In order to find the top assisted living communities in the Albuquerque area, our team of researchers sorted through 151 communities using our unique methodology. Our team:

  • Spent over 33 hours researching assisted living communities in Albuquerque
  • Interviewed 16 facility staff members
  • Read more than 170 reviews left by residents and their family members

After filtering out facilities that didn’t meet our high standards, we were left with 20 assisted living communities that earned our seal of approval. Through this process we discovered that the average cost of assisted living in the city of Albuquerque is $4,050, which is just under than the state average of $4,100 and the national average of $4,051.

Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner
Jonathan Frank
Licensed Social Worker and Certified Dementia Practitioner

Jonathan Frank is a Licensed Social Worker with over 10 years experience working with the geriatric population in a variety of different settings. He received his Masters degree from Rutgers University with a certificate in Aging and Gerontological Services. Additionally, he is a Certified Dementia Practitioner accredited by the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Jonathan also has Bachelors degree in psychology and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 14 years. His passion lies with the elderly and ensuring they age with dignity.

Read on for in-depth information about the top assisted living facilities in Albuquerque, a brief dive into our methodology for determining the best assisted living communities, and a searchable directory of 151 communities in the Albuquerque area.

Assisted Living Research Institute Trusted Communities

The Assisted Living Research Institute spent dozens of hours researching the top assisted living communities in the Albuquerque area to allow seniors and their families to find the community that’s right for them. Click through the facilities listed below to read in-depth reviews, what residents are saying, and details such as base pricing, room types, and more.

Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living
1-Bedroom Apartments, 2-Bedroom Apartments, Companion Suites, Private Rooms
Assisted Living, Memory Care
Assisted Living: $3,700, Memory Care: $4,600
Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living offers a comfortable, family-like atmosphere to its residents. Seniors receive compassionate care and attention to their individual needs via the facility's passionate 24-hour caregiving staff. Personal needs such as grooming and bathing, as well as medication management, are among the assisted living services provided. Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living's amenities offer a source of comfort, safety, and fun. Delicious home-cooked meals are served up to three times a day in the facility's two private dining rooms. A comfortable lounge with a TV and a fireplace offers a common area for warmth, entertainment and social interaction. Residents can venture outside onto the facility's patio area and fenced in grounds to enjoy a view of Albuquerque's Uptown. Scheduled extracurricular enrichment activities are available on- and off-site.
What Residents are Saying:
Overall, reviewers praise Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living for its attentiveness, cleanliness and external surroundings. A visitor stated, "Albuquerque Uptown Assisted Living was very nice, very clean, and had a nice view from the window. The staff was nice. The dining area looked nice, clean, and bright."
4.62 out of 5
(5) Reviews
7611 Indian School Rd.,
Northeast Albuquerque, NM 87110
Atria Vista Del Rio
BeeHive Homes of Taylor Ranch
Brio Assisted Living
Brookdale Tramway Ridge
Brookdale Valencia
Camino Retirement Apartments
CareFree Living
Elmcroft of Quintessence
Good Samaritan Society Manzano del Sol Village
Life Spire Assisted Living
MorningStar Assisted Living & Memory Care of Albuquerque
Palmilla Senior Living
Ravenna Assisted Living
Sandia Senior Suites, LLC
The Montebello on Academy
The New Beginnings Senior Living
The Woodmark at Uptown
Watermark at Cherry Hills
Westwind House Assisted Living

Our Methodology

At the Assisted Living Research Institute, our goal is to tackle the challenges that come with aging by combining real-world expertise with data-driven metrics and the latest research methodologies. To accomplish this, our team of industry experts and in-house researchers joined forces to develop a methodology that uncovers the best assisted living communities in a given location. We search for facilities that use science-backed best practices and the latest therapies in caring for their residents, and those that have the most amenities and opportunities for residents to live an active, independent lifestyle.

Facility Features (40%)

Facility Health Services Graded on health services provided
on the facility including, but not
limited to, on-site nursing,
pharmacy, skilled nursing,
medicine administration, etc

Facility Amenities Graded on the available

Affordability Financial assistance acceptance
and overall costs and value.

Residential Quality (40%)

Resident Satisfaction Polling & survey of overall facility satisfaction.

Facility Complaint and Violations Number of complaints and violations the facility had. Taking into account improvement over time.

Online Reviews Aggregated verified online reviews.

Location (20%)

Location-Based Benefits Including, but not limited to, proximity to
hospitals, ambulance response times, senior
resources available, and state and city
financial assistance.

Location Quality Local crime rates, incidents against older
adults, air quality, climate.

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