegant, and very well laid out. It was almost like being in a five-star hotel. I talked to the lady that gave us the tour, and she was..." More

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Brookdale Valencia

Provides: Assisted Living
300 Valencia Drive SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
"What I like about Brookdale Valencia is that their prices are lower than most of the places are. I was able to eat there twice, and the food is good. I also saw that they have an exercise room and..." More

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Albuquerque Grand Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1501 Tijeras Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
"Thank you for all you do. You all made moms 86th bday bash super fun. We are so thankful for all of you. Keep up the great work. " More

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The Village At Alameda

Provides: Assisted Living
8810 Horizon Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
"I really like The Village at Alameda. The only reason we didn't choose it was the cost. The staff during the tour was very open and very helpful. It's a beautiful location, and it's easy to get to...." More

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The New Beginnings Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
1331 Cuesta Abajo Ct, Albuquerque, NM 87113
"I liked that The New Beginnings Senior Living didn't have too many residents. The max they had was 15 residents at a time. There was pretty detailed caring as far as each individual is concerned...." More

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Life Spire Assisted Living - Albuquerque

Provides: Assisted Living
9151 High Assets Way N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120
"I have a relative living here and I'm super impressed with the place and staff. DO NO BELIEVE the moron who said it smelled. Must be a competitor of Life Spire since so many companies are when..." More

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Brookdale Tramway Ridge

Provides: Assisted Living
4910 Tramway Ridge, Albuquerque, NM 87111
"Brookdale Tramway Ridge was a beautiful facility. The lunch we had was lovely. Everything was great. They were very kind to my neighbor. It was an absolute wonderful visit. The rooms were lovely...." More

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Casa Del Oso Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
7635 Arroyo Del Oso Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
"This place is wonderful. Very personal care. A home away from home is what my mom called it. Highly recommend! Rooms are clean. Staff is very caring and friendly." More

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Elmcroft of Quintessence

Provides: Assisted Living
7101 Eubank Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122
"I like the physical layout of Elmcroft of Quintessence better than any. It was all in one story and was kind of round, so that if anyone got confused, they could just keep walking down the hall and..." More

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Ravenna Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
3051 Twin Oaks Drive NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120
"My mother moved into Ravenna Assisted Living. The location is perfect for me, and the grounds are really pretty. The staff is very caring, friendly, and know what's going on at all times. She's in..." More

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Life Spire Assisted Living - Albuquer...

Provides: Assisted Living
7500 Oakland Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
"We visited Life Spire. The lady I spoke to was not there, so somebody else walked us around. The rooms were pretty small, but the facility looked clean. It looked like that the residents that were..." More

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Lotus Home Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
9109 Galaxia Way NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
"At Lotus House, we are delighted to open the doors of our house to you and your loved ones. You will enjoy a home environment where life is lived to its fullest, where you are not alone, and where..." More

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Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
7611 Indian School Road, Albuquerque, NM 87110
"At ABQ Uptown Assisted living you’ll find a cozy, family-oriented home, where our mission is to enrich the lives of those we serve by honoring each resident with respect, dignity, and excellence...." More

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Brio Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
13101 Constitution, Albuquerque, NM 87112
"When you are looking for a place where living comes first: a place to call home, where the owners, staff, and residents become family, that was designed for your comfort and enjoyment and includes..." More

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Palmilla Senior Living

Provides: Assisted Living
10301 Golf Course Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
"I looked at Palmilla Senior Living, it was great, and the staff was very nice. The rooms I toured were kind of small, but very clean. The dining area was very nice, but I didn’t eat there. The..." More

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La Vida Llena

Provides: Assisted Living
10501 Lagrima de Oro Rd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
"La Vida Llena was great. It felt very warm and welcoming. The residents were happy. It goes all the way from independent living to skilled nursing care. They had no openings at the time, but there..." More

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The Aldea House dba Heaven Sent LLC

Provides: Assisted Living
6128 Aldea Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
"The one that I picked for my mother was The Aldea House. However, she passed away a few weeks ago. The staff was friendly and compassionate. I thought they were great. I could not say anything bad..." More

Bee Hive Homes of Albuquerque - West

Provides: Assisted Living
6000 Whiteman Drive Nw, Albuquerque, NM 87120
"My mom moved into Bee Hive Homes of Albuquerque – West. Everyone is very caring, attentive, and it's like being home. All of them were just wonderful. Everything smelled good and looked good. The..." More

Bellamah House

Provides: Assisted Living
11601 Bellamah Ave Ne, Albuquerque, NM 87112
"Super nice friendly caring staff looking forward to having my mom there next month " More

Singing Arrow Manor

Provides: Assisted Living
12904 Piru Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123
"My Father who has dementia and Parkinson's disease has lived here for the past 8 months. This is one of the most trustworthy and safe facilities in all of Albuquerque. It is a small private home..." More

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Elan Santa Monica

Provides: Assisted Living
6901 San Vicente Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
"Elan Santa Monica was very clean and modern-looking, everything was up-to-date. Each room had kind of a kitchen area which I really like because it's not anything overdone. In the common areas..." More

