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Cost of New Mexico Assisted Living Facilities

According to the 2015 Genworth Financial cost of care survey, the average cost of assisted living in New Mexico is $3,500 per month.

The monthly base rate for New Mexico assisted living is typically higher when compared to neighboring states. New Mexico is also less expensive compared to the national average.

This cost is the base cost for a one-bedroom assisted living unit in New Mexico. Additional fees beyond the base rate may apply.

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Monthly Costs Compared to Neighboring States

New Mexico$3,500

Much of the information above was adapted from the National Center of Assisted Living 2010 Regulatory Review.

Researching New Mexico Assisted Living? Ask these questions:

  • What terms does New Mexico require to be disclosed to you prior to making a decision?
    New Mexico may require the base price, payment schedule, services included in that rate and other items to be disclosed in writing - be sure to find out.
  • What is the Scope of Care offered?
    Find out the minimum services the facility MUST provide to you, as required by New Mexico. These may include 24-hour supervision, types of meals, medical attention, etc.
  • What are the admission requirements to live at the facility?
    Each state is different; find out what the age and physical health requirements are for this specific facility as well as facilities in New Mexico. Determine if the type of care you need is offered by the individual facility.
  • Will the facility complete an assessment and create a care plan for the resident?
    New Mexico probably requires an initial evaluation and the creation of a care plan - be sure to find out exactly what the facility offers.
  • Ask about the handling of medication in the facility?
    There are sure to be specific requirements in New Mexico - ask how the facility handles administering your medication.
  • Does the facility offer rooms and other areas that meet or exceed those required by New Mexico?
    New Mexico will have a minimum size of rooms, a limit to number of people per room, and even requirements as to privacy of available bathrooms - make sure you ask.
  • Does the facility offer the available required staff?
    Make sure the facility staffs the proper professionals, as New Mexico requires. These may include an administrator and caregivers, as well as round-the-clock staff.
  • Is memory care offered?
    Find out of the facility is licensed to be able to handle dementia or Alzheimer's care in New Mexico.
  • Are Medicaid waivers available for New Mexico for this specific facility?
    If you are unable to cover the costs, find out if the facility may offer a New Mexico Medicaid Waiver. You can also research at

Helpful New Mexico Assisted Living Resources

Do you have a question about licensing or regulations of assisted living facilities in New Mexico? Questions about licensing and regulations are handled at the state level. You can contact the New Mexico licensing and regulatory agency at:
Department of Health, Division of Health Improvement, Program Operations Bureau and District Operations Bureau
(505) 476-9025
Do you want to report an issue or have a dispute with a senior living facility in New Mexico? Your local New Mexico long-term care ombudsman can help resolve disputes and offer assistance in your long-term care decisions. You can contact them at:
Benefits Counseling Program
Local: (505) 476-4799
Tollfree: (800) 432-2080
Are you aware of all the New Mexico health-based programs available to you? Your New Mexico Health Department can be a great resource. Contact them at:
New Mexico Department of Health
Local: (505) 827-2613
Spanish: (505) 476-3656
Are you familiar with the New Mexico Area Agencies on the Aging and all the assistance they can provide to you?

The New Mexico AAAs (Area Agency for the Aging) are very helpful. These offices can provide guidance to those 60+ in New Mexico regarding elder abuse, caregiver support, insurance counseling, transportation and much more.

Find your local New Mexico AAA below:

City of Albuquerque Bernalillo County Area Agency on Aging
Albuquerque, NM
(505) 768-2745
Non Metro Area Agency on Aging
Santa Fe, NM
(505) 395-2668

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