The Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Albuquerque, NM

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Albuquerque is a warm and picturesque city perched at the foot of the beautiful Sandia Mountains, and it has a small-town feel, despite a wealth of dining, shopping and entertainment options. It has been designated as an age-friendly city by AARP, meaning that the city makes a conscious effort to include and support all age groups. Public transportation is widely available, and seniors can easily purchase bus passes with their phones and enjoy level boarding areas with easy wheelchair access.

Seniors make up 14% of the population in Albuquerque, and the city ranks 7.8 out of 10 on a nationwide climate comfort index. Retirees enjoy 280 days of sunshine every year, compared to 205 days nationwide, and the cost of living is a low 91% of the rest of the country. The cost of assisted living care in Albuquerque is the same as the U.S. median price of $4,050 per month. Home care costs $4,376 per month, nursing home care is $7,665 per month and adult day health care is $2,933 per month.

Check out these top 10 assisted living facilities in the Albuquerque area.

The Best Assisted Living Facilities in Albuquerque

Atria Vista Del Rio

Address: 1620 Indian School Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone Number: (505) 206-5094
Website: https://www.atriaseniorliving.com/retirement-communities/atria-vista-del-rio-albuquerque-nm/

Activities at Atria Vista Del Rio include yoga sessions, art workshops and fitness classes. There are also outings to nearby art galleries, shopping venues and concerts in downtown Albuquerque. The restaurant-style dining room is often the scene of cooking stations where residents can watch the preparation of fresh, local ingredients. Apartments have private bathrooms with walk-in showers, emergency alert systems and in-room kitchenettes. Three major hospitals and a VA medical center are just minutes from Atria Vista Del Rio. We included this facility because of the variety of activities and the attractively landscaped outdoor courtyard and patio.

Starting Monthly Cost: $2,580
Room Types: Studio Apartments and One-Bedroom Apartments; Deluxe Studios 
Number of Beds: 294
Reviews

  • Average Stars: 4 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 217

The Montebello on Academy

Address: 10500 Academy Road NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone Number: (505) 294-9944
Website: https://www.fivestarseniorliving.com/communities/nm/albuquerque/the-montebello-on-academy/

The Montebello, a quiet facility in an upscale neighborhood, has gorgeous views of the lights of downtown Albuquerque and the Sandia Mountains. Morning walks and ice cream socials are on the calendar of events, along with games, computer classes and musical presentations. Full kitchens are available, and every unit has a private bathroom. The on-site salon offers manicures/pedicures and other spa services. We included this assisted living facility because it has an on-site physical therapy program that includes occupational, speech and physical therapy.

Starting Monthly Cost: $2,941
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 48
Reviews

  • Average Stars: 4 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 92

The Woodmark at Uptown

Address: 7201 Prospect Place N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone Number: (575) 988-9345
Website: https://www.seniorlifestyle.com/property/new-mexico/the-woodmark-at-uptown/

Minutes from downtown Albuquerque, The Woodmark is also close to a park with walking trails, a lake and a golf course. Transportation is available for activities and doctor's appointments, and group outings include visits to local restaurants and shopping venues. Pets are allowed at The Woodmark, and family members are welcome to join in a meal. The fitness center includes treadmills, exercise bikes and a stepper machine. The grand piano in the lobby and the outdoor patio are two other enjoyable amenities for seniors.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,375
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 144
Reviews

  • Average Stars: 4.2 out of 4
  • Number of Reviews: 221

Brookdale Valencia

Address: 300 Valencia Drive SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
Phone Number: (866) 607-1757
Website: https://www.brookdale.com/en/communities/brookdale-valencia.html

Brookdale Valencia is near the Downs fairgrounds, racetrack and casino, and it's close to the shops and restaurants on Central Avenue. Presbyterian Hospital is 10 minutes away, and there are several other major hospitals in the area. The landscaped grounds provide opportunities for seniors to enjoy gardening and spending time outdoors. We highlighted this assisted living facility because it allows residents to receive physical therapy and hospice care while remaining on-site.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 100
Reviews

  • Average Stars: 4 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 179

Life Spire Assisted Living - Albuquerque

Address: 9151 High Assets Way NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120
Phone Number: (505) 831-6250
Website: http://www.lifespireassistedliving.com/

