19 Memory Care Facilities near Rio Rancho, NM
There are 19 Memory Care Facilities in the Rio Rancho area, with 6 in Rio Rancho and 13 nearby.
The average cost of memory care in Rio Rancho is $4,133 per month. This is lower than the national median of $4,800.
To help you with your search, browse the 17 reviews below for memory care facilities in Rio Rancho. On average, consumers rate memory care in Rio Rancho 5.0 out of 5 stars.
Caring.com has helped 7 families in Rio Rancho find high-quality senior care. To speak with one of our Family Advisors about memory care options and costs in Rio Rancho, call (855) 863-8283.
6 Memory Care Facilities in Rio Rancho, NM
13 Memory Care Facilities near Rio Rancho, NM
What to Consider About Memory Care in Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho, New Mexico, is nicknamed the City of Vision for its thriving technology scene, but its wonderful weather and low cost of living have also made it a popular retirement choice for seniors. About 13.8 percent of the population is age 65 or older, which includes a significant number of people with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia. Residents have five memory care facilities to choose from in Rio Rancho itself, and an additional 13 are located in the neighboring city of Albuquerque and other nearby communities.
These facilities, like all assisted living facilities (ALFs) in the state, are regulated by the New Mexico Department of Health. Memory care facilities are held to more stringent regulations than other types of ALFs.
- Rio Rancho's weather is generally warm, dry and sunny, although residents can still enjoy four distinct seasons. It typically only gets about 11 inches of snow a year, much of which melts within a day or two, making it easy for seniors to get around during winter months. Summers can be hot, with average highs in the low 90s. Winter months typically have highs in the upper 40s or mid-50s, though temperatures regularly dip below freezing at night.
- The crime rate in Rio Rancho is fairly low, particularly when compared to the neighboring city of Albuquerque. It is ranked at 17.1 for violent crime, which includes robbery, compared to Albuquerque's ranking of 61 and a national average of 31.1. Property crime rates are somewhat higher, but still well below local and national averages. Some caution should still be taken to prevent theft, but it is generally a safe area for seniors to enjoy.
- New Mexico is somewhat tax-friendly for seniors. All retirement benefits, including social security, are eligible for taxation, although seniors who meet certain income requirements can deduct up to $8,000 annually. The state also has a relatively high effective sales tax due to its gross receipts tax policies, but groceries and prescription medications are exempt.
- The Rio Rancho area is home to world-class medical facilities, including those specializing in brain health and dementia care such as UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center and Presbyterian Rust Medical Center, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.
Paying for Memory Care in Rio Rancho
Average Monthly Costs
Cities in New Mexico
Memory Care costs in Rio Rancho start around $4,133 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $4,906 per month.
It’s important to note that memory care rates in Rio Rancho 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 Memory Care in Rio Rancho
Learn more about these programs, plus who’s eligible, on our Memory Care in New Mexico page.
More Ways to Pay for Memory Care
While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for memory care, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance memory care costs include:
- Veterans Benefits
- Life Insurance Policy
- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Reverse Mortgage
For more information about different ways to finance memory care, visit our Memory Care in New Mexico page.
Free Memory Care Resources in Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in a memory care 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 memory care resources in Rio Rancho, please visit our Memory Care in New Mexico page.
Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Rio Rancho
Rio Rancho-area memory care communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all memory care communities in New Mexico are required to follow. Visit our Memory Care in New Mexico page for more information about these laws.
Other Options in Rio Rancho, NM
Recent Reviews of Memory Care in Rio Rancho
Review of Harmony Residential Care, Inc
Today marks Mom’s 3rd month of being a member of the Harmony Homes community. I am very happy to be able to report that all goes well. Our dear elderly is in a safe and clean place, being well fed ... Read more
Review of Harmony Residential Care, Inc
My mother is a resident at Harmony House and the staff is professional, caring and always there to answer questions. They're patience with dementia patience is truly amazing and appreciated. The ... Read more
Review of The Retreat
I had put a deposit down at The Retreat. They were, by far, superior to the other communities for what my husband’s condition was because everything was all inclusive, and they specialized in peopl... Read more