Alma Home Healthcare Services

Provides: Assisted Living
8216 Peridot Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87121
"We found our mom a home in Alma Assisted Living. She has been there for a couple of months now. It's a small and privately owned assisted living home with four bedrooms and a couple of people..." More

Casa Del Norte

Provides: Assisted Living
3200 Candlelight Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
"My father was a resident of Casa Del Norte. The staff was doing well with him, and the manager was really good, kept everything flowing, and made sure that there was someone there 24/7. Andrew, who..." More

Silver Wings Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
6223 Corte Alzira NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
"Silver Wings Assisted Living is a home with seven residents and seven staff members. They work well with hospice. It is a wonderful place that feels like a home. Most of the activities are done in..." More

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Westwind House Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
6600 Los Volcanes NW, Albuquerque, NM 87121
"Westwind House was an excellent place. It was very new compared to the other ones. They staff were very good, very professional, and very helpful, answered all our questions, very interested in the..." More

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Sandia Senior Suites

Provides: Assisted Living
303 San Mateo Blvd N E, Albuquerque, NM 87109
"My father-in-law has moved into Sandia Senior Suites. Their patient-to-nurse ratio is lower. The maximum number of patients at the place is 20, which is good for my father-in-law because he needs..." More

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BeeHive Homes of Albuquerque

Provides: Assisted Living
6401 Corona Avenue Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 8...
"My brother-in-law is at BeeHive Homes of New Mexico. Services run the gamut from independent living to hospice. There are four cottages that are like homes; each one has about 12 people living in..." More

Care Free Living

Provides: Assisted Living
10916 Juan Tabo Place NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
"My father stayed at Care Free. The staff were friendly and took great care with my father. My family was. always welcomed. I highly reccomand Care Free. " More

Casa De Palomas

Provides: Assisted Living
614 Palomas Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
"I would go to Casa De Palomas. The staff was very knowledgeable and very personable. The cheapest room they had was small. It had a bedroom, a living room, and a small kitchen. They do have a..." More

Good Samaritan Society Manzano del So...

Provides: Assisted Living
5201 Roma Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
"What a surprise to see such a facility! One can move from an apartment to skilled nursing unit, with ease. Beautiful dining rooms that resemble a nice restaurant, activities and care galore. ..." More

Constance House

Provides: Assisted Living
705 Monte Alto Dr, Albuquerque, NM 87123
"I worked for more than a decade as an elder care case manager and had many wonderful experiences with the care of my clients and others! The direct care staff are held to high standards of care for..." More

Great Livin' LLC

Provides: Assisted Living
609 Broadway Blvd NE, Suite #217, Albuquerque, ...
"My husband is severly head injured and has dementia because of it. They seem to see him as an individual and help to achieve what he needs and wants to. They seem to listen about the type of..." More

West Ridge Village

Provides: Assisted Living
3130 Vista Grande NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120
"I was first very skpetical on this place but it really warmed up to me. I am a senior form Wisconsin and I moved down here to be with family. When I first moved here I was home sick but I checked..." More

Wellesley Care Home, LLC

Provides: Assisted Living
3209 Wellesley Court NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107
"Wellsley is just a small place. They have a very friendly and helpful staff. I chose it for my dad because it has a lot of heart. They are very kind and sweet to their patients. There's a small..." More

Little Roses Board & Care Home

Provides: Assisted Living
4917 Regina Cir NW , Albuquerque, NM 87105
"My mother has been at Little Rose's Board And Care Home for a little while, but so far it's good. It's more like a home. They dispense her medications and provide her three meals a day plus snacks...." More

Sandia View Assisted Living - Royal P...

Provides: Assisted Living
12501 Royal Point Court NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
"We are very pleased with Royal Point Home. We have been very happy with the care there. It is very convenient to where we live, so we can see my mom every day. The most important thing to me is the..." More

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MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory ...

Provides: Assisted Living
8051 Palomas Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
"I saw Morning Star of Albuquerque. The rooms were nice, and very clean. I saw a lot of interactions between the staff and patients, activities like games, a lot of one-on-one, or one-on-two..." More

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Casa de Rosa

Provides: Assisted Living
10127 Guadalupe Trail NW, Albuquerque, NM 87114
"We had mom at Casa De Rosa, and it's perfect; we love it! She's got more privacy because she has her own room, and she still gets a lot of excellent care. They monitor her and check in on her..." More

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Camino Retirement Apartments

Provides: Assisted Living
12101 Lomas Boulevard Ne, Albuquerque, NM 87112
"We visited Camino Retirement Apartments. We're very pleased with the staff and the cleanliness and everything that we saw. The rooms were very nice, very spacious, and very clean. It was overall a..." More

Adelante Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
3900 Osuna Road Northeast, Albuquerque, NM 87109

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Haven Care

Provides: Assisted Living
7801 Academy NE, Building 2, Suite 202, Albuque...
"Six beautiful homes in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Compassionate caregivers who understand your loved ones' special needs. Peaceful, Comfortable, Safe, and Secure Family Living All..." More

Tender Heart Assisted Living

Provides: Assisted Living
4308 Tulane Drive NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Albuquerque

    Sitting at an elevation of over 5,000 feet, Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico and is home to more than 550,000 residents, 14 percent of whom are 65 or older. Residents in that age group who need or desire assisted living care may choose among 42 facilities in the city.

