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See full list of all 293 licensed assisted senior living facilities in New Mexico for 2019. Senior Living Help enables senior citizens and their loved ones to locate every licensed assisted living facility in New Mexico. If you or your loved one are looking for a facility in any part of New Mexico with loving and caring staff who will help with daily living activities such as taking a bath, getting dressed, eating, transferring or any other activities, please browse all facility listings below by your city or county, or alternatively use the search box above to find an assisted living facility in New Mexico that is near your location.
New Mexico terms assisted living facilities as just that and not by any other name. The Department of Health, Division on Health oversees the licensing of all assisted living facilities in the state of New Mexico.
Costs and Payment Options for Assisted Living in New Mexico
First, let us point out that though there may be some states with Medicaid waivers and other small programs outside Medicaid to help with payments to assisted living, there are other ways to help supplement the cost of senior living in New Mexico. Some of those supplemental ideas may be in your own backyard and you have had them there waiting to bear fruit for you.
The first place to look is your career and the careers of the people you may be a dependent of. This could be a public service such as police and fire or maybe a war veteran. The next thing to assess are your assets. Do you have a home you could rent out so that you can pay for an assisted living facility in New Mexico? Homes without an existing mortgage are best but you can still do it without if you can get enough per month from a renter.
There are also agencies that can help you pay for assisted living cost. Additionally, insurances and annuities may be available to you if you’ve planned for long-term care and senior living previously. Although it isn’t cheap, long-term care insurance is the most popular option that helps cover assisted living costs in New Mexico.
The next thing to gain some perspective on is the fact that the rates we quote below are only base-rates and do not include any types of New Mexico memory or Alzheimer’s care. This means prudent planning is essential.
Statewide, the range for assisted living in New Mexico is $3,000 to $5,100. The least expensive area is Farmington that comes in at $3,600 monthly and it pretty much stops there. With so little land with construction on it in the desert, land is at a premium and you will pay for it whether it be a private home, assisted living facility or one of New Mexico nursing homes. The most expensive assisted living in New Mexico that you will find is Albuquerque and Santa Fe, averaging in at $5,100 per month. As mentioned earlier, if you factor in memory or Alzheimer’s care, you tack on $850 to $1,275 per month more.
Room Types and Regulations for Assisted Living New Mexico
Excluding the closet, bathroom, free-standing wardrobe and locker areas, a single resident assisted living unit must be provided 100 square feet of floor space excluding door swing. Double occupancy assisted living units are required to have 80 square feet per resident. Only 2 residents are allowable per room.
The bathroom requirements for assisted living facilities in New Mexico are as follows: at a minimum one toilet, sink and bathtub or shower must be present and in full working order for every 8 residents. The state regulations require that there be both a bathtub and shower somewhere on the floor that are accessible to residents so that they have the choice to shower or bathe. This is an uncommon requirement in other states but a nice touch for New Mexico seniors as an added bonus.
List of Assisted Living Facilities in New Mexico:
- Bernalillo County
- Chaves County
- Cibola County
- Colfax County
- Curry County
- Doa Ana County
- Eddy County
- Grant County
- Las Cruces
- Las Vegas
- Lea County
- Los Lunas
- Los Alamos
- Luna County
- McKinley County
- Otero County
- Rio Rancho
- San Juan County
- Sandoval County
- Santa Fe
- Santa Fe County
- Sierra County
- T or C
- Valencia County