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Find the Best Assisted Living in Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque is a popular place to live among older adults. Many choose assisted living facilities because they provide assistance with daily living activities while allowing plenty of independence. Assisted living facilities also offer social opportunities. We created this guide by comparing the local availability and reviews of 54 businesses and choosing eight favorites from the top assisted living facilities in Albuquerque.

Top 8 Albuquerque Assisted Living Facilities

Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living Read Author Review

Assisted living with single and shared rooms. Amenities include chef-prepared meals, personal laundry services and housekeeping, on-site beauty salon and daily activities. Located near Uptown shopping and dining.

BeeHive Village Read Author Review

Offers assisted living in a smaller setting with 12 to 16 rooms (furnished and unfurnished options available). Provides 24-hour care and assistance. Linen, laundry and daily housekeeping. Arranges individual and group activities.

Elmcroft of Quintessence Read Author Review

Offers assisted living and respite care with all-inclusive costs. 24-hour care staff. Residents live in studios, suites, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. Restaurant-style dining with local ingredients. Pet-friendly.

Haven Care Read Author Review

Specializes in residential care for individuals with Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia. Accommodates dietary restrictions. Common areas are monitored 24 hours a day. One staff member for every five residents.

MorningStar of Albuquerque Read Author Review

Offers independent living and memory care. Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans with emergency call systems. 24/7 care staff. Provides three professionally prepared meals a day. Offers wellness programs and activities.

New Beginnings Senior Living Read Author Review

Provides assisted living with 24-hour staff to help with daily living activities. Serves meals with local, organic ingredients. Amenities feature laundry services, library, exercise classes and garden.

The Aldea House Read Author Review

Assisted living with nurses and doctors available 24/7. Prepares meals by individual preference. Welcomes pets. Has employed same employees over four years, with no turnover. Activities include gardening, movies and bingo.

The Watermark at Cherry Hills Read Author Review

Offers assisted living, memory care and short-term stays. Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans. Provides housekeeping, linen and laundry services. Emergency response system for residents. Senior wellness programs.

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About assisted living in Albuquerque

When choosing among the many options for assisted living facilities, older adults and their families have many points to consider, including whether or not Albuquerque is a good place for those 65 and older.

Albuquerque is known for its dry, sunny climate. While temperatures may occasionally dip into the 20s, the average winter temperature is 49 degrees, with summer temperatures peaking in the low 90s. The mild winters and 310 days of sun each year are inviting to older adults who may not want to shovel snow or feel cooped up in the winter.

Albuquerque has a population of over 560,000 residents, nearly 82,000 of whom are over age 65, according to census data. There are over 45 assisted living facilities in Albuquerque, all regulated by the New Mexico Department of Health.

Benefits of assisted living in Albuquerque

There are a number of advantages to choosing assisted living in Albuquerque, including the following:

  • New Mexico offers tax benefits to older adults, making it an attractive retirement location. Withdrawals from retirement accounts, Social Security income and pensions are all partially taxed.
  • Albuquerque Rapid Transit provides public bus transportation in the city. The buses are wheelchair-accessible. People with mobility impairments and people over age 62 pay a reduced fare.
  • According to Numbeo at the time of publishing, Albuquerque has cheaper grocery costs than 85 North American cities. In terms of overall cost of living, Albuquerque is less expensive than 100 cities.
  • The University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH) treats over 900,000 patients yearly. It offers comprehensive care in all specialties, including care for older adults.

How much does assisted living cost in Albuquerque?

The average cost of assisted living facilities in Albuquerque is between $3,600 and $5,100 per month, with some costing up to $10,000 per month for those who need extra support. Many factors influence assisted living facility costs, such as the size of the apartment and the services and amenities offered.

Facilities may be all-inclusive or offer extra services a la carte. Some facilities offer companion living that pairs two residents together in one unit to decrease the price of assisted living.

Many facilities have a financial representative on staff who can speak with you individually about your specific financial situation and assisted living cost.

