The Top 10 Assisted Living Facilities in Rio Rancho, NM

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Located just outside of Albuquerque, the city of Rio Rancho, NM, offers a combination of big-city amenities and easy access to scenic natural beauty, including the nearby Petroglyph National Monument. The warm, sunny climate and stunning mountain views make it a great choice for seniors who enjoy the outdoors, and the area is home to numerous unique cultural events such as the annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Approximately 11% of residents are 65 or older, which accounts for the city's thriving senior community.

Rio Rancho is an excellent choice for seniors looking to stretch their retirement budget. The cost of living is low here, especially for groceries, health care and housing. Genworth's 2019 Cost of Care Survey shows that at $4,050, assisted living costs in Rio Rancho are right on par with the national average. The cost of in-home health care is similarly close; however, adult day care is limited in the area and tends to be less affordable. Nursing home care is also more expensive in Rio Rancho compared to the national average.

Note: Data was not available for Rio Rancho, so data for the nearest city, Albuquerque, was used.

Read on to learn more about the top ten assisted living facilities in Rio Rancho.

The Best Assisted Living Facilities in Rio Rancho

The Woodland at Uptown

Address: 7201 Prospect Place NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone number: (575) 689-1555
Website:
 https://www.seniorlifestyle.com/property/new-mexico/the-woodmark-at-uptown/

The Woodland at Uptown is an upscale, welcoming assisted living and memory care facility located in Albuquerque's desirable Uptown district, which is home to numerous shopping, dining and cultural attractions. The facility is designed with a bright, airy atmosphere and features numerous sitting areas for comfort. Seniors receive personalized care from the dedicated, professional staff, and enjoy a fresh, chef-prepared menu that's designed with input from residents. This is a pet-friendly community, so seniors can keep their furry friends. The full calendar of activities includes daily fitness classes, clubs and social events, as well as frequent off-site excursions.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,325
Room Types:
 Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds: Not Listed
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 3.9 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 134

Harmony Residential Care

Address: 4102 Malaga Court SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Phone number: (505) 349-3989
Website:
 http://harmonyresidentialcare.com/

Harmony Residential Care offers full-service assisted living in a peaceful, homey environment. We included this facility in part due to its high-quality staffing and care, including that provided by the owner, who is a registered nurse. Harmony  provides personalized care plans for each resident, including memory care services. Residents can wake up whenever they choose and enjoy a made-to-order breakfast when they want it, then participate in a day full of activities tailored to their preferences and habits. Regular activities include cognitive exercises, walks and excursions into the community.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,250
Room Types:
 Private Rooms
Number of Beds: Not Listed
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.8 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 56

The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

Address: 900 Loma Colorado Boulevard NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Phone number: (505) 994-2296
Website:
 https://www.neighborhoodriorancho.com/supportive-care/assisted-living/

Residents of The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho can choose from a number of customized care options, including three levels of assisted living. Standard services include assistance with bathing, dressing and personal care, as well as mobility assistance. Daily light housekeeping is also provided. The community has an upscale, friendly atmosphere, and residents can take advantage of an on-site beauty salon, library and fitness center. The New Horizons Art Gallery helps inspire seniors' creativity, and the on-site dog park makes it easy for residents to exercise their canine companions.

Starting Monthly Cost: $4,254
Room Types:
 Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds:
 Not Listed
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 82

Avamere at Rio Rancho

Address: 1000 Riverview Drive SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Phone number: (505) 892-8400
Website:
 https://www.avamere.com/avamere-at-rio-rancho/

Avamere at Rio Rancho is a vibrant, active senior community with an emphasis on personalized care that offers independent living, assisted living and memory care. Residents can prepare their own meals in their in-room kitchenettes or enjoy restaurant-style dishes in the community dining room. Staff is available 24 hours per day to provide assistance, and the facility is equipped with an emergency call system. Residents enjoy regular activities such as karaoke, ice cream socials and happy hours, and there are frequent scheduled trips into Rio Rancho and Albuquerque.

Starting Monthly Cost: $2,520
Room Types:
 Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Cottages
Number of Beds:
 Not Listed
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 3.8 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 131

MorningStar of Rio Rancho

Address: 2301 Golf Course Road SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Phone number: (505) 509-5197
Website: https://www.morningstarseniorliving.com/communities/assisted-living-rio-rancho/

MorningStar of Rio Rancho is a newer, state-of-the-art assisted living and memory care facility that offers a full range of services and amenities. We included it due to its excellent outdoor spaces, which make it easy for residents to enjoy the wonderful New Mexico weather. The sprawling 5.5-acre campus includes extensive walking paths, a fireside patio, raised garden beds and an outdoor kitchen and barbecue pit. A nurse is on call around the clock to handle health care needs, and each shift includes at least one CPR-trained staff member in case of emergency.

