8 Assisted Living Facilities in Santa Fe, NM

Top 5 Assisted Living Facilities in Santa Fe, NM

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Brookdale Santa Fe

Provides: Assisted Living
640 Alta Vista, Santa Fe, NM 87505
"Brookdale Santa Fe was very nice. The staff was very nice. However, the assisted living dining area was just a nice room with tables, but when you go into the senior care living area they have a..." More

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Pacifica Senior Living Santa Fe

Provides: Assisted Living
2961 Galisteo Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505
"Great facility for assissted care. Your loved one has only to participate in meals and activities. All chores are taken care of by Pacifica." More

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MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory ...

Provides: Assisted Living
2041 S Pacheco Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505
"MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Santa Fe was a beautiful place, the people were really nice, and the rooms were great, nice, and clean. I liked that place a lot. They had nice..." More

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The Legacy at Santa Fe

Provides: Assisted Living
3 Avenida Aldea, Santa Fe, NM 87507
"The Legacy at Santa Fe was clean, new, and techno savvy. It wasn't highly populated. It had really great technology advances that I really liked. You can open your room door with a smart watch. You..." More

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The Montecito Santa Fe

Provides: Assisted Living
500 Rodeo Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505
"The Montecito Santa Fe was really beautiful. The food was excellent. The outdoor dining was very nice. We were impressed with them. I liked that they had a gym with a guy dedicated to being a..." More

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Kingston Residence of Santa Fe

Provides: Assisted Living
2400 Legacy Court, Santa Fe, NM 87505
"Kingston Residence of Santa Fe had both assisted and independent living. The staff and everyone was nice. It's clean and the people were efficient. They have a lot of activities. They have a..." More

El Castillo

Provides: Assisted Living
250 E ALAMEDA, Santa Fe, NM 87501
"To me El Castillo LifeCare Community felt like home. It’s a smaller community, and everybody was very friendly. The apartment that I have has one bedroom, and it's very nice. It's very carefully..." More

Sierra Vista

Provides: Assisted Living
402 EAST RODEO ROAD, Santa Fe, NM 87505

    What to Consider About Assisted Living in Santa Fe

    The city of Santa Fe is the fourth largest city in the state of New Mexico and has a population of 82,927. Around 26 percent of the population is aged 60 and up. To accommodate this sizable senior community, Santa Fe offers seven local assisted living facilities (ALFs) to help provide residents with assistance on activities of daily living (ADLs), medication management and social activities. Each facility is licensed and regulated by the New Mexico Department of Health, Division of Health Improvement, Health Facility Licensing and Certification Bureau.

    Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Santa Fe

    • Residents may find the cost of living difficult to manage in Santa Fe, which is rated a 117 compared to the national average of 100 and the state median of 95. This higher cost is due primarily to an increased housing market, which may not be problematic for seniors. Low-income seniors can save money on expenses like groceries, health care, utilities and transportation compared to both the national and state averages.

    • Locals in Santa Fe experience lower violent crime rates by 74 percent and property crimes by 2.1 percent. However, seniors should consider the 188 percent increased crimes per square mile compared to other cities in New Mexico before moving here, making it only 18 percent safer than those communities.

    • Seniors living in Santa Fe may find it difficult to manage the cold nighttime temperatures that have average year-round lows between 17 and 54 degrees. However, with little rainfall and short winters, residents may be able to participate in more outdoor daytime activities than those in other areas.

    • The city of Santa Fe is known for its exceptional air quality, which the air quality index registers as 17 percent better than the national average. Additionally, 85 percent better pollution levels make it easier for seniors with respiratory illnesses to breathe.

    • The Santa Fe area is home to world-class medical facilities, including CHRISTUS St. Vincent Regional Medical Center, Santa Fe Indian Hospital and The Endoscopy Center of Santa Fe, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

    • Santa Fe has an array of community resources for seniors, including the Division of Senior Services, an organization that helps seniors remain active in their community and promotes independent living through recreational opportunities and social events at several local senior centers.


    Paying for Assisted Living in Santa Fe

    Average Monthly Costs

    Cities in New Mexico

    $4,000.00 US
    $3,679.00 Albuquerque
    $3,669.00 Santa Fe
    $3,490.00 Rio Rancho
    $2,200.00 Los Lunas

    Assisted Living costs in Santa Fe start around $3,669 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 Santa Fe 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 Santa Fe

    Eligible seniors in Santa Fe can receive aid through the Centennial Care program and Supplement Security Income (SSI).

    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 Santa Fe

    Santa Fe 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 Santa Fe, please visit our Assisted Living in New Mexico page.


    Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Santa Fe

    Santa Fe-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 Santa Fe, NM

    Recent Reviews of Assisted Living in Santa Fe

    • Review of Pacifica Senior Living Santa Fe

      My mother moved into Pacifica Senior Living Santa Fe. As far as I can tell, she's getting what she needs. With the COVID situation, I can't even visit her. It's small, they seem very capable, it lo... Read more

      S.K.
    • Review of Brookdale Santa Fe

      I went to Brookdale Santa Fe. It wasn't clean. I met the family of some of the residents, and they said the food was not that great, and they were not taking care of them as they should have been. ... Read more

      Phillip
    • Review of Pacifica Senior Living Santa Fe

      My aunt moved into Pacifica Senior Living Santa Fe. My aunt seems to be happier, and she seems to like it there. They have dining services three times a day, they do laundry for them, and they have... Read more

      Phillip

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