Plenty of shopping and dining opportunities and a major hospital are blocks away from this facility. A stroll along the Rio Grande River is available minutes from Life Spire, and there are walking trails lined with wildflowers. A beauty/barber shop is on-site, along with an outdoor courtyard and covered patio with rocking chairs. The residence has a small population of 15-16 residents. Seniors enjoy activities like movie nights, arts and crafts and shopping excursions, and we chose this facility because of its family-like atmosphere.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Private and Semi-Private Rooms 
Number of Beds: 16
Reviews

  • Average Stars: 4 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 55

Brookdale Tramway Ridge

Address: 4910 Tramway Ridge, Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone Number: (505) 271-9600
Website: https://www.brookdale.com/en/communities/brookdale-tramway-ridge.html

Located at the edge of the Sandia Mountains, Brookdale has breathtaking views of the peaks, and the facility is 10 minutes from downtown Albuquerque and just minutes from two major hospitals. All apartments include kitchenettes, private bathrooms and ample closet space. Some activities that residents enjoy are Wii bowling, painting workshops, and fitness classes. The lobby features a grand piano, and there are cozy nooks for seniors to enjoy socializing.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio and Two-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 40
Reviews

  • Average Stars: 4 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 142

Elmcroft of Quintessence

Address: 7101 Eubank Boulevard, Albuquerque, NM 87122
Phone Number: (505) 797-8600
Website: https://www.elmcroft.com/community/elmcroft-of-quintessence-new-mexico/

There are lovely views of the Sandia Mountains here, and Elmcroft is near the tramway that takes visitors to the peaks. Several hospitals are in the area, and downtown Albuquerque is only a short drive away. Residents at Elmcroft dine in a bright and airy restaurant-style dining room with a wall of windows. The manicured grounds include a gazebo, and seniors enjoy a library and a movie room. We included this facility in our list because it is all on one floor for easy mobility.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,925 
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 75
Reviews

  • Average Stars: 4.3 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 97

Palmilla Senior Living

Address: 10301 Golf Course Road NW, Albuquerque, NM 87144
Phone Number: (866) 607-1757
Website: https://spectrumretirement.com/palmilla-senior-living-nm-Albuquerque/

Palmilla Senior Living is just five minutes from Lovelace Westside Hospital. Dining and shopping are nearby, along with the entertainment and cultural offerings of downtown Albuquerque. Health and wellness are a focus at Palmilla, with fitness room and regular health screenings. Wheelchair accessible and ground floor units are available, along with roll-in showers. We included this facility because of the outdoor courtyard and patio and the gardening opportunities for residents.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,895
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 95
Reviews

  • Average Stars: 4.4 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 265

Westwind House Assisted Living

Address: 6600 Los Volcanes NW, Albuquerque, NM 87121
Phone Number: (505) 831-0002
Website: https://westwindhouse.com/

Near the Petroglyph Park and its walking trails, Westwind House is also close to the Albuquerque Zoo. Presbyterian Hospital and Lovelace Medical Center are just 10 minutes away. Exercise programs, activities and excursions help seniors stay fit, and the cozy dining room allows residents to dine family-style. Units surround a central landscaped courtyard.

Starting Monthly Cost: $2,650
Room Types: Studio and One-Bedroom Apartments; Companion Suites 
Number of Beds: 48
Reviews

  • Average Stars: 4.2 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 18

Morning Star of Albuquerque

Address: 8051 Palomas Avenue NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone Number: (505) 557-2992
Website: https://www.morningstarseniorliving.com/communities/assisted-living-albuquerque/

The park down the street from Morning Star includes a one-mile walking loop and a center with free activities for seniors. A hospital and rehabilitation center are also just five miles away. Excursions are available to the nearby casino, along with shopping and dining opportunities. Seniors can also relax at the on-site spa and enjoy a manicure or massage. We chose this facility because of its beautiful interior and the many activities available for residents.

Starting Monthly Cost: Not Listed
Room Types: Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments 
Number of Beds: 80
Reviews

  • Average Stars: 4.3 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 51

Learn More About Assisted Living in Albuquerque

The striking peaks of the Sandia Mountains are the backdrop for senior living facilities in Albuquerque. There are many top-notch assisted living facilities here, along with several major hospitals. Seniors can enjoy being outdoors most of the year, and the city offers music, entertainment and shopping, along with a rich history and culture.

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