Starting Monthly Cost: $4,358
Room Types:
 Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds:
 94
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.8 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 10

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/

Atria Vista Del Rio offers comfortable, engaged senior living in an upscale environment. Residents can curl up with a good book beside the library fireplace, or stroll through the beautifully landscaped courtyards and gardens on nice days. The extensive calendar offers more than 200 activities each month, including social events, art classes and games. Staff is on hand 24/7 to provide residents with personalized support, and an emergency alert system is available for peace of mind. The dining menu is prepared by expert chefs and designed with resident input to accommodate individual preferences.

Starting Monthly Cost: $3,540
Room Types:
 Studio and One-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds:
 148
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 3.7 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 120

Elmcroft of Quintessence

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

Elmcroft of Quintessence is a cozy, active assisted living facility located close to the Sandia Mountains. It stands out in part due to its excellent menu, which includes restaurant-style dining to accommodate every preference. The chefs use farm-to-table ingredients for a fresh, local taste, and regular Port of Call events feature unique cuisines from around the world along with educational information about each area. Residents are encouraged to remain active and engaged through the Vitality Club and Walking Tall programs, which take a holistic approach to health and wellness.

Starting Monthly Cost: $4,295
Room Types:
Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Companion Suites
Number of Beds:
 78
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.1 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 83

Life Spire Assisted Living

Address: 1001 24th Street, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Phone number: (505) 831-6250
Website:
 http://www.lifespireassistedliving.com/

Life Spire Assisted Living provides top-notch care in a cozy, homelike environment. The beautiful grounds feature a secured, landscaped courtyard with an outdoor fireplace, and interior community spaces include sitting rooms, game rooms and a computer center. Pet care is included in the cost at the Life Spire facility, and a dog park is conveniently located on the grounds. The bathrooms feature walk-in, jetted bathtubs for a safe, spa-like experience. On-site beauty and barber services help residents stay well-groomed, and a guest suite provides comfortable accommodations for visiting family and friends.

Starting Monthly Cost: $2,850
Room Types:
 Studio Apartments
Number of Beds:
 Not Listed
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.2 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 39

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 on Academy offers upscale senior living in a quiet residential neighborhood just across the street from Albuquerque's prestigious Tanoan Country Club. The spacious facility includes a billiards room, game room, beauty salon and wellness center. Residents can use the state-of-the-art emergency call system to summon help 24 hours per day, and in-house physical therapy and rehab services are available. Doctors visit the facility regularly for in-house care, and scheduled transportation to off-site appointments is available. The delicious menu includes signature dishes created especially for Five Star Senior Living to provide a unique, restaurant-style dining experience.

Starting Monthly Cost: $4,500
Room Types:
 Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments
Number of Beds:
 209
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 159

Fairwinds Rio Rancho

Address: 920 Riverview Drive SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Phone number: (505) 896-3000
Website:
 https://www.leisurecare.com/our-communities/fairwinds-rio-rancho/assisted-living/

Fairwinds Rio Rancho offers a full continuum of care to meet seniors' changing requirements. Assisted living residents receive help with a wide range of care needs, including daily tasks, diabetes management, cognitive support and incontinence care. The facility offers an English-style tea room for socializing, regular happy hour events and concierge services for an upscale living experience. The wide range of planned activities include learning a new language using Rosetta Stone and yoga and tai chi classes. Fairwinds also offers the innovative BrainHQ program to help residents improve and maintain cognitive function.

Starting Monthly Cost: $2,900
Room Types:
 Studio, One- and Two-Bedroom Apartments; Companion Suites 
Number of Beds:
 215
Reviews:

  • Average Stars: 4.3 out of 5
  • Number of Reviews: 210

Learn More About Assisted Living in Rio Rancho

With its low cost of living, active lifestyle and easy access to cultural events, Rio Rancho is an excellent choice for senior living. It offers a wide range of assisted living options, including many additional ones in nearby Albuquerque, which helps ensure every senior can find the right facility for their unique needs.

To learn more about how to select and pay for assisted living in the Albuquerque-Rio Rancho metro area, visit our city page here.