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The 5 Best Memory Care Facilities in Santa Fe County, NM for 2024

The average cost of memory care in Santa Fe County is $5,523 per month. This is higher than the national median of $5,500.

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What to Consider About Memory Care in Santa Fe County

Santa Fe County is in the northern region of New Mexico where it is home to approximately 148,000 residents. Almost 25 percent of those people are aged 65 or older, and there are approximately seven facilities in the county that offer assistance to patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. These facilities provide a range of services, including assisted living and memory care.

The county has few facilities from which to choose in the event of a medical emergency or illness, with the nearest major hospital specializing in brain health and dementia care located in New Mexico’s capital, Santa Fe.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Memory Care in

  • Seniors concerned with their respiratory health should know that the air quality in Santa Fe County is very good. It was given an "A" grade by the American Lung Association, meaning it is unlikely to aggravate respiratory conditions.
  • The cost of living in Santa Fe County is high, with housing being the biggest factor. Families may want to take this into consideration when deciding on a memory care facility located within the county.
  • Santa Fe County tends to have snowy winters; however, the summers are comfortable and dry with little to no humidity, making it a popular destination for retirees. The dry climate is often preferred by those dealing with conditions such as arthritis.
  • On a scale of one to 100, Santa Fe County has a 41.9 violent crime rating, and it is rated 40.7 for property-related crime. The national average is 31.1 and 38.1 for violent and property crime, respectively. Many memory care facilities are equipped with security cameras, alarm systems and security staff to keep residents safe.

Paying for Memory Care in Santa Fe County

Memory Care costs in Santa Fe County start around $5,523 per month on average, while the nationwide average cost of memory care is $5,694 per month.

It’s important to note that memory care rates in Santa Fe 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

$5,694

Santa Fe County

$5,523

Bernalillo County

$5,287

Valencia County

$2,800

Financial Assistance for Memory Care in Santa Fe 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 Santa Fe County

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

Memory Care Laws and Regulations in Santa Fe County

Santa Fe 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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David

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

Review of The Legacy at Santa Fe

My wife was at the Legacy at Santa Fe. The service and the attention were fantastic. The management was exemplary, and the staff was very good. She was in a facility in Austin, Texas before we...

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ReviewerVT061720231

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

Review of The Legacy at Santa Fe

My mom is at The Legacy at Santa Fe. They have both assisted living and memory care. The people are nice. Every time that I visited my mother, it was always clean. It smells clean, her room smells...

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Kenneth

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

Review of Sierra Vista

My dad has moved into Sierra Vista. It's a really caring, loving home environment. It feels like a little home. It's for dementia care. They only have 24 residents. They have shared rooms and...

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