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The 10 Best Memory Care Facilities in Sandoval County, NM for 2024

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Sandoval County

Sandoval County in New Mexico has a population of approximately 142,500 residents, 17.1 percent of whom are age 65 or older, the age at which Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia can start to set in. Sandoval County boasts nearly two dozen memory care facilities with most of them being located in Rio Rancho.

Special memory care units in Sandoval County and the rest of New Mexico are housed in Assisted Living Facilities for Adults (ALFs) and are regulated by the New Mexico Department of Health, Division of Health Improvement, Health Facility Licensing and Certification Bureau.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

  • Sandoval County's cost of living is 3.10 percent higher than the U.S. average, which may be tough for families with limited funds for memory care. The largest increases are seen in housing and transportation costs. However, healthcare and grocery costs are lower than average. Families hoping to relocate to the area to be closer to a loved one in care might want to keep the higher housing costs in mind.
  • Seniors who feel better when the sun is shining will love Sandoval County’s comfortable and dry year-round climate. With approximately 278 sunny days per year and only 14 inches of annual rainfall, there’s ample time for relaxing outdoors in nature. Summer highs can reach 90 degrees in July, while January brings a low of 19 degrees.
  • Despite New Mexico’s high crime rate, Sandoval County has a violent and property crime rate more in line with the U.S. average. On a scale of one to 100 with one being safest, the county’s 30.8 property crime rate is lower than the national average of 38.1. The county's violent crime rate of 35.4 is a bit higher than the U.S. average of 31.1. Many memory care facilities protect residents with alarm systems, surveillance cameras and other security equipment.
  • Sandoval County offers seniors a few choices in hospitals and medical centers, including UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center, Presbyterian Rust Medical Center and LovelaceWestside Hospital, in the event of medical emergencies or illness.

Paying for Memory Care in Sandoval County

Memory Care costs in Sandoval County start around $5,930 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,743 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Sandoval County 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.

Counties in New Mexico

Sandoval County

$5,930

US

$5,743

Santa Fe County

$5,523

Bernalillo County

$5,287

Valencia County

$2,800

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Sandoval County

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 Sandoval County

Sandoval County 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 Sandoval County, please visit our Memory Care in New Mexico page.

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Sandoval County

Sandoval County-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.

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Cynthia

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of BeeHive Assisted Living Homes of Rio Rancho #1

My husband moved into BeeHive Assisted Living Homes of Rio Rancho #1. I chose it because I was impressed with the facility itself. It's like a family setting. It's not large, it's just a small...

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Lou

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of Avamere at Rio Rancho

My husband is a resident at Avamere at Rio Rancho. I was very displeased with it until the new directors took over in May. And now, I am very well pleased with it. I am pleased with the...

Provider response

Thanks for leaving a review, Lou! We are glad you are having an overall positive experience with our senior living community. We'll look into your concerns as well. We appreciate you choosing...

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LouiseNM70

I am a friend or relative of a current/past resident

Review of MorningStar of Rio Rancho

Very beautiful place. As we did a walk through everything was amazing they told us everything we wanted to hear. Once we places our loved one there. Things were different. The care staff in memory...

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