Albuquerque assisted living FAQ

What is the difference between assisted living and a nursing home?
The difference between assisted living and a nursing home is the level of care provided. Assisted living facilities provide assistance with daily living activities and a degree of independence. Nursing homes provide more extensive assistance and regular care, focusing in particular on medical care.
How do you pay for assisted living care in Albuquerque?
There are many options to pay for assisted living care in Albuquerque. People who fall below a certain income limit qualify for Centennial Care, New Mexico’s Medicaid program. Veterans may qualify for assistance from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Other ways to pay for assisted living include using long-term care insurance or paying with savings.
What Albuquerque regulations protect older adults in assisted living facilities?
The New Mexico Department of Health licenses and regulates assisted living facilities in Albuquerque. By law, facilities must provide medication assistance, recreational and social activities, transportation (or assistance with public transportation) and assistance with daily living activities such as eating, dressing, bathing and grooming.

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    Albuquerque assisted living community information

    MorningStar of Albuquerque

    MorningStar of Albuquerque offers pet-friendly assisted living and memory care. It provides 24/7 staffing, a full-time nurse and meals. Amenities include a fitness room, chapel, theater and salon. Choose a studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom floor plan.

    • Located in: Albuquerque
    • Address: 8501 Palomas Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
    • Phone: (505) 557-2992
    • Website: morningstarseniorliving.com
    BeeHive Village

    BeeHive Village offers assisted living in Albuquerque. The facility is set up as a family home environment, with private furnished and unfurnished rooms. It provides meals, laundry, housekeeping, daily living assistance and medication assistance. Amenities include daily activities, a salon and a barbershop.

    • Located in: Albuquerque
    • Address: 6401 Corona Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
    • Phone: (505) 591-7022
    • Website: beehivehomes.com/location/albuquerque
    Elmcroft of Quintessence

    Elmcroft of Quintessence offers assisted living, independent living, memory care and short-term respite care. It provides housekeeping, laundry, daily living assistance, medication assistance, meals, transportation and around-the-clock staffing. Amenities include outings, a barbershop, a salon and religious services. The facility allows pets.

    • Located in: Albuquerque
    • Address: 7101 Eubank Blvd., Albuquerque, NM 87122
    • Phone: (505) 633-8720
    • Website: elmcroft.com
    The Watermark at Cherry Hills

    The Watermark at Cherry Hills offers assisted living, memory care and short-term care. It provides housekeeping, laundry, meals, snacks, transportation and 24/7 staffing. Amenities include scheduled activities, enrichment classes and wellness programs.

    • Located in: Albuquerque
    • Address: 6901 San Vicente Ave. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
    • Phone: (505) 445-9200
    • Website: cherryhills.watermarkcommunities.com
    Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living

    Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living offers assisted living. It provides meals, housekeeping, laundry, assistance with daily living and medication assistance. On-site amenities include daily activities, a TV lounge and a salon. It is located in the Uptown neighborhood, close to a church, park, shops and restaurants.

    • Located in: Albuquerque
    • Address: 7611 Indian School Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
    • Phone: (505) 916-5065
    • Website: abquptownassistedliving.com
    New Beginnings Senior Living

    New Beginnings Senior Living offers assisted living services. It provides 24/7 staffing, laundry, housekeeping and meals. All meals are locally sourced and organic. Amenities include activities, a garden, fitness classes and a library.

    • Located in: Albuquerque
    • Address: 1331 Cuesta Abajo Court, Albuquerque, NM 87113
    • Phone: (505) 717-2569
    • Website: abqseniorliving.com
    The Aldea House

    The Aldea House offers many levels of care, including assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care, short-term respite care and hospice. It provides 24/7 staffing in a homelike environment.  Amenities include activities such as fitness classes, bingo and movie nights.

    • Located in: Albuquerque
    • Address: 6128 Aldea Ave. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87117
    • Phone: (505) 898-2688
    • Website: aldeahouse.com
    Haven Care

    Haven Care offers assisted living and memory care in family-style homes located throughout Albuquerque. Each home has five private bedrooms with private bathrooms. It provides meals, massages, medication assistance and daily living assistance. Extra amenities include hair care and manicures.

    • Located in: Albuquerque and Rio Rancho
    • Address: 7801 Academy Road NE, Building 2, Ste. 202, Albuquerque, NM 87109
    • Phone: (505) 275-2275
    • Website: havencarenm.com
    by Sandi Pope ConsumerAffairs Research Team

    Sandi Pope previously worked in the nonprofit sector as an advocate for environmental and social change and believes information access is a human right. As a member of the ConsumerAffairs Research Team, she seeks to provide consumers with the necessary information needed in making life-altering decisions.