    As is the case in all of New Mexico, assisted living facilities in Albuquerque are regulated by the Department of Health, Division of Health Improvement, Health Facility Licensing and Certification Bureau.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Albuquerque

    • The cost of living in Albuquerque is 2 percent lower than the national average, and many goods and services that are staple purchases for seniors cost even less. Healthcare and groceries both are more than 10 percent cheaper in Albuquerque than in a typical U.S. city.
    • Albuquerque is a highly car-dependent city, which can be difficult for seniors who are no longer able to drive. ABQ RIDE provides bus routes throughout the city, but these are somewhat limited. Although van transportation is available to seniors, it requires a reservation, and people taking nonessential trips may be put on a waiting list during peak times.
    • Albuquerque's violent crime rate is 51 out of 100 (100 is worst). This is more than double the national average of 22.7. Safety-conscious seniors may want to take precautions, but it should be noted that assisted living facilities are usually safe and secure.
    • Seniors in Albuquerque must pay state income taxes on their Social Security benefits and on other retirement income, but those who earn below a certain level may qualify for tax deductions.
    • The Albuquerque area is home to world-class medical facilities, including Presbyterian Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
    • Albuquerque is a member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities, meaning that its elected leadership “has made the commitment to actively work toward making their town, city or county a great place for people of all ages,” according to AARP.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Albuquerque

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in New Mexico

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,653.00 Santa Fe
    $3,504.00 Albuquerque
    $3,154.00 Rio Rancho
    $2,200.00 Los Lunas

    Assisted Living costs in Albuquerque start around $3,504 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of assisted living is $4,000 per month, according to the latest figures from Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey.

    It’s important to note that assisted living rates in Albuquerque and the surrounding suburbs can vary widely based on factors such as location, the level of care needed, apartment size and the types of amenities offered at each community.

    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.

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    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 Assisted Living Resources in Albuquerque

    Albuquerque and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

    To see a list of free assisted living resources in Albuquerque, please visit our Assisted Living in New Mexico page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Albuquerque

    Albuquerque-area 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.

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    Assisted Living near Albuquerque, NM

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Albuquerque

    • Review of The Woodmark at Uptown

      We chose The Woodmark at Uptown because my mother could have at least one dog there. We also liked that it had assisted living and memory care unit when she needs it. The staff was very friendly. T... Read more

      Wendy
    • Review of Sandia Senior Suites

      My father-in-law has moved into Sandia Senior Suites. Their patient-to-nurse ratio is lower. The maximum number of patients at the place is 20, which is good for my father-in-law because he needs q... Read more

      Esperanza
    • Review of Atria Vista Del Rio

      Renovations are taking place. The third-floor public bathroom has reeked of sewer gas for weeks. It hurts to take a deep breath. Trip and fall hazards abound. such as paper taped to the floor for ... Read more

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    • Is Albuquerque safe?

      Albuquerque does have crime rates higher than the national average. However, there is a police force monitoring the city and assisted living facilities tend to have their own security, so seniors living in an ALF should be well protected.

    • Is Albuquerque a good place to live?

      Whether or not Albuquerque is a “good” place to live will depend on your personal preferences. It is a bustling city that almost one million people call home, and boasts comfortable year-round temperatures, with an average high of 68.7 degrees Fahrenheit and a low of just 45.4 degrees Fahrenheit.

    • Is Albuquerque a good place to retire?

      Determining if Albuquerque is a good place to retire will, once again, depend on your personal preferences. The cost of living is below the national average, which can be appealing for many retirees. If you have never been to Albuquerque and are considering retiring there, it’s a good idea to visit the city to evaluate it for yourself.

    • Is it expensive to live in Albuquerque?

      According to Genworth 2019 Cost of Care Survey, assisted living costs an average of $4,050 a month in Albuquerque. This is slightly lower than the state average of $4,100, and slightly above the national average of $4,000. Necessities like groceries tend to be less expensive in Albuquerque than the national average, which can help keep overall expenses down.

    • How populous is Albuquerque?

      According to U.S. News & World Report, Albuquerque has a metro population of 905,049. Of that group, 14% are age 65 and older. This desert city is the most heavily populated town in New Mexico, and the 32nd most populated city in the country.

    • Who qualifies for assisted living?

      Assisted living is for people who need help with one more of the activities of daily living. Facilities are not able to house those who can’t move around on their own, or who need 24-hour skilled nursing. This is to ensure that those living in the facility are always able to be cared for with appropriate medical staff.

    • What is the difference between Type A and Type B assisted living?

      Type B assisted living is another way of saying memory care, or dementia care. Those with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias may find themselves frequently confused and prone to wandering, so these facilities must provide an environment designed to ensure their safety and peace of mind. These facilities are secured and have a staff of nurses as well as security guards around the clock, as well as programming and meals designed to improve the quality of life specifically for those with dementia.