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New Mexico has the unfortunate location of being neighbors to the highly popular destination for seniors of Arizona, along with nearby California. However, New Mexico retirement homes are actually outstanding, and what is even better is they cost a fraction of what skilled nursing would cost in California and Arizona.

New Mexico nursing homes are not only of high quality but they are also not in high demand. It means that you will face far less competition and fierce prices because not as many people are flocking to find elderly care facilities in New Mexico. So, what’s stopping you from making New Mexico retirement homes your next place of residence?

New Mexico Nursing Home Costs

The average median for nursing homes in New Mexico is below the national average. The average cost for a private room in New Mexico is $214 per day and $193 per day for a semi-private room. Both these figures are $25+ lower than the daily national average.

The average daily rates are far cheaper compared to California ($249 per day for semi-private, $330 per day for private room) and approximately the same as Arizona ($193 per day for semi-private room). Assisted living and senior living facilities in Arizona are more expensive compared to New Mexico.

Albuquerque has the highest rates of any city in New Mexico for nursing homes. Skilled nursing facilities in New Mexico here jump up to $210 per day for semi-private and $250 per day for private rooms. This is partly due to Albuquerque being the largest city in the state as well as the most sought after by seniors.

Meanwhile, the rest of the state features far lower daily rates ($184 per day semi-private, $200 per day private). The cities of Las Cruces (population 97,000), Rio Rancho (population 87,500), Santa Fe (population 67,000) and Roswell (population 48,000) are your next best bets for quality nursing homes in New Mexico’s larger communities.

New Mexico Nursing Home / Skilled Nursing - Amenities

New Mexico skilled nursing facilities provide 24/7 monitoring whether the patient is seeking rehabilitation, short term care or long-term care. Staff is designed to provide assistance with daily functions, food preparation and serving, daily scheduled activities and other courtesies.

Skilled nursing is designed to provide medication management as well as report to family members any issues with the elderly resident. Certain red flags may be raised when the resident refuses or ignores eating meals, complains about new pain or discomfort, has issues with other residents or other serious matters that must be properly addressed.

New Mexico nursing homes are well regarded for providing quality care far cheaper than retirement homes in California and with less of a demand and competition compared to Arizona. The weather here is still very pleasant, with mild winters and sunshine throughout the year.

Furthermore, New Mexico skilled nursing facilities promise to deliver 24-hour care, well balanced meals, a variety of activities and assistance with everything from using the bathroom to bathing and getting in or out of bed.

There are a total of 74 nursing homes in New Mexico that New Mexico senior citizen residents can take advantage of. New Mexico nursing facilities can be part of larger nursing care communities, including continuing care, dementia or Alzheimer's care communities. Most skilled nursing facilities in New Mexico will provide older adults with both long term care as well as short term rehabilitative nursing care. Most New Mexico nursing homes accept Medicaid and all will accept private pay. All nursing facilities throughout New Mexico state that you can locate through Senior Guidance are officially licensed by Medicare. 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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