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New Mexico is a fairly uncrowded state with around 2 million residents and it is far quieter than nearby Arizona and Colorado. While there is a fair number of people in the cities of Albuquerque and Santa Fe, the vast majority of the landscape is composed of mid-size to smaller towns, and rural settings.

Memory Care in New Mexico - Cheapest & Most Expensive Places

New Mexico is ranked third in the nation in terms of affordability for memory care communities in the United States. What is more is the vast majority of the states within the Top 10 of most affordable for dementia care are all located in the south aside from New Mexico. No other state in the western U.S. can come even close to competing with New Mexico’s prices, with Arizona and Montana being a very distant second and third.

The Top 6 Most Affordable Cities for Memory Care in New Mexico based on Monthly Median Average Price:

  1. Las Cruces, NM                $4,245
  2. Albuquerque, NM              $4,265
  3. Roswell, NM                     $4,360         
  4. Rio Rancho, NM                $4,550
  5. Hobbs, NM                       $4,660
  6. Santa Fe, NM                    $4,660

The Top 6 Most Affordable Counties in New Mexico for Memory Care based on Monthly Median Rents:

  1. Dona Ana County              $4,245         
  2. Bernalillo County               $4,265
  3. Chaves County                 $4,365
  4. Sandoval County               $4,535
  5. Santa Fe County               $4,655         
  6. Lea County                       $4,665

New Mexico Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care - Services

New Mexico Alzheimer’s care facilities are known for providing tremendous value. Yes, dementia care in the state is much cheaper than other states, particularly in the western half of the U.S., but it doesn’t mean the services and amenities are lacking.

The top providers in the state are known for offering unique and holistic approaches to memory care. As the traditional pharmaceutical-heavy approach to treating Alzheimer’s and dementia is being replaced with more natural and resident-focused treatment, New Mexico Alzheimer’s care homes are also adapting. Many of the top memory care communities in New Mexico specialize in offering a higher than average staff-to-resident ratio which in turn provides more hands-on and personal treatment.

Dementia trained caregivers operate around the clock to serve your family member. Since friends and families are usually unable to provide 24/7 monitoring when a loved one remains in their traditional home, dementia care facilities can serve as an alternative that prides itself on excellent safety and caring features.

When researching and looking around at various memory care homes in New Mexico, it is always a good idea to inquire about what amenities are all-inclusive with the monthly rent and what, if any, are only available with extra fees. It will help you find a provider with the best all-around services and value for families that may have a limited budget. Fittingly, no question is a bad one and families should definitely ask away before signing any type of agreement for memory care services. provides comprehensive resources on various senior living options, including: assisted living facilities, senior living communities, nursing homes, independent living communities, continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) and all other long term senior care options, including memory care such as Alzheimer's or Dementia.

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